Tuesday, 5 July 2022

A full week of chess

 It was a busy chess week.


Saturday 25th June AM - CJCC meeting as usual.

Saturday 25th June PM - Brentwood School fete with Giant Chess

Sunday 26th June AM - EJCA tournament at Moulsham School in Chelmsford

Sunday 26th June PM to Tuesday 28th June - Year 8 residential trip for Brentwood School to Suffolk (with much chess).

Thursday 30th June to Friday 1st July - Under 19 National School Finals in Stratford-Upon-Avon


It was great to see so many from CJCC playing at Moulsham. Joshua (5/6) and Maadesh (4.5/6) were our top scorers, coming 2nd and 3rd respectively in the U11s.

Below are a selction of Brentwood School photos from the week.


Students as chess pieces



Re-enacting the Harry Potter chess scene complete with script.


Chess in the sunshine



The playing hall at the Under 19 National School Finals



Brentwood School with the Plate Trophy (highest-finishing first round losers)


Best Wishes



Monday, 6 June 2022

Chelmsford Chess Weekend

We have a nice weekend of chess coming up at the end of June.


Saturday 25th June - CJCC's latest club morning.

Sunday 26th June - EJCA junior chess tournament in Chelmsford. Details via EJCA


Online junior chess is continuing despite over the board events opening up. All details are on this rolling document.

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

CJCC won the Jubilee Team Battle ahead of Essex Juniors and Suffolk Juniors.

I can create student accounts at www.lichess.org for any junior player so they can have fun learning as well as playing online. All juniors can also represent Essex online if they wish.


For more details on any of this please email me.

Robin Slade

chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com







Sunday, 22 May 2022

August Chess Club

 August Chess Club

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club will meet on the following Thursday mornings from 9.15am to midday in Christ Church in London Road (CM2 0AW) for a mixture of playing and coaching.

Thursdays 4th August, 11th August, 18th August, 25th August

The younger club (Years 1 to 5) will meet from 9.15am to 10.30am. 

The older club (Year 6 and above) from 10.30 to midday.

The times are fluid as the groups merge into each other and the stronger, younger players are welcome to stay on.

Numbers are limited and sessions will need to be pre-booked at chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com

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

Payment in cash on the day by preference or online marked CJCC.

Further details will be emailed out to those who book a session.


Thursday, 12 May 2022

ChessFest in London Sunday 17th July

 Great to hear that ChessFest is returning to Trafalgar Square on Sunday 17th July



More details will follow at www.chess-fest.com







Sunday, 8 May 2022

Photos from 30th April

 It was great to welcome so many new players on 30th April. Melinda Wilde was once again kind enough to take some photos of our morning.

Our next morning is Saturday 28th May (the day before the Colchester Junior tournament - Colchester Junior Chess Event | Colchester Jr Chess)

Portrait Photographer | Melinda Marie Photography | Colchester


Melinda in action on her first visit to the club

Oliver enjoying a joke with Dylan.


Some group chess with the younger half

Amelia 

Nathan 

Geo 

Sybilla


 
Evan enjoying a joke

Chess with an audience

Grace 


If you would like any more details about our club or junior chess in Essex in general, please get in touch.

Robin Slade (chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com)



Friday, 22 April 2022

Junior Chess Tournaments

 I'm pleased to share details of two upcoming junior chess tournaments.


Sunday 8th May - Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk)

Bury St Edmunds Junior Chess Congress – Sunday 8 May 2022


Sunday 29th May - Colchester Junior tournament

Colchester Junior Chess Event | Colchester Jr Chess


It is great to see another junior tournament in Essex. I'll be at Colchester helping out with some coaching. It should be a nice event and I'd encourage you to take part if you can.


No details beyond a date yet but there will be a tournament in Chelmsford at Moulsham Junior School hosted by the Essex Junior Chess Association on Sunday 26th June. Mark the date.


This Sunday (23rd), I'll be at Brentwood School helping run a She Plays To Win tournament for girls new to competitive chess. She Plays To Win


Good luck to CJCC players in these and other events. Everyone can represent CJCC and Essex in online competitions at www.lichess.org. Do ask me how if you are not sure.


Best Wishes

Robin Slade (chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com)

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Summer Holiday and next term chess dates

 Chelmsford Junior Chess Club will meet every Thursday morning through August. 

It will run in a similar way to our Saturday club with two sessions loosely split by age and with stronger, younger players able to stay on into the older group.

Please get in touch to book your places for August and also next term.


Chelmsford Junior Chess Club will meet on the following Saturday mornings from

9.15am to 12.15pm in Christ Church in London Road (CM2 0AW).

30th April, 28th May, 25th June, 23rd July.

The younger club (Years 2 to 5) will meet from 9.15am to 10.30am. 

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

The times are fluid as the groups merge into each other.

The stronger, younger players are welcome to stay on with the older players..

Please note we will also meet on Thursday mornings through August.

August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 9.15am - 10.30 am and 10.30am to 12.

Numbers are limited and sessions will need to be pre-booked

at chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com.

Covid precautions will be in place.

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

Payment in cash on the day or online marked CJCC.

Further details will be emailed out to those who book a session.