goforchess Academy Coaches

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IM Daniel Cawdery

IM Daniel Cawdery

Daniel is an International Master and South Africa’s highest rated chess player. He has extensive top level tournament experience. Daniel is a FIDE Chess Instructor and has been the national coach at 4 Olympiads. Daniel has produced a long list of junior national champions and continues to do so.

Daniel is available for private coaching online or in the Pretoria area.

Contact details

Contact Daniel on 082 963 8293 (WhatsApp) or email dannycawdery@gmail.com

Dione Goredema

Dione Goredema

Dione represents goforchess Academy in Cape Town and is the chess coach at numerous Cape Town schools. He frequently participates in local and online tournaments and also works as a chess journalist. Dione has a strong following of private pupils and would love to have you in his team.

Contact Dione for one-on-one coaching throughout Cape Town and online.

Contact details

Contact Dione at 073 678 0138 or email dione@elitechess.co.za

Thabo Gwangwa

Thabo Gwangwa

Thabo runs numerous goforchess Academy workshops and projects and coaches at many local schools. Thabo is an excellent chess player and tournament organizer with exceptional computer chess skills. Thabo has a strong following of private pupils and would love to coach you too.

Thabo is available for one-on-one coaching online or at goforchess Studio.

Contact details

Contact Thabo at 079 275 0845 or email mtgwangwa@gmail.com

Waldo Jonker

Waldo Jonker

Waldo is the head chess coach at various Johannesburg schools, and an accomplished top level tournament chess player. He has a great track record with up-and-coming chess champions who love his fun approach, and has achieved medal success at SAJCC (South African Junior Chess Championships).

Call Waldo for one-on-one coaching online and in the Kyalami area.

Contact details

Contact Waldo on 083 266 6333 or email waldo.em@mweb.co.za

Mothupi Lekgau

Mothupi Lekgau

Mothupi is one of the top chess players in and coaches in South Africa and has been awarded SA Colours for chess. Mothupi is a FIDE Chess Instructor and has had excellent results with his pupils at the SAJCCC (SA Junior Closed Chess Championships and has produced many junior chess champions.

Mothupi is available for private coaching at goforchess Studio or online.

Contact details

Contact Mothupi on 074 917 6444 or email mothupilekgau@gmail.com

David Mendelsohn

David Mendelsohn

David is a consistent performer on the SA tournament circuit awarded chess colours by Tshwane Chess Union. Coached at SAJCC for Tshwane. David is a highly experienced coach, operating at various schools

David is available for private lessons at goforchess Studio.

Contact details

Contact David at 083 457 4776 or email dcm32@telkomsa.net

Sandile Mfundisi

Sandile Mfundisi

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.

Contact details

Contact Sandile at 084 746 4019 or emial sandilemfundisi@gmail.com

Joseph Mwale

Joseph Mwale

Joseph is currently the top chess player from Malawi and a consistent winner on the South African Tournament circuit, performing at a 2300 rating level. Joseph is a FIDE Trainer, representing Tshwane and goforchess Academy. He’s also had great success with his strong following of private pupils.

Joseph is available for private chess coaching online.

Contact details

Contact Joseph on 061 086 5650 or email josemwale5@gmail.com

WIM Lorita Mwango

WIM Lorita Mwango

Lorita is a Women’s International Master and a FIDE Trainer. She’s a regular international chess tournament competitor and achieved a silver medal at the 2019 African Individual Chess Championships held in Zambia. Lorita has had great success with her pupils in SA and Zambia.

Contact Lorita to discuss private chess coaching online.

Contact details

Contact Lorita at 063 366 1686 or email loritamwango@gmail.com

Bonisani Nsibande

Bonisani Nsibande

Bonisani is an exceptional chess player who has achieved a 2200+ rating online with great over the board results too. Bonisani coaches at numerous Johannesburg schools and hosts workshops for goforchess Academy. He also has a strong following of private pupils and welcomes you to join as well.

Bonisani is available for face to face coaching at goforchess Studio and online

Contact details

Contact Bonisani at 061 270 2628 or email bonisanicheckmate@gmail.com

Andile Nyathi

Andile Nyathi

Andile has experience coaching chess at various local school and has recently joined goforchess Academy as a beginners chess coach and conducts beginners chess workshops. Andile’s group of private pupils is growing and he’d love to help you to improve your game.

Call Andile to arrange private lessons at goforchess Studio.

Contact details

073 972 5689

Kela Siame

Kela Siame

Kela represented Zambia at the 2018 Olympiad in Georgia and is a consistent winner on the SA Chess Tournament circuit, performing at 2300+ rating level. Kela is a FIDE Chess Instructor. He’s had great results as a coach, producing a World U8 Champion plus numerous African Youth champions.

Kela is available for private coaching at goforchess Studio and online.

Contact details

Contact Kela on 081 717 9937 or email kelasiame@yahoo.com

Leon Sithole

Leon Sithole

Leon is a highly experienced chess player, tournament organizer and coach. Leon has had great results in tournaments and has coached many young players to success. He also coaches chess at various Johannesburg schools and runs coaching workshops.

Leon is available for private coaching at goforchess Studio.

Contact details

Contact Leon on 072 784 6804 or email leonsithole@gmail.com

Sipho Tshawuzana

Sipho Tshawuzana

Sipho specializes in coaching young kids, providing excellent analogies to ensure their love and connection to chess. Sipho coaches at various schools for goforchess Academy. He hosts the Beginners Chess Class at goforchess Academy and has a growing following of private pupils.

Sipho is available for private coaching at goforchess Studio or online.

Contact details

Contact Sipho at 060 374 3874 or email masterpiece2700@gmail.com

Basil Wolk

Basil Wolk

Basil is chess lover who plays extensively online on chess.com and lichess. Since the beginning of lockdown, Basil has begun coaching many players online and helped them to improve their game. He has built up a nationwide base of pupils and invites you to become his pupil too.

Basil is available for private coaching online.

Contact details

Contact Basil at 074 383 2882 WhatAapp only

Clyde Wolpe

Clyde Wolpe

Clyde is the Director of goforchess FIDE Academy. He’s a FIDE Instructor, a former SA Chess Champion and author of ‘The Power of Chess’. Clyde specializes in producing young chess champions and would love to be part of your chess success story.

He is available for private coaching; online or at goforchess Studio.

Contact details

Contact Clyde on 061 034 2885 or email clydewolpe@gmail.com