Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Birthday, Dates and Tournaments

Thank you for all the cards and good wishes today. To celebrate my birthday we had a special simultaneous challenge match at the club in between cakes (well baked Ben P!).

Ben C, Ben P and Stewart all represented KEGS Sunday in a competition at Eton College. Less glamourous surroundings for all of us this afternoon. Congratulations to James who won Player of the Week for his fine play in the simultaneous and for recording the entire game.

Next week (2nd) is the younger players. They'll be along on the 16th October as well with the older players sandwiching them on the 9th ahead of the half-term break. After half-term we'll have 2 separate tournaments for the 2 groups running up to Christmas.

EJCA Chelmsford Grand Prix tournament on 13th October. Details at www.ejca.co.uk

Best Wishes

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

CJCC - Week One

This was the first week back after the summer. It was great to see everyone again and welcome Hector, Adhvaith and Karan. Thank you to Ben and Stewart who met and took the KEGS Year 7's along as a group. They will do the same on the 25th September.

Scott (Year 13) and Leon (Year 10) were back to help out and were joined by James Bishop (Year 12) who will be with us this year as part of KEGS Community Service. James came along as a player in Year 7 so a nostalgic afternoon for him.

Russell was also back. He kindly brings the St. Anne's players along after running their school club and showed one of Olga's games on the demo board. Olga, Felix and James Z all qualified for and played in the Terafinal Challengers event last weekend which was a great achievement by them.

 Theo concentrating against Tom closest to the camera (watched by Millie and Josh).

 Hughie with a message for all.

 Ben enjoying his game with Scott.

Russell is showing one of Olga's games on the demo board. Adam and Felix have transferred their Moulsham chess rivalry to KEGS.

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Sunday, 2 September 2018

EJCA Coaching Day 2nd September

The Essex Junior Chess Association (www.ejca.co.uk) do a fine job organising tournaments, coaching days and the County Junior teams. Today was the first of 3 invitation-only coaching days arranged for the stronger juniors over the season.

 A purple Toby from CJCC concentrating against Byon. Rezin also looking focussed next to him.

 Joe proves far from camera-shy against CJCC's Bertie.

Abbey a picture of concentration against Urbi on the top board. Next to Abbey are Lakshan, Fraser, Nigel and Ben (all part of the KEGS chess team).

Best Wishes