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Sponsored by East Village and Newham Borough Council

 

 

 

 
 

Newham - within Inner London.

 

Participating Schools

Gainsborough (Ferris Lindsay)

Gallions (Alan Bright)

Godwin (Roman Ismailov)

Grange (James Robinson)

Keir Hardie (Ferris Lindsay)

Lathom (Roman Ismailov)

Ranelagh (Vladimir Agasaryan)

Ravenscroft (Jerzy Dybowski)

Rosetta (Jerzy Dybowski)

Selwyn (Ferris Lindsay)

Southern Road (Jerzy Dybowski)
St Antony's (Vladimir Agasaryan)

St Francis' (Roman Ismailov)

St Joachim's (Jerzy Dybowski)

Tollgate (Ferris Lindsay)

Vicarage (Jerzy Dybowski)

William Davies (Vladimir Agasaryan)

 

Supported Schools

Avenue

Calverton

Dersingham

Hartley

Upton Cross

 

Previous Projects

Carpenters

Ellen Wilkinson

North Beckton

West Ham

 
CSC Tutors shown in brackets    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newham Primary Schools’ Team Chess Tournament by Alan Bright

 

Ravenscroft, a pioneer school with Chess in Schools & Communities (CSC), and St Joachim's, one of the schools involved in the charity’s Education Endowment Foundation funded research project, shared first place with 77 out of a possible 90; Calverton came second with 75 and Ellen Wilkinson third with 74. Carpenters, Dersingham, Godwin, Hartley, Lathom, St Winefride's, Vicarage and West Ham Church Primary Schools also participated.

 

 
 
   

Over 160 children competed in the event. For some it was their first tournament but almost all the members of the Newham under-11 team were there, and several won age-group prizes. These included Frankie Niland from Ravenscroft, Daetwaan Fraser from Ellen Wilkinson, Kata Szatmari from Calverton and Bhavika Raghupatruni and David and Joshua John from Hartley.

 

Oscar Dybowski from St Joachim's was the only player to win all six games.

 

Malcolm Pein, the director of CSC, said, "The sheer number of children playing chess today is a testament to the work that is being done in Newham schools - which has certainly been helped by the support of Newham council and Barclaycard, which sponsored today as part of its Yes2Chess initiative."

 

Photos © by Ray Morris-Hill | More here

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

Name

School/Club

Points

Medals

 

1

Daniel Mezhlumyan

Ravenscroft

8.0

Gold U11

1st Prize

2

Viktor Jamroz

Kent

7.0

Gold U9

2nd Prize

3

Frankie Niland

Ravenscroft

6.5

Silver U11

3rd Prize

4

Khusanjon Bobukujaev

G. Tomlinson

6.5

Silver U9

 

5

Kata Szatmari

Calverton

6.5

Silver U9

 

6

Khasanjon Bobukujaev

G. Tomlinson

6.0

Bronze U9

 

7

Bhavika Raghupatruni

Hartley

6.0

Bronze U11

 

8

Durgesh Bogun

Bishop Challoner

6.0

 

 

9

Donatas Dragasius

St. Joachim’s

6.0

Bronze U11

 

10

Thomas Hugaas

Calverton

6.0

 

 

11

Yusuf Adekola

Carpenters

5.5

 

 

12

Samuel Gulipili

St. Winefride’s

5.0

 

 

13

Tomas Serrano

Rosetta

5.0

 

 

14

Navid Arzo

Vicarage

5.0

 

 

15

Bianca

Calverton

4.5

 

 

16

Ummor Ali

Ravenscroft

4.0

 

 

17

Jasmine Adoroh

Carpenters

4.0

 

 

18

Price Eni

Carpenters

4.0

 

 

19

Chinaza Jideonwo-Edun

Calverton

4.0

 

 

20

Sandra Guerra Holgvin

Carpenters

4.0

 

 

21

Istiaque Ali

Ravenscroft

4.0

 

 

22

Stefania

Calverton

3.0

 

 

23

Anish

Langdon Ac.

2.5

 

 

24

Vansh Gumber

Lathom Jr.

2.0

 

 

25

Romarion Heaven

Ravenscroft

2.0

 

 

26

Yumna Ahmed

Ravenscroft

2.0

 

 

27

Myesha Ahmed

Ravenscroft

1.5

 

 

28

Onesi Daniyan

Ravenscroft

1.0

 

 

29

Rojus Chalitovas

Carpenters

1.0

 

 

30

Alexia

Ravenscroft

0.5/2

 

 

 


London Borough of Newham 2014 Primary Schools Team Chess Championships

 

 

Event Date: Thursday 27 March 2014

 

The tournament is free to enter

 

Venue: Newham Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford,

London E15 4BQ

 

Time: 9.30am until 2.30pm

 

Event Format: Six-round Team Swiss Tournament

 

Numbers: One or two teams of five children from each school.

 

There were prizes for the highest scoring schools and individuals. See below.

 

 

 

 

 

Tournament results:

 

Ravenscroft and St Joachims 77

Calverton 75

Ellen Wilkinson 74

Dersingham 73

Carpenters 69

Hartley 67

Vicarage 66

Latham 60

West Ham Church 60

Godwin 59

St Winifreds 59

Gallions 57

 


Hartley wins again

Friday 14 March 2014

 

 
 
   

The Hartley Centre won the Ellen Wilkinson Primary School invitational chess tournament for the second year running. The team finished on 19 points out of a possible 25, ahead of Britannia Village, Ellen Wilkinson and Ravenscroft primary schools.

 

Top scorer for Hartley was Karshan from Kensington Primary School. Karshan won all five of his games - repeating his 2013 performance and again coming first overall. In second place with 4/5 was Charu, also from Kensington. Aisha from Ravenscroft came third, also with 4/5. Ellen Wilkinson's top scorer was Rainier with three points; Mollie was Britannia's top scorer, also with three points.

 

Alan Bright, a coach with Chess in Schools and Communities and who organised the event said, "This is a great opportunity for children to test their skills against children they would not normally play; and also to experience playing together as a team - and we are very grateful to Ellen Wilkinson for hosting the tournament again"

 

The Hartley Centre chess club meets at every Wednesday from 5-6pm at 267 Barking Road E6 and is open to all ages.

 

- Alan Bright

 

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New heights for Newham

Saturday 15 March 2014

 

Newham today took part in the English Primary Schools Chess Associations zonal championships in Chingford.

 

 
   

This was the first time the borough had taken part in such an event and they faced strong and experienced teams from Barnet, Richmond, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Kent.

 

The team failed to qualify for the national finals but Aisha from Ravenscroft, Ozzadeh from Portway, Aagnesh from Sandringham, Kata from Calverton, Emmanuel and Grace from Ravenscroft, Daetwaan from Ellen Wilkinson and Manpreet from Dersingham all scored points. Other Newham schools represented in the team were Hartley, Kensington, St Joachim's and St Winefride's.

 

Alan Bright, a coach with Chess in Schools and Communities and who managed the team said, "This was a creditable first-time performance and for many of our players it helped them see that there is a whole other level to step up to".


 
Kay Atwal, Chief Reporter | Mon, Dec 30, 2013  

Custom House Oscar is a chess champ

 

A young pupil who has been playing chess since he was three-years-old was awarded a silver medal in a tournament among 500 children from across Britain.

 

 
 
   

Oscar Dybowski, 10, from St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School in Custom House was among 30 Year 5 pupils from from the school who took part in the ‘Chess in Schools and Communities Tournament’ at Kensington Olympia.

 

Over 500 children from all across Britain and all age groups took part in the competition. Some secondary schools also competed.

 

The children played five games under strictly timed conditions. Most of the St Joachim’s children won at least one game, with some winning three games.

 

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1st Newham Team Chess Tournament

 

The 1st CSC Newham Primary School Tournament was held on 18 July. The following schools took part - Calverton, Carpenters, Dersingham, Kier Hardie, Lathom, Ravenscroft, St Anthony’s and William Davies. Ravenscroft were generous hosts and Dawn Kennedy from the school was very helpful.

 

 
 
   

It was a good day and the children played some excellent chess. There were six rounds of 15-20 minutes each and each round we paired the children against those on similar scores.

 

CSC coaches Amu Sainbayar, Jerzy Dybowski, Daniel Harty and Sorin Atanasiu made the day go extremely well and the children had a great time. Many thanks to all involved.

 

The results were:

 

1st

Dersingham A

2nd

Ravenscroft

3rd

Dersingham B

 

- Dan Staples                                         Southwark report here

 

 

 

 

 


Radio 4 visits Newham

   

03.4.13 - A visit from BBC Radio 4 made to Ravenscroft Primary School in Newham reveals how the children are enjoying their chess. Head Teacher Alison Sharp explains some of the benefits of chess. Malcolm Pein, CSC Chief Executive went along too. (Runtime: 4 mins 40 secs).

 


Win for the Hartley Centre in borough championship

 

 
   
 
   

15.3.13 - The Hartley Centre won the fourth Newham primary school invitational championships on Friday 15 March, beating teams from Dersingham, Britannia Village, Tollgate, Ravenscroft and Ellen Wilkinson primary schools.

Nine-year old Karshan from Hartley was the individual champion, winning all his games. Under-11 champion was Ellen Wilkinson's Daetwaan, also unbeaten but dropping half a point in the opening round. William from Britannia Village was top-scoring under-nine with four wins out of five. Girls' champion was Abida from Ravenscroft, whose only loss was to Karshan on board one in the final round.

The 30 players competed in a five-round Swiss-format tournament. The combined scores of the five players from each of Hartley and Ravenscroft was 17/25 but the trophy went to Hartley since they had faced stronger opposition. Ellen Wilkinson, the host school and winners for the past three years, came third with 13˝.

Luke Craig, a teacher at Britannia Village Primary School, first-time competitors, said, "The tournament was exceptionally well organised and the children from BV all had such a wonderful time ... the nicest thing was seeing their abilities compared with other children. This experience will definitely motivate them all to keep practising and improving."

Alan Bright, a coach with Chess in Schools and Communities and tournament organiser, said, "This was a great tournament with a mix of new schools and established chess-playing ones - we may well have to consider expanding the format as chess takes off in Newham".

 

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Chess in Schools and Communities launches first Charity-Public-Private initiative in ground breaking project to teach 20,000 children how to play chess in London Borough of Newham.

 

   
   
 
   

Chess in Schools and the Communities (CSC), a UK registered charity and Newham Borough Council are working together with East Village in an innovative project to deliver chess to all 64 primary schools in Newham and teach 20,000 children to play the world's most enduring game.

 

The 'Urban Chess' program was launched on 13th March. East Village celebrated its sponsorship of CSC, by welcoming local schools to Stratford Library for a fun and educational morning of chess games and classes on a giant board - led by British Champion Grandmaster Gawain Jones.

 

The Urban Chess funding from East Village will bring chess sets and lessons to 14 Newham schools, with the aim of expanding to all 64 primary schools in the borough by 2015, so that every local child can learn how to play the world's most enduring game.

 

 

As well as promoting chess in schools, the partnership will develop chess clubs and lessons in libraries, and hopes to set up a chess festival and provide giant chess sets in the borough's parks, if there is a significant take up of the scheme. The borough's first chess club will open to the community from Thursday 14 March in Stratford Library.

 

 

 

 

 

| More photos | Mail Online | East Village Newham |

 

 


Chess in Schools and Communities announces first Charity-Public-Private initiative in ground breaking project to teach 20,000 children how to play chess in London Borough of Newham.

 

 
   

Chess in Schools and the Communities (CSC), a UK registered charity and Newham Borough Council are working together with East Village in an innovative project to deliver chess to all 64 primary schools in Newham and teach 20,000 children to play the world's most enduring game.

 

The 'Urban Chess' program will be launched on 13th March, just 2 days ahead of the World Chess Candidates Tournament in London - which will see 8 of the world's greatest players including world number one Magnus Carlsen compete for a €500,000 prize fund - East Village will celebrate its sponsorship of CSC, by welcoming local schools to Stratford Library for a fun and educational morning of chess games and classes on a giant board - led by British Champion Grandmaster Gawain Jones.

 

Spurred by celebrity advocates such as Jay Z, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jude Law, Lily Cole and even fashion brand Prada, who used chess within their autumn/winter 2012 campaign, recent research has found the game to be played by over half a billion people worldwide. However, this popularity has most importantly been amplified by its proven educational benefits - encouraging greater one-on-one interaction and the ability to think strategically – hence why East Village, Newham BC and CSC are so determined to bring chess to the younger generations.

 

CSC’s ‘Newham Chess Project’ began in the London Borough of Newham in June 2010 when England women’s international Sabrina Chevannes began teaching at Ravenscroft Primary School. The innovative approach of teaching the game to an entire class in school time led to her work being featured on Breakfast Television.

 

As a result, 5 Newham schools and over 500 children have already enjoyed the arrival of chess into their classrooms, a programme of weekly chess lessons, and entry into national tournaments – such as the Delancey UK School’s Chess Challenge.

 

The additional support from East Village will allow CSC and Newham Council to extend this innovative programme to a further 10 schools, reaching thousands more children across the local area participating schools are:

 

  •  Calverton Primary School

  •  Carpenters Primary School

  •  Dersingham Primary School

  •  Keir Hardie Primary School

  •  Lathom Primary School

  •  Ravenscroft Primary School

  •  Selwyn Primary School

 
  •  Sheringham Primary School

  •  St Antony's Primary School

  •  St Stephen's Primary School

  •  Tollgate Primary School

  •  Upton Cross Primary School

  •  William Davies Primary School

       

Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, said: “Chess is a great way for our young people to build their confidence, concentration and problem-solving skills. I hope as many children as possible take up the opportunity to play this wonderful game. This is a great example of how Newham Council works with other organisations to innovate. Every child in Newham matters and they should have the same chances as youngsters in wealthier parts of the country.”

 

As well as promoting chess in schools, the partnership will develop chess clubs and lessons in libraries, look at hosting a chess festival and provide giant chess sets in the borough’s parks if there is a significant take up of the scheme.

 

 

Links

www.eastvillagelondon.co.uk

www.chessinschools.co.uk

 


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Tournament in March

Alan Bright is running a tournament for Newham primary schools on Friday 15 March.   for more details - places are limited.

 

Chess club in East Ham

Alan also runs a chess club at the Hartley Centre, 267 Barking Road, London, E6 1LB from 5pm-6pm every Wednesday during term time. All welcome. See our National Map for location details.

 


Alison Sharp, Headteacher Ravenscroft Primary School

"This initiative is tremendously powerful in terms of raising our pupils' confidence and aspirations. We are very grateful to CSC for including us in their programme. I am proud of our pupils - they are so enthusiastic and dedicated. It is a privilege to be able to see the impact it is having on them."

 

Anabela Monteiro

"As a mother of one of these marvellous kids I can assure you that they really do love it. I am tremendously proud of my son being one of the selected to be part of the 'chess in schools' programme and representing this amazing school."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Olympiad Chess Challengers

 

28.8.2012 - Week-long Chess Challengers courses as part of the council’s summer school has been run for the past three years.

 

Each course has been either five morning sessions or five afternoon sessions – for 8-12 year olds and 10-16 year olds respectively.

 

 
   

The courses build from the basic rules of chess (a good refresher for those already familiar with them) to a final-day tournament.

 

On the way we have a range of games and exercises – working in pairs, small groups and everyone together.

It has been hugely rewarding to see children concentrating over a board for over two hours; mixing across ages, schools, ethnic backgrounds and abilities; and learning visual and pattern recognition skills, calculation and sporting behaviour.

 

- Alan Bright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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