Sunday, 13 January 2019

Library Update 2019


Our CSC Teesside library sessions continue to fire on all cylinders.

Sean Cassidy, who runs the sessions at Stockton Central Library, has recently concluded an all-play-all Stockton Library Chess Challenge.

31 players competed and the champions are Wayne Foster (Adult) and Aryan Nalawade (Junior)

Wayne had to have a special play-off match with Kevin McGrother to decide the title, as they had both finished the main tournament tied at the top.

Unfortunately, Kevin passed away just a couple of weeks ago and he will be greatly missed by all at Stockton Library and also at The Buffs Chess Club.



Well done, everyone! It is wonderful to see such a vibrant community activity in action.

We currently have five chess libraries and we are working on setting up more during 2019.

The sessions are open to all players, from complete novices to world champions.

It is advisable to check with the libraries directly to ensure the sessions are definitely on if you are hoping to attend for the first time.






Monday, 7 January 2019

CSC Training Day Tour: 2019 Dates


Our CSC Training Days proved more popular than ever in 2018. 

2019 will take us into more new areas, including Hull and Carlisle.

We have forthcoming and confirmed tour dates in Oxford, Newcastle, Cardiff and Leeds too. Edinburgh and Middlesbrough will soon be added to the list.

Enrolment details can be found here.

Details of yet another new area for CSC, Truro, will be announced very soon.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

6th London Chess Conference: Videos and Presentations


As previously mentioned, the 6th London Chess Conference was a great success and many topics were covered under the umbrella theme of The Future of Chess in Education.

Anyone who would like to see the presentations for themselves can now do so, as videos have been edited and uploaded to:

1) The ChessPlus YouTube channel.

2) The Videos and Presentations page of conference website.

More will be added soon, so keep checking back on the sites.

London Chess Classic: Gallery

Today we present a visual round-up to supplement our earlier Classic reports, all of which can be found here.