....a letter from the secretary of the Colchester Adult Chess Club who has been voluntarily helping out.

“The Junior Chess Club restarted in September and is very well run by Michael Catabay (and family).  It’s a pleasant friendly club with children of all abilities, and I can see a number of the members have the potential ability of achieving a high level of play. The Xmas fun night of Duck Chess went off very smoothly, we all enjoyed ourselves, and the whole evening went very well with prizes for all. Overall, I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and good behaviour of the youngsters and they all seemed to enjoy the event.”Hide original message Clive Bellinger Secretary Colchester Chess Club
Reminder and Updates:

Thank you so much for all the support this year in the club, it has been a good term.

We will meet again on the 4th of January next year.

Also, a big thank you for the following people who has generously donated financially to the club.
1. Mr.& Mrs. Fidel Catantan
2. Katherine Scott
3. Laura Amos
4. Fi Mallison
5. Micah Almojuela
6. Dean Mark Almojuela
7 Charise de Becker
8. Jenny Green

In behalf of all the volunteers for the Colchester Junior Chess Club we wish you a Merry Chessmas and a Happy New Year.

Please find  attached photos of our  Chessmas Party 2017 last Thursday.

Best Wishes,



There will be no club this coming Thursday 26th of October  as it's half term. We will resume on the 2nd of November Thursday.

Best Wishes,


Chelmsford Tournament

Congratulation to all who competed at the Chelmsford tournament last weekend, to Asci, Dominique, Zoe, Rezin and special mention to Mae Catabay who came as a runner up for the under 8s and has qualified for London Chess tournament in December and also to Louis Thomas who has qualified on the same event for the under 10 minor..... well done to all of you.

Best Wishes,

Michael Catabay and the team of Colchester Junior Chess Club

In the pictures is Matt Stemp playing a simultaneous games with the keen junior chess players. Also, John Duff Cole helping out. Both from the Colchester Chess Club.Thank you very much for your time and coaching.Looking forward to see you both again.

The first day of the new Junior Chess Club in Colchester. Thank you for all who came and helped to start the venture of the new Colchester Junior Chess Club.