Sunday 29 July 2018

Project 30: Announcement for 2018-9

Project 30 brought an unprecedented number of special events to Teesside during 2017-8.

At the conclusion of the year of events I stated that certain elements would return for 2018-9 and there would be some new additions too.

I can now reveal the opening event of Project 30's second year will be a talk and simultaneous display by none other than top chess author and FIDE Master Steve Giddins.

This will take place on Friday 17 August.

This exciting event will be suitable for both adults and juniors.

Meanwhile, it is a good time to familiarise yourself with some of the chess books Steve has written, starting with this handy list. Steve will be very happy to sign copies of his books on the day.

Further details will be released in due course. Stay tuned!

Monday 9 July 2018

Project 30 Conclusion

Project 30 has now reached its conclusion.

The final event was the Problem Solving Competition and a report on that very enjoyable event can be found here.

The main summary of events can be found here and it really brings home just how much extra chess there has been over the course of the 2017-8 school year.

Players of all ages and abilities participated in the various parts of Project 30 and I would like to thank everyone for their help and support.

It cost me a small fortune in hard cash and several oceans of time but it was worth all of that see everyone enjoying the events.

Given the great success of the venture, I have decided to return various parts of Project 30 to the calendar for 2018-9. I also have some new ideas which are ambitious and may or may not come to fruition. You will only hear of them if they are achievable but for now the cards will stay close to the chest.

Further details will be released in due course but I can tell you the first event will feature a titled player and it will go ahead in August.

Stay tuned for further updates!