Chess Academy


News: Check out the July 2020 ratings for Queensland Juniors.


To learn more about how ratings are calculated, please read this pdf document.

UPDATE: Club remains suspended until further notice

Published: 11 July 2020


We are saddened to have to inform the community that club activities remain suspended for Term 3, 2020.


After recent discussions with our host school, SPLC, it has become clear that for us to re-open the club would require us to have very limited numbers of people allowed in the venue, as well as a very careful process of recording details for each person coming in and out of the venue, for COVID-19 contact tracking purposes.


We apologise for the inconvenience.


We have recently checked the status of other junior clubs in Brisbane and most are still shut or unclear in their re-opening details. Please check with individual clubs to determine their situation.


We have decided to refund all funds we still hold from Term 1 on a pro-rata basis. We ask that all members for whom we received term registration fees get in touch via email to arrange a pro-rata refund. We will require BSB and account numbers to process the refunds.


We would like this situation to not mean the permanent closure of Rookies Club. So, we will keep investigating our options and re-assess whether we will re-open later in Term 3 or in Term 4, then inform everyone if the situation changes.


Please be assured we miss running our weekly club and seeing our students develop their thinking and social skills. In the meantime, we encourage our students to keep practicing and studying their chess.


Chess clubs organised by a FIDE Master and Instructor

We are committed to your children's long term learning and development. Our structured approach provides a balanced educational and fun experience. Enhance your children's mental abilities and improve their concentration and performance with our program.

We welcome you to come explore the benefits you’ll enjoy as a club member. Our professional staff is committed to offering the best chess training in South-East Queensland.


Find us at the SPLC Indooroopilly Chess Club on Thursday nights.

Find more details on the Club Contact page


If you want to ask for details, contact Nik or Lavinia on at or through the online form.

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