Equipment

Chess for Schools has its own store of chess boards, pieces and timers (clocks) should a school not have any of its own.

A Staunton Pattern chess set
A Staunton Pattern chess set

Typically we would bring our own boards, pieces and clocks dependant on the requirement. A typical club would have 10-26 members and therefore 5 to 13 sets would be needed to service that club. A class would probably require 13 sets or more.

We would recommend Staunton Pattern chess pieces rather like these:

Staunton pattern chess pieces
Staunton pattern chess pieces

and folding plastic boards rather like these:

Folding chess board
Folding chess board

There are non-folding boards which are also very satisfactory such as these:

Flat chess board
Flat chess board

We also provide a large demonstration board and stand for front of class and club teaching.

Here is a good one in action:

Demonstration board in action
Demonstration board in action

We would encourage schools to obtain at least six chess sets and a couple of robust (DGT) timers. We recommend DGT timers as the build quality is second to none as is their after sales service and support. The best model for children is the DGT “Easy Timer” as they are built for robustness and at a lower price than say the DGT 2010 or XL. We would advise against old style analogue clocks as they to be demolished fairly quickly!

The Easy Gametimer is rather attractive and looks like this:

DGT Easy Game Timer
DGT Easy Game Timer

We can advise you of  reliable providers of chess equipment and we recommend:

 

 

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