South African Open Chess Championship 2017


Welcome to the SA Open Chess Championship 2017 website


The SA Open will be held in Durban this year, from the 14th to the 22nd of July 2017, at Glenwood High School. There will be three main sections, with standard time controls, as well as rapid and blitz events available for interested players. Section A is for players rated over 1500, it will be FIDE rated and 11 rounds will be played (entry fee R500). Section B is for players rated below 1500, also with 11 rounds (entry fee R400). Section C will be a weekend event, with 6 rounds (entry fee R200). More information can be found in the brochure above.

The easiest way to enter is to use the online entry form, at the link given above. Banking details for this event are as follows: Account Name: Chess SA Events Bank: First National Bank Account No. 622 5580 8366 Branch: Parow, Cape Town Branch Code. 200 510

For all tournament and general enquiries, contact Erick Takawira on 073 434 8634 or by email.

Hostel accommodation is available on a first come first serve basis at Gibson House, Glenwood for R350 per person per day including 3 meals. Contact Ronel Parthiephal on 083 775 1117 or by email.

For any technical queries, please email the webmaster.