PicknPay Maitland(Central), Phillipi(South), Khayelitsha(East) and Atlantis(North) launched the PnP Chess Education for kids oureach program in 2019.
PnP recruited 6 non participating primary schools in each area - they arranged for chess training of their store managers in order to assist the players as well as training for the players from the selected schools, they also provided free open day chess playing areas at their stores during the week and on Saturdays.
During November each PnP had a play off between their schools, the winning school as well as top player at each PnP will participate againsts each other at The Clash of the Titans.
The aim is to prepare and motivate these schools to join the WP Schools Chess league in 2020.
WP Schools provided the teachnical assistance at their play offs, PnP staff were also trained as team managers to use draws and doing score keeping.
Congratulations on this fantastic outreach by these PnP owners, directors, managers and May Ann DeVilliers and her marketing teams. A number of good players already surfaced.
We are looking forward to taking these schools and their players forward into the Schools Chess system.