Junior Events

Lancashire Chess – Under 11 Coaching

Date: Saturday 22nd June 10:30 till 15:00

Venue: Highfield Priory Primary School, Preston. PR2 5RW.

NOTE: There will be no catering facilities on the day. Please bring your own packed lunch and refreshments.

Lancashire junior chess are running a coaching day for primary age children who are keen to improve their chess. To attend, your child should be able to play basic chess i.e. Understand the pieces, their moves and know of castling, stalemate and checkmate. The event is supported by Lancashire Chess Association as part of their plans to promote chess in primary schools across our county.

It is intended to be an informal and fun day, with a mixture of coaching and some match play.

This event will restart the process of regular coaching, tournaments and assessment sessions. Our goal next year is to work towards selecting under 9 and under 11 teams for county matches and to encourage primary schools to teach children through Chess in Schools and Communities.


10:15 Arrival, introduction and sign in

10:30 Ice – breaker – a simple chess puzzle for children to solve in groups

11.00 Initial game to allow group assignment

11:30 Coaching session in groups

12:00 Game 2

12:30 Lunch break

13:00  Second coaching session

13:30 Third game

14:00 Simultaneous matches – children, in pairs, against the tutor who plays them all at once. Prize for any pair who wins a game

15:00 Wrap up and leave


Trophies will be awarded to the best player in each section, as decided by coaches over the day.

Entry Form

The entry form is below, make sure you fill out all the sections, and tick all the boxes and then submit.  We should receive an e-mail, and we will then get back to you as soon as possible. 

Terms and conditions

Lancashire chess coaches will be responsible for the children whilst in the playing room, but a responsible adult must be responsible for your child when outside the playing room.

All coaches attending are enhanced DBS cleared.

Colin Greenwood has overall responsibility for child protection and is the director of this event.

  • Highfield Priory School are kindly offering the venue free of charge but accept no responsibility for the children during the coaching day.
  • The Chess will be played in the dining room, parents/guardians will have access to the performing arts room above the dining room. If the weather is fine, parents/guardians may sit out in the playground, in which case it is suggested to bring camping chairs.
  • The venue does not allow smoking or vaping in any area.
  • There are separate toilets for boys, girls and adults are clearly marked

It is a condition of entry that players agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:

  • The organisers reserve the right to expel any parent, guardian or child who is being threatening/abusive/anti-social.
  • Parents or guardians are responsible for their children throughout the Event. 
  • During the coaching session parents/guardians will not be allowed access to the playing room – at this time the children will be under the supervision of the coaching team. 
  • As soon as the child leaves the playing room the parent/guardian is again fully responsible for the child.
  • Lancashire Chess Association, Highfield Priory School or the coaches accept no responsibility for any personal property that is brought to the event. 
  • Lancashire Chess Association recognises and accepts its responsibility to protect the welfare of all children who attend our events.
  • The organisers decision(s) are all final.