Welcome to JHB Metro Chess

Where chess happens

About Us

Johannesburg Metro Chess is the region that represents chess players in the Johannesburg area as part of the Gauteng Province Chess. We are a handful of volunteers who assist clubs and players where possible in organizing tournaments. We strive to enhance the reach of chess within Johannesburg and to enable all to participate in chess at school, regional and national levels.

Chess is our passion!

Meet our Team

Ranking lists have been updated to include rated tournaments up to 20 June

We want parents, players and clubs to provide feedback on the format of the JMC Closed (vs an Open) and playing another Open (like eg. UJ) and how you think it drives selections (or not).  Please send an email to jmcpresident@jhbmetrochess.co.za  or fill in the contact us form at the bottom.


Coaches list to be published soon, including selection criteria for nationals. Anyone interested, please send details to jmcpresident@jhbmetrochess.co.za


Please note that the dates for Nationals (SAJCC 2017) have been confirmed.

4 January 2018 to 12 January 2018




Anyone interested in helping update or change the webpage, please contact me.  It currently runs on SQL server with an Umbraco frontend.  I plan to have a simpler page.


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