Cheadle Hulme Chess Club (Beginners)


Cheadle Hulme School (Science Room), Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 6EF

When is it?:

Mondays 12.30 pm to 1.15pm

Who is it for?:

Children of all abilites are very welcome at the chess club.

Dates: Spring 2020

January 20th, 27th

February 3rd, 17th, 24th

March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd



About Sarah Hegarty Chess Club:

We pride ourselves on the highest standards and ensure all our classes are engaging, fun, and tailored to the students. We happily take on complete beginners through to players competing for International championships and ensure each child gets the most of the experience.

We use physical and digital materials.

If they wish, children will be enrolled in individual and team competitions such as the Delancey UK Chess Challenge, the EPSCA national primary schools chess championships and AJIS chess championships.

About the teacher:

Sarah Longson (nee Hegarty). Former British Ladies Champion and regular member of the English Olympiad teams. I have been teaching chess to children for over 10 years and have taught British and European champions.

Glenn Trueman – Glenn has been playing chess and competing for over 40 years. He was named the Stockport Chess League Champion in 1984 and currently plays for Manchester in the Four Nations Chess League and is president of the Stockport Chess League. Glenn teaches chess at various schools throughout Manchester and Cheshire, he also coaches at the Cheshire and Ashton Junior Clubs.

Kate Seager – My name is Kate Seager and I live in Gatley. I am married with 4 children, 2 cats and one dog. I met Sarah in the school where I lead the morning and Afterschool club. I am a fully qualified playworker with over 15 years’ experience in the field of childcare. I now assist with 4 lunchtime chess clubs per week.

Jonathan Bennett – Jonathan recently graduated from Durham University with a first in Maths and Physics. He has been playing chess since age 10 and while attending Stockport Grammar School sixth form, he ran their chess club for two years with fellow coach Matthew McGrogan.  While at university he played chess casually and during the holidays he played for Stockport chess club. Having graduated, he is taking a gap year to pursue his hobbies and currently plays chess for Marple A team. Jonathan has tutored Maths and Physics in the past and so is eager to apply these skills to teaching chess