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Club update – 5 March 2024

New Training Club

This week we began our brand new training club sessions. These sessions are designed to provide some extra coaching and training both for aspiring juniors as well as adult beginners. We’re trialling these as 30 minute sessions from 7:30 to 8:00pm in between the junior club and senior club. For this first session we had a very good turnout of around a dozen, half from juniors and half from seniors. Gordon Lyall (a FIDE-qualified trainer) led the session with an informative lesson on blunders, how to spot them and how to reduce them in your games.

Junior Club

There were some exciting games in round 2 with the pick of the bunch, James playing white against Charlotte (picture). Under time pressure Charlotte was unable to find the knock-out blow and James narrowly secured the point. There was also a great tussle between Lachlan and Oscar L, with Lachlan prevailing despite a valiant effort by Oscar. Brock, Devin, Isaiah and James lead the pack with 2 points each from two games.

Senior Club

Rounds 1 and 2 of the annual Leo Eichholtz tournament were played this week. After two rounds, Lars and newcomer Jan both lead unbeaten on 2, with David P and Guy next on 1½.  Full results and standings here.