Mission Statement

The club opened at the end of 2015 with the aim of providing top quality chess coaching in South West London. The goal of the club is to open up the world of competitive chess in a fun environment.  We endeavour to rapidly bring the children up to a level where they can compete in both local and national events.  To do this, we provide work books and set optional homework tailored for each child every week. We offer additional support outside of club hours and ensure that each child fulfils their potential. Parents are kept up to date with the plethora of chess events taking place all over the country and often we will attend as well to offer our support. We appreciate that it can be difficult to make every session so we operate a drop in policy where you only need to pay for the sessions you attend.

About Us

Toni Johansson

Toni is a qualified teacher who used to teach Politics in his native Sweden before embarking upon a career as a chess teacher. As a junior Toni achieved success by finishing third in the Swedish Under-21 Championship in 1994 as well as finishing second in the Open Junior Championship in 1993. Since then he has continued to play competitive chess and now coaches full time in various schools as well as privately.

Lucas Duda

Lucas caught the bug for the game when he was 12 years old and quickly became fascinated by the depth and rich history of the royal game.

Despite having played in a number of junior tournaments in his native Poland he dropped chess at the age of 16 returning to it only last year.
Lucas is a qualified history teacher who likes lengthy books and  rock music. He finds chess coaching both intellectually and emotionally rewarding.