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.