Our President, Richard James, has been teaching chess to children since 1972. He is the author of a number of books, including Chess for Kids, an Amazon best-seller since its publication in 2010, and The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kids, an authoritative guide for parents. His new book Chess for Schools will be published later this year.
Richard has an international reputation for his experience and knowledge of how children learn and play chess.
Please visit Richard’s websites:
www.minichess.uk: promoting chess for young children using subsets of chess.
www.chessheroes.uk: coaching materials for players of all ages wanting to play serious competitive chess: designed for all players up to about 1500 rating.
www.chesskids.org.uk: an interactive online course for children (no longer supported).
www.chesswithrichard.uk provides information about Richard’s coaching services as well as information about his 50 years involved with junior chess and his views on education and childhood.
www.spectrumchess.uk looks at how we might run junior chess clubs designed to take a holistic approach to chess tuition and perhaps transform children’s lives.
We’re looking at starting Spectrum Chess clubs in the Twickenham/Teddington area shortly. If you think you might be interested in a club of this nature, please contact Richard to add your name to our email list.
www.chess1500.uk considers how national and regional chess organisations might promote junior chess for social reasons, increase participation in chess at club level and make the game less elitist and more inclusive
Richard can offer free consultations and provide advice on the best approach for parents and schools to take regarding children’s chess. To book a consultation, to discuss private individual or small group tuition, or for further information about any aspect of junior chess please contact Richard.
We also work closely with Richmond Junior Club which meets on Saturday afternoons providing a professional service for ambitious younger players.