Report on Welsh juniors in FIDE Rapid championships

Six intrepid players: Khushi Bagga (U12 Girls), Tom Davies (U12 Open), Hiya Ray (U14 Girls), Ethan Chung (U14 Open), Ifan Rathbone Jones (U16 Open) and Hugo Fowler (U18 Open) represented Wales in this online event held over December 7,8,9.

DAY 1 

In at the deep end! 

Wow, our players faced some eye-wateringly high rated players […]

First Rank Newsletter 42

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Junior Rapidplay Ratings Update

The Sptember 1st list is now available for downloading or printing on the Grades page.

Glorney Gilbert 2020

Ian Eustis writes:

This year the tournament was meant to be held in France, but Covid 19 soon put paid to that.

Eventually an offer to hold the tournament on line from Alex Holowczak, the Director of Junior Chess for England, was accepted. 

Paradoxically, France then declined to participate. (They had rearranged their junior championships […]

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Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC)

Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC), which as I’m sure you know delivers chess to schools mainly in inner cities, has launched a campaign to get 1 million children playing chess online during lockdown. While schools are closed, both schools and parents would appreciate an activity for children that keeps them entertained constructively […]

UKCC Online Chess Challenge

Last week we setup the official UKCC Online Chess Club  This is free for all players and we are running daily events plus multiple events at the weekend. If this doesn’t clash with anything you are doing we’d love it if you could direct any chess playing children this way. If you’d like to […]

First Rank Edition 34

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