ACES announces two Grand Master Chess training Camps

Academy for Chess Excellence and Skills

is plased to announce a 4th Grand Master Chess training camp with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February, 10am to 4pm (arrival at 9:30am)

After the success of our training days in 2013 we have secured the services of not one but two Grandmasters again for two days of chess training and games.

GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms will be leading a group of four coaches, who will work with small groups of children to improve their chess awareness and skills in a fun environment.

We aim for small groups - 10 or less - so that we can dedicate enough attention to everyone, from experienced county players to beginners.

All children will have at least one session with each grandmaster. The cost will be £35 per child per day (£30 per child if booking 2 or more siblings). If booking for both days, the cost is reduced to £30 per child per day (£25 per day if booking two or more siblings).

There are only 40 spaces available; to reserve a place for your child please e-mail:

Luca Bernardini:, with name, chess experience, ECF grade (if applicable) of your child and which day you would like to book.


St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5DE