Your First Tournament – Survival Guide

So you are taking your youngster to their first chess tournament – very exciting but perhaps you are feeling a little bit nervous about what to expect? Here are our top tips on how to get the most out of the experience. 1) Come prepared A bottle of water is...
Top 10 Tips For Chess Parents

Top 10 Tips For Chess Parents

Whether you are a non-playing parent or know a thing or two about chess one thing is the same – being a chess parent is a challenging role. Knowing how best to support your child and help them get the best out of themselves whilst dealing with the inevitable...
UKCC 2021 – What’s New?

UKCC 2021 – What’s New?

Has there ever been a new year with so much uncertainty? 2020 has been a tremendously difficult year for so many people and heading into 2021 there is still a great deal of uncertainty for families and businesses. Whilst we are a bit later than usual we are happy to...

Making Mistakes

I was shocked to hear of the amount of children cheating in online competitions when playing online became the only way to play chess due to covid-19. At first I thought “what motivates them?” as it’s not something I would ever have contemplated. I guess Children do...