A Successful Journey at the African Youth Chess Championships

Catherine McCarthy


Catherine McCarthy


Join us in congratulating Adithi, Arya, and Anamika on their impressive performances. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and are excited to see what the future holds for these talented young chess players.

Rosewall McCarthy Optometrists is delighted to share the remarkable achievements of our sponsored young chess players, Adithi, Arya, and Anamika Maharaj, at the African Youth Chess Championships. The event, held at Kopanong from June 16th to 23rd, 2024, brought together the continent’s most promising young chess talents, and our girls made us incredibly proud with their performances.

Outstanding Performances

  • Adithi Maharaj: Finished 14th
  • Anamika Maharaj: Finished 14th
  • Arya Maharaj: Finished 20th

These rankings are a testament to their hard work, strategic thinking, and dedication to the game. Competing at such a high level requires immense skill and perseverance, and we are thrilled to see their efforts rewarded with these commendable results.

A Journey of Growth and Learning

Participating in the African Youth Chess Championships was not just about competing; it was also an opportunity for Adithi, Arya, and Anamika to grow, learn, and gain invaluable experience. Each game they played was a step towards becoming more seasoned and strategic players. Their participation in this prestigious tournament has undoubtedly enriched their chess skills and broadened their horizons.

The Spirit of Sportsmanship

Throughout the tournament, Adithi, Arya, and Anamika displayed exemplary sportsmanship and represented ChessSA and South Africa with dignity and grace. Their conduct on and off the board was a true reflection of their character and the values we hold dear at Rosewall McCarthy Optometrists.

Gratitude and Appreciation

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported these young champions on their journey. Your encouragement, cheering, and belief in their abilities played a crucial role in their success. We are also thankful to the organizers of the African Youth Chess Championships for providing a platform for young talents to shine.

Looking Ahead

The achievements of Adithi, Arya, and Anamika at the African Youth Chess Championships mark the beginning of a promising future in chess for these young stars. As they continue to hone their skills and pursue their passion, we remain committed to supporting them and other young talents in our community.

We look forward to witnessing their future successes and celebrating more milestones with them. Adithi, Arya, and Anamika have shown us that with dedication, hard work, and the right support, great things can be achieved.


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A Successful Journey at the African Youth Chess Championships

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