Canterbury Chess Club provides coaching courses with experienced coaches. These courses are held at our clubrooms.
We have a structured curriculum designed by Craig Hall, an experienced arbiter (referee/umpire) and trainer accredited by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) that we plan our lessons around. There will also be time for practice games at the end.
Please note that all term 4 classes are full - the form below can still be filled in to request information about 2024's courses.
We offer courses for children aged 8-15 on Mondays from 7pm to 8:15pm, Thursdays from 4pm to 5:15pm and Fridays from 5:30 to 6:45pm and 7 to 8:15pm during school terms. Note that lessons are not held on the first or last day of term or public holidays (so courses are usually 8-9 lessons).
Monday 7pm Course
Term 4, intermediate players, building on term 3: 16 October to 11 December (inclusive), $80 - Sign-up form - this class is now full.
Thursday 4pm Course
Term 4, beginner-intermediate players (basic knowledge would be helpful e.g. knowing how the pieces move, check and checkmate): 12 October to 7 December (inclusive), $80 - this class is now full.
Friday 5:30pm Course
Term 4, intermediate players, building on term 3: 13 October to 8 December (inclusive), $80 - Sign-up form - this class is now full.
Friday 7pm Course
Term 4, more advanced players (will follow on from terms 1-3): 13 October to 8 December (inclusive), $80 - this class is now full.
Please note that students under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver for the evening.
We also offer occasional shorter courses on various topics for students aged 11+. Details of these will be added here and posted to our Facebook page - please check back here occasionally or follow us there.
Minimum number of 4 students, maximum of 12 students per course.
We provide all the equipment.
For queries, please contact Craig Hall: