Monday, 9 July 2012

Namibia National Junior Chess Championships 2012

The Namibia Chess Federation is proud to announce that it will host the Namibia National Junior Chess Championships 2012 on 14 July 2012 at the Dawid Bezuidenhout High School, Khomasdal, Paul Van Harte Street. 

The total prize fund for this event is N$8,250.00

Chess is one of the most powerful educational tools available to strengthen a child’s mind. It’s fairly easy to learn how to play. Most six or seven year olds can follow the basic rules. Some kids as young as four or five can play. Like learning a language or music an early start can help a child become more proficient.

The Hochobeb Brothers
For 4 years chess academies and schools alike taught chess to their learners. Some schools went as far as acquiring local chess masters to teach this fascinating game to their learners. Now it’s time for these young minds to go for the ultimate test. The event this weekend will be an open event which serves as a qualifier for something bigger. The Namibia Chess Federation is planning to send a team to Slovenia, Maribor in November to showcase their talent.

Another change in the event this year, is that in both the open event and close event the kiddies will play in their age groups so we will be able to announce age group champions. However, participants may register and participate in a higher age group.

Whatever a child’s age, chess can enhance concentration, patience, and perseverance, as well as develop creativity, intuition, memory, and most importantly, the ability to analyze and deduce from a set of general principles, learning to make tough decisions and solve problems flexibly.

We therefore invite every child in Namibia to participate in this prestigious junior chess championship and would like to encourage those who don’t know how to play chess to give it a try. Its lots of fun and a great sport. Registration close on Friday, 16h00. Individual chess players can also register via sms to 0816152895 or complete the online registration form at or sent an e-mail to

Registration fees are as follows:

U/8 &U/10 = N$40.00
U/12, U/14 & U/16 =N$50.00
U/18 & U/20 = N$80.00

Registration form for school chess club players.
Tournament regulations.