Friday, 28 October 2016
As part of continued development of the Brentwood Train and Play events we now have a dedicated website. We also have generous sponsorship for 2017 from H+H Fire which will allow us to host leading Grandmaster and International Master chess coaches at these events.
The website is still in development but visit www.britishchess.co.uk to see details of future events. Below is a photo montage from the first two events. At the next event I’ll get some photos of the coaching sessions to try and convey more of the flavour of these excellent days.
chess events visit www.ejca.co.uk It is great for Essex Junior Chess to have so much going on.
This blog has also reached exactly 4000 hits today.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
This week (18th October) we had a special team tournament to celebrate Josh’s birthday. Cake and competition were both consumed with enthusiasm. Ayub’s team with Tom, Ben, Nikolas, Alex and Andrew ran out the winners.
Stewart and Ben concentrating hard.
Josh's Team - Josh, Theo, Tom and Leon (Jake was to Josh's right).
Ayub, Tom, Ben and Andrew - part of the winning team.
Andrew popped in for some chess on his way to a Halloween Party. Perhaps we'll have a chess fancy dress tournament next year!
CJCC will be closed next Tuesday (25th October) for half-term and will reopen on 1st November with the younger group.
Below are the dates for some upcoming chess events. Details and entry forms for the EJCA events at www.ejca.co.uk.
30th October – Brentwood Rapidplay (adults and juniors). Free entry for Essex Juniors! Details via www.brentwoodchess.com.
6th November – 2nd EJCA Coaching Day at Writtle (near
13th November – 3rd
and Play Christmas Special (includes a Simultaneous Challenge Match).
Hosted by IM and British Rapidplay Champion Richard Pert. Details and
entry form via email@example.com
20th November – Basildon Rapidplay (2nd EJCA Grand Prix event and LJCC Qualifier)
27th November –
Junior Chess Open (LJCC Qualifier). Details via www.woodbridgechess.wordpress.com Woodbridge
4th December – 3rd EJCA Coaching Day.
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Today was the 2nd Brentwood Train and Play. This unique event combines group coaching with a team tournament. It was a great event with the juniors producing some battling chess and fully engaging with the coaching to make it fun for everyone involved.
The competition was won by the all-girls Team Judit Polgar. It was great to see so many girls playing to such a high standard and bodes well for the Essex Girls Team this season. Sarah Weersing was Player-Manager with her sister Abbey as Captain. Special thanks to Jenny,
and Tristan for their fine captaincy of
the other teams. Findlay
The victorious Team Judit Polger
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
With the younger half of the club this week we had a team competition. Alice, Tom, Jake and Olga captained 4 evenly matched teams which eventually finished with Jake’s team beating Olga’s 13-11 in the final.
Congratulations to the winning team of Jake, Anna, Angelina, David, Bertie and Harresh. Congratulations also to Jixuan Li (pictured below) who followed up his tournament debut at the weekend with two victories for Olga’s team to move with Alex to the top of the ladder.
Thank you to
(also pictured below) for doing a great job recording all the results and
looking after the ladder. Leon
Olga in play against Alice on the top board in the first match.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
Saturday 8th October saw the Essex Junior Chess Association Grand Prix tournament in
It was great to see so many past and present CJCC players taking part. Chelmsford
Pride of place for CJCC went to our 3 trophy winners – Harry, Olga and Nina. Harry scored 6/6 in the U8s to beat Olga (5/6) into 2nd place. Nina also scored 5/6 to finish 2nd in the U10s. KEGS player Ryan Smith who attends the adult club in
won the U18 Minor with 5.5/6. This was particularly impressive because Ryan was
lower graded than all 6 of his opponents! Chelmsford
Altogether there were 28 current CJCC or Chelmsford Chess Club players taking part. Most of these players can be very proud of the chess they produced. I’d like to give a special mention to Josh who did the two things I most like to see – had great fun on and off the board and played at the very limit of his ability.
Full results will appear at www.ejca.co.uk