DJCA events coming up

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Thu 03-Jan-19 Abbey School Chess Day Abbey School, St. Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR

This event, run by Tim Onions in conjunction with Abbey Adventures holiday club in Abbey School Torquay, will mean your child is supervised and looked after by the staff for the day and unlike most

Sat 12-Jan-19 Wales and West of England Junior County Team Jamboree 2019 Chepstow
Sat 09-Feb-19 Devon U18 Invitational Tournament 2019

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Welcome to Devon Junior Chess Association

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About us

The Association is a small committee of volunteers who organise and promote junior chess in the county. It runs tournaments and coaching days for players of all abilities from those who are new to competitive chess right through to those who play at County level. Players from the age of 7 through to those in their teens take part in the events and come from many schools and the junior clubs that exist in the county. The Association selects and runs County Under 11 and Under 9 teams.

There are also events for over 11s run on behalf of the Devon County Chess Association which includes the County Under-14 team.

We depend on volunteers to make our events run smoothly -- can you help us out one day?

A plug for Jessica Prescott

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A book for young people who want to play chess

My First Chess Book: 35 easy and fun chess-based activities for children aged 7 years +

Most players attending our events have got the hang of playing chess.  But there's quite a gap between knowing the rules and knowing how to play.  It isn't always easy to know how to get across this gap, and this is where Jessica's book comes in.

A plug for Solitaire Chess

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Quite a lot of getting better at chess is just noticing what is going on -- which pieces can be taken? Can the capturing piece be taken after that?

There's a nifty game called Solitaire Chess by Thinkfun which is fun in itself and also helps you practise just this and other chess skills -- like trying things out in a different order.

You can get it as a board game or an app for Android, iPhone or Amazon devices.  There is a free 'taster' version which has lots of puzzles and will give you a feel for how it works.

New chess season 2017-18

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Our events schedule is just being confirmed.

We have missing or incorrect email addresses for several players -- if you're not getting our emails, send us an email asking to be added to our e-mailing list.

I wish all players an enjoyable and successful season! DR

Proposed dates and other local events:

[Sat/Sun October 7/8th - Millfield International]

*Sat October 14th - Riviera tournament - U9 U11 U14 U18 - Churston Ferrars*

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Chair: David Regis, 71 Mary Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9HQ  

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