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.