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Hastings & St Leonards Junior Chess Club

Junior Club

The Junior Chess Club meets (term time only) every Wednesday at the club (2 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings) from 6 pm (please arrive 10 mins early) until 7.00 pm,  during term time.

The Junior Club returns on Wednesday 13th September 2017 following our summer break.

The junior club is open to both boys and girls aged between 5 and 18 years and of all abilities.

We run two classes, one for beginners/social players and one for more advanced players who are serious about their chess
and play competitively. Both classes are tutor led and aspire to rapidly improve your child’s chess playing ability in a fun,
friendly and exciting environment. We use a combination of resources, styles and curriculums in our classes, Silman,
Coakley, The Step Method and are combined to create our own blended curriculum that suits all learning
and playing styles. All tutors have up to date DBS checks, teacher training qualifications and a number of years coaching juniors.
Notable graduates from the junior club include GM Stuart Conquest, and Ollie Wilson former U16 British Champion. Thomas Rendall im Cost is £2.00 per week. (subsidised by the Hastings & St Leonards Educational Chess fund)

Junior Chess Club organiser is Mason Woodhams

For further details please contact Mason Woodhams
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Friday night Rapid play

Friday night is competition night!

Come and join us as we host our regular time-handicapped RapidPlay tournament.

Open to members & non-members* from 6:30pm ’til 9:00pm every Friday night. Register before 6:45pm for 7:00pm start.

Two hours of quick fire intense chess, (not for the feint-hearted). Compete against others in short rapid clashes where the better player give odds (time) to their opponent, up to 10 minutes in a 20 minute game, to make all the moves.

*non-members may attend free of charge for three sessions before being invited to become a member of the club.