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.
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.
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.
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.
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