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.
Monday, 16 January 2017
UK Chess Challenge and January Chess
A tableful of furry mascots means the Delancey UK Chess
Challenge is underway. Everyone will receive a chess badge and a gold spot for
each win. As the children progress they will battle for a furry chess mascot,
scorebook, certificate and a Golden Ticket to the Essex Megafinal.
We played Round One for the older players last Tuesday (10th)
and will start off the younger players this week (17th). Don’t
forget the club is closed the folowing Tuesday (24th) because I’m at
chess competition with the KEGS Year 7 and 8 teams.
January is full of chess. KEGS are playing in two
competitions. The Essex Junior Chess Association had a training day on 8th
and have the next Grand Prix tournament on the 22nd. I’m also
visiting Elm Green and Moulsham schools ahead of a primary school competition
on the 4th February.
Yesterday (15th) saw the 1st H+H Train
and Play day at Brentwood. Among the 50
children enjoying the team competition and coaching from International Masters
Richard Pert and Adam Hunt (and me) were 10 CJCC players. Alexander and Stewart
both scored 2/3 and were part of the winning team alongside Anna.