Chess Clubs for Juniors in the UK
Alfil Chess Club
For young people under the age of 18
Venue: 1 Berwick Road, London E16 3DR.
Contact: Jerzy Dybowski
Ashton Community Chess Club
For young people under the age of 18
Venue: Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8RS.
Contact: David Hardy
Tel: 07974 952252
Time: 10.00-12.00 noon
Venue: Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 1TW.
Tel: 0121- 682 7474
Club Details: Saturday morning club. Any junior players in the area are welcome to join Birmingham Checkmates' junior club on Saturday mornings. It takes place between 10.00-12 noon at the Quinborne Community Centre, on Ridgacre Road, Quinton.
The cost is £4/week (after the first week). Tuition is provided, and the club enters the UK Chess Challenge after Christmas. This offers a second chance to qualify for the Megafinal, just in case you don't qualify through your school.
Contacts: Joan Emanuel 0121 551 6870 and
John Emanuel email@example.com
Bloxwich Junior Chess Club (Walsall)
Venue: Ryecroft Community Hub. New Forest Road, off Dartmouth Avenue, Walsall, WS3 1TR.
New Members are welcome from 5-18 years of age (we can take up to 60).
Day: Saturdays 10.00-11.30am (Term time only).
Contacts: Eunice or Ray Dolan firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07980 101744 (mobile)
Day: Thursdays (during term time only)
Time: 4.00-5.00pm. This is an after school club.
Venue: Bloxwich Library, Elmore Row, WS3 2HR.
From 5 yrs - boys and girls. Adults welcome to join.
Bury Knights Junior Chess Club
Day: Fridays in term time
Venue: Horringer Court Middle School, Glastonbury Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2EX.
Cambridge Junior Chess & Go Club
Day: Wednesdays during term time
Club Details: All junior players are welcome at our club from age 6 up to 16. At our club meetings we play Chess but we also have Go and some other board games. Most weeks we have around 20-30 players, with a good range of abilities from novice players to some who have qualified for the UK Chess Challenge Gigafinal. We have some teaching and club competitions as well as time for friendly games. We enter the UK Chess Challenge every year. The cost of our club is £1.50 per child per week.
Cardiff - Whitchurch Junior Chess Club
Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, Church Rd, CF14 2DX.
Cardiff - Grangetown/Canton Junior Chess Club
Venue: St Samson's and St Dyfrig's Church Hall,
Pentre Gardens, CF11 6QG.
Contact for both Cardiff clubs: Tim or Sarah Kett
Cleveleys Junior Chess Club
Day: Thursday evenings
Age Group: 7-16
Tutors: Simon Rodgers, 07966 231211
Phil Raynor, 01253 692445, 07810 657931
Darlington Junior Chess Club
Venue: Cockerton Band & Musical Institute Club,
Woodlands Road, Cockerton, Darlington, DL3 9AB.
Contact: Kevin Wilson
Tel: 01325 485715
Ealing Junior Chess Club
Venue: The Royal (Harvester), Boston Manor Road, Ealing, W7 2AX.
Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj
Phone: 07525 0318 43
East Ham Junior Chess Club
Time: 5.00-6.00pm during term time.
Venue: Hartley Centre, 267 Barking Road, E6 1LB.
Contact: Alan Bright
Hammersmith & Fulham Junior Chess Club
Venue: The Brunswick Club for Young People, Fulham,
34 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU.
Contact: Paul McKeown
Tel: 020 8756 0474
Harpenden Junior Chess Club
Venue: 3rd Harpenden Scout Hut, Southdown Road, Harpenden
Contact: Jon or Trudy
Tel: 01582 621 927
Kingswood Hoe School Junior Chess Club
Venue: Kingswode Hoe School, Sussex Road, Colchester, CO3 3QJ.
Contact: Mohammud Jaufarally
Tel: 07786 326 927
Letchworth Junior Chess and Go Club
Venue: Central Methodist Church Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3TR.
Tel: 01462 684648
Secretary: Alison Bexfield
Club Details: This club is a place for young people in the age range 8-14 to come and play chess and go. We are always pleased to welcome new members. Members range from complete beginners to improving players. It does not matter if you come every week or just occasionally. We have experienced helpers of both chess and go to teach and help you to improve. We run a club ladder and other club competitions such as the UK Chess Challenge and UK Go Challenge. The cost is £1.50 a week.
Club website: http://letchworth-go.org.uk/juniorclub
Leyland Junior Chess Club
Day: Tuesdays (all year)
Time: 6.30 onwards
Venue: Upstairs Room, Broadfield Arm, Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1XH.
Contact: David Clayton
Tel: 01772 434060
Liverpool Junior Chess Club
Day: Tuesdays (6.00-7:30pm)
Venue: The Crown Pub, 43 Lime Street,
Liverpool L1 1JQ.
Contact: James Gallagher 07789 924983:
Northampton Junior Chess Club
Contact: Ian Marsh
Richmond Junior Chess Club
Venue: ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham TW1 2AR.
Day: Tuesday Time: 17.00-18.30
Venue: Twickenham Prep School, Beveree, 43 High Street, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 2SA.
Contact: Peter Sowray 07720 716336
Rushden Junior Chess Club
Day: Monday (every week incl. bank holidays)
Cost: Currently free
Southport Junior Chess Club
Venue: The Railwaymens Club, 106 Sussex Road, Southport, PR9 0JS (Alley access from St. Lukes Road).
Contact: Mrs. Catherine Rothwell
Stratford Library Chess Club
Venue: Stratford Library 3 The Grove, London, E15 1EL.
Tel: 020 3373 0826
All levels of ability welcome - No booking necessary
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St Andrew's Club
Day: Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm.
Mob: 07983 615 514 | Tel: 020 7222 6481 |
Fax: 020 7222 6336
Venue: Alec Wizard House 12 Old Pye Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 2DG.
Stamford Green Chess Club
Venue: Stamford Green Primary School, Christ Church Mount, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8LU.
Contact: Natasha Regan
The Knights of Gidea Park Junior Chess Club
Day: Fridays 6.00-8.00pm.
Venue: 7 Balgores Crescent, Gidea Park, Essex, RM2 6AB.
The Knights of Chelmsford Junior Chess Club
Venue: 164 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AW.
Petts Wood and Orpington Chess Club
Day: Fridays from 6.30pm
Venue: Jamieson Room, St John’s United Reformed Church, Lynwood Grove, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0SQ.
Contacts: John Cook and Paul Jones
John Cook Tel: 01689 823855 | Mob: 07504 079 336
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Day: Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm (starting Nov 6th)
Venue: Ton Pentre Community Centre, Ton Pentre Pentr, CF41 7EF.
Contact: Helen Hughes
Southgate Chess Club
A friendly chess club in North London, open to people of all ages and abilities. Meetings at various times. See website for details.
Witney Junior Chess Club
Venue: Ducklington Village Hall, Ducklington,
Witney, OX29 7UX.
Contact: Alan Kennedy
Tel: 07834 356919
Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy
Venue: Kings School 5 College Green, Worcester, WR1 2LL.
Organiser: Jim Friar: email@example.com and
Dr Ray Collett, 7 Ogilvy Square, Worcester, WR3 7LU.
Worcester Knights & Pawns Chess Club
Venue: St John's Library, Glebe Close off Bromyard Road, Worcester, WR2 5AX.
Contact: John Hesketh
Tel: 07936 772 186
Further Information: For beginners and social players. of all levels welcome. Please bring your own chess set.
York Explore Library
Venue: Library Square, York, YO1 7DS
Contact: Dan Staples 07766 330389
York Chess Club
Days and Time: Tuesdays 5.30-6.45pm. In school terms.
Are You Interested in Playing Chess?
Coming soon to Merthyr Tydfil a Chess Club for adults and juniors at the Stephens & George Book Shop located at 147a High Street, Merthyr Tydfil Stephens & George Centenary.
If you are interested please contact The Stephens & George Charitable Trust on 01685 388888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org