Chess Challenge Date Moved
The 4th Chess Challenge day at St Thomas has now been moved to Thurs 21st June so the year 6's in club from St Thomas' can participate (the original date of the 29th they are away at their residential camp). It involves both class and club from each school coming together (around 100 children!) competing against each other for a magnificent trophy and the bragging rights for next 12 months!!
Next CSC Congress - 12th November
The next CSC congress will be in 5 weeks time on Sat 12th November. Let me know if you are interested.
Northern Gigafinal Results - Jack Ellidge
Yesterday was the Northern Gigafinal at Wright Robinson College in Gorton with around 500 kids attending. The competition, one of the biggest kids chess competition in the world started with around 50000 entries was at the 3rd of 4 stages and down to the last 2000 players across all age groups. Each child is kept within their age groups for the competition. We had one entry through to the under 10's competition from the Megafinal (top 200 for their age in the country) and this was Jack Ellidge from St James. Jack who qualified last year as well (scoring 1.5 out of 6) performed outstandingly yesterday scoring a fantastic 3 out of 6. Jack was competing against children from all counties of England north of London, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, most of them affiliated to chess clubs and many of them from private schools. Jack (and his parents) and I are extremely proud of his achievement. Well done Jack.
Northern Gigafinal Details
With Jack Ellidge qualifying for the Gigafinal for the 2nd year running he will now play against the best players for his age across the whole of the North of England (generally anything North of Watford, Scotland and Ireland).
THE NORTHERN GIGAFINAL : at WRIGHT ROBINSON COLLEGE, Off Falmers Close, Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, MANCHESTER, M18 8RL.
Saturday, 9th July, 2016 Under 7 - U10s boys and girls (born after midnight 31st August, 2005)
Sunday, 10th JULY, 2016 10s and OVER boys and girls (born before midnight 31st August, 2005).
Entries for CSC Competition 2nd April
As the entries come in I will update the competitions page............> Entries