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Greenside Primary School
Tutor: Glenn Trueman

 

Holy Trinity Primary School
Tutor: Roger Glover


Hurst Knoll Primary School

Tutor: Paul Keech


Moorside Primary School
Tutor: David Hardy


Our Lady's Primary School
Tutor: Neil Dainty

 

Stalyhill Primary School
Tutor: David Hardy

 

St. Agnes Primary School
Tutor: Neil Dainty

 

Broadbent Fold Pr School

Tutor: David Hardy

 

Springfield Primary School

Tutor: Neil Dainty

 

Christ Church Primary School

Tutor: Paul Kane

 

Lewis Street Primary School

Tutor: Paul Kane

 

Oakfield Primary School

Tutor: David Hardy 

 

Silver Springs Academy

Tutor: David Hardy

 

St Thomas Primary School

Tutor: Paul Keech

 

St James Primary School

Tutor: Paul Keech

 

St. George’s Primary School
Tutor: Neil Dainty


St. Paul's Primary School
Tutor: David Hardy


St. Mary's Primary School
Tutor: David Hardy


South Failsworth Primary School
Tutor: Neil Dainty


The Heys Primary School
Tutor: David Hardy


Watersheddings Primary School
Tutor: Glenn Trueman


West End Primary School
Tutor: David Hardy

 

St John Fisher Primary School
Tutor: David Hardy

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Projects

Broadoak Primary School, Christ Church Primary School, Hey with Zion Primary School, Holden Clough Primary School, Manor Green Primary School, St. John's Primary School, St. Peter's Primary School, Waterloo Primary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Northern Giga Final

10 July 2014

 

 
 
   

CSC Manchester were represented at the Northern Giga Final of the Delancey Chess Challenge.

 

Whilst no-one this time managed to qualify for the Tera final most of the players qualified for the Plate event which will take place on 20 September.

 

More details and results about the Northern and are now available here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Chess Match

10 July 2014

 

The rematch between Stalyhill Primary School and Millbrook Primary School took place this week. Millbrook were the hosts for the event this time with the match being held over 22 boards.

 

 
 

   

The children each played a game with White and Black against the same opponent and then did the same against a new opponent. Once again many of the games had to be adjudicated as to the result with Stayhill running out winners by 58-30.

 

After the children had had lunch together they all participated in three carousel activities which included the Tour de France, Dice chess and chess/maths puzzles. The best scorers in the competition games and the carousel activities all won medals and mascots.

 

Chess in Schools Manchester organiser David Hardy said "It was a real pleasure to be involved in the day and see how they children interacted with each other. In September we should definitely do this again"

 

Photos here

 

 

 


 

Inter-school match at Hey with Zion Primary School

 

An inter-school match-up was arranged at Hey with Zion Primary School, Lees, Oldham on Wednesday 25 June.

 

 
   

The match was played after school hours. 8 schools attended of which 4 of were in the CSC scheme, namely St. Agnes, Holy Trinity, Watersheddings and Hey with Zion.

 

 

   

78 children competed in 3 sections

 

Years 5/6 - 5 teams from 5 schools

Year 4 - 8 teams from 6 schools

Year 3 - 6 teams from 5 schools

 

There were several all girls teams namely from St Agnes and Holy Trinity. A total of 52 players from schools in the CSC scheme competed. The match results were;

 

Years 5/6 Winners - Holy Trinity Dobcross (CSC)

Runner-up - St. Edwards Lees

 

Year 4 Winners -  Delph Primary

Runner-up - Hey with Zion (CSC)

 

Year 3 Winners - Hey with Zion (CSC)

Runner-up - Holy Trinity Dobcross (CSC) 

 

The winners and runners up in each section were awarded medals provided by CSC.

 

Thank you for supporting children’s chess and for encouraging their participation in this new annual chess event.

 

- Roger Glover (CSC Tutor)

 


 

CSC Manchester - 3rd children's congress

 

 
   

CSC Manchester held their 3rd children's chess congress on 21 June 2014 at Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8RS.

 

 

   

Despite the very warm weather and the World Cup, 48 children played in the event with their ages ranging from Year 2 to 6.

 

Prizes of medals and chess books were awarded to the first 3 places in each age group with several of those being decided by a tie break. Many games were in danger of overrunning so the players used clocks to finish off the games in time.

 

Our next event is scheduled for 25 October at the same venue. As we have a lot of children now who are not eligible for these events for age reasons we have decided to run a separate Year 7 and above event alongside the primary school event next time around.

 

For those children who would like to improve their chess generally or in good time for our next event Ashton Community Chess Club is open each Wednesday even in the Summer holidays. I should very grateful if you would bring this to the attention of your up and coming stars.

 

  Download an A4 sized flyer about our events.

 

David Hardy

CSC Manchester Organiser


Match between Stalyhill and Millbrook Primary School

 

 

 
       

On Tuesday 20th May, Stalyhill Junior School in conjunction with Chess in Schools and Communities hosted a chess match between Stalyhill and Millbrook Primary School.

 

 

   

Each school provided 22 players who were either Year 4 or 5 and as one game finished children were repaired with a new opponent so they had chance to test their chess playing skills several times and challenge someone new within the 75 minute session.

 

Stalyhill managed to win 59-18 but to be fair a lot of the games could have gone either way. Millbrook have already thrown down the gauntlet for a return match in June.

 

After the match the children all had lunch together and it was nice to see children already making friends with their previous opponents.

 

If your school would like to be involved with CSC from September 2014 click here or email .


 

2nd One Day Chess Congress Report

 

 

   

Chess In Schools held its 2nd Children's Chess Congress of 2014 at Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8RS.

 

As usual the event was an amazing success with over 60 entries being received. The standard of play continues to rise each time the tournament is held with some players now notating their games so they can be looked at afterwards.

 

Medals,travel chess sets and gift vouchers were won by all of the winners plus our best newcomer and best girl player.

 

Our next event is due to take place on Saturday 21st June.

 

Once again thanks for your support.

 

Kind Regards,

 

David Hardy

CSC Manchester Organiser

 


 

2nd One Day Chess Congress of 2014

 

 

   

Chess in Schools and Communities are hosting our 2nd One Day Chess Congress of 2014 for Year 2 to Year 6 pupils. Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8RS. Saturday 26th April 2014 from 10.00am – 2.30pm.

 

The tournament is NOT run on a knockout basis and all competitors will play a minimum of 6 games.

 

Places are limited so please book early.

 

Entry fee payable on the day is £3.00. Bookstall provided.

 

Competitors should bring a packed lunch with them although some drinks and sweets will be available to purchase. Parents are welcome to stay. Prizes and medals will be awarded for Winners, Runners up and 3rd in each section.

 

Queries on the day 07974 952252.

 

Please send your entry to your school chess coach.

 

Alternatively email or or phone David on 07974 952252 with the following information:

 

Name of Pupil; Date of Birth; Name of School; Emergency Contact Number

 


 

"My son, Matthew, really enjoyed his first chess tournament. Thanks to the guys from Manchester for organising the today in Ashton." - Lucy Anderson | CSC Facebook page

 

Sue Kitchen, Headteacher, Stalyhill Primary School

 

"The children in the able and talented maths groups have shown a marked improvement in their skills of resilience and perseverance. Their team work has also improved."

 

"Chess has created opportunities for children to learn together with new friends from other year groups. The Y6 pupils have displayed a real maturity in setting up a club for the younger children."

 

"Children with self-confidence issues have benefitted from having a “chance to shine” with a new skill."

 

"Chess in school has been popular with parents who see it as a very valuable experience."

 

"The opportunity to attend the CSC celebration at the House of Commons and the upcoming tournament to London has been fantastic and an experience to remember for all involved."

 

"Staff have also taken to chess with over half of the teaching staff either learning how to play or improving their skills alongside the children."

 


 

First Manchester Junior Congress of 2014

 

Chess in Schools and Communities first Junior Congress of 2014 took place on Saturday 15th February at Broadoak and Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs.

 

 
 

   

The event which was once again full to capacity, attracted 62 entries who were split in to three sections according to their estimated playing strength.

 

All sections were closely fought so much so that a tie break system was used to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in all 3 sections. As well as medals all 9 prize winners won a chess book to help them improve their game.

 

Our next event is scheduled for 26th April at the same venue - one for the diary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fifth Manchester Congress of 2013

 

   

The fifth Manchester CSC Junior Chess congress of 2013 took place at Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday 21st December.

 

The event attracted 62 entries who were split in to three sections according to their estimated playing strength. All sections were closely fought so much so that a tie break system was used to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in the Open and the Intermediate sections.

 

Additional prizes were also awarded to the most consistent player over the year, the most improved player of the year and the best girl player of the year.

 


Competition at Hey with Zion Primary School

 

 

   
 

Chess in Schools recently held an inter school competition within the Lees area of Oldham. 42 children from 5 schools took part in this heat.

 

Winners: U/11's Knowsley - r/u Hey with Zion

Winners: U/9's Hey with Zion r/u St Agnes

 

Next week 5 schools from the Saddleworth part of Oldham will compete in their own heat. In early July the top 4 teams will play each other for right to call themselves champions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Third Manchester Congress of 2013

Once again we had a sizeable entry of 54 players who played in the 6 round swiss event. Each player was allocated to a team that was named after a World Chess Champion. The winning team this time around was Team Karpov named after Anatoly Karpov who was FIDE World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and 1993 to 1999. The winning team members won a trophy and a book prize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medals and book prizes were also awarded to the best scorers on each board and to the best puzzle solver on the day.

 

We are very grateful that Councillors Whitehead and Lane were able to lend their support to our series of events.

 

CSC's next congress will be held in October at the same venue but for those wishing to play chess regularly and improve their game before then visit the Ashton Chess Club website at www.ashtonccc.co.uk which meets every Wednesday and is just for children.

 

- David Hardy

 


 

First inter school competition - David Hardy

 

   

Manchester CSC held its first inter school competition at Hurst Knoll Primary School, Ashton-under-Lyne on 30th April 2013. As well as the hosts, two other local schools The Heys and Our Lady of Mount Carmel were also invited. Several parents, brothers and sisters turned up to support.

 

The tournament was held on an play all basis with Hurst Knoll scoring 9 points, Our Lady 6.5 points and Heys 2.5 points although many of the games had to be adjudicated so could still have gone either way. As each team sent more than a full team, players were subbed in and out with the extra players playing friendly games between each other.

 

Our thanks go to Hurst Knoll for hosting the event and providing the players with drinks and biscuits - The Heys have already said they would like to hold the next event.

 


 

Half term chess camp

 

   

After the success of our Summer chess camps in August - CSC held a half term chess camp in Ashton-under-Lyne on Thursday 27 October 2011.

 

37 children attended the camp all of whom had only started learning how to play chess in September at their respective schools.

 

By the end of the day they had learned how the rest of the pieces move, the rules on check and checkmate and were able to play a full game - with some supervision!

 

A great day was had by all - look out for details of our 1 day Congress that will take place in Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday 17th December.

 

- David Hardy


 

Tuesday 8th March 20111

 

 

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Tameside Primary Championships

At the annual Tameside Primary School Championships held on 25 June one of our schools Stalyhill Junior won the title by a clear 2 points. 10 players took part in the team of 6 event all playing at least 4 games in the 7 round event.

 

Special mention should go to Thomas Curtis who scored 6/7 on Board 1, Elise Donohue who scored 6.5/7 on board 4 and James Wilde who scored 7/7 on Board 6.


 

Manchester Junior Congress

 

 
   

The first CSC Manchester Junior Congress took play on Saturday 18th December.

 

Despite the heavy snow that had fallen the night before there were 34 entries between ages 7-11.

 

All the children, had a great time and won at least one game plus there were some notable performances particularly from those who didn't know what chess was before September.

 

 

 

 

We hope to hold a similar event at Easter by which time the snow should have gone!

 


 

Chess Camp report by David Hardy

 

 
   

We offered a number of FREE sessions in the October 2010 half term chess camp for children aged between 7 and 11.

 

They were held at; Ashton Bridge Club, Carr Street, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8ES.

 

CSC's first half term chess camps in Manchester proved to be a great success.

 

Over the 2 days just over 40 children attended the sessions which involved formal Tutoring plus lots of competitive play. The level of play improved dramatically over the sessions.

 

 

The children had the chance to use chess clocks for the first time and some were able to write their games down.

 

They really enjoyed playing on Fritz & Chesster and by the end of the each day everyone wanted to know when the next one would be held.

 

     

 

Next chess camp: Date & details to follow soon.

 

We are now Tutoring in 17 schools throughout Tameside and Manchester.

 

See this news story at http://chessinschools.blogspot.com/

 

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More about Manchester CSC chess adventures (2010-13) here

 

 

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