Dear Parents, Kids & All Our Chess Friends!

The Elite Online Chess Club has helped to prepare our junior students for their chess tournaments and matches since 2021.

We work together on strategy, tactics and mindset to build the confidence and skills necessary to compete beyond Chess Rising Stars. Grandmasters regularly make guest coaching appearances.

Each term the Elite Club has 6-10 students. Based on our students’ performance during the previous term, plus our sense of who we feel is tournament-ready, we only offer places in this club by invitation.

Sunday Elite Chess Club

Time: 10:30-12:00 noon
Age: 7+
Number of children: 6-10

Autumn Dates 2024

September: 15, 22, 29
October: 6, 13, 20
November: 10, 17, 24
December: 1, 8


£18 per lesson when all 11 sessions are booked in advance
£24 per single lesson

Individual Achievements

• 1st place in the U12 Boys category of the EJCOA National Youth Finals 2024.
• Two members were selected for the EPSCA South West England team, plus one for the South East England team, to face Wales in May 2024
• We achieved two bronze medals at the LJCC Finals 2023 in the U10 Major section.
• Three Elite Club members reached the Terafinal of the UK Chess Challenge in 2023 and returned as the U10 Girls Champion, plus 3rd and 7th place finishers.

Team Achievements

• Elite Club members often go on to represent Chess Rising Stars in the Junior Four Nations Chess League Online team competition.
• Since registering our first team in 2022, we have achieved many successes in the J4NCLO and are already 4-time Divisional champions and 2-time runners up.

Additional Information

• Lessons will have a mixture of tuition, friendly games, and an internal tournament.
• Prizes will be awarded at the end of the term for the tournament winners, as well as those who have shown particular improvement and enthusiasm.
• The sessions will be delivered by FIDE Instructor Chris Russell with guest lessons from FIDE Trainers GM Marian Petrov and GM Spyridon Kapnisis, plus GM Martin Petrov.
• Children from 5 different countries have taken part.
• Registration is open for our other Autumn Term Online Chess Clubs.

Read our Terms and Conditions.