Merrifield News

Border Chess Trials

2 May 2023

29 March: The 1st round of the Border Chess Trials got underway at Port Rex.

The following students represented Merrifield:

Sandanathi Mtheleli and Neo Jordaan(Grade 10), Dane and Ethan Pearson (Grade 9) Lihlumelo Zwane( Grade 8

Some of our players ended up ranking very high, with Dane and Ethan Pearson clashing on board no 2 in the final stage of this first tournament. Special mention must be made of Igor Karbowy, who made it to board no 3, after having only played chess for 3 months