First we were at the Middlesbrough Central Library, where David Smith - a former British Senior Chess Champion - is in charge of the sessions. David's main colleague for the sessions is Paul Weightman and today we also enjoyed the company of Julian Allinson (former Cleveland County champion) and Richard Harris (CSC tutor).
|David Smith - long-term supporter of junior chess on Teesside|
|Sean Cassidy in full control|
We had 27 people between the two groups - a fantastic achievement. The ages ranged from three to...83!
A couple of the juniors were already known to me from our current schools but everybody else was new. Several adults now want to join their local chess clubs and there may be more schools interested in joining the CSC. All of this after just one session in each library!
|One of the many good sides to having chess sessions in libraries|
|No easy games today!|
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