DJCA AGM Friday 15th July 2022

15/7/2022 DJCA Committee Meeting Minutes

Attendees: DR, AA, VC, SK, TO, NB, JCB

No apologies - everyone present

1. Chairman's welcome and report (DR)

Last year - and ongoing - significant risk to adults from COVID, which is unlikely to go away, while waves will likely continue intermittently

              Plan to implement a full schedule of events and training going forwards

              Last year open events low volume - TBGS and Abbey run by TO

2. Treasurer's report (SK)

              >£4k mainly in bank

Opening traps

The first game I ever played in a chess club went like this (I was Black)

[Event "Chess Club"]
[Site "Hereward School, March"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stacey, Ian"]
[Black "Regis, David"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C20"]
[PlyCount "7"]

1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 $4 
(3...g6) (3...Qf6)
4. Qxf7# 1-0

Oh dear!

OK, I haven't been caught like that since. What should Black do about this?

Devon players score for England

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News from Mr,Cross:

Over half-term, Devon junior players Caleb Caleshu, Pengxiao Zhu, James Glasson and Joe Forty represented England regional U14 or U12 teams against the equivalent full Wales International teams in Chepstow. Their combined score was 4 out of 8 and they contributed to England winning both matches.

Well done Devon!


Tactical Themes


 Annihilation of Defensive Barrier/Obliteration/Demolition of Structure

 Clearance/Line Opening

 Decoy/Attraction/Removal of the Guard

 Defensive Combinations



 Discovered Attack

 Double Attack  

 Double Check

 Drawing Combinations


 Greek Gift Sacrifice


 Knight Fork(s)

 Overloaded Defender(s)

 Paralysed Piece(s)

 Pawn Promotion/Pawn Breakthrough

 Perpetual Check


 Queen Sacrifice

England success

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Exeter School pupil Pengxiao Zhu took part in the EPSCA* U11 team trial in Liverpool last weekend and has been selected for the England team.  He scored 4/6 points, coming joint third in the competition.

*England Primary Schools Chess Association

UK Chess Challenge 2022

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The event dates and qualification rules for the UK Chess Challenge 2022
have been announced.

The UK Chess Challenge is the largest chess competition in the world,
with (pre-COVID) more than 100,000 children taking part in schools and
elsewhere each year.  There are different stages to the competition:
school, Megafinal, Gigafinal and Terafinal.

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