Well done Ukhanyo Primary

The team, in front, from left, are Ntando Tiki, Asange Mgatyelwa, coach Zama Maqwatini, Zubenathi Mbana (in front of the coach), Sdingo Sokapase, Lihlumise Manyube and Esona Naki. Back: Avuyile Sihihi , coach Nokuthula Gomba and head coach Lukhanyo Xhonti.

Brian Stotter, head of chess, Fish Hoek Primary School

On Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1, Ukhanyo Primary under-13A chess team took part in the Western Cape Chess Top Schools Tournament.

After less than six months of chess training (“Grand plan to train chess masters,” Echo April 11), it was always going to be a challenge.

However, just as they conquered the league matches during the second term, they were determined to make their mark at this tournament.

There were 15 schools from across the Western Cape who finished at the top of their respective

The Ukhanyo team showed skill and focus to win two rounds, draw a round and lose only two rounds out of five.

They placed fifth in the Western Cape. This is unheard of for a school playing chess for less than six months.

I’m so proud of the children and the amazing work
being done by Lukhanyo Xhonti, the head coach.