The West Coast Chess Institute is overseen by the union head-coach Basil Ellman.

It caters for selected players with potential on the West Coast.

He can be contacted on cell:+27 79 197 4979 or via email at headcoach@westcoastchessunion.co.za

Please note that Ian Chalkline, Caden Wilson, EnriqueTitus, Jamie Lee Mitchells, Jacque Basson, Jacklynne Walters, Laurenzo Fortuin, Renaldo Samson, Rosemarie Fillis, Tino Mcquire, Yolandi van Zyl, Nathan Kamalie, Andre Le Waks, Frederick “Boety” Blankenberg, Andre Milfordt, Charlton Mopp, Lyndon Julies and Basil Ellman are the registered coaches in West Coast.