We’ve started our Delancy Chess Challenge as of 16/1/2019. This is the biggest chess tournament in the world where clubs and schools host the first seven rounds before submitting their best to a county six round final and then a six round regional final the national Terra-final, with thousands of pounds in prize money.
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 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 ChessKid.com 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
Fun is at the heart of how we teach and play chess, with lots tournaments, prizes and gifts to encourage good play and healthy competition.
Last terms’ top prizes for regular chess and the variant losers chess tournaments: