The club will be close for the next 2 weeks due to school holidays and will re-open on the 19th of April Thursday.

See you then.

Delancey Chess Challenge

Congratulations to Louis Thomas for winning the top of the Delancey challenge in the club for this year and for the others who were able to qualify for the megafinal. Also, well done to everyone who participated in the challenge.

Friendly Matched against Engaines Junior Chess

Well done to all who participated with the friendly matched last Thursday 8th of March. Thank you Richard O'Brien (Engaines Primary School) for hosting the matched and for providing complimentaries to everyone. A big thank you to John Lambert and Melvin Steel for doing all the pairings.

Our top 5 boards ( Asci, Zoe, Louis, Dominique and Mae) were all undefeated for both rounds and the other boards( Rezin, Eric, Malachi, Charlotte, Yazan, and Jana) have either won their games or made their games very difficult for their opponents to win. Overall, everyone seems to have enjoyed the experience.

Thank you parents and grandparents for bringing your children and grandchildren at the venue. Also, I want to acknowledge the presence of  Clive Bellinger, secretary of Colchester Chess Club, who continues to support our juniors in the club.

In behalf of all the volunteers of Colchester Junior Chess Club,



Hi Everyone!

Please be reminded that the club will not be open this coming Thursday 8th of March as we are having a friendly game with Tendring Junior Chess at Little Clacton, we shall be back on the following week Thursday 15th of March 2018.

Thank you,

Michael Catabay
Just to remind everyone that the junior club will not be open this coming Thursday 15th February as it's half term. We will meet again on the 22nd February the following Thursday.
Best Wishes,

3rd Essex Chess Grand Prix

Congratulations Mae for getting a 2nd place on the 3rd Essex Chess Grand Prix. And well done to all who participated Louis Thomas, Dominique and Charlotte Granger, Asci and Rezin Catabay.

....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