Welcome to the new school year, everyone!
2016-7 is going to be our busiest year yet for chess. We have more new schools aboard CSC Teesside and there are lots of plans to enhance our existing events while introducing brand new ones too.
The first major event of the school year will be the 22nd Yarm Team Chess Championship. This will be on Saturday 1 October at Yarm School and is open to all Primary and Preparatory schools on Teesside (Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar & Cleveland, Hartlepool).
Teams will consist of four players from the same school.
The entry forms will be distributed next week.
Last year's event was a success, with 18 teams in all.
It is rare indeed for a series of events to reach 22 and I'm sure the forthcoming tournament will be a day to remember.