After-School Experienced Beginners Form

Experienced Beginners - After-School Kids Club - Thursdays

AUTUMN  TERM (Sept-Oct 2023)


THURSDAYS – 4.45-5.45PM


Thursday Dates: September 14th / 21st/ 18th /28th & Oct 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th




This course is reserved for children up to fifteen years of age who are recent beginners or who have been playing at home or in school without any formal training.

This course is generally suitable for players who are unrated up to an online or lichess rating of 900 Elo.


This course will help kids to bring their chess up to the next level in a fun after-school club where the brilliance of the ‘Beginners Mind’  is respected and enhanced by an entertaining introduction to essential chess strategies and ideas.  There is a maximum of twenty-four students enrolled in any Chess Bud Online Class so as to enable each student to receive feedback and mentoring during the lesson.


Students have access to the Chess Bud Coaching Portal for the duration of the term where they can take part in friendly class tournaments, as well as  weekly Chess Bud Rapid Tournaments from 6.30-8pm on Friday nights as well as other Bonus LIVE events.


Students can now use the playable annotated games databases in the Portal to build their own opening repertoire and also study key endings through using the annotated endgames database.


See the Curriculum page on this website for the breakdown of the Chess Bud Curriculum.


Let’s play Chess!




Course Duration: 7 weeks
Course Times: 4.45-5.45pm on Thursdays

Course Fees:

70 Euro (10 Euro per student per class)

Sibling discount – 60 Euros per additional sibling

This class will run with a minimum of 8 students.  If cancelled, students can switch to a different afternoon or a full refund will be issued.



You can choose one of the following payment options to secure your child’s place on this course:


1) Revolut to:
+353-85-1526889 or by using this link –

2) Paypal to: or through searching my username: @chessbud

3) EFT to Chess Bud IBAN:

When paying by EFT, please don’t forget to include the name of your child, so I know who the payment is for.  Thanks!