Introduction Program    

Our chess program at the Kiwanis Centre in St. Catharines is geared to the more casual and entry level player who also enjoy the social aspect of chess

Children under 11 that can achieve a checkmate may apply for an admission waiver to the advanced class.

This program is designed for beginners with little Chess Experience. Participants will be instructed in the Laws of Chess, the movement of pieces, basic tactics and strategies. Endgames, Checkmates and stalemates will be thoroughly explored. Friendly competition in a fun social environment. Boards are provided.

This program is for participants who are able to achieve a checkmate. Openings and endgames will be rehearsed; tactics and strategies explored, chess notation and clocks are introduced. An ongoing pyramid tournament with prizes will be played during this program. A disciplined approach to friendly competition in a fun social environment, Boards are provided

Children 6 - 10 Years
Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00
September, January and April
Children 11 - 13 Years
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30
September, January and April
Teen Chess
Thursday 7:30 - 9:00
September, January and April

Rated Active Chess Tournament with 25 minutes and a 5 second increment bonus on the clock.  Substantially sponsored prizes, medals and awards.

Scholastic Chess at the Kiwanis Centre

Bishop`s Keep Chess Studio


43 Elizabeth Street,

St. Catharines, ON L2R 2L5

Tel: 905-682-9652