Well done to all our 20 juniors who joined in and competed in a Lightning 10 second buzzer competition.

Dress attire was all things Xmas, including the management that wore Elves hats to make the kids feel at home.

As always, the games were played in good spirits and competitive, many games were played to a really good standard. It was especially pleasing to see our beginners competing for the 1st time in any chess competition and I am hopeful it will spur them on to learn and play more chess in the future.

The enthusiasm and enjoyment from all the juniors both at the board and around the event was felt by all and I am sure this will encourage them to continue playing and loving chess.



Gold and Silver Medals were given to all winners in the weekly ladder board competition and medals were given to 1st to 5th place in the Lightning competition. Everyone that attended were given a certificate of a Excellence for their efforts and attendance at our club. The pictures of them holding them up tells the story.

I need to mention all our dedicated helpers that come along and support the weekly chess sessions, that’s Graham, Steve, Paul Errington, Dee Sachs plus the occasional support of members from Poole Chess Club, without them, it would not be possible to receive the numbers of juniors that are so keen to play. I am proud to mention we started over the board chess on the 22/5/21 and have continued every Saturday through to this event 18/12/21.

We plan to resume the lessons on the 8th January 2022, however If this is not possible we will revert back to our ONLINE LICHESS GAMES on Saturday mornings in the New Year. These sessions were really well supported last year during lockdowns and I am sure this will at least keep our juniors keen and on their toes until we can return to normal over the board chess.

Meanwhile, from the whole team, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a bright, prosperous New Year.

Eric Sachs

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