When the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club was formed in 1992, a large number of Patrons provided start-up funding which enabled the purchase of some 60 chess sets and boards. Many of these have been replaced in recent years, but the old sets have been stored at Horringer Court Middle School, where the Bury Knights meet every Friday.
Rather than gather dust, it has been decided to offer a small number of sets to local schools who are keen to set up new chess clubs.
The first school to take up this offer is Woolpit Primary School. Yesterday, Bury Knights Organiser Bob Jones met with Shaun Holland, Woolpit Primary School’s Deputy Head, to hand over six sets and boards. The school’s chess club will commence after Easter and Bob hopes to pay a visit once it gets properly under way.
Any other schools in the Bury area who would like to take up this offer should contact Bob Jones soon, ‘whilst stocks last’!