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Jan
10

Latest UK Chess Challenge Activity Booklet – Practical Puzzles

The latest Activity Booklet is available on our dedicated page for these superb training publications, together with the answers to last week’s puzzles. This weeks booklet focuses on really practical examples like you will find time after time on your games.   I really like these types of puzzle as they help you so much when […]

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Jan
03

UK Chess Challenge Activity Booklet – Advanced Pawns!

This week’s Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Activity Booklets focuses on advanced pawns and how to make the most of them. The booklet, together with those from previous weeks and answers can be found here. Don’t forget that each week there is a prize draw puzzle.

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Jan
03

Dorset Junior Chess – 30th December online Chess event has record number of attendees

Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day being Fridays, the latest Dorset junior chess evening was run on Wednesday 30th December and, despite the festive season and pending transit into Tier 4 for many, a record number of 16 juniors attended. The session was another highly enjoyable online chess coaching and tournament for the [...]
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Dec
23

Dorset Junior Christmas Quiz

Welcome to our junior chess Christmas quiz. This year’s Christmas quiz features lots of different quizzical questions and chess puzzles to test your knowledge. What you can be certain of – they all relate to chess in one way or another! Please submit your answers to [email protected] by 4th January 2020. We will announce the [...]
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Dec
21

Dorset Junior Chess – Friday evening online Chess event with Santa and Christmas jumpers.

This Friday (18th November) saw another highly enjoyable online chess coaching and tournament for Dorset junior chess players. An amazing 15 juniors, 3 coaches (Andy Baskett, Martin Simons and Nikki Forster) plus several parents attended and the whole evening proved such great fun and very successful. The evening started at the usual 5pm slot with […]

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Dec
20

Delancey Activity Booklet – Your Weekly Puzzle Challenge!

The latest Delancey Activity Booklet is now available here, together with past booklets and answers. These are superb booklets that have: five levels of puzzle, suitable for complete beginners up to strong county level players some special fun puzzles a chance to win a prize each week. Doing these puzzles each week will help develop […]

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Dec
14

Dorset Junior Chess – Friday evening online: discovered attacks and checks

This Friday (11th November) saw another highly enjoyable online chess coaching and tournament for Dorset junior chess players. The evening started at the usual 5pm slot with a very enthusiastic interactive chess lesson led by Andy Baskett. Each session starts with recap from the previous week, in this case Forks. The puzzles were enthusiastically solved [...]
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Dec
13

Delancey Activity Booklet – Tactics!

Have fun and improve your chess The latest booklet is on our Delancey Chess Activity page, together with the answers to last week's booklet (Lichess answers to follow). This week's booklet is about tactics and advanced pawn endings . Puzzle of the Week with Prizes Every week one of the puzzles in the booklet is [...]
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Dec
07

Dorset Junior Chess – Friday evening online Chess event is lots of fun.

Friday (4th December) saw another highly enjoyable online interactive chess coaching session and tournament for Dorset junior chess players led by Andy Baskett. The coaching session covered a summary of the previous week's session on ‘Counting the attacking and defensive pieces’ and then a Chesskid.com video on Forks (not the kind of fork that you eat with!) which created a great [...]
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Dec
06

Delancey Activity Booklet – A Chance to Win a Prize!

Have fun and improve your chess The latest booklet is on our Delancey Chess Activity page, together with the answers to last week's booklet. This week's booklet is about openings and castling. Puzzle of the Week with Prizes One of the puzzles in the booklet is marked with a purple star to indicate it is [...]
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Nov
29

Dorset Junior Chess – Friday evening online Chess event goes from strength to strength

This Friday (28th November) saw another highly enjoyable online chess coaching and tournament for Dorset junior chess players. The evening started at 5pm with a very enthusiastic interactive chess lesson led by Andy Baskett. This first covered a summary of the previous week's session on ‘Pins’  with a few more tricky puzzles – although quickly solved [...]
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Nov
29

Latest Delancey Activity Booklet – How to Win with Pawns!

The latest Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge activity booklet is available here. This week's focus is on how to win with pawns and how to stop your opponent winning with them!
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Nov
24

Delancey Activity Booklet

We now have the latest Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Activity Booklet and it can be found on our new page dedicated to these excellent booklets, together with lasts week's booklet and answers.  You will able to find future booklets through the same page which is accessible via the menus. This week's booklet focusses on [...]
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Nov
23

Dorset Junior Chess – Second Friday evening online Chess event attracts even more junior players

This Friday (20th November) saw the very exciting second online chess coaching and tournament. It was great to see an increase in numbers to 13 keen junior players. The evening started at 5pm with a very enjoyable interactive chess lesson led by Martin Simons on the topic of ‘Pins’. Collectively the young players solved a fantastic [...]
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Nov
17

Larissa plays in Brentwood School Invitational Chess Tournament

Larissa Cuthbert was recently invited to play in the Brentwood School Invitational Chess Tournament. Brentwood School has a very well established chess programme, an annual chess scholarship and some exceptional international players. The tournament consisted of all age groups and both genders mixed together in one section. Two sessions were held on Saturday to establish […]

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Nov
16

Dorset Junior Chess – Friday evening online chess event

On Friday 13th (but definitely not unlucky) November, Dorset Junior Chess ran a highly successful and enjoyable online chess tournament followed by an interactive chess lesson.  The tournament was run on Chesskid.com with 6 local juniors battling it out across the virtual board. The tournament was won by Jack who beat Harry in an exciting close [...]
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Nov
16

UK Chess Challenge – Chess Activity Sheets

Dorset Junior Chess are very pleased to announce that we can share with you the UK Chess Challenge weekly activity sheets. The activity sheets will be posted each weekend on the Junior Chess page of the Dorset Chess website. Click here for this week's activity sheet. Backdated copies can also be found here on the [...]
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Nov
07

Halloween Quiz Special: Answers

Did the wicked witches catch you out with their fiendish puzzles? Or did you fend them off with magical solutions? If you still want to have a crack at the questions without seeing the answers then click here 1. There are no ghosts on this board, just zombies blocking the way. What is the only [...]
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Sep
15

Message from UK Chess Challenge: Free classes and tournaments

At this point in time it is unclear when the highly popular local junior chess clubs, operating in a number of libraries and clubs across Dorset, will be able to re-open.  Similarly most school chess clubs are not operating. We will keep parents updated through our regular emails and through notices on the Dorset Chess [...]
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Sep
03

Dorset Juniors UK Chess Challenge success: bring on the Terafinal!

The weekend of the 5th and 6th of September sees the final and toughest round of the prestigious UK Chess Challenge tournament, the Terafinal. Dorset Chess are very proud to have two of its juniors, Leo Camopy (U8 boys) and Larissa Cuthbert (U12 girls), taking part in this weekend’s final. Congratulations to both and good […]

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Aug
16

Success as Dorset juniors reach the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Terafinal

CONGRATULATIONS to two Dorset junior chess players who have made it to the Terafinal of the Delancey UK Chess Challenge. Leo Camopy  (U8 boys) and Larissa Cuthbert  (U12 Girls) were both successful in qualifying from the  Gigafinal  stage which took place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August.  Well done to both of you. Larissa [...]
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Aug
08

ChessKid.com – Online Learning and Play

ChessKid.com is a site that allows children to play chess and study it online, either individually or in groups. It provides over 600 videos and lessons that help children to improve quickly. This is invaluable during the coronavirus disruption but will also be a powerful learning tool afterwards, when the optimal improvement is likely to [...]
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Aug
01

24th Mind Sports Olympiad – calling all competitors!

The 24th Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) will take place between the 1st and 30th of August and is open to all and FREE of charge. Details of how to register along with a full schedule are available at www.msoworld.com. A few of the not to be missed events include: Chess (of course) plus Catan, Backgammon, [...]
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Jul
05

Delancey UK Chess Challenge – congratulations to our local junior players

Many congratulations to six of our Dorset Junior Chess players who obtained the required number of points at the Megafinal stage to qualify for the next stage of the Delancey UK Chess Challenge, the Gigafinals. Well done indeed as you were up against top juniors from across the UK. They are: Leo Camopy (Boys U8) [...]
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Jul
02

Newsletter No. 7 is out

Nikki Forster has released Junior Newsletter number 7

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Jun
08

Free Training and Tournament for Girls with International Master

Many thanks to Adrian Cuthbert (aka Larissa Cuthbert’s dad) for bringing this opportunity for girls to our attention through his contact with Lorin D’Costa. International Master Lorin D’Costa is providing free weekly training to girls via Zoom followed by a girls’ tournament. More information on Lorin can be found at http://www.lorinchess.com    There are also a […]

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May
26

Delancey UK Chess Challenge 2020 Notice

For all interested junior chess players, please see the following notice from Sarah Longson, Director Delancey UK Chess Challenge (for which a number of Dorset juniors have already qualified) regarding the 2020 UK Chess challenge…….. The UK Chess Challenge will be taking part entirely online in 2020 – on lichess.org. We felt this was the […]

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May
22

Female players, your chance to represent England on 28th May!

On 28th May there will be an online event in which any and all English women and girls can represent their country.   You don’t have to fight for a place – the more on the team the better! Below is a recent post on Facebook by Jovanka Houska calls for  female chess players to participate.  […]

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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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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
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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