2 January 2018

This years's British Championships are being played in Hull. For any young players wishing to take part - and for parents wanting to make travel or accomodation arrangements - the dates for the various junior competitions are as follows ...

Under 8s Sunday 29 July (All matches in 1 day)
Under 9s / Under-11s Friday 27 - Saturday 28 July
Under 10s / 12s/ 14s/ 16s Sunday 29 July - Saturday 4 August

Click onto this link for further details of the Championships ...

8 January 2018

Click onto the link below to see an article in tonight's Manchester Evening News which features 3Cs and especially Yaoyao Zhu (known to all at the club as Crystal Ashton) along with her daughters who are also among our up-and-coming young players.

3Cs wish to thank Beth Abbit of the Manchester Evening News for her work in publishing this article


28 December 2017

Grandmaster Stephen Gordon was back in town for the Christmas period and made a visit to the 3Cs' weekly club night. He is photographed here with one of the club's up-and-coming youngsters Ben Newton.

By the way, Stephen is the one on the left .... although it's hoped that Ben might well be in that seat in a few years' time !


2 December 2017

3Cs hosted a rapidplay event for their junior members following which certifcates and hoodies were presented to all those who regularly attend the club's main training sessions. The hoodies were due to the efforts of Rachel Newton, one of the club's many parents who work behind the scenes, whilst they also unveiled the new 3Cs' club logo, itself designed by one of our young players Ben Newton (third from left, front row) who had won a competition to produce the new badge which includes the King chess piece; an owl - the emblem of Oldham - and three letter Cs.

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Vishy Anand receiving tuition !

30 November 2017

Nine year old 3Cs' member Ethan Gardiner was one of just 20 youngsters who were invited to the offices of Google in London for a chess masterclass given by four of the World's top Super Grandmasters, namely Vishy Anand, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana and Sergey Karjakin.

Ethan played a game against former World Champion Vishy Anand who then spent a hour with Ethan giving coaching advice. A further hour followed of interactive coaching from Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana presented via Chessbase on a big screen to all of the kids whilst at the end of the day the GMs played each other but with the kids deciding on their moves whilst the GMs asked questions for them to consider before their final decision.

Finally, Ethan met current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.


A new player signs on for 3Cs !

23 November 2017

After reading an article concerning 3Cs in the October 2017 edition of "Chess" magazine which mentioned that the club had its own chess library and that its' junior members were able to borrow books free of charge to assist with their chess development, Mr. Maurice Richards of Cornwall wrote to 3Cs offering to donate many of his own books to the library in order to further help the club's young players.

Mr.Richards has a connection with Oldham in that his in-laws live in Springhead and on a visit by them to Cornwall they collected well in excess of 50 books which they then delivered to our headquarters. The books include many classic chess publications which will be extremely useful to our young players.

Pictured in the centre of the back row is Frank Bolger (Maurice Richards' father-in-law) along with 3Cs' officials Phil Adams and Dave Monaghan as well as some of the club's young players.

3Cs wish to thank both Mr.Richards for his kind donation as well as his in-laws, Carol and Frank Bolger for their part in making the delivery.


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