Q: What age should the 'rookies' be?


A: The club is aimed at junior players from 5 - 17 years old or from grade 1 - 12.


Q: Is the club only for boys or for girls?


A: The club is open to 'rookies' of both genders and we aim to foster an inclusive environment focused on learning chess, rather than gender or any other differences.


Q: What are the benefits of chess training for children?


A: The most common benefits are:


  • Develop and train strategic thinking
  • Develop skills to depict scenarios mentally
  • Devise plans and practice implementation in competions
  • General mental capacity development
  • Meet like minded people and form bonds for life


Q: Can students join at any point or just in the beginning of the term?


A: You are welcome to join at any point and pay the weekly fee until the start of the new term.


Q: What level of skill should a 'rookie' have ?


A: You can join from absolute beginner level through to advanced. There will be practice, materials and support offered at all levels.


Q: This is my first week, what shall I bring?


A: Ideally, children should come wearing comfortable clothes. They need not bring chess sets or clocks, as these are provided.

In this section we provide answers to the most commonly asked questions about the club and chess training. If you do not find what you are looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch. We hope you enjoy the club and share it with others.