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 This tournament is taking place this week, as this article was written quite awhile ago.
Follow THIS link to see some of the results. The Individual Championships will only be taking place tomorrow where more than 700 players will be taking part in playing chess!

The South African Junior National Champs kick off in Bloemfontein next month

Southern Africa’s largest chess event will take place in Bloemfontein next month. The South African Junior National Championships which is set to attract 1400 players and 1000 coaches, technical staff, parents, and onlookers.

Considered as South Africa’s most centrally located city Bloemfontein will play host to this years event. Twenty chess regions from the nine provinces that make up the country.

World renowned author of the famous novels, ‘The Hobbit,’ and, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ J.R.R Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein on January 3 1892. Until 1994 the city was best known as the sole judicial capital of South Africa. It remains the seat for the Supreme Court Of Appeal (formerly the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court)and is generally therefore regarded as the judicial capital. It is also an administrative centre with many private hospitals and educational institutions.

Chesscube.com is one of the sponsors of this event, and will be providing a technical support team to drive the games data capturing and commentaries process.

Picture: Christiaan’s De Wet’s statue in Bloemfontein

He served in the first Anglo Boer War of 1880-81 as a Field Cornet, taking part in the Battle of Majiba Mountain where the Boers achieved a victory over the British forces under Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley, which eventually led to the end of the war and the reinstatement of the independence of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, more commonly known as the Transvaal Republic. From 1881 to 1896 he lived on his farm, becoming in 1897 member of the Volksraad.
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Bloemfontein is “The city of Roses” and you can read HERE more about the city and its attractions.Article in Afrikaans here:Lees HIER meer

Click HERE to see the program that’s running till 12th December!

Bloemfontein is ONE of South Africa’s three capitals! and click HERE to see the Appeal Court…Cape Town and Pretoria are the two other capitals!  Pretoria is the Administrative capital, Cape Town the Legislative capital and Bloemfontein the Judicial capital! The Parliament is in Cape Town and the State President’s  office in Pretoria.

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