Hampshire Delancey UKCC Megafinal

Countdown to the Mega Final
Countdown to the Mega Final

As of today (April 18th) eleven (11) places remain for the Hampshire Delancey UKCC Megafinal.

Please ensure that you do not miss out and get your entry in AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

Please enter here -> https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/product/2019-hampshire-megafinal-28th-april/

Winchester College, Hampshire, England, SO23 9NA
Winchester College, Hampshire, England, SO23 9NA

Hampshire UKCC Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon
Last Chance Saloon
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

Hampshire Junior Chess Association is running a Last Chance Saloon for the UK Chess Challenge on Saturday, April 6th at Basingstoke Chess Club. The entry fee will be £5.

This event is for children (primary and secondary aged) who have yet to qualify to the Megafinal stage of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge.

Entry Form is here : UKCC Last Chance Saloon : April 6th

The main organiser is Maha Chandar.

How schools are using chess to lure children away from screens

A thought provoking article that we recommend.

Make the right move
Make the right move

An excerpt :

When it’s time for “big lunch” in Blarney Street CBS, you might expect the boys to make a mad dash outside to play chase or football. Instead, many make a move in a different way: their lunchtime sport of choice is chess.

The strategic board game has been a feature at this Cork primary school for years, a tradition principal Billy Lynch brought with him from his primary school days.

At a time when screens are blamed for shortening children’s attention spans, Lynch finds chess is luring pupils away from their phone screens and helping to foster crucial skills we once took for granted.

“It’s quite social, during lunch they chat away while they are playing,” says Lynch.

He has also noticed how chess is helping his students develop emotional resilience. “You bare your soul when you are playing chess because it’s all about you – you can’t blame the equipment,” says Lynch, “Chess teaches you how to lose.”

But it is the impact of the strategic game on students’ concentration that really stands out.

“In this day and age, when concentration levels are not what they were previously thought to be, you can see them thinking two or three moves ahead.”

Benefits
Up and down the country, other schools are embracing chess too and seeing the benefits among schoolchildren.

April Cronin, a retired primary school principal and former Irish chess champion, runs chess workshops for teachers in Dublin.

She has noticed social awkwardness becoming more prevalent in her chess clubs of late. It prompted her to teach basic social interactions during her chess lessons. “The first thing I taught them was how to actually shake somebody’s hand and look them in the eye. It was extraordinary how many children didn’t know how to do that,” she says.

Click above to read the full article.

Results from Winchester College

Results from all sections of the 2018 Hampshire Junior Congress available from :

http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/

Hampshire Junior Congress 2018
Under 10 14/10/2018
Under 12 14/10/2018
Under 14 14/10/2018
Under 16 14/10/2018
Under 18 14/10/2018
Under 8 14/10/2018

A big thank-you from all of the team of :

David Follows, Maha Chandar, David Culliford, Ollie Blacklock, Ken Coates, Christine Coates, David Graham and John Upham

Hampshire Junior Congress entry system now online !

Hampshire Junior Chess Congress 2017
Hampshire Junior Chess Congress 2017

Hampshire Junior Chess Association is delighted to announce that the online entry system is now open for business.

The 2018 Congress is on Sunday, October 14th 2018 at Winchester College.

You may enter and purchase your “tickets” for each child via our secure payments system using our partners Stripe and Picatic.

Please visit The online Entry System to secure your entries.

If you wish you may pay via BACS (or even a cheque !) with the details in our pdf entry form – > Hampshire Junior Chess Congress 2018 Entry Form

Winchester College, Hampshire, England, SO23 9NA
Winchester College, Hampshire, England, SO23 9NA