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, 21 January 2016
We’ve made some changes at the club due to the pleasant
problem of how to accommodate so many players. In the last couple of weeks
we’ve had over 40 children along each week which is really too many for me to
be able to give them the quality of chess experience and coaching I want to.
So from next week (26th) we’ve split the club
into two and each group will meet fortnightly. One group will be for the
younger and newer players (Years 2-4) and the other for the older and more
experienced players (Years 5-8). This way we’ll have about 20 players each week
and can offer more effective coaching.
The boundaries are not set in stone. There are a few older
players who are quite new to chess and might prefer the guidance in the younger
group and a couple of younger ones who are very accomplished and might prefer
the chess challenge of the older one. In addition where families have more than
one child attending they are welcome to bring younger children to the older
group or vice versa.
I’ll also be inviting a few of the older players to come
along to the younger group to offer some help to the younger players. This is a
good life skill to practice and something that everyone benefits from. It all should
work out nicely but if not we’ll think again.
Congratulations to all our players who competed at Southend
last Sunday. The EJCA tournaments are lovely events and it was nice to see so
many new players there. Keep an eye at www.ejca.co.uk
for the next one.
January Younger Group 4.45-6.15pm
February Older Group 4.30-6pm Tuesday 9th
February Younger Group 4.45-6.15pm Tuesday 16th
February – Half Term – Club open and everyone welcome. Tuesday 23rd
February – Club Closed Tuesday 1st
March Older Group 4.30-6pm Tuesday 8th
March Younger Group 4.30-6pm etc.