This section will be for the kids in terms of hints and tips to make them better players. Watch this space!
Latest News Update
Its been sometime since I updated the website so I thought I would let you know what's been going on.
Obviously Covid-19 has put paid to most of the usual chess but we have had a few of the kids playing online via the Chess in Schools kind offer of free gold memberships to chesskid.com. This offer has been extended to the end of August.
We have had a few Sunday morning competitions on chesskid for those that have wanted it and we will probably continue that until the memberships run out on a couple of months time.
The big news is that one of our kids, Sithun DeSilva was selected to represent the UK in the recent match v's the USA (only 10 selected out of 27000). He performed really well winning one of his two games. The match finished in an exciting 10-10 draw with the USA taking victory because of the tiebreak match between the best USA kid (Tani Olewumi) and Shreyas Royal (UK). It was great that nearly 5000 people tuned in to the live commentary on chess.com.
Other than that things have been quiet, no school chess or club, no competitions (Megafinal etc went online this year but we have opted out).
In terms of September I do not know anything yet. The kids are all back in school but I have not spoken to Mr Laskey regarding a return to lessons / after school club yet. I will approach him shortly to see what his thoughts are.
Have a great summer folks, please keep playing if you can and I will orgainise some more Sunday morning battles in the weeks to come if there is an appetite for it.
This pesky virus is causing chaos with the chess timetable.
1 Chess clubs at both schools have been cancelled for the forseeable future
2 Ashton competition has been cancelled on Sat 4th April
3 Megafinal has been cancelled on the 16th May (rescheduled for Sept)
4 Gigafinal cancelled from mid July (reschduld for Oct)
Under 9s Town Team Results - Oldham 2nd place finish
Final result. Oldham finished in an amazing 2nd place without 3 of our good players including our board 1. Cheshire and North Wales repeated the under 11s performance from last week and took 1st place. It was great to beat Nottinghamshire to 2nd place after they beat us last week. Manchester finished 4th, Tameside 5th, Wirral 6th, Staffordshire 7th and Lancashire 8th.
Sithun (on board 4) finished with 2.5 out of 3, Leon also scored 2.5 points on board 11 and Jake 1 point on board 15.
We must remember Jake and Leon are only year 3 when all but one of the rest are year 4 so even more impressive.
Ashton Delancey Qualifier (11 entries so far)
Latest entries (11 in total) for the Ashton Competition on Sat 4th April (Delancey Qualifier for the Megafinal in May)
Kaden Davies, Shawn Dissayanake and Ethan Lancaster (senior),
Patrick Shaw and Harrison Crowley (year 6)
Kyle Dissanayake (year 5)
Sithun De Silva and James Cooper (year 4).
Jake Vickers, Leon Walker, Scarlett Lancaster (year 3).
Timetables of Events
Lots going on.
Timetable of events:
Sat 14th March U9 town team zonals
Sat 28th March U11 finals
Sat 4th April - Ashton Delancey Qualifier
April - Delancey Last Chance Saloon TBA
Sat 25th April U9 finals (if we qualify)
Sat 16th May - Megafinal (Saddleworth School)
Late June/early July - St Thomas v St James
Sat 4th/Sun 5th July - Northern Delancey Gigafinal
- July 2020
- March 2020
- February 2020
- January 2020
- December 2019
- November 2019
- October 2019
- September 2019
- August 2019
- July 2019
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018