goforchess Academy Coaches
Daniel has mind blowing chess credentials; both as a player and a coach.
He is an 11 time junior national champion (1990 to 2001) and the 2015 SA Closed champion.
Daniel has represented South Africa in 6 Chess Olympiads, most recently in 2018 where he scored 5/9 on board 1.
Daniel achieved a GM norm at the African Individual Chess Championships in 2017 by finising tied first; he is currently the highest rated chess player in South Africa at 2458.
Daniel has been the SA National Coach at 4 Olympiads. He has also coached numerous SA junior chess champions; including Jack Van Zyl Rudd, South Africa's highest rated junior.
Daniel obviously knows what it takes to win and he'd be delighted to be part of your chess journey too.
Contact Daniel to discuss the best chess strategy for you.
082 963 8293 (Whatsapp calls only) / email@example.com
Clyde is a former SA Schools and SA Closed Chess Champion. He is the author of 3 chess books, most recently ' The Power of Chess', which has been accepted as the official chess instruction textbook in many schools, both in South Africa, and internationally.
Clyde is the director of goforchess Academy and chess coaching is his full time focus and passion. He's a qualified FIDE Chess Instructor and an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner; and a registered coach on chess.com.
Clyde has achieved great success with young, up and coming chess players, helping them to compete successfully in high level competition; and has produced South African chess champions in various age categories.
Contact Clyde to discuss the best chess coaching strategy for you.
061 034 2885
Clyde's chess masterclass on 702 Talk Radio
Kela has amazing chess credentials; both as a player and a coach.
Coach of 3 times Africa Schools Individual Girls Champion, 2 times Africa Youth Girls Bronze medalist, 2018 Batumi Olympiad Botswana Women Chess Team Member, 2018 Botswana National Chess Championship Women Bronze medalist, 2019 Francistown Women's Champion - WFM Besa Masaiti (17). Botswana.
Coached 2018 World Cadets U8 Champion - FM Yuvraj Chenneredy USA.
Coached 2015 Africa Youth U12 Open - Champion, 2016 SAJCC Closed u12 Silver medalist - FM Naseem Essa. South Africa.
2020 Boardwalk Pearson Chess Festival - Prestige Champion. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
2019/2020 SA Inter region Chess Championship - Best Board 1 player. Johannesburg, South Africa.
2019 Francistown Open - Champion. Francistown, Botswana.
2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad - Zambia National Chess Team Member. Batumi, Georgia
Contact Kela to discuss the best chess strategy for you.
067 170 4652 (direct calls only)
Lorita achieved the WIM title last year by placing 2nd at the African Individual Champs in Zambia.
She's the highest rated Zambian women's chess player and is also a qualified maths teacher.
Lorita is available for private chess by coaching and operates from the goforchess office in Bryanston
063 366 1686
Mothupi is amongst the top chess players in South Africa with a current rating of about 2000.
Mothupi has won numerous tournament and has achieved SA colours for chess.
As a coach, Mothupi is fully involved in goforchess Academy and has a strong following of private pupils who have done exceptionally well in tournaments.
Mothupi is an established coach in the nationals (SAJCC) system and is a multiple medal winner as a coach.
Contact Mothupi to discuss a plan of action to help you to reach your chess potential.
074 917 6444
Bonisani is still a junior and represented JHB Metro at U20 level in 2018, winning a bronze medal.
Bonisani is a regular on the local chess tournament circuit and a regular top 10 finisher.
As a chess coach, Bonisani is well established too; he coaches at numerous schools and has achieved excellent results with many of his pupils making it to nationals.
Bonisani invites you to contact him for private chess coaching; either at goforchess Studio or online.
061 270 2628
Thabo is a former junior chess champion with an excellent record at nationals.
Thabo is now fully focusing on coaching and he's achieved excellent results in a relatively short space of time.
Thabo is a full time coach for goforchess, involved with many schools as well as goforchess Academy.
Thabo has also had coaching success at nationals and he has an ever growing number of dedicated up and coming pupils.
Thabo has an excellent way with young players and would love to be your private coach too.
Contact Thabo to make it happen!
076 778 5199
Sipho is an experienced chess coach who has achieved excellent results at various Johannesburg schools.
He specialises in working with young kids, providing perfect analogies to ensure their love and connection to chess.
Contact Sipho for private lessons at our Norwood offices:
060 374 3874
Waldo Jonker is an Experienced Coach that has more than 10 years Coaching Experience.
He has competed at the World Amateur World Championships in Greece, played numerous tournaments in South Africa, he coaches at schools and does online coaching, one of his online pupils have recently won their provincial age group.
Contact Waldo to discuss a plan of action for your chess success.
He is available for chess coaching either online, at goforchess Studio, or at home.
083 266 6333
As a player:
Former Wits Chess Club Chairperson 2016-2018
Played SAJCC for many years 2010-2015
Won multiple tournaments as a junior and senior player
As a Coach:
Passionate and experienced schools' coach
Produced GoForChess league winners (Yeshiva College)
Has coached students to the SAJCC and Closed.
Sandile is one of the top emerging players in SA.
He has defeated many of the top players in the country and has won titles in Swaziland and Lesotho.
Sandile has coached at Junior Nationals (SAJCC) for 5 years.
In 2018 he broke a coaching record by winning gold medals with 4 different teams.
Sandile also has a strong following of private pupils, most of whom he has guided to qualify for nationals and beyond.
Contact Sandile to arrange private coaching and the best strategy for you to achieve chess success.
084 746 4019
Shepherd "Mr Chess " Tinarwo
A professional, Provincial and National level Chess teacher/coach with more than 15 years experience. Good at working with all age groups. Very passionate at working with kids.
Contact Shepherd to discuss the best chess strategy for you.
074 853 6322 / firstname.lastname@example.org
David has had a successful chess tournament career, winning numerous prizes and also achieving chess colours for Tshwane.
David coaches at various Johannesburg schools and junior academics for goforchess.
David has many private students and would love to help you to achieve your chess aspirations. David operates in the greater Johannesburg area and also provides online chess coaching.
David is fully booked during the week but available for private coaching during school holidays.
Contact David to discuss your best way forward.
083 457 4776