Chess Clubs for Juniors in the UK

Chess Clubs for Juniors in the UK


Alfil Chess Club

For young people under the age of 18


Day: Fridays

Time: 5.30-7.30pm


Venue: 1 Berwick Road, London E16 3DR.


Contact: Jerzy Dybowski




Ashton Community Chess Club

For young people under the age of 18


Day: Wednesday

Time: 6.30-9.00pm


Venue: Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8RS.


Contact: David Hardy


Tel: 07974 952252


Download Club Poster with full details



Birmingham Checkmates


Day: Saturday                        

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



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


Tel: 07980 101744 (mobile)



Bloxwich Library


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.


Mobile: 07980101744




Bury Knights Junior Chess Club


Day: Fridays in term time

Time: 6.00-8.00pm

Venue: Horringer Court Middle School, Glastonbury Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2EX.





Cambridge Junior Chess & Go Club

Day: Wednesdays during term time
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Venue: St Augustine's Church Hall, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PT.
Contact: Paul Smith 01223 563932

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


Day: Thursdays

Time: 4.00-6.00pm

Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, Church Rd, CF14 2DX.


Cardiff - Grangetown/Canton Junior Chess Club


Day: Mondays

Time: 4.00-6.00pm

Venue: St Samson's and St Dyfrig's Church Hall,

Pentre Gardens, CF11 6QG.


Contact for both Cardiff clubs: Tim or Sarah Kett


Tel: (029)2061-3870



Cleveleys Junior Chess Club

Day: Thursday evenings
Time: 6.30-8.30

Age Group: 7-16

Venue: Cleveleys Park Methodist Church


Tutors: Simon Rodgers, 07966 231211

Phil Raynor, 01253 692445, 07810 657931





Darlington Junior Chess Club 


Day: Monday

Time: 6.00-7.00pm


Venue: Cockerton Band & Musical Institute Club,

Woodlands Road, Cockerton, Darlington, DL3 9AB.


Contact: Kevin Wilson


Tel: 01325 485715



Ealing Junior Chess Club


Day: Sunday

Time: 3.00-6.00pm

Venue: The Royal (Harvester), Boston Manor Road, Ealing, W7 2AX.


Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj

Phone: 07525 0318 43






East Ham Junior Chess Club


Day: Wednesday

Time: 5.00-6.00pm during term time.

Venue: Hartley Centre, 267 Barking Road, E6 1LB.


Contact: Alan Bright






Hammersmith & Fulham Junior Chess Club

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 5.30-7.00pm

Venue: The Brunswick Club for Young People, Fulham,

34 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU.

Contact: Paul McKeown


Tel: 020 8756 0474




Harpenden Junior Chess Club

Day: Saturday

Time: 12noon-1.00pm

Venue: 3rd Harpenden Scout Hut, Southdown Road, Harpenden

Contact: Jon or Trudy


Tel: 01582 621 927



Hartley Junior Chess Club


Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5.00-6.00pm

Venue: Hartley Centre, 267 Barking Road, East Ham.


Contact: Alan Bright





Kingswood Hoe School Junior Chess Club


Day: Thursday

Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Venue: Kingswode Hoe School, Sussex Road, Colchester, CO3 3QJ.


Contact: Mohammud Jaufarally


Tel: 07786 326 927



Leicester - Braunstone Junior Chess Club


Day: Tuesday

Time: 6.00-7.00pm

Venue: Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, LE3 2PP


Contact: Paul Colburn


Tel: 07971 164598 or 0116 2322379





Letchworth Junior Chess and Go Club


Day: Thursday

Time: 6.00-7.30pm

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:



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

Day: Friday
Time: 5.15-7.45pm
Venue: Caroline Chisholm Secondary School, The Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wooldale Road, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6TP.

Contact: Ian Marsh






Richmond Junior Chess Club


Day: Saturday

Time: 2.00-5.00pm

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)
Time: from 6.00pm onwards
Venue: Rushden Town Bowling Club, 144 Northampton Road, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AN.


Cost: Currently free
Contact: Nik Puryer (Club Secretary)






Southport Junior Chess Club


Day: Monday

Time: 6.30-8.00pm

Venue: The Railwaymens Club, 106 Sussex Road, Southport, PR9 0JS (Alley access from St. Lukes Road).


Contact: Mrs. Catherine Rothwell






Stratford Library Chess Club


Day: Thursday

Time: 5.30-7.30pm

Venue: Stratford Library 3 The Grove, London, E15 1EL.

Tel: 020 3373 0826


All levels of ability welcome - No booking necessary


Two different posters with more details





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


Day: Wednesdays

Time: 3.15-4.15

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


Day: Tuesdays

Time: 4.30-6.30pm

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


Day: Monday

Time: 7.30-8.30pm

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: and

Dr Ray Collett, 7 Ogilvy Square, Worcester, WR3 7LU.






Worcester Knights & Pawns Chess Club


Day: Tuesdays.

Time: 2.00-4.00pm.

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


Day: Sunday

Time: 2.00-3.00pm.

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.
During school terms, the York Chess Club is running a junior club for people aged 6-14 years.  Excellent  training will be given by experienced coaches with DBS clearance also information on chess events and training days.
Venue: York Railway Institute 22. Queen Street  YO24 1AD –First  floor.

If interested, please contact:
Noel Stewart Tel:07572682101

Adam Ismail Tel; 01904-620951
or Peter Cloudsdale Tel; 01904-624958

Good tuition and friendly competitions are held.



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 






Helen Hughes

Charity Co-ordinator









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