Richmond Junior Chess Club was founded in 1975 and over the years it has helped many young players enjoy playing chess and develop their skills, including a number that became titled players.

Honoured Alumni include:


  • Demetrios Agnos
  • Luke McShane
  • Jonathan Rowson
  • Aaron Summerscale

International Master

  • Richard Bates
  • Tom Hinks-Edwards
  • Callum Kilpatrick
  • Andrew Kinsman
  • Ali Mortazavi
  • Gavin Wall
  • Yang-Fan Zhou

Women’s International Master

  • Cathy Forbes

FIDE Master

  • Peter Sowray

Candidate Master

  • Mark Josse