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29 November 2016

Junior News

Welcome to junior chess. This site is here to help all chess players aged under 18. If you are looking for a jargon free guide to junior chess, the Introduction might interest you. The clubs section has a guide to local clubs that encourage junior players.

2016 Staffordshire Junior Championship results

29 Nov.

Final scores and places from the 2016 Staffordshire Junior Championships held on Sunday 20 November 2016 are now available.

2017 UK Chess Challenge enrolment for schools and clubs

17 Nov.

Schools and clubs interested in being part of the 2017 UK Chess Challenge should note that you have until 16 December 2016 to enrole.

Last year, 48,200 children from 1,200 schools and clubs took part. There has been concern recently over whether the UK Chess Challenge would continue. Sarah Hegarty, who first won the tournament herself in 1996 and went on to win the 2013 British Ladies title, has taken over the running and organising of the competition.

Entry forms for the first stage of 2017 are available and can be obtained from the competition website.

Staffordshire junior championships

16 Oct.

For players who were under 18 on 1 September 2016 the Staffordshire junior chess championship will be held at Hassell school, Newcastle-under-Lyme on Sunday 20 November.

Those taking part should play six games of chess during the day and will have have 30 minutes for all moves in each game. The first games begin at 9.30 and winners prizes will be presented at 5 pm.

Age groups are under 7 (year 2 and below), under 8, under 9, under 10, under 11, under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18. As far as practical players will only play against opponents from the age group they compete in. There should be prizes for everyone who scores at least half a point during the day.

It will be held at:
Hassell primary school,
Barracks Road,
Newcastle under Lyme,
ST5 1LF.

This championship is also a county teams qualifier so eligible players who do their best here might be invited to be part of the Staffordshire junior team.

Traci Whitfield and I would like you to take part. If you decide to do so, please complete and return the entry form by Thursday 17 November.

Details and entry forms

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Events that you might be interested in will be listed here when I know about them.
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This website is here for players like you. The news page is here to help keep people informed about things that might interest them. If you know about something that other players might be interested in, and you think it should be mentioned here, you can either email me Andrew Davies or Traci Whitfield, and tell us about it. Don’t forget to mention it’s for the website though.
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Please contact:

Traci Whitfield  and  Andrew Davies


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