The Junior and Senior Chess Clubs meet once a week for an hour on a weekday afternoon. We are also part of the Sarah Baartman Chess Union and play local league matches once a week in Term 1 and 2, on a weekday afternoon.

Extra coaching is available for promising players in the evenings or during weekend training sessions.  Players are encouraged to take part in trials for the Sarah Baartman team.

In 2023 we had 6 learners from Union who represented Sarah Baartman in the Eastern Cape Provincial Tournament, with two of them being elected to represent the Eastern Cape.

Chess at Union High School provides learners a chance to learn basic chess skills, but also offers top level coaching for more advanced players.