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Page last updated 22 May 2016

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County Organisers and Directors of Junior Chess in the MCCU Area

National Chess Organisations for Juniors

ECF Accredited Coaches in Midlands

  • Phil Adams, Oldham, Greater Manchester
  • Bill Armstrong, Leek, Staffs
  • Robert Bellin International Master, and former British Champion. Former second to English juniors in many European Junior Championships and World Junior Championships. Private coaching only in Walsall. Elite players will benefit most.
  • Alan Brown, ChessPoint Services, Northampton
  • Julian Clissold, Edgeworth, Greater Manchester, coach to several schools and organiser of Manchester Junior teams.
  • Lawrence Cooper (IM), Stafford, has coached English juniors at World Youth in 2009 & 2010, European Youth in 2011, and Glorney Cup. Based in Stafford coaches juniors and adults at home. Current Director of International Chess for the ECF and captained England at the 2009 & 2011 European Team & 2010 Olympiads.
  • James Friar Bewdley, Worcestershire, currently coaches at King's School Worcester and has coached junior Engalnd players at international tournaments.
  • Christopher Gibson, East Hunsbury, Northampton.
  • Mark Hebden (GM), Beaumont Leys, Leicester
  • Alex Holowczak, Oldbury West Midlands
  • Malcom Hunt Clent, Worcestershire. Working with several schools: Hallfield, Worcs whose championship team includes Ashwin Kalyana, the British U10 Champion and two other junior international players; King Edward VI, Edgbaston, Birmingham; Blue Coat School, Harborne; St Marys RC, Harborne; and Abberley Hall.
  • Cyril Johnson, Syston, Leics
  • James Kellock, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire.
  • Tim Lawson, Norhampton.
  • David Levens Coach for England under-18 and under-12 teams in the Glorney & Faber Cup and for several schools in Nottingham.
  • Don Mason, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands.
  • Robert Milner, Leek Staffordshire. Telephone 01782 550112
  • Andrew Moore Pedmore, Stourbridge, Worcs. CSC co-ordinator
  • John Naylor, Rugby, Warwickshire. Has represented England and was Warwickshire champion in 2010.
  • Andy Reeve Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • David Rose Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Alan Ruffle Swadlincote, Derbyshire
  • Nicholas Thomas (FM), Radford Semele, Leamington, Warwickshire.
  • Traci Whitfield Newcastle-u-Lyme, Staffs
  • John Wrench, Kiddermister, Worcs. telephone 07913 227 402. Currently coaches at St Brigid's Northfild, Birmingham, St Alban's Worcester and St Augustine's, Solihull.