Playing chess is both a recreational activity and a way of developing skills in problem-solving, planning and concentration, together with developing a sense of team spirit and life-long learning. All of these skills, we hope, will also complement both the academic and social development of our juniors.
Nottinghamshire Primary Schools Chess Association is responsible for the development of junior chess throughout Nottinghamshire. It is staffed by volunteers, all of whom provide a valuable service in contributing to the organisation.
The aims of the Association are:
- to encourage the study and the practice of chess in local Primary Schools
- to organise teams to represent the Association in national competitions
- to ensure all aspects of chess within our sphere of influence are used to promote each child in all aspects of their development.
Throughout most of the year NPSCA runs tournaments and coaching days. We select our junior county teams from Under 9 up to Under 11 age groups, with an additional Under 11 girls’ and these teams compete in inter-County Championships. The strongest players are encouraged to compete for national and even international representation.
NPSCA liaises closely with local schools and chess clubs to promote the development of school chess teams, so that juniors can maximise their playing potential and contribute towards playing for their county.
For details of all the current members, or if you are interested in volunteering and helping to promote junior chess in Nottinghamshire, please see our Officers page for contact details. Or use our Contact Form.