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.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
8th December and the London Chess Classic
This week at the club we were all either learning or
teaching a checkmate. Thank you to the stronger half of the club for sharing
their time and skills. It was a good job they didn’t know we would run out of
biscuits or they might not have been so happy. Next week we’ll have a Christmas
buffet so no chance of running out of food.
Josh and Harry pause to pose.
Stewart about to put Ilamaaran out of his misery.
Francesca and Charlotte in the foreground. It is nice to have so many girls at the club.
Matthew looking unusually serious against Saul
Wednesday I went up to the London Chess Classic at Olympia with 16 players from MoulshamPrimary School.
They had a great time and were a good advert for their school with the way they
conducted themselves. The proof of the value of the day was everybody playing
chess or solving problems on the tube and train journey home rather than the 5
medals won by some very fine chess.
The school sessions for 500 pupils a day are organised by
Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) who are doing excellent work introducing
chess into the curriculum of schools across the country.
Wednesday evening was the Chelmsford adult chess club’s
Christmas Party which is much like a regular chess night with the addition of a
fine buffet (thank you Mario and Monica), free drink, music, some rather nice
balloons that lit up in the dark, much socialising and a tournament.
Quite a few older juniors came along to discover an adult
chess club (or at least Chelmsford’s)
is a pretty fun place to be. I look after the junior players at the adult club
and am keen to close the gap between the adult and junior chess world.