Wednesday, 4 November 2015

First Meeting

What a great first meeting for CJCC. It is difficult to guess how successful any new club will be in advance. I knew what we should be – a club that would welcome any young player of any level and provide a pleasant atmosphere for them to enjoy playing and improving their chess. But what about numbers?

As it turned out we had 30 children come along between 4 and 14. Some were experienced players, some almost completely new to the game. Some knew many of the other players, some didn’t know anyone. None of that mattered. There was a lovely buzz and everyone seemed to enjoy being surrounded by other children who enjoyed the game.

Thanks in particular to Scott (Year 10) who came along purely to coach and help the club run more smoothly and Josh (Year 5) who did such a good job organising the refreshments (his fellow biscuit guru Sebastian will be there next week).

A few parents asked me yesterday so in case I forget to mention it again the club is open from about 4.30pm to 6pm. There is no need to get there by 4.30pm or stay until 6pm and no need to commit to coming on particular weeks. Simply come along at the times and in the weeks it fits in with the rest of your life.

Below are some photos I took which I hope show a full and happy looking hall.

Roll on next week!

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