Saturday 17 February 2024

Older Players at CJCC

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club splits into two halves based on age. 

Just as in the younger half, the older players range from experienced tournament competitors to those just starting off. 

Also just as with the younger half, we look at some chess together as a group. 

Today it was a prodigy vs legend match between GM Abhimanyu Mishra (14) and GM Vassily Ivanchuk (54). 

You can catch the game here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ajyMoQm428 - on PwerPlay Chess (my favourite way to enjoy top level chess).

Yana (along for the first time) facing David (who is volunteering at CJCC for his DofE)

Prajin and Sachin closest to the camera.

Best Wishes




Tuesday 13 February 2024

CJCC closure dates in March and April

 


CJCC will be closed on the following Saturdays:

Saturday 2nd March

Saturday 6th April

Saturday 20th April

 

CJCC is open on all the other Saturdays through February, March and April.


Saturday 3 February 2024

Brentwood Junior Open 3rd March

 


Download the flyer and enter online via Online Registration | British Chess

The tournament is structured to make it particularly kind to less experienced players.


Good Luck!

Robin Slade (chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com)


Saturday 20 January 2024

CJCC in 2024

We had our first meeting of 2024 today (20th January) and meet - with the odd exception - every Saturday morning.

Here are a few photos from the first (younger) half of the club. The older players in shot are doing their Duke of Edinburgh volunteering or earning a bit of money helping out.

Please get in touch for more details.


Best Wishes

Robin Slade (chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com)







Chelmsford Junior Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 9.15am to 12.15pm in Christ Church in London Road (CM2 0AW).

We meet (with the odd exception) every week.

The younger club (school years 1 to 5) meet from 9.15am to 10.45am. 

The older club (school year 6 and above) from 10.45am to 12.15pm.

There is some flexibility within the group ages.

The cost is £5 per session attended, which will be a mix of playing and coaching.





Sunday 31 December 2023

2024 Tournaments

We have 3 tournaments coming up in Essex. All the details as ever are at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-F8SAJkWRhlj01L4FwNFkfCeIj16YKNJ7WM4H-eckf4/edit?usp=sharing


Sunday 28th January

Colchester Junior Tournament (part of the EJCA Grand Prix)

Details and Entry - https://www.colchesterjrchess.org/chess-event


Sunday 3rd March

8th Brentwood Junior Tournament (part of the EJCA Grand Prix)

Details and Entry - https://britishchess.co.uk/events/


28th March to 1st April

Southend Easter Chess Festival (adults and juniors)

Details and Entry - https://southendchesscongress.org/



CJCC will return on Saturday 20th January. Above is CJCC player Jamie who made his tournament debut and finished as runner-up in his section at Brentwood in March 2023.


Happy New Year!





Saturday 16 December 2023

Christmas Chess and CJCC in 2024

We had our last meeting of 2023 today with our Christmas Buffet. Thank you to everyone who came along to make it such a nice occasion.

Once again, Eddie, Anna and Joshua took charge of the buffet. Their help through the year makes a real difference to the smooth running of the club. Here they are at last year's buffet.




CJCC itself will be back on Saturday 20th January and meet weekly (with the odd exception) at our regular times. Please email for full details but skeleton details are at the bottom. 


Online chess for Essex Juniors and CJCC will continue across Christmas. Our next online competition as CJCC is on Wednesday 20th December. 

East Anglian Team Battle Link - https://lichess.org/tournament/9d6ziOsQ


The details of this and our other online chess is always at this live google document link.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-F8SAJkWRhlj01L4FwNFkfCeIj16YKNJ7WM4H-eckf4/edit?usp=sharing

There is also a WhatsApp group for chess parents to help you stay in touch. If you email me, I will send you the link to join.


Good luck to everyone playing online or in person at the London Junior Chess Championships across Christmas and New Year.


Best Wishes

Robin Slade (chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com)



Chelmsford Junior Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 9.15am to 12.15pm in Christ Church in London Road (CM2 0AW).

We will return on Saturday 20th January 2024 and will meet (with the odd exception) every week.

The younger club (school years 1 to 5) meet from 9.15am to 10.45am. 

The older club (school year 6 and above) from 10.45am to 12.15pm.

There is flexibility within the group ages to allow for siblings etc.

The cost is £5 per session attended, which will be a mix of playing and coaching.



Happy Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who has been part of Chelmsford Junior Chess Club through 2023. 

I hope you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Best Wishes
Robin