Sunday, 27 September 2020

CJCC in Essex Arena Battle Blitz and ChessKid Change

We had a great 4-way Essex Arena Battle Blitz contest this morning. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Brentwood School 81, KEGS 71, CJCC 70, Colchester Juniors 53.

Brentwood School got their revenge after losing a 22-board match 23-21 to KEGS on Thursday. Fantastic to have that many students giving up their evening to play.

Former CJCC players Nina and Max led Brentwood School to victory with 20 wins between them. Quite a few of our older players were playing for KEGS.

Well done to George - EvenNimbleCamel - for playing more games than anyone else and being CJCC's top scorer. We were so close to second!

ChessKid Early Riser tournament 9am Saturday with coaching to follow for the less experienced players. Open to all. Blitz on at 11am to follow.

Brentwood School Mad Blitz Sunday 4th October on is open to all Essex and Suffolk Juniors. Former CJCC parent International Master Richard Pert is due to play and stream live commentary on his twitch channel. Link via the tournament page.

Best Wishes

Robin Slade (

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Online Success for Olga and Upcoming Blitz Battles

Congratulations to Olga Latypova who has won two big online events recently - the 4NCL U1700 (a national competition) and the Essex Online U150. Both these events are open to adults and juniors. 

Here is Olga with her fragile-looking 4NCL trophy. Thank you to her dad Egor for the photo.

This weekend former CJCC player Nina will represent England in the European Online U12 Championships. The best of luck to her.

All CJCC players are invited to play in the Essex 4-Way Arena Battle Blitz on Sunday 27th. CJCC vs Colchester Juniors vs KEGS vs Brentwood. It should be fun! Essex Blitz Battle Team Battle 2709 •

This Saturday will see the first CJCC tournament double. Rising Stars (with coaching afterwards) at at 9am with the CJCC Blitz at at 11am. As ever, it will all be on Zoom to add to the social feel.

Just as well there is plenty of online chess to enjoy because competitive chess over the board seems a long way off. Both sites also have some excellent learning material. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.

Best Wishes

Robin Slade (