Local chess player to represent South Africa at the World Rapid and Rapid Chess Championship in Greece

An 11-year-old chess player and philanthropist, Kajol Naidoo, will travel to Greece to represent South Africa at the World Rapid and Rapid Chess Championship on April 25.

The 2021 Amayanga Yanga Athlete of the Year award winner at the Gauteng Sports Awards said she was delighted to represent her country at international level. “I will do my best to represent my country in the world blitz and rapid chess championship.”

The father of Year 5 student at Radford House, Gerard Naidoo, said they were proud of their daughter who will represent the country on the world stage.

“Last week, Kajol completed the 2022 SA Junior Closed Chess Championship winning nine of the 11 matches that qualified her for the Commonwealth Games and the African Youth Chess Championships later this year as part of of the SA team,” said Gerard.

Gerard added that Kajol played the highest rated chess games in 2021 and qualified for the closed championship as the highest rated player in her category. “As parents we are very proud and she is very grateful and excited to be traveling overseas again to represent South Africa.”

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