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In these unusual times we find ourselves having to adjust. We will resume our coaching sessions at Nottingham High School when Government guidelines allow.

Regarding Nottinghamshire Primary Schools’ Chess Association, as it is still unsafe to host any chess coaching sessions, we are running some online chess tournaments on Saturday mornings from August to November

 The sessions will be on ChessKid.com.

ChessKid.com is 100% committed to safety. It is a safe and friendly site where children can learn and play chess. They are committed to making sure that every child that uses ChessKid.com has fun and is protected.

 We will allocate pupils into similar ability groups just as they are for County Coaching. Even if your child has not been to our coaching sessions they can still take part in this  venture. Pupils will play matches against each other from our Association who are in their age group. If they are particularly good they may move to an older age group.

We should be able to give follow up coaching points on their games. 

They will have access to the tutorials and coaching on the site during the four months. We will be running regular events within this club each Saturday. There will be regular fast-play tournaments. 

 The dates are listed below and you can do them all or pick those dates which suit you.

 Online Tournament dates:

Saturday 8th August Group One 10.30 am - 11.30am. Group Three 11.45am -12.45pm

Saturday 15th August Group One 10.30 am -11.30am.Group Three 11.45am -12.45pm

No tournament on Saturday 22nd August 

Saturday 29th August. Group One 10.30 am -11.30am.Group Three 11.45am -12.45pm

Saturday 5th September Group One 10.30 am -11.30am.Group Three 11.45am -12.45pm

Saturday 12th September Group One 10.30 am -11.30am.Group Three 11.45am -12.45pm

Saturday 19th September Group One 10.30 am -11.30am.Group Three 11.45am -12.45pm

Saturday 26th September Group One 10.30 am -11.30am.Group Three 11.45am -12.45pm

 October and November dates to be decided.

 The  cost is only £25 for four months by paying through the Association.  Please contact the chairman via email for details. Nottsprimaryschoolschessassoc@gmail.com

I think you’ll agree it is excellent value for money.

E. Jones