Presidential Chess tournament in KwaZulu Natal Print
Thursday, 22 December 2011 06:43
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The annual Presidential Chess tournament was held on the 20th of December 2011 at the Nkandla Municipality Hall, in KwaZulu Natal.

The event was organised by Sandile Xulu, in partnership with LoveLife-KZN.

The guest of honor on the day was his Excellency, President Jacob Zuma.

The tournament was organized at the request of the President in order to teach the youth patience and strategic thinking, and to promote recreational activity in rural areas. 60 youths from schools in the Nkandla and neighboring areas took part in the tournament. The group consisting of players at a learner level varied in age with players as young as 11 to players the age of 21. The tournament also included an open category for members of the public to participate.

President Zuma called on young people to take up the sport of chess as it contributes to the development of strategic thinking which is an important element of life for school going children.

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