Congratulations to a very young Saint Andrew’s team on winning the team competition in the Bloemfontein under-15 Chess League.

Not only did they win the league, but Alex Eliades, who is in grade 6, finished as the top player in the league. Hendré de Lange, from grade 8, was second, and Ryan Beelders, in grade 7, placed third! The rest of the team members are in grade 6! They are Mengo Chen, Ross Bekker, Tumelo Phamotse and Harry Marangellis.

These are exciting times for Saint Andrew’s chess when one considers the young age of the under-15 team (five of the seven are in the junior school), which is competing against older competition and excelling.

Well done, gents!

Pictured above: Alex Eliades, Harry Marangellis, Tumelo Phamotse, Ross Bekker and Mengo Chen, under-15 chess team, Saint Andrew’s.