Sunday, 10 January 2016


Happy New Year!

The club met back on the 5th January and will carry on each Tuesday at 4.30pm. Congratulations to Harry and Jerry who qualified for and played in the London Junior Chess Championships over Christmas and did very well to score 3/7 and 5/7 respectively in the U8s. Congratulations also to former Chelmsford junior Gorak who won the U21 section and as a result qualifies for the main British Championship in the summer.

Two tournaments coming up. Next Sunday (17th) is the latest Essex Junior Grand Prix event at Southend. Entry forms and (after next week) results at Good luck to all our players at the tournament.

I have a boxful of badges, chess mascots and shaggy pencils which means it is time for the UK Chess Challenge. We’ll kick off at the club on 19th January and play one round each week. It is a 7 round event and we’ll run up to Easter to give as many juniors as possible a chance to get 7 games in. The best boy and girl in each school year will qualify for the Essex Megafinal.

For those of you new to this event you score 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw and 1 for a loss. You also as far as possible play someone with a similar score to you each round. This means even the players new to chess will score points and everyone will get a prize and a certificate.

Best Wishes

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