Chess coaching by Alexander Matlak

The Wells Chess Club proudly serves as a hub for chess enthusiasts in the Wells area. Our Junior Club runs on Wednesdays with two groups;

Beginners 5pm - 5.45pm

Confident Players 6pm - 7pm.

They are run by the current Somerset Champion, Alexander (Sasha) Matlak. He is a highly respected coach from the Ukraine and strong player in his own right; not only fostering a passion for the game but also providing valuable resources for those seeking Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) approved and DBS cleared chess tutors. We are also recognised by the English Chess Federation (ECF) as one of the few Development Pathway Clubs in the country.

Our commitment to promoting chess education is reflected in our network of qualified tutors who have earned CSC approval and possess up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. Whether you're a parent looking to introduce your child to the strategic world of chess or an individual eager to enhance your own skills, the Wells Chess Club is here to connect you with trusted and qualified instructors.

For more information, please get in touch, or see Wells Chess Club Facebook Page. And complete the Registration Form here Wells Junior Chess Club (

Sasha & GM Michael Adams

ECF Junior Development Pathway Club 2024