Chess & Girls 2023


Queens, on route for the crown! We are looking for the next Swiss chess girl champion!


  • In March 2021, La Garde du Roi launched the CHESS & GIRLS project for the first time and set up a program adapted to girls offering them the possibility of gaining confidence and practicing chess as a competitive sport.
  • In August 2022, during the 1st qualifying tournament of the Swiss Chess Championship, a player from the La Garde du Roi club, Anna Rosset, aged of 8 years old  (with 7 points / 7 rounds) obtained a rare performance by accumulating 3 prizes in 1: the first prize in the U10 category, the best girl in the U10 category and the best player of La Garde du Roi in the U10 category.


  • Our school club La Garde du Roi attaches particular importance to encourage girls to play chess. The coaches are convinced that the integration of a chess club from an early age and specific training for girls increases the chances of winning titles at national/international level.
  • Studies also show that the game of chess can contribute significantly to boosting girls’ confidence in their career orientation and better preparing them to compete later in the labor market for professions considered “for men” such as: mathematics, engineering, science and technology.


Evenings Chess & Girls 

First of all, La Garde du Roi invites the girls to inscribe in the Chess & Girls evenings, choosing between the two following dates:

  • June 15th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Prangins (Ecole des Morettes, Ch. En Purian 7, 1197 Prangins)
  • June 17th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Lausanne (Maison de la Femme, Av. Eglantine 6, 1004 Lausanne)
  • The program: team chess games. A minimum of chess knowledge is requested (to know how to move the pieces) and to come accompanied by a friend to form a team together. Around a apero, we will socializing and changing opinions about chess.
  • Participation Fee: 10 CHF. Limited places: 16 participants/evening.
  • Prices for the winning team and symbolic medals for all participants.
  • Registration by e-mail at office@lagardeduroi.ch or by WhatsApp +41 76 742 28 18 (mentioning the full name, age, e-mail and phone no).

Mini-campus & Simultaneous chess

The mini-campus and the Simultaneous chess game will take place in the same day:

  • Sunday June 25, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Lausanne (Maison de la Femme, Av. Eglantine 6, 1004 Lausanne)
  • The program: Chess lessons, lunch (bring your own picnic), team-building games and a chess simultaneous. A surprise guest will give the chess classes and the simultaneous to the participants.
  • Price: will be awarded the girls who will win the game (in the simultaneous) against our guest.
  • Participation: 80 CHF /day. Limited places: maximum 20 participants.
  • Registration: by e-mail at office@lagardeduroi.ch or by WhatsApp +41 76 742 28 18 (mentioning the participant’s first and last name, age, e-mail address and the phone number).





From 26 to 27 August 2023 in PRANGINS

  • A page dedicated to the Swiss Girls Championship will be created soon on our website www.lagardeduroi.ch.

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