Training Day for Bury Knights

Back in August, in the middle of the summer holidays, 20 members of the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club spent a Friday at Moreton Hall Community Centre at their annual Training Day.   The day was designed to maintain the interest of the children in chess, after the long break since Easter (the club doesn’t meet at all in the Summer Term).

Five adult coaches (Ed Player, Steve Ruthen, Somton Ukken, Vicky Allen and myself) spent a couple of hours in the morning, coaching the children in small groups.   The photo above shows Vicky’s group, of three girls.

After lunch, the children played a five-round 15-minute tournament, won by Anita Somton who won all five games.

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