Abbey School Chess Day

Chess Day for those in years 3 to 7 inclusive organised within the School holiday club, run by Tim Onions and Victor Cross. Entry will include the chess tournaments, a swimming session in the schools' heated indoor pool and lunch will be provided. Entry details including times to follow.


Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 09:00


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 other chess events – it will not be possible for parents to stay. During the day there will be timetabled activities, and we expect to include a chance for swimming in the school’s lovely heated indoor pool for those who would like, with a qualified lifeguard present as well as supervisory staff. Lunch will be provided.  We will conclude the day with some crazy chess.

SECTIONS    Under 9 (years 3 and 4) Under 11 (years 5 and 6) Under 12 (Year 7) Please note age group based on age at 1st September 2018.  Sections may be amalgamated if insufficient entries are received.

ENTRY FEE     £25.00   PRIZES - these will be awarded to the first three places in each section. Other prizes will be awarded according to the size of the entry. Certificates will be awarded to all players.

PLAY will commence at 9.30am. Children will be supervised from 9am, and ideally need to arrive by 9.15am. The day will finish at 4pm with the prize giving; parents are welcome to arrive from 3.45pm if they wish to come to this.  There will be supervised play in the schools’ playground between games (weather permitting).  Clocks will be used.

LOCATION The school (postcode TQ1 4PS) is located next to the model village in the heart of St. Marychurch (Use the Council Car Park next to the school). Children may bring a mid- morning snack (no products containing nuts please – we have regular attenders with severe nut allergies) and will obviously need their swim kit if they wish to swim, and a coat and suitable shoes for outside play. Please make sure you fill in the section about your child’s swimming ability. The pool is 1.2 metres deep throughout.


We are grateful to the Devon Junior Chess Association for agreeing to use their site to take entries and payments.

Please use the entry form below to enter; after entry you will be asked to make the payment of £25.

Closing date for entries – midnight on Tuesday 1st January.

No e mail or telephone entries can be accepted - sorry.  Please note payment in full is due on booking. Once a place is booked we are unable to provide a refund in the event of cancellation or non-arrival. With notice we will be happy to swap the booking to the next Abbey chess event, subject to availability.

A list of those booked will be on the DJCA website.

Enquiries  to: Tim Onions