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The vision of The Chess Café is to present tournaments at which each overall experience substantially exceeds that offered by any other organized chess tournament.

The Chess Café was founded in 2003 by Pieter W. Nel

Over many years, he gained extensive experience in the organization, management and execution of chess tournaments on provincial, national and international levels.

Mission

  • To organize chess tournaments in a professional manner, with close attention to detail and timing.
  • To organize chess tournaments at venues which are new, different, exciting and inspiring
  • To grow participation numbers at all levels at all The Chess Café tournaments
  • To create heightened public awareness of the relevance and importance of chess, not only for the world we live in now, but also for the future
  • To assist, through chess, in the upliftment and development of people to reach their full potential, especially in the previously marginalized sectors of the South African society
  • To create opportunities at which the personal needs and ambitions of all stakeholders are met.

In this manner The Chess Café will reach its full potential, whilst helping others to reach their personal dreams.

Aims and Objectives

  • In order to meet the service and product standards set for The Chess Café, we aim to channel our acquired skills, experience and expertise to the successful completion  of each planned task and project
  • The Chess Café therefore dedicates itself to rendering service, products and experiences that distinguish it from other chess tournament organizing institutions
  • This will be done in a professional manner that contributes towards the long-term growth of The Chess Café, the development of its people and associates
  • It is the aim of The Chess Café to establish and maintain a sound client base, acquired through superior performance provided by the company
  • The ultimate objective is therefore to provide a beneficial relationship for all concerned involved in this innovative initiative.

Reasons to Play Chess

Knowing how to play chess can be extremely beneficial to children (actually anyone) – here are some reasons.

  • Critical thinking
  • Better brain function

  • Improves memory

  • Improves concentration

  • Improve reading skills

  • Improve cognitive abilities

  • Develops logical thinking

  • Develops imagination and creativity

  • Develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of actions

  • Develops strategic thinking
  • Increases problem solving skills
  • It teaches independence
  • Inspires self-motivation
  • Learning discipline
  • Exercise both sides of the brain
  • It can raise your IQ
  • It help prevents Alzheimer’s
  • It grows dendrites

Vision

The vision of The Chess Café is to present tournaments at which each overall experience substantially exceeds that offered by any other organized chess tournament.

Chess can be regarded as a character builder in that it resembles life. You have to face facts, plan, take decisions and learn to accept the consequences of your decisions. Participation in competitive chess is ideal for the development of qualities such as self-control, perseverance and sportsmanship.

It teaches our young people to succeed in a highly competitive world, to expect competition and face up to it through effective planning, to strive to the utmost in reaching their objectives but also to emerge from the battle as worthy losers. It furthermore exercises the intellect, promotes creative thinking and the ability to concentrate for long periods, which should help a child to improve his academic achievements.

There is no reason why schools should not be as proud of the performance of their chess players as they are of achievements in the fields of academics, culture or sport. Somewhere in South Africa there may be a future world champion. It is the task of schools to find him and assist in his development.

This PREFACE is taken from the CHESS MANUAL FOR SCHOOLS, compiled by the late Martin Serfontein.

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Ever since chess was first invented a few thousand years ago, possible in India, it has provided an endless source of enjoyment and fascination.

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