Saturday Chess Club

The Leicestershire Junior Chess club meets most Saturday afternoons for two hours at The Oak Centre in Braunstone. We arrange the children into groups (‘knights’, ‘rooks’ and ‘kings’) based on their ability.

During the first hour each group receives group coaching, and the 2nd hour is devoted to competitive chess game practice. Once a month, club members (free) and guests (entry £6) will be given the opportunity to play in an informal Swiss (everyone plays in every round) competition over 4 rounds lasting about 3 hours

Each member of the club receives a premium account on and we also run regular tournaments on the free website The Leicester Juniors club on Lichess can be found using this link

Club members also take part in numerous national chess competitions including the junior section of the 4 Nations chess league (we have 7 teams!). We also compete in county chess competitions, entering teams in the monthly inter-county competitions on Lichess and taking part in the English Chess Federations county championships

Contact Alan Agnew (email:, tel: 07434 286893) for all club related enquiries.