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from 2004
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2014-2018

WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE
This website is devoted to the history of the Durban Chess Club and to the stories of chess players who lived and breathed chess in Durban and its surrounding areas. Durban Chess Club was founded in 1893, making it one of the oldest chess clubs in South Africa. I joined the club in 1974 and was privileged to win the club championships a record 25 times, before retiring from active play at the end of 2018.

Coverage of events from 2019 to 2023 is limited. In the news archive you will find all the reports that I wrote about the club from 2004 to 2019. I have also written extensively about chess in KZN from 2014 to 2018, and you will find these reports on my blog.

THE PANDEMIC YEARS
All Durban Chess Club activities were suspended in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The chairman and his committee all decided to quit during the pandemic years, without holding a general meeting to report on their 2020 term of office. The chairman also failed to organise an election for a new committee. This meeting could have been held online, but that did not happen. As a result, the club was not able to resume its normal activities until the end of 2023.

DURBAN CHESS CLUB REVIVE SWISS
The club has started the 2024 year with the Durban Chess Club Revive Swiss (link to chess-results website).

DURBAN CHESS CLUB ELECTIONS
The club elected a new committee at a meeting held on 15th February 2024. Here are the minutes and attendance register.


The free PGN game viewer from ChessBase has been added to all pages where there are games. The fan button starts an analysis engine and there is also an option to download the moves.
For previous news stories about DCC refer to my News Archive, which contains links to previous news stories going back to 2004.