Please complete the Junior Members enquiry form to register your interest.

We are delighted to announce the relaunch of our Junior coaching section on Monday 13th September 2021 at the Guildford Institute.  Sessions will run from 6pm until 7pm every Monday during term time.

The Junior Section will cater for children of all abilities from absolute beginners up to strong juniors rated around 1900 (170).  Players will be streamed into groups with others of similar experience and will follow a structured coaching programme.

The new lead coach, International Master Andrew Martin, will be supported by other suitable coaches, as and when required. 

Andrew is a very highly regarded chess coach who was previously Head of the English Chess Federation Chess Academy.  He is also the author/presenter of over 100 Chess DVDs and 15 Chess books.  As a very strong player, Andrew has had much success over the board, including twice winning the British Lightning championship and he was even the Guinness World Record Holder for playing 321 opponents in a simultaneous display!

Club members will have the opportunity to play in various tournaments, including team events such as the Junior 4NCL and local league matches, if desired.

To enquire about joining the Junior Section please complete this form. Please email any questions to juniors@guildfordchess.org.uk

A first trial session is offered for free.  Thereafter, coaching costs £30 per term (or £80 for a full year) for beginners (year 3 and below or first term of membership) and £50 per term (£135 for a full year) for more experienced players. Junior members, who do not attend coaching sessions but who wish to play for the club pay an annual subscription of £45.

Chess is “both a sport and a cultural pursuit” that “every child should have the opportunity to learn.”
Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

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