Checkmate coronavirus - Redbridge Lockdown Chess Club connects players during isolation
PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 April 2020
To fight coronavirus lockdown blues, a Woodford Green councillor is calling on chess players young and old, expert and beginner, to join the Redbridge Lockdown Chess Club.
Bridge Ward Councillor Paul Canal runs the club, which is holding two Swiss style tournaments, for adults and under 18s. There are 64 places available in each.
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He said: “Chess is a great game for young and old, and hopefully this will appeal to chess players across Redbridge. This is a chance for players, whatever their level, to enjoy a game of chess from their computer and perhaps make new friends whilst we are in lockdown.”
If it is a success he will work to set up the first Redbridge Open once lockdown is over.
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