The new season starts on Wednesday 13th Sep
6pm to 7.15pm ( weekly).
Ages 5 to 17 (All levels welcome)
Youngsters considering joining, are welcome to come for a free trial session
Those who may be interested contact James (Ops Director) email: email@example.com
Please book lasap as there are liimited spaces
The start date for the new season is Wednesday 13 September 2023 finishing on the 6th December 2023 ( 12 sessions in total ) breaking for half-term after the session on the 18th October returning on the 1st November 2023.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞: Classes will be taking place in The Catholic Church of the English Martyrs - 37 Frindsbury Road, Strood ME2 4JA
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤:
• email firstname.lastname@example.org
• phone 0808 123 6464 or
• by completing the "Contact Us form" on our website
CALL 07940 991 324 TO BOOK
Limited places are still available
Lawrence is a highly valued club member and the academy coach at the club, he is employed as a learning and support mentor, locally at Balfour Junior School Rochester. He is an avid and quality chess player, who currently represents Medway in Kent club competitions.
Lawrence can be seen coaching Oscar Dhinsa, our youngest member of the club (aged 5). Oscar is the youngest player in Kent's history, to compete in the summer quick play tournament.
He played in the Medway team against the Weald of Kent on board 4, he even secured a win, in one of his three games against an adult.
Chess provides opportunities for friendship , outlet for competitive urges, it is a game that can be played in every country in the world, and can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age , gender , race or religion.
We sat down with Lawrence after his class for his thoughts about teaching children chess :
1) Lawrence what are the benefits of learning chess?
I feel that chess encourages children to think strategically. It promotes the awareness of planning ahead and planning actions based on their consequences. Chess makes you stop and think. The cognitive benefits of playing chess over a period of time are great!
2) Why do you enjoy teaching at the club?
I enjoy teaching at the club because I find coaching to be a rewarding process. When you see someone succeed, there is a sense that you helped them to get there. It is the same fulfilling feeling you get when you realise you helped someone overcome their challenges and mistakes.
3) What advise would you give aspiring young players?
You're already smarter than half the people you know, as soon as you begin to play. Never believe you are not good enough, you will learn and you will win.
Medway Chess Club would like to announce Dominik is the 21th player in the whole country in the group of players. He achieved this milestone in last 10 month. His father: Aram proudly state 'I am very sure that he can achieve everything if he keep doing this with the passion and working and learning wisely.'
Congratulations to Dominik for also winning the rating prize [3.5/5]
His hard work , dedication discipline and effort is paying off and is a shining example, to the youngsters at the club!