Monday, 25 January 2016

Chelmsford School Chess

Next month there are two school chess events in Chelmsford I’m involved with. On 6th February Springfield Primary School are hosting the area qualifier in the English Primary Schools Championship and on 23rd February KEGS are hosting a tournament for secondary schools.

I’ve visited Springfield this term to give a chess workshop and am doing the same at Moulsham this week to help with their preparation. Mrs Faulds at Springfield and Mr Pugh at Moulsham both do an excellent job running their school clubs. Although I’ll be officially at Springfield with Moulsham I’ll be sending good wishes in Springfield’s direction.

The KEGS tournament is for teams of four from any secondary school. Moulsham High and New Hall have already entered from Chelmsford and Sevenoaks are among the other competitors. Although it is part of a national competition the primary aim is to encourage local schools who don’t play much chess to take part. If you would like your school to enter a team please get in touch and I’ll send you an entry form. It will be a relaxed and fun afternoon so come and join us.

On 11th February KEGS also travel to Southend for the next round of the National Schools Championship after a fine victory over Woodbridge this month. There are many schools who don’t play chess but where there is a teacher to take charge it is thriving in Essex. KEGS are fortunate enough to have three teachers to run their school club and Mr Worrall willing to organise their team.

Best Wishes
Robin Slade

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