Wednesday, 28 June 2017

CJCC 27th June

At the club this week Josh and Jake played a joint simultaneous match on 6 boards against the younger players at the club. They came out on top by 7 wins to 4 but congratulations to Adam, Kai (helped by Felix), Olga and Jixuan on their victories. Josh and Jake did really well. They rose to the challenge of a simultaneous match even when faced by the odd opponent with a higher grade than they had.

Below are a selection of photos from the week.

 Josh (in red) and Jake on the right in their simultaneous match. Andrew at the front on the left.

 Neil playing Alice in the foreground.

 Nikita keen to slip into Jixuan's picture as he is about to start a match.

Olga teaching Andrew on the demo board.

Best Wishes

Sunday, 25 June 2017

EJCA tournament at Saffron Walden 25th June

Today was the final Essex Junior Chess Association tournament of the Grand Prix season at Saffron Walden. It turned out to be a particularly strong U11 section with a number of players from outside Essex. 8 CJCC players took part including Ben, Eddie and Lawrence who were at their first EJCA event. 

Congratulations to Josh, Jake, Olga and Stewart who all won a trophy for having attended all 5 EJCA events. Lavanan, Ben, James and Ryan played in the U18 Open ahead of representing KEGS in the U19 National School Final on 5th/6th July. KEGS are one of 16 schools from across the UK to have qualified.

Next Sunday (2nd July) is the H+H Fire Train and Play event at Moulsham School in Chelmsford.

 The EJCA Grand Prix trophies.

Many of the EJCA Grand Prix winners including (standing) Stewart, Josh and Jake from CJCC. Findlay (who attends the adult club in Chelmsford) slid in with his U14 runners-up trophy.

Eddie and Ben Pickwick (Ben with his best newcomer trophy).