Appleby Junior
Chess Academy

Our Aim

We opened a chess school for girls and boys under 18. We will learn and play chess at Victoria College on Thursdays at 6 pm for 90 minutes. There is no entry fee, we have a very modern playing venue provided by Victoria College. Experienced chess players from Jersey Chess Club will teach the children. We would ask that you think about your commitment twice before you make your final decision as numbers are limited to 30 students. We offer an international coaching programme, a lot of competitions and fun.

The case is exceptionally strong for using chess to develop our children’s minds and help them cope with the growing complexities and demands of a globalizing world. More and more schools around the world are recognizing the value of chess, with instruction now becoming part of standard curriculums. It’s of course just a game. Yet it has fascinated and challenged some of the greatest minds of the last century, sparking enough books about how to play to fill an entire library.

The Benefits

Chess is an especially effective teaching tool. It can equally challenge the minds of girls and boys, gifted and average, athletic and non-athletic, rich and poor. It can teach children the importance of planning and the consequences of decisions. It can further teach how to concentrate, how to win and lose gracefully, how to think logically and efficiently, and how to make tough and abstract decisions.

At more advanced levels it can teach flexible planning since playing well requires a coherent plan yet not one that is rigidly followed regardless of the opponent’s response. Chess can also build confidence and self-esteem without overinflating egos, as some losses are inevitable, even for world champions. We can say with full confidence that chess has been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving, memory, concentration, intellectual maturity, self-esteem, and many other abilities that a parent or teacher would desire.

Our Sponsor

We are delighted to present our Junior Chess Acadamy sponsor

Appleby

Appleby, a leading provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services are very pleased to be able to sponsor junior chess in Jersey. Through the sponsorship it is hoped that the JCC will be able to raise awareness of the sport and encourage more youngsters to join the Appleby Junior Chess Academy.

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Donations

Should you wish to support our junior chess academy or make a donation to support our future Jersey chess champions, then please contact one of our officers whose details are provided below or click on the donate button.





 

The Junior Committee


Garry Forbes
Garry Forbes

Head of Junior Committee

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Tito Kahn
Tito Kahn

Chess in Schools coordinator

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William Philpot
William Philpot

Junior Committee

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Louis Jouault
Louis Jouault

Junior Committee

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Paul Wojciechowski
Paul Wojciechowski

Junior Committee

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Marcin Mazurkiewicz
Marcin Mazurkiewicz

Junior Committee

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