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School Chess Sets



Complete Tournament Chess Set Black

Complete Tournament Chess Set Black

This bundle provides a complete club level chess set solution. It includes quality plastic chess...

£29.99

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Complete Tournament Chess Set Green

Complete Tournament Chess Set Green

This chess set provides everything needed for a club level game of chess. It includes quality...

£29.99

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School Tournament Chess Set in Black

School Tournament Chess Set in Black

Tournament specification chess set. Includes plastic chessmen at 3 3/4 inches and a vinyl 20 inch...

£9.49

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School Tournament Chess Set in Green

School Tournament Chess Set in Green

Tournament standard chess set. Includes plastic chessmen at 3 3/4 inches and a vinyl 20 inch...

£9.49

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School Tournament Folding Chess Set in Black

School Tournament Folding Chess Set in Black

Complete club specification chess set. The combo includes plastic chessmen at 3 3/4 inches and a...

£11.99

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School Tournament Folding Chess Set in Green

School Tournament Folding Chess Set in Green

Complete club specification chess set. The combo includes plastic chessmen at 3 3/4 inches and a...

£11.99

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Quartz Tournament Chess Clock

Quartz Tournament Chess Clock

Battery powered chess clock with extra large faces. Includes AA batteries. Quantity discounts will...

£19.99

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Green Fabric Chess Piece Bag

Green Fabric Chess Piece Bag

Corded fabric drawstring chess bag in emerald green. Quantity discounts will be automatically...

£5.99

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Red Fabric Chess Piece Bag

Red Fabric Chess Piece Bag

A quality cord fabric drawstring chess bag in a deep rich, red colour. Quantity discounts will be...

£5.99

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Please fax your order to 01373 465178 or send by e-mail to schools@chesssets.co.uk

Built to Last, Guaranteed

Here in the School Chess Supplies category you will find a range of tournament standard products ideal for chess clubs and schools. The vinyl chessboards, for example, are robust and inexpensive to buy, with particular deals on larger orders, while the standard plastic chess pieces are also built to last. When community held sets are the question then affordability is often the answer, with replacement of lost and damaged pieces an expected circumstance. For this reason we offer the free replacement of pieces to any orders more than £100. We play chess here are Regency and, after working with hundreds of schools and chess clubs for the past 6 years, understand that accidents happen in large groups and quick replacements are invaluable.

What is the Tournament Standard?

The short story is that the tournament standard chess board is 20 inches and so we have decided to make all of our tournament chess boards, roll-up and fold up, that size. Tournament chess pieces are expected to have a King of 3.75 inches so, again, we have gone for that. The long story, though, started with a disgruntled English Chess player who grew tired of playing with strange pieces when travelling abroad. Howard Staunton was the best chess player in the world but would lose his concentration, he said, when playing with wildly ornate pieces in Russia. He wanted to standardize the sports parameters to ensure players could spend their time concentrating on the game rather than trying to discern which pieces were which. After publically stating his opinions against the current system of the time he was approached by a young entrepreneur. This London-based businessman, along with his carpenter step-brother, put forward their new designs to the discontented chess player. Howard Staunton immediately approved the idea and agreed to put his name to a shape that we now recognise as the tournament standard of chessmen. The look of the Staunton set is distinctive but just as importantly the size of the bases on each individual piece, is also cohesive to a flowing game. The board is not cluttered and every piece moves freely across it. In our other categories we sell many variations of this traditional design, including our fantastic ornate section, but in Tournament Supplies everything is by the book.

Four Queens

Every set of tournament pieces includes four queens as per official FIDE regulations. Many of our wooden sets do not have this feature but we make an extra effort to ensure this section adheres to all official stipulations correctly.