Tuesday, 25 June 2019

No Club 2nd July

Don't forget there is no club next week (2nd July) because I am away with KEGS at the National U19 School Finals. James, who has been along all year helping us out, and long-term helper Scott will both be playing.

The club will be open on 9th and 16th July to everyone. After that we will break up for the summer. I plan to run some sessions over the holidays so watch this space....

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CJCC Photos 25th June

Fun and busy afternoon at CJCC. Very nice to welcome Joshua, Zachary, Zaina and Michael for the first time. Michael and Zachary are both in Reception which shows you can start playing young.

John bought the trophy along he won on Sunday and I was pleased to hand out a special trophy to Hector for his good sportsmanship in the tournament. Anna was our Player of the Week for the help she gave Zaina and the chess she played today alongside her excellent performance on Sunday.

 Milana is always quick to spot a camera. Michael having a mid-game snooze on the right.

 Dinil, Shray, Luv, Janet and Shrishti taking a break.

 Tokumbo, who also played on Sunday, on his way to a win over Kush.

Michael enjoyed a long game with Posi on his first visit to the club.

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Sunday, 23 June 2019

EJCA Grand Prix tournament 23rd June

Today in Chelmsford was the final EJCA (EJCA) Grand Prix event of the season. CJCC had 15 players taking part.

In terms of point scoring the girls led the way with Olga finishing a magnificent 2nd in the U18 Open and Anna leading the U11s at the half-way stage. Olga was also 2nd in the overall U11 standings.

But congratulations also to Tokumbo, Juan and John who were making their EJCA tournament debuts in the U9s. Juan and John shared the prize for Best Newcomer across all the different sections.

Congratulations to Hector as well for the way he conducted himself in defeat in the hall - the spirit he offered his opponents his congratulations after the game was an example for everyone.

 Anna (pensively facing the camera) had a tight battle with Mae on the top board in Round 4 of the U11s before eventally losing.
 Juan with his Best Newcomer trophy - a chess souvenir to take back to Spain in the summer.

John with is Best Newcomer trophy and certificate. His sister Janet will make her debut soon.

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