Tuesday, 21 March 2017

CJCC Photos and Tournament Standings

This was the penultimate week of the UK Chess Challenge and it produced a new leader. Despite losing his last game to Olga, Ben Pickwick has finished on 19 points and can now only be caught by Alex Carter next week.

Josh and Leon borrowed my camera. Some of the photos were even in focus and here is a selection.

Alexander and Adam enjoying their game. Both players had already qualified for the Megafinal in the tournament at Moulsham School.

 Tom heading for victory over Saanvi. Andrew and Lucas looking serious in the background.

 Olga heading for victory in an excellent game with Ben. Felix looking on.

Standings with one week to go.

Best Wishes

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Delancey UK Chess Challenge Standings

We have 2 weeks left of the Delancey UK Chess Challenge. Over 60 children have taken part and due to our recent influx of new members I’ve ordered extra badges and furry creatures. Latest standings below.

Everyone who completes 4 rounds will receive a certificate. Those who score 11 points or more will earn a furry chess mascot. The qualifiers for the Essex Megafinal (Sunday 14th May) will also get a Golden Ticket and they’ll be some other prizes along the way.

Best Wishes

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Chess Round-Up

Good luck to Stewart, Jake, Alexander and Dinil over the next two weekends as they all make their well-deserved debuts for the Essex U9 and Essex U11 teams.

It is no coincidence the boys have taken advantage of the excellent chess coaching offered by British Chess (www.britishchess.co.uk) and the Essex Junior Chess Association (www.ejca.co.uk) over the last six months.

Today it was the turn of the older players at the club. With 3 weeks to go our leaders are…

Alex Carter 17 points from 6 games.
Ed Pickwick 17 from 7.
Josh Pooler 16 from 7.
James Zarzecki 16 from 6.
Andrew Podgorski 15 from 7.
Ben Pickwick 15 from 5.

The next Train and Play day in Brentwood is Sunday 2nd April with International Masters Richard Pert and Andrew Greet leading the coaching. Entry via www.britishchess.co.uk.

Best Wishes

Friday, 3 March 2017

Delancey UK Chess Challenge standings

We’ve had a nice influx of new members in the last few weeks so welcome to Dinil, Alex, Elijah, Nikita, Milana, Isabel, Juan, Sohan, Himanshu, Arish and Saanvi (and sorry if I’ve forgotten anyone).

Below are the latest standings in our UK Chess Challenge. Andrew P (15 points) and Josh (16 points) are the first players to complete their 7 games. Congratulations to Alex Carter in Year 2 who is our overall leader with 17 points from 6 games. Still 4 weeks to go so plenty of time for others to catch up.

Best Wishes