Sunday, 17 July 2011


The away match against Fairlop Primary School chess club finished a draw at 9-9.
The match was over 2 rounds, with 9 points to be won each round.
Fairlop won the first round 5-4,then the Knights came back to win the second round 5-4,giving a 9-9 drawn match score.

Both rounds were very close,but some very good chess was played by both teams.
Thanks should go to Fairlop for being very good hosts.
Well done to each member of the team,as Fairlop are a very good chess club.
Atul was the Knights top scorer winning both of his games.
The Knights team was:

Niall Ali (captain)
Sreeram Babu
Angelo Parodi
Atul Sooraj
James Bedford
Matthew Luff
Megan Waters
Tolu Opaleye
Arun Bhargava

As the match was a draw each club will keep the trophy for 6 months.
The Knights as trophy sponsors having the first 6 months.
The match with Fairlop is planned to become an annual event every July,as an end to the chess season.

Thursday, 14 July 2011


The Knights chess club is closed for the summer,until early September.
The club will be holding a training day on a Friday in late August,the date to be arranged.
So keep your eyes on this website for details of the training day,and the first club Friday in September.

On this Friday the 15th of July the Knights have a 9 a-side match against Fairlop Primary School chess club.
This is the clubs first match,and an away match as Fairlop are the hosts.
The winners of this match will be presented with the "Knights cup".
This match will become an annual event.
Match report to follow.
Good luck to all the Knights taking part.

Also i would like to take this opportunity to thank the players for a fantastic 7 months,this club was only formed in January of this year.
During this time players from the club have played in tournaments and played for the county.
They have also won 6 trophies this is a excellent achievement for a new chess club.

I would also like to thank the parents for the support they give to the club,and at tournaments being a taxi service,supplier of food and a shoulder to cry on!!!!!!!
Without your help and support this would not be possible.

Friday, 8 July 2011


This is a game played between Matthew and Theo at the Knights chess club.
When you play through this game,see if you can spot any PINS,FORKS and DISCOVERED ATTACKS.
Also see if you can find the missed checkmate for black.

(show chess board)(hide chess board)

Recording your games as Matthew and Theo have, is the best way to improve in chess.
You have a reference to replay your brillant moves.
Also you can see your not so great moves,but this is all part of improving.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


The 5th and last Essex Junior Chess Association grand prix of the season, was held in Chingford on Saturday 2nd of July.
The Knights had players in the under 9 and under 11 tournaments.
Sreeram finished 4th in the under 9 tournament,this is a great result in a tough tournament.
Tolu,Atul and Mernan also played in the under 9's,while Theo,James and Matthew played in the equally tough under 11 tournament.
Niall after his recent under 9 wins,stepped up to the under 11 tournament for the first time,but still scored 3 wins.
Full results to follow soon.