West London Chess Academy

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Roger Lancaster
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West London Chess Academy

Post by Roger Lancaster » Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:05 pm

First coaching session took place Sunday afternoon, 13 March, from 12.45 to 5.30. Description and pictures - 35 attended - at https://www.watfordchessclub.org/ pending WLCA designing its own website. Next sessions, 8 and 15 May.

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Re: West London Chess Academy

Post by Roger Lancaster » Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:50 pm

The session originally scheduled for 15 May has now been moved back a week to 22 May.

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Re: West London Chess Academy

Post by Roger Lancaster » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:11 am

ProvisionaI coaching Iine-up for Sunday 8 May is CM David Okike (2240), 17-y-o FM Tanmay Chopra (2375) and FIDE Instructor Peter WaIters (1960) whiIe I'II take a back-row seat this time.

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Re: West London Chess Academy

Post by Roger Lancaster » Tue May 10, 2022 7:40 am

Again, around 35 juniors attended the second WLCA session on 8 May. We'll be missing star names, such as Tanmay, for the next session on 22 May but I'II be joined by two well-respected local coaches in Ray Sayers (Bucks Youth) and Matt Ball (St Albans). There are currently six participating organisations (Bucks Youth and the Harrow, Maidenhead, St Albans, Uxbridge and Watford clubs) and the coaching is geared to juniors whose ratings exceed 100 x age (minimum 1000). We're open to expanding this in the medium term but, as matters stand, space considerations mean that each organisation can nominate only 6 or 7 juniors on average to any given session.

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