Surrey Heath Cubs Chess Tournament

On Saturday 11th March 2023 the club had the pleasure of organising a tournament for the Surrey Heath Cubs group at the Scout hut at Frimley Lodge Park. 

There were 23 players from a number of local cub packs, all 8-10 years old; most were very new to chess. We ran it as a 10 mins per game 6-round Swiss which Ken Coates managed on his laptop.  Martin was suffering at home with Covid, but nevertheless managed to display the scores real time via our website, which proved popular with the player’s parents.

The winner was David U with a perfect 6 points out of 6.  The full results can be seen here.

The top 3 cubs, along with Steve Harley and Cub leader Julie.

Many thanks to Ken and Christine Coates for providing Berkshire Junior Chess Association sets and clocks, managing the Swiss pairings, and importantly doing some excellent “light-touch” arbiting of many interesting positions.

We plan to cooperate on future tournaments and coaching to encourage junior chess in the area.