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1st ever Chess Championship for players with disabilities held in South Africa

January 17, 2018

The first ever South African Chess Championships for players with disabilities was held on 9 January 2018.

The tournament was first of its kind to be held and was organised by CHESS South Africa also known as CHESS SA.

The event was for a duration of three days and based on the 7 round individual Swiss format of tournament for all players.

The tournament was held in three categories for players with disabilities.

  1. Deaf/Hearing impaired
  2. MID - Mildly Intellectually Disabled
  3. SID - Sensory Integration Disorder/Autism

All the players got tremendous help from their teachers, coaches and translators/interpreters.

The tournament was sponsored by 4 Knights International Events Company and CHESS SA.

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