CSC Course (for parents\coaches interested in teaching chess in schools)

Please note: This event is organised by CSC not the NJCA

Hi everyone,

The charity headed by IM Malcolm Pein, Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC), is holding a one-day training and familiarisation course for people who would like to teach chess in schools.

CSC puts together schools and chess tutors, asking schools to run chess for an hour a week as part of the learning curriculum – and arranging for the tutors to be paid for their efforts. It also provides a teaching curriculum and materials to be used in the classes, and helps with getting chess equipment. (CSC also offers advice and support in getting DBS-checked, as I understand.)

The course is FREE to take, and will be at Newcastle University on Thursday April 27, 10:30am-4:30pm.

Venue: King George VI Building, Sch. of ECLS, Queen Victoria Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.

It’s very easy to take part. Simply sign up here:

PLEASE NOTE: Tick the box that says:I am involved in a CSC school (no charge) – and leave the field ‘CSC school (if applicable)’ blank.

(This is because CSC has yet to approach many of the schools where it hopes to start chess classes.)

There is no obligation – just come along to the training course, learn about running chess in schools (or recap what you already know).

Then CSC will contact schools and get the classes up and running.

So please sign up if this is interesting to you, and tell anyone you think might be interested they are welcome.

Hope to see you there!

Tim Wall

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

There are a few chess events coming up over the next couple of months:

Saturday 14th January: NJCA RGS Congress (Enter Online Now!)

Saturday 4th February: EPSCA U11 School Team Zonal Round (see your school chess teacher for more info)

Saturday 18th March: NJCA Dame Allans Congress (Provisional)

Great North Rapidplay & Blitz Chess Congress

Please note this is event is not organised by the NJCA (see for more details)

The first Great North Rapidplay & Blitz Congress is being held at the Lancastrian Suite in Gateshead on the 29th of October.

There will be four sections, the Foundation (U50), Minor (U100), Major (U150) and Open. for more information about the congress. The bar/refreshments will be open from 11am – 3pm. The entry fee for all sections will be £15.