Friday, 19 August 2016

Chess Event Calendar

Plenty of junior chess coming up in the next couple of months. I have more details for all of the events below so please get in touch for an entry form etc.

It has been great to see so many juniors taking advantage of the holidays to attend the adult club in Chelmsford on Thursday evenings.

Tuesday 16th August – mid-summer CJCC meeting.

Saturday 20th August  - CJCC Coaching Workshop.

20th/21st August – Terafinal Weekend in Loughborough (qualifiers only).

Tuesday 6th September  - CJCC restarts. Everyone welcome.

Sunday 11th September – First U12s Train and Play at Brentwood.

Saturday 17th September – one day mixed tournament at Bures (Essex/Suffolk border).

Sunday 18th September – Eton College secondary school competition (KEGS entered).

Saturday 24th September - Essex Blitz Championship.

Sunday 25th September – First EJCA training day at Writtle.

Saturday 8th October – First EJCA Grand Prix tournament in Chelmsford.

Best Wishes

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Brentwood Chess Train and Play 11th September

On Sunday 11th September will be the first Brentwood Train and Play. This is an exciting new chess event I’m organising with IM Richard Pert and will combine coaching sessions aimed at players of different standards and rated match play against opponents of similar standard. There is a strong CJCC flavour to the day with fellow CJCC parent (and former Essex Champion) Russell White part of the coaching team.

Richard and I have spent a fair amount of time deciding on the format and putting the day together and plan to run a series of these events in the future. The Essex Junior Chess Association are also planning a series of coaching events which I’m also involved with. Details of these will appear at

Also on the EJCA website is the entry from to the first of the Grand Prix tournaments to be held in Chelmsford on 8th October.

Next week (16th) CJCC will meet for mid-holiday chess and I’m running an invitational coaching morning on Saturday 20th.

Best Wishes