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Sun, 11 Jun


Prettygate Junior School

Colchester Junior Chess Training Workshop Invitational

Your junior is invited to an exciting chess workshop! Attend lectures by masters and guest coaches, and enjoy competitive play with three ECF-rated games!

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Colchester Junior Chess Training Workshop Invitational
Colchester Junior Chess Training Workshop Invitational

Time & Location

11 Jun 2023, 09:00 – 17:00

Prettygate Junior School, Plume Ave, Colchester CO3 4PH, UK

About the event

We are delighted to invite your child to participate in our upcoming chess training workshop hosted by Colchester Junior Chess Club. Our workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for your junior to enhance their chess skills and connect with other players who share the same excitement for chess.

During the workshop, the player will learn various strategies and techniques from experienced masters and coaches. They will also play three ECF-rated games throughout the day to help improve their skills. Participants can ask questions and share their ideas with the trainers, and receive feedback to understand the topics better.

We are thrilled to announce that IM Richard Pert, WIM Natasha Regan, Brentwood School Coach Robin Slade, and Colchester Junior Chess Club Coach Michael Catabay will provide lectures throughout the day. Additionally, we will hold three ECF-rated games.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, 11 June, from 9 am to 5 pm at Prettygate Junior School. 

Please RSVP ASAP to ensure we have enough players and materials for each group.

We hope your child will join us for this fantastic opportunity to enhance their chess skills and connect with other promising players!

The details...

In this workshop, there will be four groups, which will consist of 10-12 players. These groups will participate in discussions and ECF-rated games within their section. 

The beginner groups will be trained by coaches Michael Catabay and Robin Slade, while the intermediate and advanced groups will be trained by Richard Pert and Natasha Regan.

Two beginner groups



The groups will be determined according to the ECF ratings and finalised once all registrations have been received.

Three ECF-rated games

Arbiter: Mohammad Rezaul Islam

The fees...

Colchester Junior Chess Club members can attend the workshop for only £20, thanks to the club's sponsorship.

For non-members who receive an invitation, the price is £35.

Refund policy - £3 processing fee will be deducted from approved refunds


Players who participate in the games can expect various prizes as awards.

Food and beverage...

Please remember to bring packed lunches without nuts.

Additionally, complimentary snacks and drinks will be available for everyone. Still, please include additional snacks and beverages for your player for the day.

More info...

Players can be dropped off for the day, or parents can stay at the venue with their child. 

Before the workshop, we will finalise the itinerary, including coaches' discussions and which group each player will be in. An email will be sent with these details. 

To accept this invitation, just sign-up by clicking the registration button! 

If you have any other questions, or can no longer attend, please contact us at


  • 30 minutes


  • 10 minutes

    Meeting in the Hall

8 more items available


  • Workshop Ticket for Members

    This discounted ticket is for current Colchester Junior Chess Club members

  • Workshop Ticket for Guest




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