Friday, 14 April 2017

CJCC Dates and Upcoming Chess Events

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club will reopen on Tuesday 18th April with the older players. Our dates until half-term (when we will be closed for that week) are

Older Players – 18th April, 2nd May, 16th May.
Younger Players – 25th April, 9th May, 23rd May.

In addition there are a series of junior chess tournaments coming up in April and May.

Sat 29th April – Essex Junior Chess Association Grand Prix tournament in Colchester. Details and entry form at

Sat 13th MayBrentwood U12 Open Tournament. Details at This will be a particularly good event for for less experienced players.

Sun 14th May – Essex Megafinal in Basildon. Qualification necessary for Year 6 and below. No qualification needed for any juniors in Year 7 and above. Entry via

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

UK Schools' Chess Challenge - Final Standings

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club has now completed the UK Schools’ Chess Challenge. All our players had the chance to play 7 rounds and compete for a place in the Essex Megafinal on 14th May.
Below are the final standings so congratulations to our qualifiers and overall winner Ben Pickwick. Last year Olga and Toby went all the way to the National Terafinal and it would be great if someone could match that achievement this year.
The club will meet back on Tuesday 18th April with the older players.

Best Wishes

Monday, 3 April 2017

CJCC Success at 3rd H+H Fire Brentwood Train and Play

Last Sunday was the latest H+H Fire Train and Play event in Brentwood. It was great to have Alexander, Alex, Tommy, Sophie, Nikita, Anna, Jake, Adam and Alice along from CJCC for a mixture of coaching sessions and a team competition.

IM Andrew Greet was our guest coach for the day alongside IM Richard Pert and myself. CJCC parent and two-time Essex Champion Russell White also stepped in to help with the coaching alongside managing Team Fischer.

Well done to Jake and Anna for winning all 3 of their games. Alice was part of the winning (all girl) Team Polgar.

Alex Carter was CJCC UK Chess Challenge runner-up. Here he is pictured with IMs Richard Pert and Andrew Greet and myself after receiving a chess book and medal.

 Winning Team Polgar with carefully selected Easter Egg prizes.

Anna dead centre and Jake second from left among the players who scored 3/3.

 Action from Round 2 in the team competition.

Abigail vs Rowan on top board of the Team Polgar vs Team Fischer match.

Best Wishes