The 2016 ACL Open came to an end in Cape Town earlier today and congratulations are due to IM Daniel Jere, IM Henry Steel, and IM Watu Kobese who all tied for first place with scores of 7/9! All 3 produced tournament performances in excess of 2450 which would have secured them IM Norm were they not already IM's!

FM Kalvin Claasen also put in a top class performance and will be earning 41 ELO's for his score of 5.5/9 which was sufficient for 4th place overall.

The Elite section was won by FM Mohamed Bhawoodien and the Prestige Section by CM Bartoli Andrew Flores who both scored 5/6 while Tristan Willenberg topped the Open section with a score of 4.5/5.

Final results and all 45 games from the IM Section will shortly be available at
We wish to thank the team from ACL for running a great event as well as who carried the games from the Masters section throughout the tournament.

We wish all South Africa junior players well as they finalize their preparations for the SAJCC tournament at Birchwoods Hotel later this month.