Manchester Junior Chess
Every year Manchester Juniors undertake a European Tour. In the last few years we have been to Poland, Germany, Eire and Moscow. In 2017 we have been invited to return to Rybnik in Poland. If you are interested in such a trip please read the information below and then confirm that you are interested ny the end of January 2017.
Between 27th May 2017 and 5th June 2017. We would take five days (four nights) including travel.
Rybnik is a town in southern Poland. Quite close to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the famous salt mines. It is about two hour drive from Krakow. The school that we visit is one of three specialist chess schools in Poland.
There will be two formal matches against a Polish children’s team and then probably both a rapidplay and a fun chess event. There will also be a chance to do sightseeing and mix with our hosts.
The last time we went it cost about £400 per head including flight and hotel. We went by Ryanair from Leeds/Bradford airport direct to Krakow and then had a minibus to Rybnik. Last year one child received financial support from the John Robinson Trust and from the Manchester Chess Federation.
We will probably stay again at the same hotel in Rybnik which was very satisfactory and near the school and the town centre..
Parents should travel with their children and remain responsible for them. In the past some parents have arranged for supervision of other children. Exceptionally I am prepared to supervise children over the age of 12 and they would have to pay for a single room supplement.
What do you do know?:
I already have three people who have said they would like to go. I will accept up to twelve children and their parents. Please let me know by 30th January if you wish to take part. I will then start the booking process for flights and accommodation. We will have to have confirmations by the end of February.
We will use Howards Way Travel as in the past as they have managed the process very well.
MANCHESTER JUNIOR CONGRESS
BROADOAK SCHOOL, SALFORD
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2017
Almost sixty children took part, from across Greater Manchester. A big thank you to Rod Middleton and Leon Hunt of Bolton Chess Club who helped organise the event; and to the school for allowing us to use their premises.
For the first time we ran a senior section, using standard play times and All-Play-All formats. We ran three such sections plus the more normal Rapidplay for both experienced players and children new to chess.
The All-Play-All (Standard Play) and the Kings Sections (Rapidplay) were graded
Section A Kyle Pelling Tameside
Section B Sam Hunt Bolton
Section C Tarini Jayawarna Tameside
1st Bryony Eccleston Bolton Noah Lumey-Hogg
2nd Thisumi Jayawarna Tameside Alexander Burke Broadoak School
3rd Arun Chopra Bolton School
1st Darcy Casserley Broadoak School Rithvik Narla Bolton School
2nd Eesha Neela Bolton School Vishnu Sesshadri Ellenbrook School
3rd Imogen Ferrier Bolton School Luke Burns Broadoak School
MANCHESTER JUNIOR CHESS
FOUR NATIONS JUNIOR CHESS LEAGUE
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY FOR MANCHESTER?
- You need to have a grade between 80 and 140 and be playing for a school or club in Greater Manchester.
- You need to be an ECF member (Silver). This is free for your first year.
- You will need to play two weekend tournaments including an overnight stay in the hotel.
- You will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult except in certain circumstances when Manchester Junior Chess can arrange supervision.
- There is no charge for entry but you will have to pay for your accommodation (typically £60 per shared room).
- The matches are in Telford and you will need to arrange transport. Often Manchester Junior Chess can arrange shared lifts.
- You need to enjoy playing chess and relish the idea of a weekend of non-stop chess, including coaching.
If you think this is you, contact
Manchester Junior Chess
All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org