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14th January 2023: Newsletter 16 is available

Newsletter 16 covers

  • The Bacchus League
  • Excellent results by Dorset juniors in tournaments
  • Inter-Schools Matches
  • Junior 4NCL Online
  • The forthcoming Dorset Junior Chess Championship
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26th September 2022: Newsletter 15 is available

Newsletter 15 covers

  • Dorset juniors  in recent events – they have been very active and doing very well!
  • Active coaching groups
  • Upcoming events.
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4th January 2022: Newsletter 14 is available

Newsletter 14 covers a review of 2021 including

  • tournaments, leagues and matches played during the year
  • great results of Dorset juniors
  • jokes
  • puzzles and quizzes to keep you sharp!
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21st December 2021: Christmas Special Newsletter is available

The Christmas Special Newsletter covers

  • Fun puzzles
  • Jokes
  • Christmas messages!
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6th December 2021: Newsletter 13 is available

Newsletter 13 covers

  • Dorset juniors in action
  • Upcoming junior events
  • The world chess championship

and much more!

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3rd September 2021: Newsletter 12 is available

Newsletter 12 covers

  • Dorset Junior Team’s fine performance versus other counties
  • Local juniors’ progress in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge
  • Upcoming junior events

and much more!

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25th May 2021: Newsletter 11 is available

This newsletter summarises some of the recent junior successes (whoop, whoop, applause!) and looks forward to upcoming tournaments. There are also some recommended chess movies to watch and a few fun articles.

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18th February 2021: Half Term Special Newsletter

This special newsletter contains links to lots of video clips featuring Magnus Carlsen and footballer Ben Chilwell.   There are also some good puzzles to keep you amused.

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14th February 2021: Junior Newsletter 10 is available

Nikki latest report covers the Dorset Junior Xmas Quiz results, coaching, our juniors in action, Kasparov and more!

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7th December 2020: Junior Newsletter 9 is available

Nikki latest report covers Dorset’s online coaching sessions, juniors in action, the Queens Gambit programme, Jovanka Houska and more!

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26th October 2020: Junior Newsletter 8 is available

Nikki reports on the success of Dorset Juniors in the Delancey Chess Challenge, explains the latest opportunities for junior practice and training online, and covers lots of other interesting chess snippets!

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2nd July 2020: Junior Newsletter 7 is available

Nikki gives an update on Dorset’s juniors in the Delancey Challenge and highlights lots of online chess activities.

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22nd May 2020: Junior Newsletter 6 is available

Nikki gives advice on online chess activities and teaching for kids, and reports on excellent junior performances in the pre-lockdown Dorset Rapidplay.

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8th Mar: Junior Newsletter 5 is available

Nikki reports on a busy period for junior chess, including the 2020 Dorset Junior Championship, what is coming up in the near future and gives practical advice for aspiring chess players and parents.

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15 Jan: Junior Newsletter No. 4 now available

This newsletter explains entries now possible to enter the B&DCL Inter-Schools Championship (1st round matches 2 & 9 March ’20). 5 schools have registered so far.

Nikki also promotes the Dorset Junior Chess Championships in Bournemouth on 20 Feb ’20.

And there is a South of England Junior Chess Congress at Yateley, Hants 25-26 Jan ’20

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28 Nov: Junior Newsletter No. 3 now available

This newsletter welcomes entries for the B&DCL Inter-Schools Championship, senior teams and term 2. There is also news on a Ladder Tournament at the successful Saturday morning sessions at the Castlepoint Library, Bournemouth. Finally, organiser Nikki Forster has given Puzzle No.1 with 24 to complete between now and Christmas!

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25 Oct: Junior Newsletter No. 2 now available

This 2nd Newsletter includes news about a junior chess initiative at Southbourne Chess Club, for 7 weeks starting 8 Nov ’19. Please click on the link immediately below.

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3 Oct: Nikki Forster issues Junior Newsletter No. 1

Nikki is planning to issue regular newsletters with all the latest news on Junior Chess in Dorset. Please click on the link below to view her first one.

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All Enquiries

Contact our Junior Chess Co-ordinator
Nikki Forster at [email protected]

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