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Formula 1 Drivers Play Chess December 29, 2021
We got quite crazy with it’:Inside Formula 1’s driver chess club from Luke Smith's article.... (click on the link to read at MSN) &lsq... [MORE]

Winter Special Discounts June 13, 2020
You can now purchase a Black and Ivory giant chess set for R8,750 (that’s a saving of R2,000 off our normal price) and a Black and Ivory Draft... [MORE]

Employment Offered June 30, 2017
We are looking for someone to assist in our small office doing a variety of tasks. The ideal person will be responsible for providing administrative... [MORE]

BigChess goes to the GeekFest again!! June 29, 2017
This year as per tradition, BigChess was at the Geekfest with two sets. Montecasino was the new venue which was quite different to the rural loca... [MORE]

Nyukani Education Centre June 28, 2017
  Nyukani Education Centre Giyani is an independent school offering high quality primary and secondary education with a bias towards science, ... [MORE]

BigChess at the Arnold Classic Multi Sport Festival May 08, 2017
Bigchess had three Giant Chess Sets for the Team Chess Tournament at the Arnold Classic Multi Sport Festival on the 5th and 6th May at the Sandton C... [MORE]

Parkhurst Village Fair - 30th July 2016 July 25, 2016
We will have two BigChess Sets at the Parkhurst Village Fair this weekend. Come along and have a game and a day out in the winter sunshine ! All th... [MORE]

Our BigChess Nyami-Nyami November 23, 2015
Our Orange Knight was named “Nyaminyami” when a lady at the Victoria Falls noticed his striking resemblance to Zimbabwe’s own Loch... [MORE]

UNICA School for Autism November 17, 2015
UNICA School for Autism is a Public Benefit organization, which provides affordable, specialized education to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder... [MORE]

BigChess goes to the GeekFest July 05, 2015
We had a great warm winter day at the GeekFest at Huddlepark yesterday. For more Geek Fest photographs you can have a look ... [MORE]

Can you dance on our chess pieces ? March 24, 2014
I wasn't sure - but hey, what do you think?                     ... [MORE]

An Uplifting Story - Joubert Park and BigChess..... February 27, 2014
  "Chess in Joubert Park, Joburg, South Africa, August 2013 - by artist and photographer Johannes Dreyer. Taken on the grand occasion of the o... [MORE]

Charlie's Castle - Geocache Update ! February 20, 2014
Well, I guess it had to happen, some moron pinched Charlie's Castle, geocache and all ! Well after some deliberations we reckon we have now replaced... [MORE]

Big Brother and BigChess ! February 15, 2014
Some months back we were able to provide pieces and sets to the Big Brother television series. A selection of coloured pieces were used as props for... [MORE]

BigChess at the Homemaker's Expo at the Dome 28th Feb - 3rd March 2013 February 28, 2013
We have a giant chess set for visitors to the show to play a game. Come and have a look at the many interesting exhibits this weekend and then come ... [MORE]

Charlie's Castle - a geocache ! January 27, 2013
Some months back we set some BigChess pieces free to roam in the vacant plot next to our offices. Some were stolen and we had a lot of fun secret... [MORE]

Blue Pawn Collection September 20, 2012
Recently we supplied Sasol two blue and ivory BigChess sets. Here is a collection of blue pawns which we used to get a good colour match for their c... [MORE]

Ballistic Testing September 19, 2012
Well, it had to happen - we eventually got around to doing those important ballistic tests required for any South African product. As a brief summa... [MORE]

Damaged Fibreglass Chess Pieces? September 19, 2012
We can now offer you a discount when you upgrade your old and battered fibreglass chess set ! for more - click here ... [MORE]

BigChess at the Oyster Festival in Randburg - 2012 June 14, 2012
This year's oyster festival at the Brightwater Commons was great - 40,000 oysters sold... amazing, and that's to folk who live more than 600 kms f... [MORE]

Garden Alive Show - May 2012 May 11, 2012
We had a great weekend at the Garden Alive Show in the Pretoria Botanical Gardens this past weekend.   Thanks to all of you who came to see... [MORE]

BigChess set for the visually impaired. December 16, 2011
We have been able to assist the Institute for the Blind in Worcester to get a BigChess set suitable for the visually impaired. Yellow and black s... [MORE]

St Vincents School gets BigChess set ! November 27, 2011
We have been fortunate to be able to assist St Vincents School for the Deaf to get two Bigchess sets. It was a fantastic experience for us and the s... [MORE]

Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations in the USA - facebook post September 07, 2011
We have been posted on the ARMO facebook page ! ARMO (The Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations) ... [MORE]

Colourful pieces at Kwa Maritane September 07, 2011
We will have our colourful chess pieces at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge for a few days for the Rotation 2011 ARMSA Conference. 8 Sep '11 to 9 Sep '11 ... [MORE]

Back to the Rosebank Rooftop Market ! August 27, 2011
The Rooftop Market is regarded by many as South Africa's best market, and is well patronised by locals as well as tourists. More than 600 stalls off... [MORE]

Rosebank Rooftop Market in colour August 24, 2011
We had a good day on Sunday at the market with our technicolour pieces. we will be back this coming Sunday with a standard coloured giant chess s... [MORE]

A colourful option ! August 20, 2011
Yesterday we made our first technicolour chess pieces - these are what will be at the Rosebank Rooftop Market on Sunday. Come and pay us a visit. ... [MORE]

Chess Festival at the Rosebank Rooftop Market starting 21st August 2011 August 18, 2011
Bigchess is pleased to be associated with the Chess Festival at the Rosebank Rooftop Market starting on Sunday 21st August 2011. We are co-sponsors ... [MORE]

The Bigchess Website ! August 09, 2011
Well, finally some progress on the website !. We will fill in the gaps as we go along and each few days you will see progress until the site is easy... [MORE]