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Chess Club


Northwood School has consistently been placed as the best chess playing school in KZN.

Northwood School Chess Team won the Durban and District Chess Tournament. This is Northwood’s fourth consecutive win since 2012.

The following boys represented KZN at the South African Junior Chess Championships

James Meadows             U20A

Kyran Appanna               U18A

Ukyle Bezuidenhout        U18A

Ananta Reddy                 U14A

In terms of team performances, the KZN U16A team won their age group.

Ananta Reddy (Grade 8) was placed first in the U20 section for the Autumn Series Chess Tournament.

Ananta Reddy became the SA U14 National Chess Champion.  He was the outright winner of the U14 South African Junior Closed Chess Championships which was held in Tswane. Ananta was undefeated in this 11 round tournament which featured SA’s top U14 chess players. He also previously won the SA U12 National Championship and once again receives his SA Colours for Chess.  He will represent SA in various international tournaments this year, including the World Youth that takes place in Greece.