TSA (Team for South African players) - Online Chess Club
Short History and background
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.... Settle the Club into weekly routine. Quality Tournaments for members.