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About Me

I have more than 30 years experience working in the community and I’ve been passionate about junior chess for some time, so in March 2006 I started the Greenwich Chess Group after my research highlighted the low levels of chess activity in Greenwich schools. [Read More]

The Richard Weekes Chess Academy is based in South East London and provides chess lessons in schools and junior clubs for children and young people who are interested in learning how to play chess.

We now provide chess classes for children in Brent, North West London (please get in touch for more information and/or to discuss starting a chess club in your local area.)

There’s a lot of evidence that demonstrates how children who learn chess perform better in school, have improved calculating ability, are more imaginative, creative, and self-motivated.

Chess challenges the minds of both girls & boys and it’s a fun game that all children can play. Click here to continue reading

Our chess clubs take place at the Unity Centre, Church Road, NW10 9EG; Herne Hill Baptist Church SE24 9HU; Eltham Park Baptist Church SE9 1JE; The REAP Centre, Downham BR1 5QW; Glyndon Community Centre SE18 7LB and St Hilda's Church SE23 1PL in South East London. Click the link to find out more about our Chess Clubs If you're a parent, school or the media looking to get in touch click here now to complete the enquiry form and Richard will get back to you soon.