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9 November 2023

Sachin Osmond (pictured with 3Cs' official John Walton) won the November 3Cs' junior competition.
28 October 2023

34 entrants took part in a 3Cs' junior congress, in preparation for the EPSCA town-team events in the new year, with competitions for both the under-9s' and under-11s' age groups, although a section was also staged for those at senior school.

Vanya Shut won the under-9s' competition with an unbeaten 4.5/5 and while Omotoso Tomilola and Taher Yusuf both ended on 4/5, the latter came runner-up on countback. The Best Girl prize was won by Elody Martiniere, with an award for Most Improved player going to Bobby Mckenna.

Charlie Langfield, with an unbeaten on 4/5, was top of the under-11s' event with Kingsley Au as runner-up, although again only on countback due to he and Oliver Shijaku both scoring 3.5/5. The Best Girl prize was jointly awarded to Ghafoor Zainab and Maeve Martiniere, both ending on 3/5.

The senior school section produced yet another unbeaten winner in Suleiman Nisar (4.5/5) while Sachin Osmond took second place with 3.5/5.

The full results can be downloaded by this link ...
31 August 2023

Hamayl Hussain won both the August and September 3Cs' junior competitions.  Hamayl is pictured with 3Cs' founder Steve Rigby while Elodie Martiniere also won an award for being top of those in school years 1, 2 and 3.
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3 August 2023

Maeve Martiniere won the 3Cs' junior tournament with Kingsley Au as runner-up.

3Cs will be organising regular internal events for their junior players throughout the 2023-24 season.
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28 January 2023

51 young players entered the latest 3Cs' junior congress which was also used as trials for the Oldham Schools' town teams.

Photographs from the event are shown and which can be enlarged by clicking on any individual image, while the list of entrants and results can be downloaded via the link below.

The benefits of attending the weekly 3Cs' club nights can be seen by the fact that four of the five trophy winners are 3Cs' members ... a clean sweep was narrowly missed due to a club player being runner-up, but only on countback after having finished on equal points with the winner.
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11 August 2022

A blitz competition took place for everyone who attended 3Cs' club nights - yes, this time even the parents had to prove if they had been listening to the coaching their youngsters get every week !

The 6-round event produced a few parent versus child encounters but while Karl Moorcroft finished as the person with most points, he was just a few years (!!!) over the age limit for being allowed to win a prize, which were for juniors only and were presented to the winners by 3Cs' own Grandmaster Stephen Gordon.

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28 May 2022

44 young players competed in the 3Cs' Junior Congress which was generally aimed at providing new players with their first chance of taking part in a competition. Players who already attend 3Cs were joined by many who receive chess lessons at school via the efforts of two 3Cs' coaches, Dale James and Paul Keech.

Every player at the event went home with a prize, the main ones of which were awarded to the five winners of the various age-groups who can be seen in the photographs from the event on the right.

An indication of how attending 3Cs can improve the chess skills of youngsters was shown by 4 of the 5 main winners being players who already attend the weekly 3Cs' coaching sessions - the other (Gleb Shut) having just recently arrived in Britain from Ukraine. 

The winners of the age-group awards were (l to r) Hafsa Riaz, Ibrahim Riaz, Thomas Kearns, Oliver Shijaku and Gleb Shut.

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Download a full list of the results via this link ...

23 December 2021

The 2021 3Cs' Christmas Blitz attracted 14 players and was won by Andy Horton who scored 6/6 with Edward Jackson being runner-up on 5 points while Nathan Gittens and Daniel McGlashan tied for third, each scoring 4.

8 July 2021




3Cs' International Master Andy Horton played 14 members in a simultaneous challenge, finishing with 13 wins and one draw. The player who prevented Andy from gaining a full sweep was England junior international Edward Jackson while he and his dad Neil were the last two to finish,


Click on any of the photographs below for larger images of the event.

20 December 2018 - Christmas Blitz


Below can be seen some photos as the 3Cs' juniors - together with some adults hoping to avoid too much embarrassment - took part in a pre-Christmas blitz event, with refreshments also provided by the club.


Joint winners of the tournament were Rebecca Correa and Edward Jackson, shown in the main photograph below


Click on the other photos below to enlarge.


The final scoreboard for the 2018 Christmas Blitz was as follows (only junior shown to spare the adults' blushes) ...


4 ... Rebecca Correa,  Edward Jackson

3 ... Adam Booth,  Lucas Chan,  Tim Ye

2 ... Akil Balakrishnan,  Edward Correa,  Ollie Mills

1 ... Alannah Ashton,  Jack Gladwin


29 December 2020


24 players took part in the 3Cs' online Christmas blitz competition with IM Andy Horton winning the event scoring 6 out of 7 and followed by Rob McLean and Mitchell Burke each on 5.5.


Full details of the tournament can be seen via the following link  ...

11 January 2020


An Oldham Primary Schools' congress at 3Cs attracted 36 entrants and acted as a trial for places on the Oldham junior schools' teams later in the year.


3Cs' players dominated the event with Hunain Malik winning the under-11s' section followed by Ben Newton as runner-up and Ollie Mills third. The under-9s' competition was won by Alannah Ashton with Fateh Muhammed and Savannah Ashton as joint second.


Photographs of the event are shown below (Click on any photo for a larger image).

2 December 2017


3Cs hosted a rapidplay event for all 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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