Sunday, 29 September 2019

CJCC Dates and Club Details

We'll finish this half-term on Tuesday 15th October with the younger players then take a break.

The club will meet back on Tuesday 5th November with the older players then run through to Tuesday 10th December.

The club will be closed however on Tuesday 19th November when I am running a chess event at KEGS.


Older Group - 8/10, 5/11, 26/11, 10/12.

Younger Group - 1/10, 15/10, 12/11, 3/12.

For those looking for details about the club please email me at the address at the bottom of the posts.

We meet most Tuesdays in term-time from about 4.30pm-6pm. Some children arrive a bit earlier as they come straight from school. Some stay the whole session, others appear for whatever period fits in that particular week. There is no need to make any prior commitment.

The cost is just £2 per week when you turn up plus a bit to buy snacks from Leon's shop. Any profit he makes goes to his chosen charity.

The club is split loosely into an older (Year 5+) and younger (Year 4-) half but the boundaries are flexible. The children play (in between snacking and chatting) with help as needed then we have a short group coaching session in the middle.

The ethos of the club is to encourage everyone to have fun playing and improving their chess. We currently have about 70 active members. Come and give it a try and see how you get on.

Best Wishes

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Older Group 24/09/19

It was great to welcome (and welcome back) so many of the Year 6s who have been absent for a while studying for the 11+.

So to Adam, Karunya, Evan, Charlie, Hriday and Maheep (sorry if I've forgotten anyone) welcome back to the chess world.

Leon was guest photographer today.

 A nice group shot of the club.

 John and Charlie look oblivious to all going on around them.

 Eva (with the flower) playing Janet with Elizabeth watching.

George (playing Joseph) and Nicholas in matching minecraft tops.

Best Wishes

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Two Weeks In

Two weeks into the new term at CJCC. One week for each half of the club. It has been great to see so many old players and welcome new ones.

This week (17th September) was the turn of the younger half. Welcome to Edith, Sai, Maya, Samira, Kamilla, Petr and Eva. Well done to Shrishti for being my Player of the Week for her smothered knight checkmate.

Nice to see so many girls at the club and also to have so many children borrow a chess book to help them.

We might have had more photos if I had remembered to tell guest photographer Kush to hold the camera still.

Edith, Samira and Kamilla are just learning to play so teamed up against Pranshi. The girls did really well with their learning helped by a rotating group of other children.

Sid (head in hands) and Rishi are carefully watching Posi and Tokumbo. Looking at the board they might be playing one of Tokumbo's special versions of chess.

Best Wishes