Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club

Busy and happy week as ever with the younger players. Welcome to Hugo, Oscar and Abigail who came along for the first time. Thank you to Theo for his help guiding the less experienced players with how to move the pieces and showing a couple of basic checkmates on the demo board.

Congratulations to Eddie for winning one of Olga's medals for being the first player to score 11 points and win a chess mascot a couple of weeks back. Olga has set us a business with her dad designing chess medals, trophies and other bits and pieces then printing them on their 3D printer.

Eddie is standing in front of the finish of his game with Alice where Alice has just played Nh7-g5 to stalemate Eddie instead of Nh7-f6+ Kf7 then Kh7 to get the white pawn home.

Below are the latest standings in the UK Chess Challenge. Lawrence is the clubhouse leader but will have to wait and see how results go over the next month. 11 players won themselves a mascot this week for reaching the 11 point threshold.

Next week (6th March) will be for the older players.

Leon has an Easter Egg Chess Plan for the last two weeks of the tournament (21st and 28th March) to add some fun. Leon is in charge of our snack shop. Once again this week he proved the first rule of CJCC snacks - it doesn't matter how much you bring, it will all be eaten by the end of the afternoon.

Good luck to our players competing in Colchester this Saturday at the Essex Junior Chess Association Grand Prix tournament.

Amazingly this blog has had 50,000 hits now. Impressive!

Best Wishes

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