Junior Headlines

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 [...]
By Peter Anderson | Junior Chess News . Junior Headlines
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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.

By Peter Anderson | Junior Chess News . Junior Headlines
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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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