Chess Day 25th October 2018

The morning session went as follows:

  • 3-round pairs tournament with parings drawn at random – alternate moves, hand and brain, exchange chess
  • coaching and puzzles on the theme of Stalemate
  • Checkmate practice

then ended with a very lively fun chess session featuring card chess and exchange chess.

The afternoon session was given over to a 6-round tournament with medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of 3 sections.

Thanks to David Deacon for supporting the coaching and playing the byes in the tournament.

Pairs Chess Champions:

Henri and Zen

Arbiter’s Awards:

Natalie, Alex & Sophia

Tournament Group 1:

1st        Matthew

2nd        Sophie

3rd=      James B and Amelie

Tournament Group 2:

1st        Cameron

2nd=     Ned, James Z and Joseph

Tournament Group 3:

1st        Quinn

2nd=     Josh, Ben M and Christian

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Chess Day 25th July 2018

The morning session went as follows:

  • 3-round ‘chess variants’ tournament – give away chess, hierarchical chess and Los Alomos chess
  • coaching and puzzles on the theme of Creating Checkmate positions
  • Guess the Move and a Simultaneous

then ended with a very lively fun chess session featuring card chess and exchange chess.

The afternoon session was given over to a 6-round tournament with medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of 3 sections.

Chess Variant Champions:

Henri and Amelie

Arbiter’s Awards:

John and Theo

Tournament Group 1:

1st – Matthew

2nd – Charlie

3rd=  James B and Maya

Tournament Group 2:

1st –  Nick

2nd – Cameron

3rd=  Zen and Danny

Tournament Group 3:

1st – Ben M

2nd= Walter, Konrad and Christian

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Chess Day 12th April 2018

The morning session started with some coaching and puzzles on the theme of defending; followed by 4-round ‘chess variants’ tournament – king-of-the-hill chess, rook-and-pawn-game, and Fischer Random chess.

The session ended with a very lively fun chess session featuring card chess and exchange chess.

The afternoon session was given over to a 6-round tournament with medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of 3 sections.

Chess Variant Champions:

Quinn and Vincent

Arbiter’s Awards:

Ben, Cameron and Quinn

Tournament Group 1:

1st=  Tom and Vincent

3rd=  Isaac and Sam

Tournament Group 2:

1st=  George, Madison, Sophia and Zen

Tournament Group 3:

1st – Tommy

2nd= Albert, Christian, John and Matthew

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