uShaka Marine World Chess Carnival 2018

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:20
Peter Baloi animal behaviourist and Ilanga

Photo: Peter Baloi animal behaviourist and Ilanga. Credit: uShaka Marine World.

Due to popular demand, uShaka Marine World will once again be hosting their Annual World Chess Carnival on September 15th, in partnership with the KZN Chess Academy.

So, if you enjoy an exciting battle of the minds, realize that every move is important, a lapse of concentration even for a moment may cost you the game, know that you cannot pawn off your failures on others, and ultimately no one can claim credit for your win, then this tournament is for you. 

Dress code on the day is strictly black and white for the participants. A R50 registration fee is to be paid on the day and registration takes place between 08h00 and 09h30. The carnival is free for spectators. 

There are great cash prizes up for grabs, R1500 for 1st place, R1000 for the runner up and R500 for 3rd place as well as medals, uShaka Marine tickets and hampers. There are only 88 entries available so book now to avoid disappointment.

Since uShaka Marine World is the coolest place to be, you can expect this event to be filled with further unlimited fun, featuring face painting, jugglers, stilt walkers, dance offs, photo opportunities, entertainment from the uShaka Marine World Ocean Warriors mascot and the in house DJ.

So come on down to uShaka Marine Worlds Village Walk Food Court and get playing the most strategic game in the world.


Jabu (big one) and Ilanga (small one) seals playing chess
Photo: Jabu (big one) and Ilanga (small one) seals playing chess. Credit: uShaka Marine World.


Schedule of the day

Registration: 08h00-09h30

Welcome and opening presentation: 09h40 – 10h00

Round 1: 10h00 – 10h30

Entertainment – Music Dance off:  10h30 – 10h45

Round 2: 10h45 – 11h15

Entertainment – jugglers and stilt walkers: 11h15 – 11h30

Round 3: 11h00 – 12h00

Entertainment – jugglers and stilt walkers:  12h00 – 12h15

Round 4: 12h15 – 12h45

Entertainment – uShaka Marine World Ocean Warriors mascots: 12h45 – 13h00

Final Round: 13h00 – 13h30

Entertainment – DJ Spike: 13h30 – 14h00

Prize Giving: 14h00


To enter, call Erick Takawira 073 434 8634 or call uShaka Marine World on 0313288000 or go to


Diary Blurb

Event: uShaka Marine World Chess Carnival 2018

Date: Saturday, September 15

Venue: uShaka Marine World Village Walk Food Court, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Cost: R50 to register, free for spectators     

Event Times: Registration is between 08h00 – 09h30 and the event will run from 9:30am until 2:30pm

Dress Code for Players: Black and white dress up (Strictly)

To Enter: Call Erick Takawira on 073 434 8634 (limited entries available)

Enquiries: uShaka Marine World on 0313288000 or go to

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