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.
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Younger Section - Week One
This was our first week with the club split into two. This
week was the turn of the younger half (we need a better name – I’ll ask the
players). In addition Tolu, Josh, Sebastian,
Leon and Adam
came along from the older group to give some coaching and general help. The
boys did a great job so many thanks to them.
As you can see from he photos the club was still healthily
busy. We did a bit of learning in small groups then everyone played a round of
the UK Chess Challenge tournament. Congratulations to Naman who made his first
ever checkmate against Cody (who earlier made his first checkmate at the club
against Andrew). We have a few players just learning the moves and one of the
great things about the club is that the older or more experienced players are
willing to help them.
Next week be the older half will meet and be joined by a few
of the stronger young players.
Dylan concentrating against Alice in the foreground.
Adam and Sebastian on a coaching break watched by Tolu who was in charge of recording the tournament results.
Leon helping out Naman and Cody in their match.
James moving against Lucas. Welcome back to Tommy (in the middle) after his broken leg.