In the 1903-04 season two correspondence games were played between the chess clubs of Colchester and Tunbridge Wells. According to a newspaper article about the match "In game one Colchester, playing Black, soon turned the attack into a defence, and at one time looked like winning, but White found the right replies, and a draw resulted."
Saturday, 17 March 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Monday, 1 January 2018
Nine players took part in the Xmas Duck Chess Competition, Matt Stemp won with a score of 4/4.
Here is the finish from Asci - John, the duck means Black has no way of saving his king.
Photos from the event:
Sunday, 10 December 2017
The Colchester Chess Club Xmas Competition this year will be on Wednesday 20th December. It will be a duck chess competition - all welcome. To read more about this chess variant go the "official" website.
The evening will start with Nathan and Matt explaining the rules and giving people a chance to practice. The main event will then be (depending on numbers) either an all-play-all or Swiss completion.
Before then there are two matches - one for the A team and one for the B team. After the holiday period the A and B teams will be playing in the NECL knockout quarter-finals with the A team looking to defend the trophy they won last year.
Sunday, 15 October 2017
A new junior chess club has been set up in Colchester.
Commences on the 21st September 2017 and then every Thursday (school term dates)
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Michael Catabay (DBS checked)
£3.00 per week per child
Hythe Community Centre
( 1st Floor )
1 Venture Drive
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Friday, 11 August 2017
The rapid play grades for active Colchester players on the July ECF Grading List are:
A number of players appear on the list (or have non-F grades) for the first time.