Chess minds match up

Seven players from Gateway Christian School and their teacher: Junior Marakalla, Blessing Mavuso, Hyejeong Shim, Zack Webb, Juan Fourie, Sibusiso Sibiya, (back) Karabo Mashego and Melanie van Staden.

The annual Mbombela Circuit chess tournament was held at Barberton Primary School on Saturday.

Gateway Christian School, Barberton Primary, Laerskool Laeveld, Nelspruit Primary, Laerskool Bergland and Curro Nelspruit participated.

At the end of the tournament, Curro was the winner of the day, Gateway came second and Barberton Primary was third.

According to Lindie Ehlers from Gateway Christian School, two of their learners, Hyejeong Shim and Juan Fourie, were among the top seven players. Shim took position five and Fourie took position seven.

“We were invited by the chairman of Mbombela Chess Circuit to attend the next tournament. Thank you to Melanie van Staden.”

Bridget Mpande

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