Tuesday, 28 April 2020

CJCC Tournament Update

CJCC members have now enjoyed two online tournaments – one at www.chesskid.com and one at www.lichess.org

Last week George won our inaugural event at www.chesskid.com . He won two very close games with Xander and Luoke to finish on 100%. 20 children took part.

This week 30 children entered our tournament at www.lichessorg . Seb (VaultingShark) was our runaway winner but it was close for second. Bertie (JauntyCrocodile) just pipped Samuel (PureFranticPawn). Seb lives in Paris so becomes our first international winner.

We will alternate tournaments each week between the two sites (www.chesskid.com being more suitable for the younger players, www.lichess.org better for the older ones).

On our return to lichess on 12th May, we will (by popular request) have a Crazyhouse Tournament – where captured pieces join your army. This is the online solo version of Exchange Chess. More sensible chess before that on www.chesskid.com next week.

This Saturday (2nd May), CJCC host a tournament at www.lichess.org open to all Essex Juniors graded below 60 – those relatively inexperienced in tournament play.

Best Wishes



Saturday, 18 April 2020

CJCC online tourmaents

Our online club continues to grow. We now have about 50 members split between www.chesskid.com and www.lichess.org .

On Tuesday 21st at 4pm we have the 1st CJCC Fast Chess tournament on www.chesskid.com .

On Tuesday 28th at 4.30pm we have our first CJCC member-only lichess tournament.

I will run CJCC member-only events on Tuesday afternoons to replicate our normal club times (our future events at www.chesskid.com will also start at 4.30pm).

CJCC also hosted an invitational blitz event on Saturday 18th April. Our next invitational blitz (open to all our members) will be 10am-11am on Saturday 2nd May. Entry with password via https://lichess.org/tournament/bQDkM4Ga

If your friends would like to join CJCC online please ask their parents to email me at the address below.

Best Wishes

Robin (chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com)

Thursday, 2 April 2020

CJCC moves online

CJCC has moved online so our players can continue to have fun playing and improving their skills while the club cannot open as normal.

I have set up two online clubs. The younger players are at www.chesskid.com while the older players are at www.lichess.org

www.chesskid.com is the world’s leading chess playing and learning site for younger children.

www.lichess.org is a free chess site with a straightforward layout and where I play myself.

www.chesskid.com allows children to play other children from around the world as well as challenge their club friends. The lessons and videos are expertly packaged and presented while the children can also solve puzzles (alone or in a duel) and challenge robots. All the while the children collect ChessKid prizes and rating points.

www.lichess.org also carries some fine learning material and gives older children a chance to try a whole range of chess variants alongside the standard game. You can play at a variety of time limits and earn a lichess rating for playing and puzzle solving.

Both sites will allow us to have internal club tournaments while on ChessKid we can also have matches with other schools and clubs.

The clubs can only be joined by invitation. I can follow the progress of all the players, send them messages and challenge them to a game. Do get in touch if you would like to be part of this.

I will host the regular club on the platforms by logging in at the normal term-times the club would have been open. This will let the children find their friends online to play as well as challenge me.

I hope you and your families all stay healthy. A perfect time for online chess.

Best Wishes

Robin (chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com)