At Gardiner Chess we want students to learn chess the right way, and whilst each coach may have their own unique way of teaching a topic, you can be assured we are teaching the correct rules of the game.
Our goal is to make sure that learning chess is fun and engaging – students will learn life lessons along the way – without even realizing it.
Join us to see if chess is for your child, and they will learn many valuable skills whilst having fun!
Type in the name of your child’s school, and then click on the school name to go into our registration portal.
Chess is widely held to hold many different benefits for students that learn the game. You can find a number of the different benefits listed below under the research section, however we have broken down the benefits into two main sections – educational and social.
Chess is one of the mostly widely available games or sports in the world. As International Chess Master and journalist Malcolm Pein says “There is no other activity that costs so little to organize and that cuts across so many barriers. Age, sex, race, religion … they mean nothing in chess. Anyone can enjoy it. Around 500 million people in 167 countries play the game and only football can rival that”.
We believe that there are many educational and social benefits that chess can bring to an individual, many of which are listed below. The main benefits come around honing analytical and thinking skills, whilst also improving concentration, memory and focus. On the social side of things, we see many friendships formed through chess, whilst students learn sportsmanship, team camaraderie and consequences for their actions (moves).
There has been much research over the years about the benefits of chess with almost every study finding positive benefits. Some of the main benefits that have been found are:
We have also identified some interesting research articles.
If your school does not have a chess program and you would like some information on how to get one started, let us know! We would be happy to assist in trying to get a program started – in most cases, where a family is interested and approaches the school, the likelihood of a program starting is much greater.
Registration for individuals is via our iClassPro app, and is only available on selected tournaments.
For all questions please contact our Events team on [email protected]
Please Note: This form is for School Teachers & Coordinators ONLY. Individual registrations are unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please call the Gardiner Chess office (07) 5522 7221 or email our events team on [email protected] for more information.
Step One: Download the spreadsheet below and complete all details. For all questions please contact our events team on [email protected]
Step Two: Complete the form below and upload the spreadsheet.