St Ives Junior Chess Club 2024

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 4:00pm - 5:00pm

2024 Term Dates:
Term 1: 7th February - 10th April
Term 2: 1st May - 3rd July
Term 3: 24th July - 25th September
Term 4: 16th October - 18th December


Term 1:  $290
Term 2:  $290
Term 3:  $290
Term 4:  $290


To enrol for the St Ives Junior Chess Club, please go to and enter the code JU68P7GB5C
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