MP Jonathan Reynolds visits Chess in Schools in action

The MP for Stalybridge & Hyde Jonathan Reynolds visited CSC Chess Club in Stalyhill Junior School shortly before the end of the academic year to see the schools chess progression for himself. 

One Year Three Pupil ( Joseph O'Neil) almost scored a victory over the MP, here they are below with game faces on.

Mr Reynolds said "It was absolutely fantastic to see how much the kids get out of playing chess...I started playing in primary school and it makes you think laterally, plan ahead and learn new skills."

CSC cannot wait to invite the MP back again next year, and hopefully even the score.

Latest News: One-Day Chess Event

On Saturday 17 February 2018, a record attendance of 68 local children played chess at Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne.

The event hosted by Ashton Community Chess Club and Chess in Schools and Communities served as a qualifying event for the world's largest chess competition the Delancey Chess Challenge which began in 1996 and is run by the husband and wife team Alex and Sarah Longson. Sarah herself played in the event the first year it was held.

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All the children acquitted themselves well with many players across the age group sections qualifying for the next stage of the competition. As well as the coveted qualification certificate the winners, runners up and third place in each section won medals, chess books and chess cup prizes.

The next stages of the event will be held in Cheadle Hulme or Oldham.

For those players couldn't make it today or just missed out on the qualifying score a "Last Chance Saloon" is being held at the same venue on Saturday 17 Match. For more information contact David Hardy on 07974 952252 or e-mail [email protected]


Ashbury Meadow Primary School
Briscoe Lane Academy Paul Kane
Christ Church CofE Primary School Paul Kane
Claremont Primary School Tim Shanker
Denton West End Primary School David Hardy
East Crompton St James CofE Primary School Paul Keech
Greenside Primary School Glenn Trueman
Holy Family Catholic School Paul Kane
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School David Hardy
Kearsley West Primary School Julian Clissold
Lewis Street Primary School Paul Kane
Medlock Valley Primary School
Oakfield CP School David Hardy
Our Lady & St Paul's RC Primary School
Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Primary School Neil Dainty
Silver Springs Primary Academy David Hardy
South Failsworth Community Primary School Neil Dainty
Springfield Primary School Neil Dainty
St Agnes's CofE Primary School Neil Dainty
St Christopher's RC Primary School David Hardy
St Geroge's CofE Primary School Neil Dainty
St James's CofE Primary School David Hardy
St John Fisher RC Primary School David Hardy
St Peter's Primary School Julian Clissold
St Thomas's CofE Primary School
St Thomas Moorside CofE Primary School Paul Keech
Stalyhill Junior School David Hardy
Sunninghill Primary School Andrew Wilson