Union High School

Chess

The Senior group (grades 8 - 12) meets once a week to practise their game and compete with one another. The top twelve players regularly take part in matches involving the Midland Schools. The chess ladder gives Union Players an incentive to improve their standard of chess. Players can attain team awards, half-colours and, if exceptional, colours, in chess.
During the year, the players take part in a knock-out competition for the Geoff Kingwill Floating Trophy which is awarded at the end of the year.

The Junior Chess group meets once a week to learn new skills, practice their game and compete against each other. A chess ladder is kept to show players where they are ranked. Friendly tournaments are played against neighbouring schools such as Cradock, Gill and Karel Theron. During the annual Interschools, two Junior Chess teams compete against Volkskool.

The players compete for the Harward Dixon Floating Trophy in an internal knock-out competition.This trophy is awarded at the Junior Prize Giving.

An informal chess practice takes place once a year at a restaurant in town as well as a movie night when a chess-related movie is screened.