John is an English Chess Federation accredited coach and has taught in schools and privately since 2009. John started chess relatively late(!) at the age of twelve following the huge interest in the Spassky-Fischer World Championship match in 1972.
“A charity is offering a million children the chance to learn chess from tomorrow to give them an “intellectual challenge” during the lockdown.
Chess in Schools and Communities (CISC) along with ChessKid, the world’s biggest online chess platform, is offering primary pupils access to lessons, puzzles and videos about one of the world’s oldest board games.
Malcolm Pein, the scheme’s founder, says he wants to create the world’s biggest online chess club. “The same way Joe Wicks kicks in at 7.30am, let the chess kick in at 3.30 after all the home schooling is done,” he said.
A child who registers on the ChessKid website starts with tutorials on chess pieces and the rules of the game. Invitations to quiz tournaments and other such challenges
All of our schools have entered the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge for 2019.
All members of every CfS school chess club will take part during the Spring or Lent Term in this exciting tournament with an opportunity to qualify for the Hampshire or Surrey or Berkshire Megafinal (as appropriate) in April / May 2019.
John Upham, Founder of Chess for Schools
Chess clubs and classes for primary and secondary schools
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