Welcome to the Hermanus Chess Club

The Hermanus Chess club is expanding and we would like all current and past players of this wonderful game to join us. All chess lovers, both those who can play and those looking to learn. The Hermanus Chess Club is currently in the process of relocating into a new venue at the Hermanus Sports Center and will be closed until further notice. We will however still continue to play and host online tournaments and arenas on Lichess .org and Chess.com.

Our History

The Hermanus Chess Club was first founded in 2016 and has been growing ever since. Our goal is to help grow the game of chess in the local area of Hermanus aswell as the greater Overberg Region. The Hermanus Chess Club has also competed in numerous club championships and hosted local tournaments in the Hermanus area. We would like to welcome all players of any strength to join us and help grow and spread the beauty of the game. If you are interested in joining the club and becoming a member, head on over to our registration page or send us an email. Links to our online teams can be found below

Online Teams

EXCO Members


Martin Brink



Hennie Greef



Philip Hough



Ethan Higham



Elizabeth Montgomery

Development Co-ordinator

Important HCC Documents

“The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin Franklin