Epping Junior Chess Club 2020

What happens at the chess club: 

The Epping Junior Chess Club has started for the first time in August 2019. If numbers permit, there will be 3 groups of different levels at this club - a Beginner group, an Intermediate group and an Advanced group. Each week, the coaches give a lesson that is appropriate to the skill level of the children who are attending. Beginners will learn how to play and all of the rules of chess, progressing to learn some basic checkmates and strategies when they are ready. Intermediate and Advanced players will learn about opening theories, tactics, strategies and endgames improving their game and expanding the calculation skills and foresight that they have already been developing.

The chess coaches will include at least 1 Titled Chess Master, IM Stanislav Smetankin. 

IM Stanislav Smentankin
- FIDE rating 2506
- Fide Trainer, International Master (with 2 GM-norms)
- Chess coaching experience: 16 years
- Former Olympiad team member for Belarus
- Triple Bronze medal winner at the European Youth Championships
- 2-time winner of Midwest US Championship
- Winner of many prestigious European and American Chess Tournaments

Workbooks are also available to aid your child’s development and for extra practice at home. For more information on our Workbooks, please click here.

Who can attend: 

Anyone under the age of 18


St Alban's Anglican Church
3 Pembroke Street,


Fridays 4:15pm - 5:45pm

2020 Term Dates
Term 1: 31st January - 3rd April
Term 2: 1st May - 3rd July
Term 3: 24th July - 25th September
Term 4: 16th October - 11th December


Term 1:  $330
Term 2:  $330
Term 3:  $330

Term 4:  $297


To enrol for the Epping Junior Chess Club, please go to https://sydneyacademyofchess.com.au/payment and enter the code JHNTTI5D98 then tick the appropriate term(s) and follow the prompts to make a credit card payment.


For all enquiries please contact the Sydney Academy of Chess on (02) 9745 1170 or email info@sydneyacademyofchess.com.au