New junior chess club to encourage next generation of grandmasters - The Solihull Observer

New junior chess club to encourage next generation of grandmasters

Solihull Editorial 20th Jul, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

LOCAL YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to put their thinking caps on as a new chess club opens its doors.

After ‘threatening this for years,’ avid chess fan, John Green, is hoping to inspire the next generation of chess grandmasters at the newly established Solihull Junior Chess Section of the Solihull Chess Club.

The group, which will have its first meeting on Wednesday (July 22), aims to inspire Solihull’s younger residents to take up the game by teaching them alongside and having them compete with players of a similar age.

Describing the new club as a ‘unique opportunity’ for junior chess in the borough, Secretary of the Solihull Chess Club, John Green, said: “My ultimate aim is to transpose the Junior Section into a chess academy.

“This is where the world grandmasters start from so come along and play chess with us.”

The club is open to youngsters aged eight to 15 who have some experience of chess or show an interest in the game, and will meet every Wednesday evening from 6pm until 7pm at Blossomfield Club on Widney Lane, Solihull.

A small fee will be asked for and parents will be expected to stay until such time the section gains stability and regularity.

Highly graded local players are also invited to oversee the players and help coach them.

All queries should be made to John Green, who can be contacted on 07976832517.


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