Wednesday, 26 January 2022

The Ali Ghiassi Memorial Junior Chess Tournament

The Ali Ghiassi Memorial Junior Chess Tournament 

Sponsored by Marguerita Evans in memory of her son Ali Ghiassi 

Date: Saturday 19 February 2022 

Time: 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. 

Venue: Sports Hall, John Leggott College, West Common Lane, Scunthorpe, DN17 1DS 

Tournament Format: Five-round Swiss

Ali Ghiassi

'Ali started playing at a chess club in London at six years old but it wasn't until he moved to Scunthorpe that he started playing competitively. Ali continued to play chess throughout his life and he would have been so pleased to think that through this tournament young players are being encouraged to participate playing chess into the future. '

General Information 

Entry Fee: £2.00 per player (cheques payable to ‘Joanne Hutchinson’). Closing date for entries: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Prizes include trophies, medals and certificates. Sections may be combined, depending on the number of entries.

We cannot offer full supervision outside of the playing hall and children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the day. Basic refreshments will be available on the day but please bring a packed lunch.

ECF Arbiter Jo Hutchinson is the tournament organizer and controller. The controller's decision, in all matters regarding the tournament, is final. All enquiries to: johutchinsonchess@gmail.com

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

CHESS Interview

The new issue of CHESS Magazine has an interview with me.


Click here for the free sample, which has the interview, some of my book reviews and also a photograph from my recent CSC Stoke Training Day.

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Project 30 Chessmas Quiz

Thank you to everyone who braved my annual Chessmas Quiz tonight.


Congratulations to the Piper Team, who followed up their London success with another victory!

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

London Chess Classic 2021: Gallery Two

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Following on from my reports on the London Chess Classic and the CSC Training Day, here is a second gallery from the event. The first gallery was posted yesterday.

All of the photographs in this post are © Tao of Chess in Schools and Communities.

Head to the official website of the London Chess Classic for more information on our extraordinary week and a half of chess.