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(founded in August 1893)
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Last updated: 25th February 2015

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FISCHER MEMORIAL 7 March 2015
Robert James Fischer (9 March 1943 -17 January 2008) is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. Durban Chess Club will host a one day Open rapid tournament on Saturday, 7 March 2015 to commemorate Bobby Fischer. The venue will be Northlands Senior Primary, Gleneagles Drive, Durban North and it will cost R50 to enter. Please check in by 08h15 to ensure you are paired in round 1. Here is the online entry form and here is the list of current entries

MOSS KOLNIK MEMORIAL SWISS - STARTED 15th January 2015
We will play the final (8th) round on 12th March (instead of playing blitz) as a result of the load shedding on 5th February. Here are the results after round 5 and draft pairings v.3 for round 6. Please arrive at 19h15 to meet your opponent and set up the pieces, so that we can start all clocks at 19h30. If you are unable to play a particular round, please email the club or call Desmond (083-7888070) before 12 noon on Thursday.

LOAD SHEDDING PROBLEMS
On 5th February Eskom unexpectedly lost 36% of their capacity and moved from stage 2 to stage 3 load shedding. With stage 2 load shedding Umbilo has lights on Thursday evenings, but with stage 3 the Umbilo area was left without lights from about 6pm to 9pm. Round 4 of the Moss Kolnik had to be postponed as a result of the load shedding. The club will purchase some emergency lighting and we appeal to members to bring an emergency lantern with them on Thursday evenings. We need about 8 to 10 lanterns to light the playing area.

DURBAN AND KWA-ZULU NATAL CHAMPIONS:
A full list of Durban Champions and Kwa-Zulu Natal Champions is included here. These pages highlight the achievements of some of those players, as well as paying tribute to a number of players I have met over the board in Durban. Detailed cross tables are available from 1953 for the Durban championship, and for most years for the Kwa-Zulu Natal championship.

DOWNLOADS:
This page includes the games from the 1969, 1971 and 1972 Natal Opens, as well as games from the 1978, 1993, 1995 and 1996 South African Opens held in Durban - some 3,300 games in total. A special collection is all of the games (over 1,200) published in the Durban Chess Club Bulletin from 1973 to 1996.

Recent updates: Fischer rapid, Moss Kolnik results and pairings, load shedding, stories for 2014 archived, calendar for 2015.
For previous news stories refer to my News from 2014 page, which contains links to previous news stories going back to 2004 at the bottom of the page.

Keith Rust.

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