New ECF Gradings were published on the 24th July 2020.
Click HERE to find out your new grade.
Due to coronavirus Taunton Chess Club has currently suspended their meetings at St Michaels Church until further notice. Stay safe everybody.
Happy New Year to one and all and especially to our gallant and brave team who ventured out last Thursday. David Graham lost a closely fought match with Malcolm Dinham having also lost to him in the previous match. Congratulations to Vic for once again beating Steve Miles, rated 30 points above him, Mike Ward drew and Chris Greenaway accepted his opponent’s offer of a draw to level the match at 2-2.
Afterwards he said he could have won, but we all say that don’t we? In this case though I think he could have. Anyway, I was pleased with a draw after our last outing to Weston ended in a 3-1 defeat against the Weston Bishops team and a 1.5 to 2.5 defeat when the Weston Knights visited Taunton in September.
This weekend we had the West of England & South Wales County Team Championships (u9,u12 & u14) of which Josh and Nathanael had been invited to be a part of the Somerset County Team.
They both had successful matches, with Josh having 3 wins and 1 draw and his u9’s team winning overall. The u14’s didn’t have such a good time after Gloucester decided to submit a team and subsequently took Somerset’s top four u14 players with them. This was a big hit for them. The u14’s team unfortunately came last even though some long hard fought games were made on higher boards than they would usually play. Nathanael however had a successful day coming out with 2 wins and 1 loss.
Well done boys!
Update September 2021 **** We will advise you once our junior sessions are up and running again *****
From January we will be starting some pre-club sessions for the junior members of the club where Chris Greenaway will be helping them to improve their game. There will be 2 groups, beginners and advanced, and we will let you know via the WhatsApp group which group your child has been allocated to.
Please see below to see the timetable for when sessions will be held.
JUNIOR PRE-CLUB SESSIONS AT 18:45 – 19:30
|14/01/2020||Beginner class lessons|
|21/01/2020||Advanced class lessons|
|28/01/2020||Beginner and Advanced class|
|February||04/02/2020||Advanced class lessons|
|18/02/2020||Beginner class lessons|
|25/02/2020||Beginner and Advanced class|
|10/03/2020||Beginner class lessons|
|17/03/2020||Advanced class lessons|
|24/03/2020||Beginner and Advanced class|
|April||07/04/2020||Beginner class lessons|
|21/04/2020||Advanced class lessons|
|28/04/2020||Beginner and Advanced class|
|May||05/05/2020||Beginner class lessons|
|19/05/2020||Advanced class lessons|
|26/05/2020||Beginner and Advanced class|
Thank you Chris for putting together a last minute Christmas meal and a big thank you to Ben at Solz Cafe for cooking a fabulous meal. Looks like a good time was had by all.
We hope to do another get together in the summer, please let us know if you have any good recommendations of any places to go.