London Chess Classic Schools’ Events


The London Chess Classic Schools’ Events are now fully booked


Note: Please contact Agnieszka Milewska at  to be added to our waiting lists.



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Children at the London Chess Classic

Registration to the London Chess Classic Schools’ Festival is open to Primary schools with an existing CSC chess programme and any Secondary school.


The festival programme will be 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.


The London Chess Classic Schools’ Events are now fully booked


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.



09.30  Arrival and Registration

10.00  Practice sessions or simultaneous games with tutors

11:00  Meet the Grandmasters Show

12.00  Lunch (children should bring a packed lunch)

12.30  Chess Tournament (separate Year groups)

14.45  Prize Giving

15:30  Home


General Information


London Chess Classic, Olympia London,

Hammersmith Road, Kensington,

London, W14 8UX


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Questions and Queries

CSC London Classic Helpline 020 7935 3445



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