Ferris Lindsay was born in 1959 and first got into chess in the wake of the 1972 Fischer-Spassky matches. From that time he has never forgotten that Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland.


It was in his forties that he took up chess more regularly. Ferris has been teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools and as a private tutor for the past 25 years in the London borough of Newham.


Teaching is his passion and he has been delighted to be able to combine this with chess. It is his experience and expertise in working with children and adults aged four to forty that he brings to the table.


He enjoys making the cross curricular links between chess and academic subjects and is able to help teachers, parents and children to see how this great game can make a big contribution to children's learning.