This is our latest news on 23 March 2013.
Our club is still meeting St Augustine's Hall, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PT.
Our meetings are on Wednesdays during term time from 6pm until 7.30pm. The cost is £1.50 per week. There is car parking on the street.
Our club has now been running continuously for 19 years. It will be 20 years old in 2014! In recent years we have had very good attendances, often with more than 30 juniors playing. We have also had some excellent chess teaching from Aya Malikgulgyev, Nick Jackson, James Briginshaw, Chris Davison, Stephen Pride and others.
The Chess Shield and Go Shield competitions will continue to be held in the autumn and/or spring. The winner of each will keep the trophy for the next six months. The current champions are Melchior Chui (Chess) and Peran Truscott (Go). The champions in the junior age bands were Philip Briginshaw (Chess) and Michael Lin (Go). For information about past winners, see the Roll of Champions
Occasionally we also have club championships of Oware, Shogi, Chinese Chess and Othello. The latest winners were Owen Walker (Chinese Chess) Melchior Chui (Shogi) Melchior Chui (Oware) and Akito Oyama (Othello).
Each year we hold heats of the UK Chess Challenge and the UK Go Challenge.
The Cambridge Junior Chess & Go Club is a place for children of all ages to come and play chess and go (if you don't know what go is, look here for a quick introduction to the game, or download igowin, an excellent free go-playing program - size 786k - which runs under Windows and includes a go tutorial). Go is somtimes known as igo (the Japanese name for the game), weiqi (the Chinese name), wei ch'i (the Cantonese name) or baduk (Korean).
We are always very pleased to have new members at our club. Our club members over the past few years have mostly been aged between 6 and 16. These have included beginners and also quite strong players. So if you come along, you should be able to find someone who is about the same standard as you are. It doesn't matter whether you come every week or just now and then. And it doesn't matter if you can't stay until the end.
Every week we try to have at least 3 adult helpers to organise things. They usually include chess or go experts from Cambridge City Chess Club and Cambridge Go Club. They'll be happy to give you some hints on chess and go if you want. If you haven't played either game before, there will always be someone who can explain the rules and help you to get started.
These are some of the things our club does:
This page is maintained by Paul & Andrea Smith and was last updated on 23 March 2013. If you would like any more information, please e-mail us.
If you would like more information about chess and go clubs, events and services in the UK, then go to the English Chess Federation and British Go Association web sites.
We welcome any ideas about how to improve this page or our club, or any offers of help!