DJCA events coming up

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Thu 11-Apr-19 Abbey School Chess Day 11th April 2019 Abbey School, St. Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR

Chess Day for those in years 3 to 7 inclusive organised within the School holiday club, run by Tim Onions and Victor Cross.

Sat 11-May-19 Devon Last Chance Saloon 2019 (Megafinal qualifier) TBC
Sat 13-Jul-19 Devon Junior Exchange Cup 2019

Welcome

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?

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Most of our events are on Saturdays.

 

We run events usually with 6 rounds and all sections play the six rounds starting at the same time.  This usually means younger sections are waiting for U14s to finish before they play their next game.

We could either have a later start time for U9s or an earlier prizegiving.
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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.

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Contact

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

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