Welcome to Richmond Junior Chess Club

Founded in 1975, Richmond Junior Chess Club is open for budding chess masters from 5 to 18 years of age.  All standards are welcome, all that is required is that children have an interest in learning about chess, wish to improve and want to play.

Rik Thomas Memorial Christmas Blitz

Our annual Christmas Blitz will take place on the 18th of December, 2021. It will be run as a memorial tournament for Rik Thomas, a Richmond Juniors coach, who passed away during the pandemic. He was also a long-standing organiser of King’s Head Chess Club. We will also be marking the death of two parents, Suman Chatterjee and Jatinder Sian. This event will have a guaranteed prize fund of £3000. Details at http://rjcc.org.uk/richmond-blitz.

Rik Thomas

London Junior Chess Championships 2021

Richmond Juniors is holding two qualification tournaments each year, “Hampton” on the October 16th at Twickenham Prep School and “Twickenham” on the December 4th at Orleans Park School.

Results of the Hampton Congress can be found at http://rjcc.org.uk/ljcc-london-junior-chess-championship#Hampton2021

Details of how to sign up for the Twickenham Congress can be found at: http://rjcc.org.uk/ljcc-london-junior-chess-championship#Twickenham2021

Autumn Term 2021

Richmond Junior Chess club returns to Orleans Park School for face to face chess teaching on Saturday, 11th September. Every week, from 2 to 5 p.m., until Saturday 4th December, with the exception of 23rd October, when we will close for a Half-Term break.

Please go to http://rjcc.org.uk/our-classes for further details.

Summer Camp 2021 – Return to Live Chess

Richmond Junior Chess Club had a very successful return in August to its normal venue at Orleans Park School for its famous, fun, fantastic Summer Camp, held over two weeks:

  • Week 1 – Tuesday 3 August to Friday 6 August
  • Week 2 – Monday 9 August to Friday 13 August

Please go to http://rjcc.org.uk/holiday-camps for further details.

Online Chess Teaching

As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and tough government regulations, including forced lockdowns, RJCC ran for four terms, from Summer 2020 until Summer 2021, almost solely online. We will continue providing online services, even though we have now been able to move back to face to face service provision. Details of our online services can be found here.

New technological medium – same quality instruction.