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Juniors and Schools

Junior Chess

Junior organisers are Jeremy Menadue and Robin Kneebone. Jeremy teaches chess in 3 schools, and privately; Robin is a retired head teacher who coaches chess and tutors maths and physics students. Both have enhanced CRB clearance and will be checked by the new DBS system.

Run by Robin Kneebone, assisted by Jeremy Menadue (chess bios below) and James Hooker. We cater for all junior players from Under 7 up: as long as you know the moves you are welcome! All our events are suitable for newcomers to competitive chess. Even our championship matches will be supervised by people who are able to help and advise. Our supervisors have been cleared by CRB (and will be by the new DBS).

Future Events

All the competitions, except "My First Chess Tournament" which is for newcomers only, are for all players who know the moves. If you know the moves, you are welcome! You do not have to be expert for any of our events.

Further dates:

  • To be announced
Parental Responsibility
Parents are responsible for their children during chess events. We will have enough volunteers to run the chess but none to look after children. The only exception is the short Hub session.
All schools have been sent posters and an explanation of how to get their children involved. Cornwall Chess provides opportunities to children whose schools are unable to run a club. We hope to set up local inter-school competitions along the lines of the successful Penwith event. We are grateful to DashSW for sponsoring the printing and delivery of all the material to about 300 schools.
ECF Membership
The ECF is the English Chess Federation. Everyone playing in a proper tournament, where the results count for grading, must be a member. Only a few of our junior events will be graded.
Current and previous Seasons
Results and reports of events held in the 2015/16 season are here.
Results and reports of events held in the 2014/15 season are here.
Results and reports of events held in the 2013/14 season are here.
Further Information
An advice sheet entitled "Play Chess Better, Enjoy Chess More" can be found here. Printable version here.
Junior Organisers

Robin Kneebone
Retired secondary school headteacher, now tutors physics, maths and chess, organises junior chess, and 2011 county champion. Also studies history part-time. Married with two adult sons. Lives in Truro, plays chess for Falmouth.

Jeremy Menadue
Teaches chess at Truro School and the High School, coaches chess individually. Four times Cornwall chess champion. Plays in one or two Internationals each year. Recently qualified for 2014 British Championship. Lives in Truro. More often than not plays Board 1 for Cornwall.

Robin Kneebone

Last updated 17/3/2016