CfS Tutors

All of our tutors have a wealth of experience and knowledge:

Ken Coates

Ken Coates and students
Ken Coates and students

Ken has been teaching chess both in schools and privately for twenty years following a career as a mathematics teacher. He has a number of personal students who have represented their country, county and club teams.

Ken Coates at the demonstration board
Ken Coates at the demonstration board

Ken is an active player in the Crowthorne 4NCL team and for Crowthorne Chess Club in the Surrey Border and Berkshire Leagues.

John Upham

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.

John Upham
John Upham

He has played in the British Championships and represented Yateley School,   Berkshire, London CentYMCA, Fleet & Farnborough, Cavendish,  Crowthorne Chess Club and Camberley Chess Clubs.

John is a member of the Crowthorne 4NCL teams and represents both Hampshire and Surrey in county competitions both “over the board” and in correspondence chess.

He is an active  photographer for with his own gallery. John has both junior and adult learners as private students.

Colin Purdon

Colin teaches chess in a number of school and colleges in the Hampshire and Berkshire areas.

Colin Purdon
Colin Purdon

Colin is an active player, a member of the Crowthorne 4NCL team, the Berkshre team, a member of Crowthorne and Camberley Chess Clubs and a regular participant in tournaments and congresses. Colin helps out at junior tournaments especially those organised by Grandmaster Nick Pert.

 

Cyril Winter

Cyril is an experienced club player who has been teaching in schools for many years. Cyril plays actively in local leagues and enjoys passing on his knowledge and understanding to young players.

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