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If you wish to contact Eric Sachs, Junior Chess Organiser, his email is: [email protected]

Chess in Schools and Communities is an organisation introducing and promoting Chess Clubs in Schools and communities to help with childrens development.

Research has shown that chess can benefit academic performance, encourage better behaviour and classroom engagement, improve self-esteem and of course it’s a lot of fun. All schools in the public sector are eligible to join Urban Chess.

There is a short feature further down the page, “Schools teach chess…..” is about the game taking off in primaries and is reproduced from the Guardian 24 June ’17. Please click the link immediately below to open

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Bournemouth Junior Library Chess Club mark International Games Day with successful Rapidplay event - Saturday, 4 Nov '17

Dorset Junior Rapidplay Winner 2017 Oliver Smith

9 year old Oliver Smith who scored 5/6 to win the Junior Rapidplay Major

BOURNEMOUTH LIBRARY JUNIOR CHESS CLUB MARKED INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY ON THE 4 NOVEMBER WITH A RAPIDPLAY ATTENDED BY 24 JUNIORS.

THIS WAS A WELL SUPPORTED EVENT AND BROUGHT GREAT INTEREST BY ALL VISITORS AT THE LIBRARY. THE ATMOSPHERE WAS EXPECTANT, LIVELY AND COMPETITIVE.

THERE WERE 12 COMPETITORS IN THE MAJOR WHICH WAS WON BY OLIVER SMITH (AGE 9) WITH A SCORE OF 5/6. SECOND PLACE WAS WON BY SAATHVIK KONREDDY WITH 4/6 ON COUNTBACK AND LARISSA CUTHBERT COMING THIRD SCORING 4/6.

THE STANDARD OF PLAY WAS IMPRESSSIVE AND MOST PLAYERS SHOWED THEIR ABILITY TO PLAY COMPETIVELY AT A HIGH LEVEL. ALL GAMES IN THE MAJOR SECTION WERE PLAYED ON THE CLOCK.

THE MINOR SECTION LUCAS CALAUZ WAS THE CLEAR WINNER WITH AN EXCELLENT SCORE OF 5.5/6. SANJANA CAME SECOND WITH 4/5 AND RAMIN THIRD ON COUNTBACK WITH 3.5/6.

ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE PRESENTED SAT 4 NOV (AS BELOW)

Junior Chess Rapidplay Presentation Bournemouth Library

PRIZE GIVING TOOK PLACE AFTER THE EVENT AND ERIC SACHS THANKED ALL FOR TAKING TIME TO PLAY AND WATCH THE EVENT AND TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS WHO GAVE THEIR TIME TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN.

TO WITNESS 24 JUNIORS BATTLING OUT ON THE CHESS BOARDS WITH INTENT, CONCENTRATION, ENJOYMENT AND APPLICATION IS A CREDIT TO ALL THAT COMPETED AND SHOWED THE GAME OF CHESS IS VERY MUCH ALIVE AND ENJOYED BY ALL THAT WISH TO MAKE THE EFFORT TO PLAY THIS GREAT GAME.

ERIC SACHS

4 NOVEMBER 2017

Dorset Junior Chess Championships - Sat 25 Nov '17 - Bournemouth School for Girls

Link: JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 – Bournemouth school for girls

Eric Sachs, Junior Chess Organiser announces the Dorset County Junior Chess Championships  – taking place at Bournemouth School for Girls. All welcome in school age range 3-13 (please note not actual age range). Entry fee £5. Please click on the link above for more information and the entry form

Junior Chess Officer Report Sept '17 - submitted by Eric Sachs

16th September 2017

JUNIOR CHESS CLUB AT BOURNEMOUTH LIBRARY – update from the Junior Chess Officer

We are resuming weekly chess at the Library from the 16/9 and I hope you will be able to attend this session and as many as possible until Christmas.

For this term we plan to have more competitions and the first one is scheduled on the 4/11 when we have will hold a 6 round rapid play competition for all. This will be in conjunction with a National Library games day which will be played all around the UK.

In addition, there is a plan to have a mixed adult/junior match on 6-8 boards during November. The purpose is for adults to assist the junior players where appropriate and for juniors to gain experience in this type of chess.

We will also be holding the 2017 Junior Dorset Championship around end of November or in early December upon the same lines as previous with trophies and prizes for every year group.

There is also the possibility of attending the London Chess Classic later this year with a junior group and maybe a possibility to plan a Grandmaster in a simultaneous, watch this space.

CSC (Chess in the Community) have kindly sent us new boards and sets to support our class at the Library to start of the new season.

We plan to continue with teaching all aspects of chess to include openings both practical and theory, middle games strategies and fundamentals of end games.

Our existing coaches Paul Errington, Bryan Lose, Steve Bailey, Ian Clark & yours truly will all be supporting these sessions to have as much variety as possible. There may be an occasional guest speaker/instructor.

We will continue with teaching beginners and hope these players can develop and learn to play chess to a reasonable standard.

Chess is an outstanding game for all juniors to learn and play. The way it helps to develop the mind is well documented but especially for your children at a time they can easily learn and have this interest for life. There are of course other hobbies/interests/sports that supplement this and chess in isolation is not good however the enjoyment I have from seeing the progress and development of all is very rewarding.

I look forward to seeing you in the new term.

 

ERIC SACHS

OFFICER FOR JUNIOR CHESS REPRESENTING THE BOURNEMOUTH & DISTRICT LEAGUE AND CHAIRMAN OF POOLE CHESS CLUB

 

Rapidplay Sat 4 Nov '17 at Bournemouth Library

Eric Sachs, Junior Chess Organiser, has planned this Junior Rapidplay to coincide with “International Games Day” around Europe on this particular day

Chess in Schools - Guardian Newspaper June '17

Junior Chess Report, Eric Sachs - presented at the B&DCL AGM - 20 June '17

JUNIOR CHESS REPORT

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 AND NOVICES WHO ARE PLAYING GAMES WITHIN A SHORT TIME, THIS IS REALLY ENCOURAGING AND IT IS WHERE THE MAIN FOCUS OF JUNIOR CHESSS COACHING IS CONCENTRATED.

WE HAVE 3/4 COACHES SUPPORTING THIS SESSION EVERY SATURDAY AND RECENTLY HAVE SEEN THE ADDED SUPPORT OF BRYAN LOSE A MATHS TEACHER FROM HIGHCLIFFE COMPREHENSIVE SENIOR SCHOOL.

THE 2017 INTER SCHOOL CHALLENGE HAS TAKEN PLACE NOW WITH THE SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE FINAL PLAYED AT THE END OF APRIL.

IN SUMMARY THERE WERE 6 PRIMARY TEAMS WHO PLAYED A IN A LEAGUE WITH THE TOP TWO REACHING THE FINAL.

THE WINNERS WERE FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING WERE BADEN-POWELL BEATING THE LIBRARY TEAM. THE LEVEL OF PLAY WAS EXCELLENT AND THEY WERE WORTHY WINNERS.

IN THE SENIOR SECTION THERE WERE 4 SCHOOL TEAMS WHO PLAYED IN A LEAGUE TO REACH THE FINAL. BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR A TEAM BEATING A STRONG HIGHCLIFFE TEAM. AGAIN THE STANDARD WAS VERY HIGH AND ALL GAMES WERE PLAYED IN A COMPETITIVE AND ENJOYABLE SPIRIT, ALAN DOMMETT CAME ALONG KINDLY TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION. IN TOTAL 210 GAMES OF CHESS IN TOTAL WERE PLAYED IN THIS COMPTETION.

MOST OF THE SCHOOLS HAVE WRITTEN AND THANKED ALL FOR RUNNING THE COMPETITION.

DETAILS OF THE EVENT WITH PICTURES OF THE FINAL TEAMS AND SCORES ARE ON THE DORSET WEB SITE UNDER THE JUNIOR SECTION.

OTHER COACHING

CHESS CLUBS ARE BEING RUN AT SEVERAL SCHOOLS:

LYTCHETT MINSTER/HIGHCLIFFE COMPREHENSIVE/BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR/POOLE GRAMMAR/BADEN-POWELL/TALBOT HOUSE/FERNDOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE DO TRY AND SUPPORT THESE CLUBS AND VISIT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WHERE THERE IS TEACHER SUPPORT IT HELPS BUT DOES NOT GUARANTEE PROGRESS AND IT IS IN THIS AREA IF WE HAD MORE DEDICATED COACHING THIS WOULD HELP BRING EXISTING PLAYERS ALONG AND ENCOURAGE NEW ONES TO JOIN.

WE HAVE CONTINUED TO SEE JUNIORS JOINING OUR ADULT LEAGUE CLUBS AND THIS IS ENCOURAGING BUT IF WE HAD MORE DRIVE AT SENIOR SCHOOLS THIS COULD REALLY HELP.

IF ANYONE PRESENT TODAY OR ANY CLUB PLAYERS FROM OUR CLUBS WOULD LIKE TO EITHER COME ALONG TO COACH AND OR SUPPORT THE LIBRARY SESSIONS THIS WOULD BE WELCOME.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK AS ALWAYS, PAUL ERRINGTON/IAN CLARK/ STEVE BAILEY AND GABOR HORZATH SUPPORTING THE SATURDAY SESSIONS AND JUNIOR CHESS.

 

ERIC SACHS

 

Junior Chess Report from Eric Sachs - May 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 AND NOVICES WHO ARE PLAYING GAMES WITHIN A SHORT TIME, THIS IS REALLY ENCOURAGING AND ITS WHERE THE MAIN FOCUS OF COACHING IS CONCENTRATED.

WE HAVE AND NEED AT LEAST 3/4 COACHES TO SUPPORT THIS SESSION AND I WILL TALK ABOUT THIS AT THE END OF THE REPORT.

THE 2017 INTER SCHOOL CHALLENGE HAS TAKEN PLACE NOW WITH THE SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE FINAL PLAYED AT THE END OF APRIL.

IN SUMMARY THERE WERE 6 PRIMARY TEAMS WHO PLAYED A IN A LEAGUE WITH THE TOP TWO REACHING THE FINAL.

THE WINNERS WERE FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING WERE BADEN-POWELL BEATING THE LIBRARY TEAM. THE LEVEL OF PLAY WAS EXCELLENT AND THEY WERE WORTHY WINNERS.

IN THE SENIOR SECTION THERE WERE 4 SCHOOL TEAMS WHO PLAYED IN A LEAGUE TO REACH THE FINAL. BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR A TEAM BEATING A STRONG HIGHCLIFFE TEAM. AGAIN THE STANDARD WAS VERY HIGH AND ALL GAMES WERE PLAYED IN A COMPETITIVE AND ENJOYABLE SPIRIT, ALAN DOMMETT CAME ALONG KINDLY TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION.

MOST OF THE SCHOOLS HAVE WRITTEN AND THANKED ALL FOR RUNNING THE COMPETITION.

DETAILS OF THE EVENT WITH PICTURES OF THE FINAL TEAMS AND SCORES ARE ON THE DORSET WEB SITE UNDER THE JUNIOR SECTION.

OTHER COACHING

CHESS CLUBS ARE BEING RUN AT SEVERAL SCHOOLS:

LYTCHETT MINSTER/HIGHCLIFFE COMPREHENSIVE/BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR/POOLE GRAMMAR/BADEN-POWELL/TALBOT HOUSE/FERNDOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE DO TRY AND SUPPORT THESE CLUBS AND VISIT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WHERE THERE IS TEACHER SUPPORT IT HELPS BUT DOES NOT GUARANTEE PROGRESS AND IT IS IN THIS AREA IF WE HAD MORE DEDICATED COACHING THIS WOULD HELP BRING EXISTING PLAYERS ALONG AND ENCOURAGE NEW ONES TO JOIN.

WE HAVE CONTINUED TO SEE JUNIORS JOINING OUR ADULT LEAGUE CLUBS AND THIS IS ENCOURAGING BUT IF WE HAD MORE DRIVE AT SENIOR SCHOOLS THIS COULD REALLY HELP.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK AS ALWAYS, PAUL ERRINGTON/IAN CLARK/STEVE BAILEY FOR SUPPORTING THE SATURDAY SESSIONS AND JUNIOR CHESS.

 

ERIC SACHS

Schools Finals on 26 April '17 - Bournemouth

The Winning Schools - Very Well Done!

Bournemouth Grammar Chess Winners 2017
Bournemouth Grammar Senior Champions
Baden-Powell School Junior Chess Champions
Baden-Powell Junior Champions
Highcliffe Runners-up Dorset Senior Schools
Highcliffe Senior Runners-Up
Dorset Schools Chess Final Bournemouth Library
Bournemouth Library Junior Runners-Up

26 APRIL 2017 – VENUE WHITEHALL HOTEL.

AFTER A TOTAL OF 210 GAMES OF CHESS PLAYED IN PRELIMINIARES THE 2017 RESULTS ARE:

SENIOR SECTION

BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR BEAT HIGHCLIFFE COMPREHENSIVE 12/6

JUNIOR SECTION

BADEN-POWELL BEAT BOURNEMOUTH LIBRARY 7.5/4.5

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH WINNERS WHO RETAINED THEIR TROPHIES FOR THE 2ND YEAR RUNNING.

IN THE SENIOR SECTION HIGHCLIFFE WERE TOO STRONG ON THE TOP 2 BOARDS BUT BOURNEMOUTH HAD A MORE EVEN ALLOCATION OF STRENGTHS ACROSS BOARDS 3-6 AND THIS WAS CONSISTENTLY CRUCIAL OVER ALL THREE ROUNDS. THE STANDARD OF CHESS BEING PLAYED WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE SPECIFICALLY ON THE TOP 2/3 BOARDS AND ALL CREDIT TO HIGHCLIFFE FOR FIGHTING SO HARD WITH MUCH YOUNGER PLAYERS ON THE LOWER BOARDS. AN EXCELLENT MATCH AND WELL PLAYED BOURNEMOUTH WHO RETAINED THEIR TROPHY.

IN THE JUNIOR SECTION THE LIBRARY TEAM PLAYING IN THEIR FIRST FINAL WERE UP AGAINST THE EXPERIENCE OF 4 STRONG YEAR 6 PLAYERS FROM BADEN-POWELL. AFTER A TESTING 1ST ROUND IT WAS LEVEL AT 2-2, HOWEVER IN ROUND 2 BADEN-POWELL STORMED AHEAD TO WIN ALL 4 BOARDS AND HAD AN ALMOST UNASSAILABLE MARGIN OF 6-2. THE LIBRARY TEAM FOUGHT VERY HARD IN THE 3RD ROUND AND MANAGED TO WIN THE ROUND 2.5/1.5 BUT THE OVERALL SCORE FINISHED 7.5/4.5

ALL THE BOYS FROM BADEN-POWELL PLAYED SO WELL, ESPECIALLY AS THIS TEAM IS SELF MANAGED SO CONGRATULATIONS IN RETAINING THE TROPHY AND A GOOD EFFORT FOR THE LIBRARY TEAM WHICH WILL COME BACK STRONGER NEXT SEASON.

ALAN DOMMETT AND ERIC SACHS PRESENTED THE TROPHIES AND MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES WERE AWARDED TO ALL PLAYERS

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THOSE ATTENDED INCLUDING IAN CLARK/PAUL ERRINGTON/STEVE BAILEY AND DEE NUSTEDT.

Senior Section Results

26-Apr-17 FINAL
ROUND 1 BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR HIGHCLIFFE
Sunny Yang 0-1 Freidlan Maier
Jon Corales 0-1 Thomas Trach
Cieran Southey 1-0 Annelie Davis
Oli Hioco 1-0 Joshua Clift
Harry McCabe 1-0 Mickey Pritchard
Michael Baugh 1-0 Benjamin Douglas
Result 4-2
ROUND 2 HIGHCLIFFE BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR
Freidlan Maier 1-0 Cieran Southey
Thomas Trach 1-0 Jon Corales
Annelie Davis 0-1 Sunny Yang
Joshua Clift 0-1 Harry McCabe
Mickey Pritchard 0-1 Michael Baugh
Benjamin Douglas 0-1 Oli Hioco
Result 2-4
ROUND 3 BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR HIGHCLIFFE
Jon Corales 0-1 Freidlan Maier
Cieran Southey 1-0 Thomas Trach
Michael Baugh 0-1 Annelie Davis
Sunny Yang 1-0 Joshua Clift
Oli Hioco 1-0 Mickey Pritchard
Harry McCabe 1-0 Benjamin Douglas
Result 4-2
WINNERS
BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR 12-6

Junior Section Results

26-Apr-17
FINAL
ROUND 1
BADEN-POWELL BOUNEMOUTH LIBRARY
Josh Leggatt 0-1 Lucas Svedberg
Felix Wyatt 1-0 Corey Fox
Andre Moeur 0-1 Hugo Svedberg
Jacob Collett 1-0 Arthur De Lisle
RESULT 2-2
ROUND 2
BOURNEMOUTH LIBRARY BADEN-POWELL
Saathvik Konreddy 0-1 Felix Wyatt
Hugo Svedberg 0-1 Josh Leggatt
Lucas Svedberg 0-1 Andre Moeur
Corey Fox 0-1 Jacob Collett
RESULT 0-4
ROUND 3
BADEN-POWELL BOURNEMOUTH LIBRARY
Felix Wyatt 0-1 Saathvik Konreddy
Andre Moeur 0-1 Liucas Svedberg
Josh Leggatt 1-0 Hugo Svedberg
Jacob Collectt 0.5-0.5 Arthur De Lisle
RESULT 1.5-2.5
OVERALL RESULT 7.5- 4.5
WINNERS BADEN POWELL

ERIC SACHS

27 APRIL 2017

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All set for Schools Finals on 26 April '17

Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Officer reports 30 March ’17

– Congratulations to Baden-Powell and Bournemouth Library teams in reaching the Junior Final. It will be very close and both teams play each other over 3 rounds in a head to head winner take all Final. It will be played on the 26/4 at the Whitehall Hotel, Bournemouth and all visitors are welcome.

Thanks to all other schools in taking part which were Ferndown Middle School, Bethany and Talbot House. All competed very well and it was so rewarding seeing all these juniors playing chess in a serious and competitive manner.

Please click on table below for it to open.

Junior Chess Final Table 300317

The Senior Final will be between Bournemouth Grammar School and Highcliffe whom have reached the final for the first team. Again, it will be very tight and match played with 6 in each team will be closely contested.

Eric Sachs Dorset Junior Chess Officer Report 16 March 2017

Hello All,

Please find attached the results of the 2nd and Final round of the Senior competition played yesterday.

Congratulations to Bournemouth Grammar the current holders  and Highcliffe for the first time in reaching the final. It will be closely matched as both teams finished on 10/12 and have a score of 1-1 against each other.

The rising standard of the chess was clear to see and all matches were played in an excellent, competitive and sporting atmosphere. Both Bournemouth Grammar B team and Lytchett Minster  did very well against strong opposition and I would encourage you to continue playing chess at school and any time possible.

I will arrange to issue certificates of attendance and participation for both losing teams shortly.

Thank you for bringing your teams to the matches and any encouragement I can give to the continuation of your school chess please contact me.

I look forward to seeing the winning teams at the Final at the Whitehall Hotel on the 26/4/17 for a 4 pm start.

 

15/03/2017
Venue Bournemouth Grammar School
Round 4 Lytchett Minster Bournemouth GS ( A )
1 Dave Churchill 0-1 Ciaran Southey
2 Hannah Thomas 0-1 Oli Hioco
3 Sammy Simpson 0-1 Jon Careles
4 Jack Little 0-1 Harry MaCabe
5 Ellis Mann 0-1 Patrick Saraby
6 Kobe Jackson 0-1 Sunny Yang
result 0-6
Highcliffe Bournemouth GS ( B )
1 Fridolin Maier 1-0 Michael Baugh
2 Adam Ursell 0.5-0.5 Teo Borsa
3 Thomas Trach 1-0 JJ Weeks
4 Annelie Davis 0-1 Charles
5 Joshua Clift 1-0 Leon
6 Owen Collie 1-0 Ian
result 4.5-1.5
Round 5
Bournemouth GS ( B ) Bournemouth GS ( A )
1 Michael Baugh 1-0 Michael Baugh
2 Charles 0-1 Jon Corales
3 Leon 0-1 Oli
4 JJ Weeks 0-1 Cieran Southey
5 Teo Borsa 1-0 Harry McCabe
6 Ian 0-1 Sunny Yang
result 2-4
Lytchett Minster Highcliffe
1 Dave Churchill 0-1 Fridolin Maier
2 Hannah Thomas 0-1 Adam Ursell
3 Sammy Simpson 0-1 Thomas Trach
4 Jack Little 0-1 Annelie Davis
5 Ellis Mann 0-1 Joshua Clift
6 Kobe Jackson 1-0 Harvey Roberts
result 1-5
Round 6
Bournemouth GS ( A ) Highcliffe
1 Cieran Southey 0-1 Fridolin Maier
2 Oli 0-1 Adam Ursell
3 Jon Corales 0-1 Thomas Trach
4 Harry McCabe 0.5-0.5 Annelie Davis
5 Patrick 0-1 Joshua Clift
6 Sunny Yang 1-0 Mickey Pritchard
result 1.5-4.5
Bournemouth GS ( B ) Lytchett Matravers
1 Teo Borsa 1-0 Dave Churchill
2 Michael Baugh 1-0 Hannah Thomas
3 Leon 1-0 Sammy Simpson
4 Charles 1-0 Jack Little
5 JJ Weeks 1-0 Ellis Mann
6 Ian 0-1 Kobe Jackson
result 5-1
Final Table
Points
Bournemouth GS A 10 = 1
Highcliff 10 = 1
Bournemouth GS B 4 = 3
Lytchett Minster 0 = 4

 

Dorset Junior Chess Officer update Sat 4 March ‘17

2017 Senior results Round 1

Hello All,

Please find attached results of the 1st round games on Wednesday.

Thank you all for supporting chess and bringing along the teams. I enjoyed the event and thought some of the chess was really good, especially on the top boards. Well done to Lytchett Matratvers for doing their best against strong opposition and also Highcliffe for doing well on the top boards. BGS look very strong and it was really encouraging to see a 2nd Bournemouth team doing so well.

Special thanks to Richard Cook for providing the room and facilities and making all arrangments.

The next round is on the 15th March and I look forward to seeing you then.

1st Round Pairings and results
01/03/2017
Venue Bournemouth Grammar
Round 1
Lytchett Matravers     Bournemouth GS ( A )
1 Dave Churchill 0 1 Sunny Yang
2 Sammy Simpson 0 1 Jon Careles
3 Harry Rowbotham 0 1 Oli Hioco
4 Ellis Mann 0 1 Ciaran Southey
5 Zack Little 0 1 Harry MaCabe
6 Kobe Jackson 0 1 Michael Baugh
result 0 6
Highcliffe     Bournemouth GS ( B )
1 Fridolin Maier 1 0 George Wright
2 Adam Ursell 1 0 Teo Borsa
3 Thomas Trach 1 0 JJ Weeks
4 Annelie Davis 1 0 Charles
5 Micky Pritchard 0 1 Patrick Saraby
6 Joshua Clift 0.5 0.5 Harris
result 4.5 1.5
Round 2
Bournemouth GS ( B )   Bournemouth GS ( A )
1 George Wright 0 1 Sunny Yang
2 Teo Borsa 0 1 Jon Careles
3 JJ Weeks 0 1 Oli Hioco
4 Charles 0 1 Ciaran Southey
5 Patrick Saraby 0 1 Harry MaCabe
6 Harris 0 1 Michael Baugh
result 0 6
Lytchett Matravers     Highcliffe
1 Dave Churchill 0 1 Fridolin Maier
2 Sammy Simpson 0 1 Adam Ursell
3 Harry Rowbotham 0 1 Thomas Trach
4 Ellis Mann 0 1 Annelie Davis
5 Zack Little 0 1 Joshua Clift
6 Kobe Jackson 1 0 Harvey
result 1 5
Round 3
Bournemouth GS ( A )   Highcliffe
1 Sunny Yang 0 1 Fridolin Maier
2 Jon Careles 1 0 Adam Ursell
3 Oli Hioco 0 1 Thomas Trach
4 Ciaran Southey 1 0 Annelie Davis
5 Harry MaCabe 1 0 Joshua Clift
6 Michael Baugh 1 0 Micky Pritchard
result 4 2
Bournemouth GS ( B )   Lytchett Matravers
1 George Wright 1 0 Dave Churchill
2 Teo Borsa 1 0 Sammy Simpson
3 JJ Weeks 1 0 Harry Rowbotham
4 Charles 1 0 Zack Little
5 Patrick Saraby 1 0 Ellis Mann
6 Harris 1 0 Kobe Jackson
result 6 0
table after 1st round of matches
Points
Bournemouth Grammar A 6
Highcliffe 4
Bournemouth Grammar B 2
Lytchett Matravers 0

 

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Current Status on Junior Chess – February 2017

Progress in junior chess continues well.

Events

The Dorset Junior Championships were held at Harewood College on 23/11/16 and I am happy to report there were 72 entrants which covered all ages groups.

The day went very well and was well received by all, the prize giving was well attended with over 50 people remaining to see the trophies, medals and other prizes handed out by Ex – Mayor and Alderman Stephen Chappell.

Pictures were taken and a report went into the Echo.

Detailed report and pictures of all on the Dorset web site.

2017 Junior Team Chess Challenge (previously the Mayors trophy event)

The first round of matches took place yesterday (7 Feb ’17)  at the Library with 5 teams participating including a Library team for the first time. There were 20 juniors that competed from Baden- Powell, Bethany, Library/Ferndown Middle School and Talbot House.

There were 3 rounds of 9 with two following dates set for the 8/3 and 27/3.

The games were of a high standard especially on the top boards, all enjoyed the matches and move on to the second round.

The senior event takes place on the 1st March at Bournemouth Grammar School with Highcliffe/Poole and Lytchett Matratvers all competing.

The final has been arranged for the 26th April and all are welcome.

BOURNEMOUTH LIBRARY JUNIOR CHESS CLUB

This club has developed into the main centre for junior chess in the area. Recent numbers are up to 30 juniors attending every Saturday morning.

Children come from Ferndown, Brockenhurst and Poole to learn and play chess every week. We have a private room for coaching with a demo board and an open area for playing. We have support from Steve Bailey, Paul Errington, Gabor Horzath and Ian Clark occasionally.

I would welcome all to come along and enjoy the kids learning and playing chess there. Details are on the web site.

Other Coaching

Periodic coaching is ongoing at schools but not on a regular basis now. I receive many comments from parents that juniors are playing in school chess clubs but without contribution from teachers whom are too busy and/or cannot play chess.

We try to support the schools as much as possible and so periodic visits are made to Ferndown Middle School/Talbot House Prep school/Bethany/Bournemouth Grammar and Poole Grammar are all supported by Ian Clark/Simon Errington/Toby Miller and myself.

I do believe the Library chess club has overtaken the school clubs in that the individuals are being trained in the basics, tactics covering as many aspects as possible by more dedicated coaches and in an excellent environment. It also allows them the ability to play opponents from a much wider network and provides them with a competitive spirit and edge.

As a continuation of this, private coaching has developed and there are at least 3/4/5 dedicated juniors receiving private lessons from Gabor, Alan Dommitt and myself.

I am pleased to report the continuation of younger players in our league. Highcliffe are leading the way with Adam Ursell and Thomas Trach both sixth formers and at Poole there is Andre Reid playing in the 3rd Division now and a new comer Ciaran Southey who is year 7 at Bournemouth Grammar. I notice James Forster is playing at a very high level for Southbourne too.

We must try to do as much as possible to make our league and club chess as attractive as possible to keep this trend going.

As advised previously development of kids playing chess is dependent on availability of coaching from local chess players.

I am sorry to report there has been no known progress in developing kids from Dorset. I really hope this can improve because I have had requests from some parents in the county for coaching and have no ability to provide this. These enquiries have been passed on to Malcom Stevens.

I need to conclude by thanking our band of coaches who give their time and effort to this cause and without them some of the above activities would not be possible.

Paul/Simon Errington/Steve Bailey/Gabor Horzath and Ian Clark.

Eric Sachs

8th February 2017

 

Chess in Schools and Communities

Junior Chess Update at 13 Dec '16 - Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Organiser

Dorset Junior ChessFOR JUNIORS 

@ BOURNEMOUTH LIBRARY

ON THE 1ST FLOOR NEXT TO THE CHILDREN’S AREA. 

7th JANUARY 2017 – 8TH APRIL 2017 

 

 

OUR JUNIOR CHESS SESSIONS COMMENCE ON SATURDAY 7TH JANUARY 2017, STARTING AT 10AM.

WE INTEND TO CONTINUE WITH THE SAME FORMAT AS PREVIOUS WHERE THERE WILL BE WEEKLY COACHING AND LOOKING AT ALL ASPECTS OF CHESS. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY PLAYING GAMES WITH JUNIORS OF A SIMILAR AGE WHICH HAS PROVED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL FORMAT.

WE HAVE HAD ADDITIONAL GUEST COACHES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE SESSIONS AND I INTEND TO CARRY THIS ON AS IT ADDS VARIETY OF DEPTH AND STYLES OF PLAY WHICH I AM SURE HELPS YOUR JUNIORS TO ENJOY, LEARN AND PLAY.

WE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL DORSET JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT IN NOVEMBER AND NEARLY ALL THE WINNERS CAME FROM THIS CLUB AT THE LIBRARY. IT GAVE ME GREAT PLEASURE TO SEE SEVERAL BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS TAKING PART SOME OF WHICH HAD ONLY STARTED LEARNING AND PLAYING CHESS RECENTLY. TOTAL ENTRIES WERE 72.

I HAVE JUST ATTENDED THE LONDON CHESS CLASSIC AT OLYMPIA WHERE 8 OUT OF 10 OF THE STRONGEST GRANDMASTERS ARE PLAYING. THE GAMES ARE BEING SHOWN AROUND THE WORLD. THE HIGHLIGHT FOR ME WAS WATCHING AN 11 YEAR OLD BOY TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE TITLE OF GRANDMASTER. HE JUST NEEDS 5.5/11 TO DO THIS. HE WILL BE THE YOUNGEST PLAYER GRANDMASTER IN THE HISTORY OF CHESS ECLIPSING ALL THE GREATS INCLUDING FISHER, SPASSKY/KASPAROV/ AND ALL. HE IS FROM INDIA.

COULD YOU BE THE NEXT?

IN THE NEW YEAR WE WILL BE HOLDING THE BOURNEMOUTH & DISTRICT TEAM CHALLENGE AND I WOULD LIKE TO ENTER AT LEAST ONE TEAM FROM THE LIBRARY. EACH TEAM WILL HAVE 4 PLAYERS THIS COMPETITION WILL REPLACE THE MAYORS TROPHY. THERE WILL BE A JUNIOR AND SENIOR TROPHY FOR THE WINNERS.

I HOPE YOU CAN COME ALONG AND PLAY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND REMEMBER IF YOU WANT TO PLAY CHESS THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME.

Posted by Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Organiser

13 Dec ’16 

Come and join us @ The Library

Dorset Junior Chess Championships - Sat 26 Nov '16 - all day at Harewood College

DorsetChessJunCongWinners_2611162016 DORSET JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT HAREWOOD 26/11/2016 – report by Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Organiser

72 ENTRANTS

430 GAMES OF CHESS IN 5 SEPARATE SECTIONS

OVER 140 SPECTATORS AND NEARLY ALL REMAINED FOR THE PRIZE GIVING

PRESENTATION BY ALDERMAN STEPHEN CHAPPELL

GREAT GAMES OF CHESS

ALL GAMES PLAYED IN THE BEST ETIQUETTE OF CHESS AND THERE WERE NO ISSUES

GOOD FACILITIES AT HAREWOOD SCHOOL

PROGRESSIVE AND VERY OPTIMISTIC FOR THE FUTURE OF CHESS IN GENERAL AND DORSET.

SEVERAL LOCAL PLAYERS WHO ATTEND COACHING AND CLUBS SUCCESSFUL AND WINNING TROPHIES AND PRIZES

NEARLY ALL JUNIOR PLAYERS SCORED POINTS AND LOVE TO PLAY CHESS.

DorsetJunChessTrophies_261116PRIZEWINNERS

DORSET JUNIOR CHAMPION (S)

JAMES FORSTER 5.5/6 TIED WITH ANDRE REID 5.5/6

UNDER 16 – SUNNY YANG 4/6

UNDER 14 CIARAN SOUTHEY 5/6

UNDER 12 – FRANCIS GILLESPIE 4/6

UNDER 11 – LUKAS SVEDBERG 4/6

UNDER 10 – SAATHVIK KONREDDY 5.5/6

UNDER 9 – JASMINE DRODGE 4.5/6

UNDER 8 – HUGO SVEDBERG 5.5/6

UNDER 6/7 – OLIVER SMITH 6/6

BEST PERFORMANCE PRIZES GIVEN TO

ALEXANDER MOURE (YR 8) 4/6

HANNANH THOMAS (YR 12) 3/6

AND BEST FEMALE

LARISSA CUTHBERT 5/6 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL HELPERS ON THE DAY BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.

IAN CLARK/SIMON FOX/TARIK REGHIF/STEVE BAILEY/GABOR HORZATH/PAUL ERRINGTON/LIZA REID/ AND FINALLY BUT NOT LEAST DEE NUSTEDT

 

ERIC SACHS

29 NOVEMBER 2016

New Weekly Chess Club for Juniors

Saturday Junior Chess Sessions continue at Bournemouth Library

Current Status on Junior Chess - July 2016

Progress in local junior chess continues well writes Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Officer

Events

The 1st Bournemouth Junior congress took place on the 11th June at Harewood College, there were 36 entrants. This was a very enjoyable day and the play was robust and enthusiastic. The respective winners of each age section have been entered in the BCC plus two enthusiastic and deserving entrants, a total of 8 junior players.

Sarah De Lisle from the Ark restaurant who is a FIDE ladies champion sponsored the competition and presented the prizes. All details and pictures on the web site.

2016 Mayors Junior Trophy/Inter school competition final played on the 17th May 2016 at the Whitehall Hotel.

The Mayor of Bournemouth came along to the view the final and present the trophies to the winners Bournemouth Grammar School (Senior) and Baden-Powell (Primary). This annual competition which has grown saw 10 schools taking part, 4 senior and 6 primary schools. Highcliffe took part and has encouraged other students to play chess. Please see attached an extract from an e mail sent from Highcliffe. The children love to play this type of competition, many for the first time. There were a total of 5 qualifying rounds to reach the final and the competition is very well received, supported and some great chess took place.

Presentations at the school took place on the 11th and 18th July by the Mayor with Ian and Eric present.

Dorset Junior Championships were held at Ferndown on 26/1/16. Record number of entrants – 76 over all ages. Reports in the Bournemouth Echo with photos.

Detailed report and pictures on the web site.

Weekly Coaching/Bournemouth Library

Weekly coaching is ongoing and on average there are 20/25 children every week that enjoy lessons on a demo board looking at all aspects of chess. These sessions have been going for over a year and a half now and are hugely successful. A comment from parents are we have been looking for ages to try and find somewhere for my child/children to learn and play chess. I would welcome any local chess players to come along and see the enthusiasm for learning and playing chess.

Weekly coaching continues at Harewood College/Poole GS/BGS (periodic) and primary schools, Moordown St Johns/Ferndown Middle and Bethany schools. Other schools such as Highcliffe and Talbot Heath Primary school are requesting coaching at their schools.

New developments this season have been the introduction of Juniors playing in the B & D Chess leagues. (James Forster/Andre Reid/Adam Ursell and Corey Fox).

As the summer term has ended we are reviewing our plan for the schools for 16/17 season and new additions will be Baden –Powell and Talbot Heath schools with intermittent visits to both Moordown and Harewood.

As always we need assistance from the chess playing fraternity in terms of coaching. It could be for an hour a week every week at a nominated school, and I would kindly request any possible players that could help to contact me. If you can play any level of league chess you can provide valuable assistance to any of juniors and it is great and rewarding to give something back and see the level of enjoyment and progress.

Many thanks to Ian, Paul/Simon Errington/Simon Fox/Steve Bailey and Toby Miller for supporting junior chess.

Attachment to Junior chess report

Highcliffe

We have taken part in the Mayor of Bournemouth’s junior competition for the first time this year and came close to making the final. We defeated Harewood College in the last round and they are the winners of the competition for the last three years before 2016. There has been a surge of interest in chess particularly in year 7. We have two girls playing for the first time and one, Annelie Davis, achieved 3.5 / 6 playing board 6 in the Mayor of Bournemouth’s competition. We had all 8 sets in action outside on the benches at the Jubilee building last Friday and a full chess day is planned for Activities Week.

Chess has real educational potential. It is perhaps the best board game ever invented, played by some 500 million players worldwide and one of the most powerful tools available to strengthen our minds.

So thanks again for greatly improving our ability to play chess at Highcliffe School.

St Katherine’s Primary School

I have passed on your invitation to view the final to our team, who were more than happy to give you their viewpoint of the competition:

“Amazing….”

“I really enjoyed being able to play a more serious game of chess….you know, where I really had to concentrate and play really seriously to try to win”

“I loved being part of a team playing for our school and meeting other people from other schools”

“It was nice to play lots of games one after the other, because if you lost one, you had another game and another chance to win”

“I thought everybody was very nice, and I learnt a lot.”

“A great opportunity to focus and promote our Chess club. What started as a poorly attended club at St Katharine’s has turned into one of the more exclusive and popular. We now even have a waiting list for those wishing to join!”

Bournemouth Grammar School

Thanks for enabling this to take place and the support that has been given in running chess club. Students get a huge amount out of this game.

Engages on a more thought based level and develops tactical and thinking skills that are not allows covered by the academic curriculum.

One of the few events that allows complete cross year engagement and in which age is not a factor. Limited opportunity to represent school in a competitive way unless sport based.

End of document 21 July 2016

The 1st Bournemouth Junior Chess Congress, Saturday 11 June 2016 was an important landmark for junior chess in the area

1st Bournemouth Junior Chess CongressAs reported above, 36 took part in this first Bournemouth Junior Congress. It was open to juniors born after 1.1.98 and supported by The Ark, Poole Park. Pictured is one of the winners, Larrissa Cuthbert, 6 years old. Larrissa scored an excellent 5/6 and is seen with sponsor Sarah de Lisle (The Ark, Poole Park) at the awards ceremony.  It is very much hoped this will become a regularly event for junior chess players in the county.

 

 

2016 Mayor of Bournemouth Inter School Competition Final

The final will be played on the 17th May 2016 at the Whitehall Hotel. The event will be a 3 round final between Baden-Powell and Bethany in the Primary school section and Bournemouth Grammar School and Harewood College for the seniors. The prize giving will be chaired by the Mayor of Bournemouth and all are welcome to view the matches and watch the chess.

A detailed report of the whole event over 5 rounds for both sections with all competing schools will be reported after the final.

Apr 29th, 2016 by Eric Sachs

Junior Chess Officer Report 25 April 2016

Bournemouth & District Chess League –   Current Status on Junior Chess – April/May 2016

Progress in local junior chess continues well.

Bournemouth Library

Weekly coaching is ongoing and on average there are 20 children every week that enjoy lessons on a demo board looking at all aspects of chess. These sessions have been going for over a year and a half now and are hugely successful. Comment from many parents are we have been looking for ages to try and find somewhere for xxx to learn and play chess.

Dorset Junior Championships were held at Ferndown on 26/1/16. Record number of entrants – 76 over all ages. Reports in the Bournemouth Echo with photos.

Detailed report and pictures on the web site.

2016 Mayor of Bournemouth Inter school competition is in progress. 3 rounds for Primary schools where a record of 6 school are competing and 2 rounds for 4 senior schools. The final will be played on the 17th May where the Mayor will attend and carry out the prize giving. It is hoped the Echo will report and take pictures for this event.

The 1st Bournemouth Junior congress is taking place on the 11th June at Harewood College. This has been arranged with a view to provide free entry into the BCC at the Pavillion in July/August. It is hoped to have a similar entry to that of the Dorset championships. A local sponsor has offered to fund finance for this event.

Weekly coaching continues at Harewood College/Poole GS/BGS (periodic) and primary schools, Moordown St Johns/Ferndown Middle and Bethany schools.

New developments this season have been the introduction of Juniors playing in the B & D Chess leagues. (James Forster/Andre Reid/Adam Ursell and Corey Fox).

As advised previously development of kids playing chess is dependent on availability of coaching from local chess players and or teachers. There are children mainly in Primary schools that wish to play chess and have little or no facility to provide this. There are at least 3 local schools in Bournemouth that require chess coaching where we do not have availability and in West Dorset that are no known coaching provided. We could improve on this if we had some more support.

Many thanks to Ian Clark, Paul Errington/Simon Errington and Toby Miller for supporting junior chess.

Eric Sachs

Dorset Junior Chess Officer

25th April 2016

Junior Championship Winners Ferndown 2016

2015 Junior Chess News and Update – Eric Sachs Dorset Junior Chess Officer (November 2015)

Here we are in November 2015 and the year has flown with junior chess developing in our area.

Harewood College are playing their 3rd year in the B & D Chess League Division 4 and have qualified for the ECF Under 19′s regional finals to be played early next year. Other qualifiers from the event on 6 October were Bishop Wordsworth from Salisbury and the competition winners Bournemouth Grammar School.

Development of junior chess at Ferndown Upper School started this term and is going well initially with six formers but things are promising and hope to develop to a wider part of the school in the forthcoming months.

The Dorset Junior 2015 Championships takes place at Ferndown Upper School on the 23/1/16. This event is open to all in Dorset and entries are being received for all ages – 7-16.

The Bournemouth Library weekly junior club continues at good pace. This is for ages 7-11 and on average 12-15 juniors attend weekly. Some of the players entered into the Hampshire under 11 competition held at Winchester College in October and did very well. Corey Fox and Sohan both qualified for the London Chess Classic held in December at Olympia.

The Bournemouth Library club is open to all juniors who wish to develop and improve their existing chess. It is fun and well attended.

Development of weekly coaching is ongoing for year 3 at Moordown St Johns school. A weekly coaching club is attended by Toby Miller at Bethany Primary school and schools are playing weekly chess at Baden-Powell school.

The 2016 Mayor’s inter school trophy will commence from February 2016 and it is hoped we will have at least 8/9 school teams entering in both sections.

If there is any interest in assisting with teaching chess at schools or at any time please contact the undersigned as there is a need for more assistance in this area which is the future of chess in our area.

If any young chess players are reading this column please do not hesitate to contact me to if you need any assistance.
to support junior chess.

By Eric Sachs Dorset County Junior Chess Officer  11 Nov 2015

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If you wish to contact us concerning junior chess in the area please email our Junior Chess Officer: Eric Sachs
We welcome input from parents, teachers, juniors and anyone wishing to volunteer with organisation or coaching.

Dorset Junior 2014 Championships – Results

The 2014 Championship was held at Moordown St Johns Primary school on the 6th December. The entry was the largest recorded with 64 entries from all over the County. The event was well received and the presentation of trophies were made by Counciller Stephen Chappell, Ian Clark and Eric Sachs. The level of chess was excellent and shows progress, development and enjoyment by all concerned. it was great to see the really young kids under 7′s and under 8′s battling it out. The results are:

Under 8′s – 1st Corey Fox – Moordown St Johns 5/6

Under 9′s – 1st Freddie Tucker – Castle Court 5/6 and Felix Wyatt – Baden-Powell 5/6

Under 10′s – 1st Andrew Foster – Moordown St Johns – 5/6

Under 11′s Ciaran Southey – Moordown St Johns – 6/6

Under 12/13 – William Pollyn – Poole Grammar School 3/6 and Liamis Lisawkay – Harewood Academy 3/6

Under 14 – J.J. Weeks – Bournemouth Grammar 5/6

Under 16 – Nathanial Cleland – Gillingham 6/6

Congratulations to all competitors

Jan 27th, 2015 by Eric Sachs

We support the CSC programme in introducing the Chess Game to the curriculum.

National Schools Championship – Eton College September 2014

Harewood College played in National Secondary Schools Championship at Eton College in September 2014.

39 Schools participated and Harewood finished a respectable 33rd having played some very strong teams including Winchester College and Eton.

This is the first national event that Harewood have played in and it was a great experience for the boys. They were a great credit to the school and the players were Cameron Battle, Grant Dimond, Connor Duburguet, Aiden Cutler-Crawford, Jiahao Zhang and Chang Liu.

Thanks to Eric Sachs, Paul Errington, Ian Clark and Rod Clayton.

Nov 14th, 2014 by Ian Clark

This page provides details of junior chess in both the Bournemouth & District region and throughout Dorset.

If you wish to contact us concerning junior chess in the area please email our Junior Chess Officer: Eric Sachs.

We welcome input from parents, teachers, juniors and anyone wishing to volunteer with organisation or coaching.