St Ives Junior Chess Club 2021

What happens at the chess club: 

The St Ives Junior Chess Club started in 2012 and is held at the St Ives Library meeting room after school on Wednesdays.  It is a great way for children interested in chess to learn more about the game and to practice their skills against others in a friendly environment.

Each week the chess coach will teach a new skill that is appropriate to the 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 later on. 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. Children will also be given time to play friendly and competitive games against each other and to solve simulated chess puzzles.

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 Ives Library Meeting Room
(Entrance through the gate next to the Community Centre, near the Woolworths end)
St Ives Shopping Village, 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives


Wednesdays 4:15pm - 5:15pm

2021 Term Dates:
Term 1:  3rd February - 31st March
Term 2:  21st April - 23rd June
Term 3:  14th July - 15th September
Term 4:  6th October - 8th December


Term 1:  $216
Term 2:  $240
Term 3:  $240
Term 4:  $240


To enrol for the St Ives Junior Chess Club, please go to and enter the code VS6EOBSTAF
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