The online chess workshop runs for one to three hours depending on the level, and is split into two sessions - teaching and playing. There are 4 different courses run at various times during the holiday period.

    Chess classes are conducted through an online platform called Whereby. Our chess coach shares his/her teaching screen and shows a particular chess strategy on a chess board.

    Topics covered are: openings, middle game, endgame strategy, tactics, and master games.

    NEW! Absolute Beginner group will learn the pieces, the basic movements and the rules of chess.

    During the playing session, children play chess on our platform called Chess Squad ( The coach watches the students play and gives feedback during and at the end of their game.

    In the class, the coach provides online quizzes which they can use to revise their lesson and reinforce what they have learned.

    Enrol at: using following payment code.

    Payment code Beginner/Rookie 0188SOHJRI

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level 2 suite 2/1-17 Elsie St, Burwood NSW 2134, Australia

4 - 18 years old

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level 2 suite 2/1-17 Elsie St, Burwood NSW 2134, Australia

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Sydney Academy of Chess

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Sydney Academy of Chess is a team of people who have one passion in common: teaching chess to others. We’ve been doing it in New South Wales for 22 years.

The director of the Sydney Academy of Chess is Fide Master Brett Tindall. Brett has been coaching chess for over 26 years and has coached at all major events including Australian Junior Championships and World Junior events.

Brett is not only an experienced coach but also a very experienced player and has competed at both national and international level.

He has won many titles such as NSW junior champion, City of Sydney Junior and Senior Champion; he has also won several age titles at Australian Junior events.

Trained coaches

All of Sydney Academy’s coaches are highly proficient players themselves. Coaches are taught effective teaching methods as well as ways of managing groups of children of all ages. Our chess coaches meet regularly to discuss ways in which our teaching can improve.

Continual Improvement

Sydney Academy of Chess is continually seeking ways of improving its service to schools and the public. We encourage our chess coaches to improve their own playing ability. We also look to teaching methods overseas. Currently three of our coaches hold the titles of Fide trainers.

Mission Statement

Sydney Academy of Chess is an organisation with the purpose of providing a quality chess coaching service to schools and individuals. We ultimately aim to bring an appreciation of chess into the minds of all Australians

Sydney Academy of Chess is the biggest chess-coaching firm in NSW, coaching thousands of school children around Sydney every week. Our students range from absolute beginners to NSW and Australian Junior title winners as well as Australian representatives at many World Junior events. Our base is Sydney Chess Centre: Level 1, 30a George street, Burwood.

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