Suppliers to Chess Clubs, Universities and Schools throughout Southern Africa
We believe that the game of chess provides our youth with the tools to develop their many talents and these tools: concentration, prioritization, visualization and logical thinking skills are what make chess kids smart. And chess is that game! And we are the chess equipment supplier!
In 1982 the Chess Equipment business was established to manufacture and supply chess equipment to schools, clubs and universities. The goal was to produce and efficiently supply high quality chess equipment at the lowest possible cost to all educational institutions countrywide. That goal remains today.
Chess Equipment were the innovators of the 10cm square chess coaching board that enable chess coaches to easily teach the game to 20 students or more at a time. Two versions, the folding powder coated steel type and the lighter more mobile vinyl roll-up type are now industry standards. FIDE approved chess clocks are imported from leading worldwide producers and all carry 2 year warranties.
The company, as the leading South African chess equipment manufacturer and supplier, has been the major SA contributor to the Stanley Grundy Chess Foundation, a UK Rotary chess project promoting the game of chess to communities living in disadvantaged areas in the East Rand. Chess Equipment also played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Chesskids Academy of South Africa which teaches chess in-school to young players in under-resourced schools in SOWETO and Lenasia.
The company also strives to maintain its position as an innovative chess equipment supplier of chess equipment accessories – we make our own notation books, meaningful and motivational chess novelty items and wooden tournament for schools. Thus we remain committed to being the low cost supplier of chess equipment throughout Southern Africa.