Chess event for Secondary School players Saturday 21st September

On Saturday 21 September there will be afternoon of fast-paced, light-hearted chess for secondary school players of all standards. This will be held at Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil, from 2-5 p.m. (the full address is Bishop Hedley High School, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9AN).

Attendance is free. Players will be divided into teams at random, giving everyone a chance of success while having the opportunity to get to know new players. They will play a mix of Blitz, “doubles chess”, and possibly some other chess variants. (If you don’t know what “doubles” is, it is detailed here: As far as possible, players will be paired against those of similar standard.

Note that there is also a Junior Congress, held at Bishop Hedley High School, on the afternoon of 21 September. So if players are looking for a more competitive afternoon of chess, and have a Welsh Rapidplay rating below 1400, they should enter this competition.

Those that wish to attend the Secondary School event should send an e-mail to Richard Stevenson, who can be contacted at: