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by Richard James
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 35957

Re: Chess history trivia

'Chess In Schools' may seem like a fairly modern concept given its current popularity, but which British chess player wrote a University thesis about the idea in the early 1960s? I think I know the answer but I'll wait for others to have a go first. Bernard Cafferty wrote a Thesis on "Chess in Scho...
by Richard James
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 35957

Re: Chess history trivia

Colin Patterson wrote:'Chess In Schools' may seem like a fairly modern concept given its current popularity, but which British chess player wrote a University thesis about the idea in the early 1960s?
I think I know the answer but I'll wait for others to have a go first.
by Richard James
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched

Nice find. Which prompts the question for me: when, or better why , did the likes of P R England, senior company/professionals, stop being members of chess clubs? Perhaps they didn't elsewhere, though I can think of none in the Liverpool area over the past four decades: senior academics, a few; com...
by Richard James
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched

From 1975-77 G. Hadfield is listed as a President of the Chester & District Chess League http://www.cdchessleague.org.uk/presidents.php I think this is him: George Edward Hadfield: born West Derby, Liverpool 12 Dec 1924 Death registered in Chester & Ellesmere Port, May 1989 A photograph of him as a...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 3148

Re: Tips for coaching children

The most frustrating thing I found on EPSCA thread was lack of resources for primary schools & parents. You're quite right, Nick. Perhaps my biggest problem with EPSCA, UKCC and other junior chess organisations is the lack of resources for parents: the events they run are great and children get a l...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 3148

Re: Tips for coaching children

The second bit would be that engaging somebody in a chess lesson is more about connecting with them as a person - a young person in this case - than it is about chess. My first thought on this topic - and I have no real experience of teaching let alone teaching children - was that. Indeed. I realis...
by Richard James
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 16389

Re: National Chess Library closure

Roger de Coverly wrote: DIG - George(?) Diggle perhaps
Geoffrey Harber Diggle
by Richard James
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Surrey County Junior Selectors?
Replies: 43
Views: 3228

Re: Surrey County Junior Selectors?

Has RJCC played in SCCA competitions? Yes - at present we play in everything which isn't specifically inter-county. At the 1998 Annual General Meeting, the General Rules were changed in order to enable chess organisations other than County Associations to be admitted to membership and to enjoy appr...
by Richard James
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Surrey County Junior Selectors?
Replies: 43
Views: 3228

Re: Surrey County Junior Selectors?

However my view is, that it doesn't really matter and that the children should be allowed and encouraged to play for whichever team they want to, providing they are selected and qualify for that team. So for example they could live in the London Borough of Kingston and play at Richmond junior chess...
by Richard James
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Resources for coaching 11+ students
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Resources for coaching 11+ students

I'm currently working on a series of books designed mainly for children who have learnt the basics and would like to play competitive chess. This may well be exactly what you're looking for.

If you're interested I can send you more information about the project.
by Richard James
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Surrey County Junior Selectors?
Replies: 43
Views: 3228

Re: Surrey County Junior Selectors?

Confused? You will be! Historically, EPSCA was, as far as I understand it, a competition between LEAs rather than counties. In some areas they were the same thing, in other areas they were different. Back in the 1970s/80s, there were many primary schools with a headteacher or other senior member of ...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: English Primary Schools Chess Association
Replies: 89
Views: 6704

Re: English Primary Schools Chess Association

Ps I noticed above that a point was raised about follow on from the U11 teams, I would like to point out that when I was organising the Surrey junior teams for the older age range, the organisers of RJCC were most helpful in identifying which of their players were eligible to play in the Surrey tea...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: English Primary Schools Chess Association
Replies: 89
Views: 6704

Re: English Primary Schools Chess Association

David Sedgwick wrote:...Richmond Junior Chess Club, one of the most successful English chess bodies of the last 50 - 75 years.
Thank you for your kind words, David.
by Richard James
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: English Primary Schools Chess Association
Replies: 89
Views: 6704

Re: English Primary Schools Chess Association

Thanks David so from the link Richmond includes Hammersmith & Fulham Hounslow Kensington & Chelsea Merton Richmond-upon-Thames Wandsworth and not just Richmond junior chess club. So a question to Paul is - would Richmond pick a player that was not a member of Richmond junior chess club? Answering o...