Chess for Kids
Cambridge City Chess Club has a "league-focused culture", meaning that we primarily play competitive chess in pre-arranged team fixtures under tournament conditions. (Tournament conditions require silence, and the use of chessclocks.) Thus we cater mainly for serious adult chessplayers, who expect a silent and orderly environment.
Away matches require late evening travel to and from other cities on weekday nights, which is not optimal for school children. But some local chessclubs do cater for children, and may offer instruction:
- The Junior Chess and Go Club
meets at the same venue (St Augustine's Church Hall) on Wednesdays during
term time at 6:00pm, closing at 7:15pm
before competitive senior chess begins in the Hall.
- The schools-based Chess for Kids
programme is organised across several Cambridgeshire schools. Lists of those schools,
their club meeting times, and instructors' contact details, are available via their
- The Cambridge University Chess Club
holds various events, mainly blitz chess, on Saturdays for students.
- Informal, no-cost "coffeehouse chess" can be enjoyed weekly at this relaxed setting.