Holiday Chess Courses 2019

Click one of the courses, below to download the course leaflet:

February Half Term: 19, 20, 21 February 2019

Easter: 9,10,11 April 2019

Please note the Easter Chess Course is fully booked.

  • Tuesday is fully booked.
  • Wednesday is fully booked.
  • Thursday is fully booked.

 May Half Term: 28, May 2019 

  • Tuesday 28 May has only three spaces.
  • Wednesday 29 May is fully booked.
  • Thursday 30 May is fully booked.

The Holiday Chess Courses are open to anybody aged 6 to 15 years of any ability.  Applicants will be split into two groups; one for the younger or less experienced players and (numbers permitting) an advanced group.

The courses will take place from Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm each day.  One does not need to attend all three days, one or two days in any combination is acceptable.  However, there will be a tournament run during the course with match games played each day and scores accruing through to the final day when prizes for 1st 2nd, 3rd and possibly further runners-up (for each group) will be awarded at the end of the final day.  Therefore, it is more difficult to win a prize if one does not attend all three days, but not impossible as it has been done in the past.

The course venue is the Claremont Room in King George’s Hall (occasionally we may use the main hall instead).  The hall’s address is: High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9RA and the course costs £30 per day.

For our Terms and Conditions please click below:

Terms and Conditions

The following chess coaches teach the courses:

Top chess coach Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips

International Master Michael Basman

Strong chess player Timothy Foster

Experienced chess coach Olivia Smithies

All of the above have an up-to-date enhanced DBS check.

All payments are to be made when entering a child on to a chess course in order to have a confirmed place as there is always high demand for all of our chess courses.

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May Half Term Chess Course

Cost is £30 per day.


Kind regards

E-J Billington-Phillips (Mrs)