About TSA

TSA (Team for South African players) - Online Chess Club

Short History and background

(by Malan77 - Malan Steenkamp)

  • 1983 - Started playing chess at the age of 6 and always had a love for the game

  • 1996 - 2012 - Probably did not play any chess match (OTB or Online) in this period

  • 2011 - My nephew, born in 2006, takes up chess

  • 2015 - My nephew starts playing chess at provincial level

  • 14 September 2015 - Join Chess.com and my brother starts to Arbiter for Chess SA

  • 6 October 2015 - Join Team South Africa and start getting involved in promoting Club

  • Beginning 2016 - Took over Super Admin duties from the young "bullshark"

  • March to June 2020 - Assist drawing up recommendations for Chess SA for Chess SA Online Ratings

  • 29 March 2020 - Join LiChess and get involved in setting up Team South Africa (Swiss Tournaments)

  • Make the decision to go the TSA (Team for South Africans) route rather than "Team South Africa"

  • 21 May 2020 - Create TSA Chess.com TSA Club to be used for future events

  • 7 July 2020 - Create TSA LiChess Teams for Ratings

  • 28 July 2020 - First TSA Club Online Rated Tournament (LiChess.org)!!!

  • 20 August 2020 - Create Open Team on LiChess to give more players access to Blitz Rated Tournaments

  • 11 August 2020 - First TSA Club Online Rated Tournament (Chess.com)!!!

  • 10 November 2020 - 100 RATED Tournaments for 2020

  • November 2020 - TSA Club expand Chess SA Online Rated to Tornelo.com

  • 29 November - First Club Online Rated Tournament (Tornelo.com)!!!

  • Total Tournaments (8/12/2020) - 130 and counting

  • FUTURE....

  • FUTURE.... Settle the Club into weekly routine. Quality Tournaments for members.