Womens day honouring our women and girls during August

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We leave off our world champs for now, to honour our women and girls in the West Coast during this month. Today I would like to have a look at who is at the helm of the West Coast Chess women’s desk. In due course I will look at some some of the players (female) in the West Coast and some of the top women players worldwide.


This is a lady who like so many other unsung hero and heroins works quietly behind the scenes to promote chess in the West Coast Community.

This platform is a small way of saying thank you.

Till next time, burn the chess candle on both ends.

Basil Ellman

Basil is an active chess coach for more than 30 years... He is also a qualified trainer of coaches and a qualified chess arbiter. Basil has a passion for chess and has established various chess clubs in schools and communities in the Western Cape - South Africa which are still in existence and growing strong. He has served on various bodies promoting chess not only as a sport but also as a tool to excel academically. He has a Masters degree in Specialised education and is also an advocate for players with special needs.


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