Thursday 21 October 2021

Training Day Tour 2021-22: Manchester

Our new Training Day Tour continued this week, as we followed up the inaugural date in London with a return to Manchester.

This was our first training day in Manchester since November 2018. The venue was the Cedar Suite of the Broadoak Community Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, which is also the venue of David Hardy's chess clubs.

My excellent friend David, was of course, instrumental in helping the Manchester training day move from idea to reality and he was there all day, making absolutely sure we all had plenty of tea and biscuits.

Staying with culinary matters for the moment, we must make note of Catherine Lloyd's magnificent contribution of cakes, which deserved their own stand.

We had an excellent set of delegates, all of whom worked very hard throughout the day.

Chris Fegan, the Chief Operating Office of Chess in Schools and Communities, joined us to address the delegates and to take questions.

It was a good day to be working inside, as we we experienced all manner of weather over the course of the day, including thunderstorms and monsoon-like rain. Nevertheless, the sunny disposition of the delegates ensured a fine day was had by all.

Our gallery shows the day in action.

If you enjoyed the Manchester Training Day just half as much as I did, then I must have enjoyed it twice as much as you.

More tour dates will be added soon, so keep an eye on this page.

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