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.
Monday, 27 February 2017
2nd H+H Fire Train and Play
Sunday saw the latest H+H Fire Train and Play event. This
one was held at BrentwoodPrep School and featured
over 90 children with coaching from GM Matthew Sadler, GM Nick Pert, IM Richard
Pert and myself. About half the children came from outside Essex.
The children were split into 4 groups based on chess ability
and all enjoyed 3 coaching sessions with 3 different coaches interspersed with
a 3 round tournament within their group.
Those who recorded their games also had a chance to sit down
with one of the coaches and analyse it. This proved extremely popular with
Grandmaster Matthew Sadler in particular often surrounded by eager players.
Matthew flew in from Amsterdam
for the event and struck up an instant rapport with the children.
It was great to see so many current and former CJCC players.
Congratulations in particular to Tommy Wood scoring 2.5/3 in Group D at his
first ever chess event and Alexander Lockett and Max Pert both scoring 3/3 in
Group B. All 3 received chess book prizes.