Speech - Dep Min Oosthuizen - Commonwealth and SA Open Chess Championships - 25 June 2011

It is with great pleasure and pride that I am here today to open the seventeenth edition of the Commonwealth Chess Championships, and to celebrate the first occasion that the event has been held in South Africa or indeed anywhere on the African continent. This is the first time that an African country has hosted an official event sanctioned by FIDE, the world chess federation. With seven grandmasters, seven hundred competitors and twenty countries represented, this is easily the most significant chess event ever to be held on this continent.

Date
: 25 June 2011
Author
: Deputy Minister: Gert Oosthuizen
Year
: 2011
Volume
: 1
Publication
: Speech
Publication Page
: 5
Media Type
: Speech
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