Holiday Chess Camps

  • February 13 – 16
  • Week 1: March 27 – 30
  • Week 2: April 3 – 6
  • Week 3: April 11 – 14 (Tues – Fri) – please note different days
  • May 30 – June 2 (Tues-Fri) – please note different days
  • Week 1: July 10 – 13
  • Week 2: July 17 – 20
  • Week 3: July 24 – 27
  • Week 4: August 14 – 17
  • Week 5: August 21 – 24
  • Week 6: August 29 – September 1 (Tues – Fri) – please note different days
  • Week 1: October 16 – 19
    Week 2: October 23 – 26
  • December 18 – 21

Chess camps in London!

Unique to Wallace Chess are our extremely popular holiday chess camps which we run throughout the year. We welcome children aged 4-16, from complete beginners, intermediate to advanced players.

The 4 hour day starting at 9am and ending at 1pm runs from Monday to Thursday (bank holidays are Tuesday-Friday) of all school holidays. They have proved to be an extremely fun week of chess that enables children’s learning of the game immensely.

An average day at camp will consist of 3 tournament rounds, an array of lessons on tactics/strategy and fun chess games. These activities are broken up with a 45 minute lunch break so the kids can burn off some steam!

Lunch can either be bought at the onsite café or children are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

The camps are not solely about chess as we encourage activities for children to make new friends and learn what it means to be a good sportsman; something we encourage them to use in all aspects of life.

The final day of camp ends with an award ceremony for the winners of the tournament held over the week, as well as awards for best sportsman and most improved.

Starting this year we are starting yearly award- The Perpetual Chess Trophy- to the child who has won most camp tournaments, the more camps you attend the higher chance you have of winning it!

Wallace Chess Grand Prix

The winner of 2022:

Previous winners:
2020/2021 – Geo
2019/2020 – Edison
2018/2019 – Jonathan Shiu
2017/2018 – Emilio Fuereder
2016/2017 – Emilio Fuereder
2015/2016 – Aran Patel
2014/2015 – Alex Toledano

The Wallace Chess Grand Prix started in 2014

How it works:

Every time you play one of our holiday camps – full week attendance required – and make it into one of the top 10 places you receive Grand Prix points. 10 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 10th place. At the end of the year the player with the most points wins.


What do you win?

Along with the honor and the glory the Winner receives a fine trophy to keep, as well as having his or her name engraved on this ultra special solid silver perpetual Trophy!