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Berkshire Junior Chess Training dates set for 2013/14 Thursday, October 17
Mike Lubienski writes:

After very positive feedback from last year's training events, BJCA is pleased to offer a schedule of three Saturday morning junior chess training events for the year 2013/14 (7/12/13, 1/2/14, 29/3/14 - download the application form). Two of the training events will precede an SAE taking place at the same venue. The three ability groups offered will ensure all ranges of abilities and ages, from the less experienced to strong county players, will be accommodated.

The training will again be run by trainers from the Institute of Chess (IoC), and experienced professional trainers including a FIDE senior trainer. Group 1 will learn IoC Level 2-3 principles, and Group 2 Level 3-4 principles. Group 3 will be more advanced and less structured, but will generally correspond to Level 4 and beyond. For IoC materials and syllabuses for each Level see: http://www.instituteofchess.co.uk/. Optional IoC exams will also be offered at the end of Sessions 2 and 3.

Though the training is open to all junior chess players in Berkshire, a specific aim of the training is to raise the level of chess knowledge within the Berkshire county squads. At last Saturday's U9/U11 trial a team manager commented that attendance at one or more of the training sessions would earn brownie points when it came to team selection.

Mike Lubienski

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