Putting something back into chess

Apr 5, 2015, 3:59 AM |

Apart from playing way too much chess on way too many sites, I also put a fair bit of time promoting the game in my local area.

I've run a free chess club for over ten years.  It's run after school and is obviously aimed fairly and squarely at juniors.  We average 20 players each week.  We also get a few adults along each week and this is great in helping impart knowledge to the youngsters.


I occasionally do coaching in the school holidays for Mato Jelic's Chess School SA.  http://www.chessschool.com.au/holiday_chess_7.html

If you don't know of Mato you should.  Mato has one of the most popular chess youtube channels. 


I also do private one on one junior coaching as required.  OK. at the moment I only have one student, and Mato says I don't charge enough, but it's better than nothing!

So take it from me you don't need to be a great player to start a club, help spread chess into the wider community, or help those who need it.

If you have the desire you can make difference!