MIC: Mr Larry Moser
Coach: Mr Guy Green
Chess is a hugely popular past-time at Wynberg, with many informal challenges taking place in the Library every break time and afternoon.
Our teams are highly competitive and enthusiastic and have succeeded in encouraging a wider following of chess within the school. Coaching takes place every Wednesday afternoon in the Library, and all boys are welcome. Our Chess Ladder (situated in the A corridor), regularly has 40 – 50 names on it and boys are encouraged to challenge each other to move up the ladder. The top 32 boys make up the eight match teams every Friday.
Our best showing at the Grey College Chess Tournament was in 2010 when our First team won the Bronze medal, and in 2016 our second team won the B Section Bronze medal. In 2011 we were placed 11th – the best of the Western Cape schools. In 2009, Wynberg created the Jamie Tindill Memorial Chess Tournament in honour of Jamie who died tragically while still at school. He was an outstanding chess player and Service Prefect-designate for 2008. Wynberg has won the Rondebosch Blitz Doubles Tournament (now no longer being held) on two occasions, the last time being in 2010.
There are annual internal Tournaments for Grade eight boys (the Peter-John Jacobs Trophy), and the ever-popular Inter-House competition for all grades. There is also an annual fixture against the Old Boys and a Blitz Doubles Tournament that we host every October.
Western Province Representatives:
Our best achievements in the past were top 20 placings for Stephen Bell (2007), Jamie Tindill (2008), and Guy Green (2013). Our last Provincial Representative was Sean Cheney who made the WP U18 team in 2015.
Eight teams play weekly in League Fixtures
Wednesdays 14:45 – 16:30
Venue: WBHS Library
Our home venue is the WBHS Library
Boys play in school uniform, but the first team have a blue sleeveless playing jersey bearing the school badge, which is worn over their white school shirt.