HULL CHESS CLUB
IF you are short of or spot any resources that might help a junior to develop - please let us know, and we will try (no guarantees - and there will be limits of course!) to help from our Junior Fund.
This might mean:
Chess books or software
Support to take part in an event
PLAY OFF MATCHES
If you have access to an internet connected computer**, and are comfortable with your child accessing the internet (or with supervising them to do so), we would strongly suggest registering them on the FREE Lichess site (if they are not already). It is all free! We believe it is a safe site - especially if used in Kid mode, as indicated below.
Step 1 - register your child on lichess, at https://lichess.org/signup [Note: they are stuck with their Username once chosen (unless they register again) - so you might give this a little thought. e.g. how recognisable you want it to be
Step 2 - We advise that you set up your Child's account to 'Kid Mode'. In Kid mode, all site communications are disabled - helping to protect your child from other internet users. To do this: click on your child's username (top right of screen), click preferences, then enable kid mode (with a password)
Step 3 - Join the Hull CC Lichess team at: https://lichess.org/team/hull-chess-club
The Club organises events on Lichess, but the menus near the top of the Lichess screen give kids access to a LOT of other useful training resources
** we would be very grateful to hear from parents whose children do not have internet access - to see if we can help the children get access to such chess sites in other ways
How parents and carers can help!
Please feel free to take a seat and join in the chess in Friday evenings! - helping your child or others whilst at the Club!
If you have any ideas, news, updates or corrections - for this page, or for our Junior Club in general - please let John Cooper know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Otherwise, many thanks for bringing your child to the Club to help them discover the game!
PARENTS AND CARERS
Have you read or seen (on netflix) "Queens Gambit" yet?!