Happy New Year to all the Lancashire Junior Chess players and their parents / guardians. It is fair to day that 2020 was not a great year for anyone due to the Covid pandemic. It was hoped that by now we would have been well under way to getting back to normal. Alas, this is not the case.
As a result, it is likely that there will be no Junior over the board chess for the ESPSCA tournaments for the season 2020/21. This is a shame for those juniors who are in the last year for the U11’s, as they have missed out on the opportunity to play for Lancashire and get a chance to wear the red-rose shirt!
Don’t worry if you are one of those players, there will still be plenty of opportunities to play and represent Lancashire at U14, U16 and U18 level, Don’t be too dishearten, and keep up with playing chess as best you can.
Since the summer, Lancashire have been holding weekly coaching and tournaments on Lichess. We will be continuing to do so for the remaining of this school year, and will move to actively promote the coaching and tournaments on these web pages.
Watch out for these details, if you have not joined in with the coaching so far we will be shortly publishing details on how to join in the fun. Whilst online chess is not the same as playing over the board, it will still keep your mind fresh for chess tactics, strategy and it can also be fun as well!
In the meantime, as always. Keep Safe!