Holiday chess camp

We are providing a holiday chess camp for children 6 to 16. This is an interactive activity club where we provide chess coaching for all levels. But this is more then just playing chess, we are going to have fun and learn along the way. We are going to play several types of chess:

Classic chess: 

This is a normal type of chess. We are going to learn new openings, tackle middlegame and endgame, learn many chess concepts,  talk about time management, thinking process, play blitz (5 minutes) games, rapid games as well as and standard games, we will do game analysis, we will learn how to make an assessment of a position and choose the appropriate continuation. We cater for all levels, from beginners to advanced.

"Take me" chess: 

The rules for this type of chess a different to classic chess. The objective of the game is to lose all pieces so the winner is whoever loses all pieces first. Just like in classic chess, the pawns can promote and kings can castle. This is a lot of fun and requires the same strategic planning as in classic chess. This is a great game to play at home too with mums and dads.

"Four way" chess: 

This is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a game of chess with four players at the same time. For this game, we use a special kind of chess board and four chess sets of different colors, pink, red, green and blue. Players play in turn and the game is over when 3 players are checkmated. It is a much more complex game as there are threat from all sides, left, right and front. This game also requires strategic thinking as in classic chess.

"Double" chess: 

This kind of chess is played in teams of two, one team against another. One player in a team has white pieces and the other has black pieces. Any pieces that are exchanged on board one, can be passed to out team member and vice versa and these pieces can be put anywhere on the board. The pawns can be put on the second or seventh rank, which is just one move away from promotion, but not directly on the first or eight rank. The game is over when when both boards finish and the kings are checkmated.This game also requires strategic thinking as in classic chess.

In addition, we also have a selection of chess books for those who would like to do some reading and take a break from playing chess. 

Need a break from chess: 

Not a problem. We also have a selection of other games to play, such as, Monopoly, Ticket to Ride, Uno,  Cluedo, Connect 4, Scrabble, Pandemic,