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.
Today was the final Essex Junior Chess Association
tournament of the season. It was great to see so many players from Chelmsford there and I
managed to round most of them up for a photo before battle commenced.
Nina (third from the left and bolting for freedom) and Harry
(who was hiding) both won two trophies – one for scoring 5/6 in the U9s to
finish joint second and one for coming 2nd and 3rd respectively
in the overall U9 Grand Prix – to be CJCC’s most successful players of the day.
Congratulations to all our players who took part and among those from CJCC
Sebastian and Josh also won a trophy.
Congratulations to Anika who came along to the club Tuesday
proudly wearing a chess medal she had won in Kent the previous weekend. Anika
stayed with her friend Shlok and (at 5 years of age) scored 3/6 in an U9
tournament. Shlok flew off to Greece
yesterday to represent England
at the European School Championships so perhaps some of his chess magic rubbed
off on Anika. Essex Juniors Elliot and Giulio are also in Greece and you
can follow their progress via the link below.
Next weekend a number of CJCC players will be competing at
the EJCA tournament in Saffron Walden. Good luck to all of them. I’ve put a
couple of boards together for the event to advertise our club in Chelmsford so the CJCC
players in the photos might reach minor celebrity status at the tournament.
CJCC ran a chess workshop today (Saturday) for juniors who play in the
Essex tournaments or for the Essex junior teams and are looking for a little extra help with their chess. This
is something I plan to organise once a month. We looked at a great game
together (Fuderer vs O’Kelly 1950) and had a go playing it on in pairs from the
position after move 14 (Kf8).