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Forthcoming Events

21 Jan 2017 - Cancelled due to freezing weather conditions
1. Training Session @ Spike
GU1 3JH SAT, JAN 14, 2017- cancelled
2. Training Session @ Spike
GU1 3JH SAT, JAN 21, 2017 - cancelled
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2-in-1. Top Chess School +
Efficient Chess Club
Top class coaching, practice and play opportunities for all ages and level of skill !

Our Academy & Club

Guildford Chess Academy is a unique combination of a top chess school and a premium chess club. It is run separately from the old Guildford Chess Club whose members are welcome to join us to for the best possible learning, training and practice sessions with the senior ECF Chess Trainers, leading UK's Grand Masters (GM) and International Masters (IM).

This is why we are very different from any traditional local chess clubs. Guildford Chess Academy Club is not only a place to play but the place to get real improvement. We are the only club in this part of the country providing it all - formal and informal classes, practical sessions and masterclasses tun by GM or IM for all our members. We are fully capable and well-qualified to coach players of all ages and level of skills from beginners to intermediate club players as well as those nearing master's level. In other words, we are a suitable place for the widest range of chess players looking to make a visible progress (with ECF grading between 0-200).

We are particularly keen on getting parents and women on board (and at the board) and provide better environment and opportunities for these categories as opposed to traditional clubs that tend to be retired-men-heavy. We give parents a unique opportunity to join us for free, then get top and friendly tuition and lead their children by example. Parents will then be able to provide their children with their own indispensable assistance in the process of learning chess.

All our classes are run by the highest level tutors who are the top UK chess players and trainers. We have attracted truly the very best in British chess. Tuition of such a high-level normally is not available privately or (if taken outside of our school) would cost you in the region of 75 pounds per hour + travel to London.

At Guildford Chess Academy you will get all this learning and training in the most effective and efficient way in terms of expense and the practical outcomes. You or your child will get plenty of personal attention and personal training. In addition we provide a fantastic, fun, friend-making social environment and excellent play facilities as a better chess club.

Come to us Our Locations

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Location Details


Chess Academy

The Spike Heritage Centre,

Warren Road, Guildford, GU1 3JH

Saturday, Standard Class, 17 Sept, 2016 at 8:40 AM
Saturday, Master Class,17 Sept, 2016 at 8:40 AM

There is plenty of free parking on site ! 

Railway station is just 5-minute walk ! 

Unique opportunities on your doorstep

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Our Chess Masters Tutors and Trainers



Julian Meszaros, IM

Chess Academy Trainer

International Master and a top chess coach, accredited by ECF.

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Tamas Fodor Jr, GM

Chess Academy Trainer

Famous young grandmaster and former World Youth Champion.

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We cater for all Not only fun but particular focus on real progress.


Guildford Chess Academy is an excellent place for juniors to start, improve and complement their school club.

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Parents & Women

We are keen to engage parents and women and provide unique environment, learning and practice opportunities not found elsewhere.

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Adult club players

A wide range of training and practice options for adult club players plus informal and official tournaments organised by us.

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