The Bishop's Stortford Junior Chess Club is now Open!

Who?

If you are interested in having your children learn the game of chess, get in contact with us.

We offer a chance for children aged from 6 to 12 to join our Junior Chess Club and learn the noble game of kings.

From beginners to accomplished players; all levels are equal.

You are more than welcome to come along and see for yourself before committing. 

Why?

The benefits to children learning chess are well documented. Here are some of the main reasons:

1. Chess helps you Concentrate

2.Chess Develops Problems Solving Skills

3. Chess Improves Memory

4.Playing Chess Uses both sides of the Brain

5. Playing Chess Can Raise IQ.

6. Chess Teaches Planning and Fore-sight

7. Chess Helps with Strategic Thinking

8. Chess Improves Attention Span

9. Chess Improves Reading Skills

10.Chess Increases Creativity

Where/When?

Methodist Church Hall, Bishop's Stortford

Thursdays; 6:15 - 7:15 pm

£25 for 17 sessions

If you are interested, contact us through the website or come along and visit us on a club night.

The club is now open for its 3rd year. We have extended the club to 16 places. These have already been taken. If you are keen for your child to take part you can let us know and we can add you to our waiting list. If a place comes available we would then let you know.

Chess Exercises

Exercise A (Easy)

Board

White: King/Queen

Black: King

Place pieces on starting squares for white, in the middle for black king.

Can white get the black king in check? If so, in how many moves?

Exercise E (Difficult)

Board

White: King/Bishop/Bishop

Black: King

Place pieces on starting squares for black & white.

Can white get the black king in check? 

Exercise B (Easy)

Board

White: Rook/Rook

Black: King

Place pieces on starting squares for white, in the middle for black king.

Can white get the black king in check? If so, in how many moves?

Exercise C (Easy)

Board

White: King/Pawn

Black: King

Place pieces on starting squares for black & white. Pawn in front of the king.

Can white get their pawn successfully to the other end of the board?

Exercise D (Medium)

Board

White: 8 Pawns

Black: 8 Pawns

Place pieces on starting squares for black & white.

Who can get a past pawn to the other end of the board?

Try these at home. It helps with problem solving, process and planning & develops skills you can use in a real game!

Chess Openings

Develop! Develop! Develop!

Board

All Pieces

Practice your first 5 moves. Remember which pieces you should be moving first: central pawns, bishops, Knights.

Try different variations.

Black should also develop but also challenge white if they leave easy pieces.

The Italian Opening

Board

All Pieces

White       Black

P e4         P e5

N f3          N c6

B c4         ...

What are blacks concerns?What will/should black do?
What should white be thinking?

The Spanish Line

Board

All Pieces

White       Black

P e4         P e5

N f3          N c6

B b4         ...

What are blacks concerns?What will/should black do?
What should white be thinking?

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