This was the 50th Annual National High School Championship. The tournament’s golden edition certainly has grown in size and stature from the first one in 1969, run by Bill Goichberg in New York City, which had 370 players (the highest-rated participant back then was 2206).

The 2019 edition of the South African National Police Chess Championships took place in Kimberley from 22 to 31 October 2019. All nine (9) provinces and National Head Office (HO) competed in the Championships, which consisted of an Individual 9 round Swiss (Open & Ladies Section) as well as a Round Robin Team Event.