Archive for April, 2011

With the general increase in new members, and a range of juniors wanting to improve their game, the club is running regular group chess coaching sessions for novice/beginners – even parents wanting to keep up with their kids are welcome! Please use the usual contact form to get in touch or just turn up! Coaching is held at the club for 1 hour, from 5.45pm on Tuesdays during school terms. Fees are $5 for club members or $7.50 for non-members per session. Some modest fee will go to the coaches, the majority to the club.

The sessions are proving popular, with more regulars appearing each week.

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Rookies Shield – a record crowd!

Posted: 09/04/2011 by Scott in Club News
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Today we had our biggest and best event so far, with 30 entries! We used the large upstairs space for the games, and kept the usual club room downstairs for fun/analysis chess between the ‘serious’ stuff upstairs. Richard Dare and his Mum Lillian came in first and second. David Chen, Christopher Symon, Benjamin Symon, Alphaeus Ang and Zion Vaughters won the 1st in the U18, U14, U12, U10 and U8 age groups. Elyse Oliveira was the highest scoring girl. Full prize list, standing and cross table are here. Photos from the event will be added to the site when they become available.

Thanks to Keong Ang for assisting as arbiter, the parents who supported their children and those that also dared to compete against them 😉 And thanks to having the 8 kids and a few playing adults from Hikuai school.