Junior Chess News

Mar
22

25 new puzzles

We have updated our puzzle pages with 25 new problems across the different levels.

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Mar
17

Castlepoint Junior Chess Group Suspended

17/3/2020 Following yesterday’s government advisory notice, the Castlepoint Library Junior chess club will not be running this Saturday and will, sadly, be closed until further notice. We will review the situation after Easter. In the meantime, we encourage the junior players to take a look at the puzzles available on the junior puzzle page of […]

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Mar
03

Physical exercise is good for your chess

Don't take our word for it, see what Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik and other world chess champions think!    Read this fascinating article
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Feb
26

Larissa Cuthbert’s success continues

Larissa played in the Wilts & West of England Junior Chess Championships in Swindon, becoming the joint u11 Wiltshire Champion.

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Feb
24

Try our new puzzle page

For those of you who love a challenge we have a new puzzle page.

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Feb
20

Christmas Puzzle Winners

The winners are announced

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Feb
18

Successful opening Junior Chess session at Ringwood Library

This Saturday saw a successful opening session of the junior chess group at Ringwood Library with 13 keen young players attending.

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Feb
13

Dorset Junior Chess Championship 2020

A fantastic day of junior chess with over 50 participants from across Dorset and a few from Hampshire.

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Feb
13

Talbot Heath School Recognises Chess Achievements

Talbot Heath has posted on its Facebook Page the achievements of Larissa Cuthbert and Florence Spirling at the Dorset Junior championships.   Well done girls.

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Feb
02

Free Junior Chess Clubs around Dorset

We have identified the following FREE junior chess clubs across Dorset. Should you be aware of any other free junior clubs, please do let us know. Castlepoint Library This junior chess club for beginners and improvers runs every Saturday from 10.15am to 12.00pm in the Castlepoint library. Tuckton Library An after school chess club, with […]

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Jan
31

Ringwood Junior Chess Group – Starting 15th Feb

Starting mid-February Andy Baskett and Martin Clancy from Ringwood Chess Club will be running a junior chess group in Ringwood Library between 11:00 am and noon, for 8 weeks. The group will be based upon the Chess in Schools and Community syllabus and essentially each session is “learn something new” and then “play to practice […]

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Jan
29

Larissa Cuthbert represents England

At the beginning of December, Larissa Cuthbert represented England at the European Youth Rapidplay and Blitz Chess Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. She took part in three tournaments, the U12 Girls Individual Rapidplay, the U14 Mixed Team Rapidplay and the U14 Girls Blitz and achieved an average performance rating of around 1200 across the three. During […]

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Dec
01

Dorset Junior results November 2019

Several Dorset junior players have been in action at tournaments during November 2019. Well done to all! Larissa Cuthbert recently played for Wessex D in the 4NCL on 9 and 10th November winning her first game against an opponent nearly 300 rating points higher than her. She then came up against an opponent rated 1990 […]

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Sep
27

Dorset Junior Larissa Cuthbert selected to play for England in Estonia later this year

27 Sept: Many congratulation to Larissa Cuthbert, aged 10 years from Dorset, who has been selected to play for the England team in the European Youth Rapidplay and Blitz Chess Championships in Tallinn, Estonia in Nov/Dec this year.

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Sep
23

Declan Lovelock becomes Dorset Blitz Champion with brilliant performance; Results tables added

Declan's outstanding performance 22 Sept: 36 took part in 3 groups of 12 in an acclaimed day of speed chess. This included an excellent number of 7 juniors. Feedback to organisers Steve Peirson and Martin Simons was that it was really enjoyed and good fun. Also an excellent lunch, with Martin providing his now famous [...]
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Sep
02

Nikki Forster is appointed as B&DCL and DCCA Junior Chess Coordinator

On behalf of the Bournemouth & District Chess League and Dorset County Chess Association, we are very pleased to formally announce the appointment of Nikki Forster as the B&DCL and DCCA Junior Chess Coordinator.

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Aug
07

Larissa Cuthbert’s exceptional performance in UK Schools Chess Challenge Gigafinal

Larissa Cuthbert from Poole recently achieved an outstanding 2nd place in the UK Schools Chess Challenge Delancey Southern Gigafinal Under 10 girls section. Upon receiving her medal from GM Viktor Bologan she has qualified for the final round – the Terafinal for the second year running.

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Feb
14

Junior Chess: Ted Paul 6/6 – Organiser Eric Sachs submits Congress Report

We had a successful and very enjoyable Championship where 53 Juniors competed within 3 groups over 6 rounds and a time control of 15 minutes each.

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Feb
09

Dorset Junior Chess Championships, 9 February 2019

Venue – Bournemouth Grammar School for Girls We had a successful and very enjoyable Championship where 53 juniors competed within 3 groups over 6 rounds and a time control of 15 minutes each. Ages of Juniors/Seniors were from Year 3 (8 years) to Sixth form (17). The competitors came from all over the area and […]

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May
08

2018 Inter-school final

Highcliffe School’s great achievement in winning the 2018 Inter Schools competition and become Champions of local schools’ chess for the first time. Bournemouth Grammar School (BGS) put up a brave fight, but were ultimately beaten by a very strong Highcliffe Schools Team who have worked so hard to achieve this award. The key Players from […]

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Jan
31

Junior Chess Report 31st January 2018

Development and progress of junior chess continues in the Bournemouth area. The weekly library sessions continue with a level of interest that is increasing all the time. Currently through January we are teaching over 30 children every week. There is an increase in beginners and we have at least 2 coaches teaching beginners every week. […]

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Dec
07

Junior Chess Champs 25 Nov ’17 – Eric Sachs Reports

Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Officer reports on a highly successful Junior Championships held at Bournemouth School for Girls. 71 took part in 4 sections. Image features 2 shield winners – Oscar Davis (U11) and Hugo Svedberg (U10), with Eric also in the picture. Please see Eric’s report by going to the main menu and […]

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Jun
20

Junior Chess Report, 20th June 2017

Development and progress of junior chess continues well in the Bournemouth area The weekly library sessions take a central role and have in the region of 25 juniors who come along and play every week. Each one of these are turning into chess players with the standard rising all the time. This includes complete beginners […]

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