Welcome to Cape Town Chess Academy 

The Academy provides small group chess training to beginner, intermediate and advanced level chess players. The chess training is provided by a team of professional chess trainers and follows a structured, multi-year training curriculum which will be delivered through a hybrid system of contact sessions, video conferencing and remote learning using smart devices. 

The enablement of the effective use of technology and online chess resources are an integral part of our chess training methodology. 

Students can enroll to attend either the virtual training or the hybrid (contact + virtual) training sessions.

Contact training sessions, in compliance with Covid-19 health and safety protocols are conducted at the Academy’s training centre in Oakdale, Bellville. Scheduled contact sessions may be replaced by virtual sessions when deemed necessary in accordance with Covid-19 alert levels.


Training Calendar

Additional information in respect of training sessions, including Zoom meeting access information, will be posted in the CTCA WhatsApp Group. You may join the WhatsApp Group by following this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GH08OBHgslPHlqJYvtVIWH

Training Fees






Players (students) will be placed into relevant training groups after an assessment of their theoretical chess knowledge and chess skills level.

To join the virtual training sessions (via Zoom), students need a Laptop/PC or smart device with internet connectivity.