We all know that chess clubs need juniors if they are to flourish in the longer term. A club consisting entirely of elderly gentlemen will invariably fold. So it’s good to know that several Suffolk players are visiting schools in their locality, helping to run their chess clubs.
The following list may not exhaustive, or even wholly accurate. Please let me know if there are any errors, or omissions.
David Green (Stowmarket) – Chilton Primary (Stowmarket) and Creeting St Mary Primary
Mike Usher (Saxmundham) – Ranelagh Road Primary and The Oaks Community Primary (both Ipswich)
Vicky Allen (Stowmarket) and Alex Sheerin (Ipswich) – Meadows Montessori (Ipswich)
Steve Gregory (Ipswich) – Whitton Primary (Ipswich)
Andrew Shephard (Ipswich) – Ipswich Prep.
Kevin Marrable – Handford Hall Primary (Ipswich)
and down in deepest Essex, John Lambert and Melvin Steele (Clacton) – Engaines Primary
There are several other chess clubs operating in Suffolk schools, most of which would be delighted to receive help from an adult player. So if you have the time and energy (schools usually hold their clubs at lunchtime or after school), please contact me.