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.
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
New Ladder Leader and Latest Junior News
Congratulations to Alex Carter who has moved to the top of
the ladder for the younger players. As well as winning his games he helped
Harry learn a new checkmate. He is pictured below with the leader board.
We all looked at a game together on the demonstration board
midway through the meeting to see the black king get hunted down by white’s
rook, bishop and knight. The children worked out the final checkmate with Josh
and Tom among others seeing the finish after Freddie accidently (and correctly)
sacrificed the queen.
Alex came to the most recent Train and Play day at Brentwood where he was the only player to score 3 draws.
At the next event on 13th November we’ll be joined in the afternoon
by Grandmaster Jon Speelman (former world number four) for a special challenge
match. Places available via www.britishchess.co.uk This is a rare chance to challenge a player who has competed in the later stages of the World Championships.
Before that the Essex Junior Chess Association has a coaching day at Writtle on Sunday I'll be coaching at along with CJCC parent and two-time Essex champion Russell White. Fellow CJCC parent and British Rapidplay champion IM Richard Pert will hopefully be competing but if he loses on Saturday will join us for the coaching.