Dear Parents, Kids & All Our Chess Friends!

“Chess has played an important role in my life and I am keen to share that. I moved to Greece when I was a young girl but I didn’t speak any Greek. Joining the local chess club changed my life because chess has its own language. It helped me to make friends and become more confident.”

WFM Maria Manelidou Founder of Chess Rising Stars London Academy

We are keen to promote and create opportunities for girls to play chess with us. We already have an active community of girls who take part in our online clubs, lessons and the Elite Club and we are looking to grow this still further.

Our Chess Rising Star, Sheng, was the U10 Girls Champion at the 2023 UK Chess Challenge Terafinal held at Blenheim Palace. We are looking to build on this success with our new Girls’ Online Chess Club.

Girls’ Chess Club

Returning for its third term in the Summer!

Registration is now open to Chess Rising Stars students.

Time: 5:15-6:15 pm
Age: 6+
Number of girls: 6-12

Summer Dates 2024

May: 2, 16
June: 6, 20


Free entry for girls who are current or former members of one of our Chess Rising Stars courses.


The sessions will be delivered by FIDE Instructor WFM Maria Manelidou.

Chess Rising Stars is pleased to announce our 9th Girls’ Online Chess Tournament. Our goal is to organise fun online competitions that support and encourage girls to play more chess.

Please note that this event has already taken place. Check back soon for our next scheduled Girls’ Tournament.

Chess Rising Stars 9th Girls’ Online Chess Tournament

Event: Chess Rising Stars Christmas Online Tournament
Date: Saturday 9th December 2023
Time: 10:00 – 12:30 (approx.)
Open to: Girls under 18 on 31st August 2023
Fee: Free entry

Tournament Structure

6 rounds with 10 minutes per player plus 5 seconds increment per move.


Trophies will be awarded to the top girls.

Previous Events

8th G.O.C.T. 24/06/23,
7th G.O.C.T. 10/12/22,
6th G.O.C.T. 25/06/22,
5th G.O.C.T. 18/12/21,
4th G.O.C.T. 03/07/21,
3rd G.O.C.T. 21/02/21,
2nd G.O.C.T. 19/12/20,
1st G.O.C.T. 01/11/20,

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