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John is an English Chess Federation accredited coach and has taught in schools and privately since 2009. John started chess relatively late(!) at the age of twelve following the huge interest in the Spassky-Fischer World Championship match in 1972.

Chess charity wants a million children on board

Chess charity wants a million kids on board
Chess charity wants a million kids on board

“A charity is offering a million children the chance to learn chess from tomorrow to give them an “intellectual challenge” during the lockdown.

Chess in Schools and Communities (CISC) along with ChessKid, the world’s biggest online chess platform, is offering primary pupils access to lessons, puzzles and videos about one of the world’s oldest board games.

Malcolm Pein, the scheme’s founder, says he wants to create the world’s biggest online chess club. “The same way Joe Wicks kicks in at 7.30am, let the chess kick in at 3.30 after all the home schooling is done,” he said.

A child who registers on the ChessKid website starts with tutorials on chess pieces and the rules of the game. Invitations to quiz tournaments and other such challenges

See https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/chess-charity-wants-a-million-kids-on-board-rrn9j2pwj  for more

Hampshire Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon
Last Chance Saloon
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

Hampshire Junior Chess Association is running a Last Chance Saloon for the UK Chess Challenge on Saturday, April 6th at Basingstoke Chess Club. The entry fee will be £5.

This event is for children (primary and secondary aged) who have yet to qualify to the Megafinal stage of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge.

Entry Form is here : Last Chance Saloon : April 6th 2019

The main organiser is Maha Chandar.

CfS Schools Enter UK Chess Challenge for 2019

All of our schools have entered the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge for 2019.

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

All members of every CfS school chess club will take part during the Spring or Lent Term in this exciting tournament with an opportunity to qualify for the Hampshire or Surrey or Berkshire Megafinal (as appropriate) in April / May 2019.

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

John Upham, Founder of Chess for Schools