School events at the London Chess Classic 2016





London Chess Classic Schools’ Events

2016 saw the 8th CSC London Chess Classic at Olympia and once again Chess in Schools and Communities ran events for schools as part of the festival. From Monday 12th to Friday 16th December we put on an entire week of free chess activities for up to 400 children a day.


The timetable of events was as follows:

09.30-10.00  Arrival and Registration

10.00-12.00  Chess Lesson & Simultaneous Display/Meet the Grandmasters Show

12.00-12.30  Lunch (children should bring a packed lunch)

12.30-14.30  Tournaments (separate year groups)

14.45-15.30  Prize-giving (individual medals and school trophies)

15.30-16.00  Home Time


Thereafter, children, teachers and accompanying adults were welcome to stay on after the prize-giving to watch the Grandmaster tournament in the auditorium.





Photos © Ray Morris Hill

Click here for photographs from the 2015 schools events


Children at the London Chess Classic

The festival programme is suitable for children of all standards with the exception of complete beginners. Unfortunately, we are not able to teach somebody how to play chess from scratch, but as long as the children have an understanding of how the pieces move, we will have something for them.


We welcome children with special needs or other requirements. Just let us know in advance and we will be happy to work with you to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding day for all our visitors.


Photographs are taken at all London Chess Classic events and may appear on the CSC website as well as the charity’s promotional material. Invited members of the media may also film some of the events for broadcast. Appropriate parental consent should be obtained by schools beforehand.


We ask teachers and accompanying adults to retain responsibility for their children during their visit to the London Chess Classic festival. We regret we are not able to act “in loco parentis” and are not able to take responsibility for any child’s actions, or for the actions of anyone that may affect your child.


General Information


London Chess Classic

Olympia Conference Centre

Hammersmith Road


London, W14 8UX


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Questions and Queries

CSC London Classic Helpline – 020 7935 3445



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