Frequently Asked Questions

PERSONAL TRAINING

Q: What duration should I select for my child’s training session?
A:
As a general rule, we recommend a 30 minute weekly class for children under the age of 5, a 45 minute weekly class for children aged 5-8, and a 1 hour weekly class for children 9 or older.

Q: Where are the classes held?
A:
Some of our coaches work from their home, some will visit you, and some coach at third party locations.

Q: What are some of the advantages of enrolling my child in individualized chess classes?
A:
A recent paper by Dr Peter Dauvergne of the University of Sydney suggests that playing and studying chess can raise IQ scores, strengthen problem solving skills, foster creative thinking, and enhance abilities at reading, memory, spoken language and mathematics. Click here to view Dr Dauvergne’s paper.

Q: Is there any commitment to continue the chess lessons, or can we try a few and see what it’s like?
A:
There’s no commitment to continue, you can discontinue the lessons at any time.

IN-SCHOOL COACHING

Q: Does the school need to provide its own chess equipment?
A:
No. We are able to bring chess sets, chess boards and chess clocks as needed. Our coach will also bring a own large-sized demonstration board.

Q:
Do your coaches have the government-mandated Working With Children Checks?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you have Public Liability Insurance for your In-School coaching services?
A:
Yes.

GENERAL

Q: Where can I buy those beautiful chess sets depicted in the header of this webpage?
A: The sets are from The House of Staunton, the world’s premier manufacturers of chess sets. You can order your own House of Staunton chess set by clicking here.