Knights & Bytes

Chess Tuition - Database Solutions - Good Move!

136 Port Rd
Hindmarsh 5007
Ph: 08 8346 0589
AH: 0401 672 481
Fax: 08 8353 4008

About Us

Alan Goldsmith

Chess Gifts

We have gifts that all chess players will love, from the superb Kasparov books through to classic wooden Staunton sets and boards. We have the latest Fritz 9 and Digital clocks.

We also have the beautiful Giant sets as well as fancy sets like:

The Crusaders, Sparticus, Robin Hood, American Civil War and The Eygptians


Shop Hours

Apologies but school commitments mean that the shop will be open

Tuesdays 3pm-6pm

Fridays 3pm-6pm

Saturdays: 9am-1pm this term

Good Move!

Check out the sample screens and movies - you will love them!

Chess Coaching

Email us at for more information regarding School Coaching

School Tournaments 

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Books & Equipment




Knights & Bytes is a special business set up in South Australia to promote chess to schools, groups and individuals and to develop a wide range of elegant databases, suited to your business. We also provide a wide range of chess equipment and books.

We are very delighted to be running Australia's first Internet Junior and Adult Chess Championships - please check the website and join in the fun - we have a tournament about to start for you!

2006 Chess Coaching

If you would like to learn chess, there are many options:

Special 2006 Beginners Class for Adults

6 week course on Saturday Mornings - 9.30-11am cost $99 includes GST

starts Saturday 13th May- finishes Saturday 17th June 2006

Sat: 11am - 12noon: Advanced adults - $20 - Private lessons - $35 at the shop or your home, depending on your location


April 2006 Chess Classes and/or tournaments

Gentle learning and lots of wonderful tricks!

Thursday 20th April Coaching class starts at 9.30am & half-day tournament at 1pm - finishes at 4

Friday 21st April Coaching class starts at 9.30am & half-day tournament at 1pm - finishes at 4

The Coaching Classes are suitable for youngsters of all levels and ages (6+) - from beginner (but a knowledge of how the pieces move will be assumed) to advanced. The classes will cover many key ideas and consist of many short lessons and games, all designed to help students discover the real joy of chess. Girls in particular are taught to counter-attack! Advanced students will discover 'Savage chess'!

The Afternoon tournaments follow on from the morning sessions and are quick allegro tournaments which give all students a chance to play other children in a friendly, social atmosphere - the tournaments are not knockout events and are designed to match players on the same score. The tournaments give the students an opportunity to put all the theory into practice, win prizes and trophies and make friends for life.

Fees: The cost for each class is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child of the same family per day - it includes taking part in the afternoon tournament.

The cost for the half-day afternoon tournament is $11 per student. Pizzas can be ordered for lunch - $4 per person. Venue: The Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St. Adelaide - just off Waymouth St, west of Light Square. The Chess Centre will be open from 8.30am - 4.30pm for early arrivals and late leavers.

City of Adelaide Under 21, 18, U16, U15, U14, U13 & U12 Tournaments

Run by us on behalf of the South Australian Junior Chess League Inc -

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th April 2006

Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St Adelaide 5000

Under 21 Open and Under 12 tournaments 5 games daily: 9.30 am, 10.30 pm, 11.30 pm and 1pm and 2pm - 30 minutes each for the whole game

Under 10 tournament 8 games daily: 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.00 am 11.30am and 1pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.00pm - 15 minutes EACH for the whole game. The time rate may be changed depending on the number of entries

Special one-day tournaments will be run on both days for youngsters unable to play 2 days.

Lunch will be from 12.30 - 1pm each day. Players can order pizzas @ $4 per day.

The Organisers reserve the right to combine events or change other details to assist in the smooth running of the events.


U21: 1st Prize - $150.00; 2nd Prize - $100.00; 3rd Prize - $50.00;Other age prizes will be given

U12: 1st Prize - $40.00; 2nd Prize - $30.00; 3rd Prize - $20.00 U10: 1st Prize - $40.00 & others depending on entries - the more the better!

Trophies and chocolates too! :)

Entry Fee $25 - this covers both days. Closing date for entries: 9.15am Thursday 27th April 2006.

The entry fee for the one-day tournaments will be $15. Enquiries: please ring Alan Goldsmith on 8346 0589 or 0401 67 2481

Sunday afternoon chess tournaments

The first Sunday of the month

* May 7th * June 5th

* 6 games - 15 mins per player - finished by 5pm

The tournaments are played at the Chess Centre, 10 Ranelagh St. Adelaide - just off Waymouth St, west of Light Square - lots of easy parking - youngsters can be dropped off for the afternoon. Starts at 1.30pm but please register between 1pm - 1.15pm on the day

Ideal for players of all ages and abilities - Beginners very welcome and there will be a special girls prize for the best new girl participant A special tournament will be created just for adults if enough take part

The cost is $15 ($10 for extra family members) and everyone wins chocolates and participation certificates. It's your chance to also win trophies and age prizes - chess vouchers for books programs etc.

For more details, please ring Alan on 0401 67 2481

School Coaching

If you would like your students to be involved with chess, Knights & Bytes can provide a coaching service for your school - before or after-school, lunchtimes and in lesson times. We are able to coach small groups or whole classes and either the school pays $55 per session or if the parents wish to pay, then it ranges from $3 - $5 per student, with a minimum of 8 students. If you would like to have classes during school time, our rate is $50 per class. All prices include GST.

If you would like a free demonstration at your school at any time, please give Alan a ring on 8346 0589 or 0401 67 2481 (if he is not in his shop) and schedule an hour or two and he will come and take on any number of students simultaneously - he finished equal 4th in Australia years ago and has has been SA State Champion three times and just loves a challenge. Students who can beat him will win a prize!

Knights & Bytes has been teaching chess in schools locally for many years. We have taught thousands of students and many have gone on to become champions. Chess offers students and schools many benefits - click
here for a list of benefits that our students have received.


Country Schools

If your school would like a day visit by Alan Goldsmith, please give us a ring - our rates are sensible (around the $330 mark dependng on where the school is) and we guarantee your students will enjoy it.

If your school would like chess coaching with the Knights & Bytes Team, please contact Alan Goldsmith  - we currently teach at schools like Walford College, Marryatville HS, St Michael's Junior School, Adelaide HS, Good Shepherd School, Grange PS and Torrensville PS - and all will give us glowing references.


We are also very proud to have produced Good Move! Chess for Schools and Life - a CD-ROM to teach chess to students of all ages.

"I want to congratulate you for your CD Good Move. I find it brilliant it certainly helps me in my attempts to improve my game and make sense of the complexities of Chess. Fantastic stuff! Thank you!"
Fred Roberg - September 2004

"A really fantastic program! I have thoroughly enjoyed using it. It is well designed and very informative. Perfect for school chess programs. I have longed for a program like this for years. Thanks for producing it. It makes teaching the game of chess so much easier."
Michael McKenna - Mooroolbark East Primary School
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Interschool Competition 2006

Schools who are taking part in this year's interschool competition should check the SAJCL website for details - Other invaluable websites are those for the SA Chess Association and the Australian Chess Federation.

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