Chess Coaching in Schools

Knights & Bytes has been teaching chess in schools locally for many years. We have taught thousands of students and many have gone on to become champions.

Thanks so much for teaching at our school again this year we really appreciate it. Your passion for chess is infectious and the students learn so much from you.

Chess offers students and schools many benefits and while we run chess clubs before school, at lunchtimes and after-school, we often teach whole classes at a time. In 2016, for example, we taught all the Year 2s (5 classes) one lesson a week for two terms at Linden Park PS, while at Grange PS we taught 14 classes from Years 3-7, a series of 3 lessons followed by a Tournament for each year level. We also did this with 16 classes at Westbourne Park PS in Term 3 and at Rosary School we gave 5 lessons to 6 classes in Term 1.


chess in the gym

We taught chess at the following schools in 2016:

  • Grange PS (every Tuesday 8AM)
  • Linden Park PS (Tuesdays 5 classes Terms 2 and 3)
  • Mitcham PS (every Monday after-school all year)
  • Pembroke Senior School (Thursdays PM)
  • Pulteney Senior School (Thursdays -Lunchtime)
  • Rosary (Term 1)
  • Seymour Junior & Senior School
  • Star of the Sea (8AM on Thursdays all year)
  • St Ignatius’ Junior (Mondays Lunchtime Terms 2 and 3)
  • St Raphael’s (every Tuesday after-school all year)
  • Unley PS (Friday late lunchtimes T2 & T3)
  • Walford  Senior (Fridays Lunchtimes T1-T3)
  • Westbourne Pk PS (Term 3)
  • Westminster (Wednesday after-school)
  • and many others…..

We also have run special one-off events or one-day visits and accompanied the Adelaide HS girls team to the Australian Schools Teams Championship in Perth in December 2016.

School Coaching

If you would like your students to be involved with chess, Knights & Bytes can provide a coaching service for your school – before or after-school, lunchtimes and in lesson times. We are able to coach small groups or whole classes and either the school pays or if the parents wish to pay, then it ranges from $3 – $5 per student, with a minimum of 8 students. In many cases, the cost is $40 per student per term.  If you would like to have classes during school time, our rate is $55 per class. All prices include GST.

If you would like a free demonstration at your school at any time, please give Alan a ring on 0401 67 2481 (if he is not in his shop) and schedule an hour or two and he will come and take on any number of students simultaneously – he finished equal 4th in Australia years ago and has been SA State Champion four times and just loves a challenge. Students who can beat him will win a prize!

Country Schools

If your school would like a day visit by Alan Goldsmith, please give us a ring – our rates are sensible (around the $330 mark dependng on where the school is) and we guarantee your students will enjoy it.

Interschool Competition

Schools who are taking part in this year’s interschool competition should check the SAJCL website for details – Other invaluable websites are the Australian Chess Federation.

Tournaments Term 2 2017

2017 Glen Osmond PS Trm 2 – Round 3


No Name      Total  Result   Name        Total

 1 Dennis    [2]       :     Alleena     [2]  
 2 Elijah    [2]       :     Selvamaran  [2]  
 3 Anton     [2]       :     Jack        [2]  
 4 Alex      [1.5]     :     Victer      [1.5]
 5 Finn G-T  [1.5]     :     Joshua      [1.5]
 6 Hugh      [1]       :     Molly       [1]  
 7 Finn      [1]       :     Oliver      [1]  
 8 Rithik    [1]       :     Sam         [1]  
 9 Jude      [1]       :     Ben         [1]  
10 Georgina  [1]       :     Ella        [1]  
11 Charlie   [1]       :     Fela        [1]  
12 Owen      [.5]      :     Damon       [.5] 
13 Harry     [0]       :     Nash        [.5] 
14 Behnoud   [0]       :     Adele       [0]  
15 Isaac     [0]       :     Thomas      [0]  
16 Devang    [0]       :     Henry       [0]  
17 Janet     [0]      1:0    BYE