Chelmsford Junior Chess Club exists to give junior chess players in Chelmsford of all ages and strengths the chance to play and learn chess in a fun and safe environment. Players will have the chance to make new chess-playing friends while getting some coaching to guide them on their chess path.
The blog exists to promote Chelmsford Junior Chess Club in particular and junior chess in Chelmsford and Essex in general.
Friday, 20 November 2015
Next Tuesday British Under 15 Champion Daniel Gallagher has
kindly agreed to come along to the club to take on a number of our players in a
simultaneous match. It is rare to have the opportunity to take on a national
champion and should be a challenging and fun afternoon.
Last week we had a competition to win a copy of Spiderman 2
which turned up unexpectedly inside a chess book I’d got on ebay. We have a
growing collection of chess books written for juniors at the club which
everyone is welcome to borrow.
The puzzle was to find the square to put the black king on
to allow a checkmate in one move for white (see below). Congratulations for
Stewart for picking d3 (now find the checkmate!) but other players honed in on
c6. It turned out the original puzzle was misprinted to allow 2 solutions so
Stewart got the dvd and everyone else got drinks and biscuits. I think a white
bishop on a8 would fix it.
Congratulations to everyone who played at Basildon
the previous weekend. Full results will appear at www.ejca.co.uk. Harry (our youngest competitor
from the club age 5) was our best scorer and qualified for the London Junior
Chess Championships with 4/6 in the Under 8 section.
This week I’ve been to coach at Springfield Primary and
Moulsham Primary in Chelmsford and visited KEGS where 30+ boys from Years 7 and
8 took part in an after school tournament to try and get a place on the school
team. In lieu of any photos from our club this week (I had the camera – just
didn’t get a chance to turn it on) check out the photo on the KEGS twitter
feed. It is great to see chess doing so well in some of our schools in Chelmsford.