Some useful links:
FIDE: World Chess Federation
English Chess Federation
ECF Rating Database
Southern Counties Chess Union
Surrey County Chess Association
London Chess League
Thames Valley Chess League
Chess24: watch and play online chess
ChessBase: latest chess news & software
lichess.org: our favourite online site: come and join our team!
chess.com: world’s no. 1 chess site. Online play, lessons, quizzes etc.
chesskid.com: top chess website for children – and their teachers/parents
Chess and Bridge: online shop & CHESS magazine
Chess in Schools and Communities
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Richmond Junior Chess Club: a professionally run club for budding masters (not directly connected with RTCC)
Our President, Richard James, is internationally renowned for his often trenchant views on children’s chess. He also runs a number of websites which parents and teachers might find helpful.
chessKIDS academy: an online interactive chess course for children
Minichess UK: teaching chess to young children through age-appropriate games and puzzles using subsets of the chess rules and pieces
Chess for Heroes: coaching materials for parents teaching their children at home – and for players of all ages rated between about 500 and 1500
Chess with Richard: our President’s personal website outlining his chess philosophy and coaching services
Spectrum Chess: proposing a different sort of children’s chess club designed to promote friendship rather than produce champions: we’re hoping to start a club of this nature as part of RTCC shortly
Chess1500: proposing how national and regional chess organisers might develop chess within communities