The Tyrrells School

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Tyrrells Chess Club (TCC)

Welcome to the homepage of the Tyrrells Chess Club (TCC)


TCC caters for all experience levels and is currently operating for Years 3-6. Children who join will have an account created on Lichess for online learning, tournament play with over-the-board coaching sessions taking place in my classroom.


At present, TCC takes place on a Monday after school (3.30-4.30pm). During coaching sessions, children will learn (depending on experience levels) basic principles, check mate patterns, puzzle-solving, opening theory and tactics such as pins, forks and skewers. In addition, many game opportunities are provided to hone and practise their skills. 


For those who wish to take their chess journey further, the TCC Chess Team currently competes in the National Primary & Prep School Blitz Battles on Fridays evenings and 'She Plays To Win' online tournament which is an initiative to promote girl's chess.


Following our successful debut last year, I hope to provide more over-the-board tournaments against other local schools or clubs as well.


All details of forthcoming sessions, Tournament links and resources are to be found on the Lichess TCC News area which is shown to all new members so please check in regularly. I will also place details of all forthcoming events on this web page.


I hope to see more members joining and loving learning to play the game!


Mr Viner