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London Chess Classic 2013
CSC Video December 2012
CSC on BBC Breakfast TV
Chess in Schools and Communities launched first
Charity-Public-Private initiative in ground breaking
project to teach 20,000 children how to play chess
in London Borough of Newham.
BBC Breakfast TV featured the launch on
Wednesday 13 March 2013.
Chess in Schools and Communities launches first
CSC activities in Newham were featured in
The Times on 7th December 2010
Smart move for new chess schools
Video: Will Sargent
18 October 2011
Now what do
you learn at school in a typical
A bit of
maths, some science maybe... But
chess is a bit less likely.
There was a
time when it was the game to
play - Kings and queens and kids
across the country saw it as
true test of skill.
And now a
national campaign is trying to
bring it back to a classroom
near you, so we sent Nel went to
find out more.
Classic 8th - 15th December 2010
Schools were welcome to visit the London Chess Classic
for free chess coaching and we had professional
chess coaches on hand to give individual or group
lessons or to answer questions about setting up a chess
club. A very enjoyable simultaneous display took
place on 9th Dec involving some leading British
And the 1st London
Chess Classic Junior Tournament also took place on the
9th Dec consisting of 6 rounds where children in each
age group were paired against each other. They played
individual games but schools scored as a team.
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