Welcome to Kirkham Grammar Junior School

We are pleased to annouce a new venue for the Lancashire Association Junior Congresses, and they have kindly agreed to host the first congress of the season.

Welcome to Kirkham Grammar Junior School. In additon to agreeing to host the congress, the school have recently set up a new chess club. We hope to see many of their players on the day, and with good coaching we hope to welcome many of them to the U9 and U11 squads later in the season.

In the meantime, please help extend a warm welcome to the school and support their efforts by coming along to the first congress on Sunday 17th November 2019. Details and entry form on the Junior Congress link.

Aughton Junior Congress

Results from the Junior Congress held on the 3rd March at Aughton.

Photo’s in order of placing as below, do not have a photo for Bomi Shodipo.

Kings
1JoeBirks
2LouisMelvin
3KydenWaite
Queens/Rooks
1AidanGorman
2NyeJones
3=ZhengyuHou
JoshuaSunderland
Knights
1AsadSyed
2Joshua Woodbridge
3MalachyFielding
Pawns
1
Robert

O’Callaghan
2ConradFielding
3=FinlayRowan
BomiShodipo

Steve Under the Cosh!

Who is winning?

This position is an adjourned position from the simul at the recent training day at Lytham AKS.  Steve is playing Black, and was getting very worried.  Not sure who called the adjournment 🙂

Ben despite being two pawns down has a major initative.  The engines favour White, but Black has to find the right moves.  What do you think?  It is Black’s move, if it was White’s move in this position then it would be game over after Qd3!