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Manchester Junior Chess

Tours 2017

 

Dear Parent

 

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.

 

When

Between 27th May 2017 and 5th June 2017. We would take five days (four nights) including travel.

Where:

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.


 

Programme:

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.

Cost:

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.

Accommodation:

We will probably stay again at the same hotel in Rybnik which was very satisfactory and near the school and the town centre..

Supervision:

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.

Travel company

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

 

Winners

 

All-Play-All

Section A         Kyle Pelling                 Tameside

Section B         Sam Hunt                    Bolton

Section C         Tarini Jayawarna        Tameside

 

 

 

 

 

Kings                        

                         Girls                                                     Boys

1st                              Bryony Eccleston            Bolton           Noah Lumey-Hogg

2nd                            Thisumi Jayawarna           Tameside     Alexander Burke              Broadoak School

3rd                                                                                                                         Arun Chopra                     Bolton School

 

Knights                       

                         Girls                                                                 Boys

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

Julian Clissold

Manchester Junior Chess

All enquiries to julian.clissold@outlook.com