To give new junior players (parents also welcome if accompanying a child) a
chance to play against other juniors, to learn a bit more about chess and
have some fun!
should I know before coming? If you know how the pieces move, that
should be enough.
you've already got an English Chess Federation rating of over 1000, you may
find this to be a little simple. Try the November
training tournament instead)
Venue: Southern Light
Community Church, Tannery Street, Woodhouse, S13 7LA.
Schedule (rough as most
players will be new and we can go faster or slower as needed):
10.45am - 11.00am
We'll do a quick recap of the rules of chess using a demonstration board,
making sure that everyone knows the basics of how the pieces move,
castling, promotion, etc.
How to play in the opening (short teaching session)
Simple chess tactics (short teaching session)
Some simple endgames (short teaching session)
What do I need to know if I want to take up chess competitions (clock,
will gain points throughout the day from participating in activities and
winning games of chess. Prizes will be handed out after the final game.