Squad Info

There is a maximum of 12 players per training squad. To express interest in any squad, please fill in the enquiry form at the bottom of this page. Make sure you indicate which squad you are interested in and a contact phone number.

Six squads will be starting in February 2022 catering for Junior players at various levels of skill complete beginners through to 1800 rating points. All squads will be run online. Places are limited and are available on a first come - first served basis. Acceptance into a squad is based on the applicants current ability, positive attitude and future potential in Chess.

Saturday morning "ROOKIES" Squad

Designed for players with 0 - 300 rating points (Check your rating now)

View "ROOKIES" learning outcomes

Dates: February 2022 - December 2022 (First session Sat 5 February 2022)

Classes start in the first week of February and finish in the 2nd week of December.
Sessions run over the school holidays.

Location

ONLINE via Zoom

Meeting Time

8:10 - 9:00am Saturdays

Fee: $68/month View all class fees
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald (NZ Chess Champion, FIDE Instructor)

 


Saturday afternoon "ROOKIES" Squad

Designed for players with 0 - 300 rating points (Check your rating now)

View "ROOKIES" learning outcomes

Dates: February 2022 - December 2022 (First session Sat 5 February 2022)

Classes start in the first week of February and finish in the 2nd week of December.
Sessions run over the school holidays.

Location

ONLINE via Zoom

Meeting Time

1:00 - 1:50pm Saturdays

Fee: $68/month View all class fees
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald (NZ Chess Champion, FIDE Instructor)

 


Saturday afternoon "STAGE 1" Squad

Designed for players with 300 - 600 rating points (Check your rating now)

View "STAGE 1" learning outcomes

Dates: February 2022 - December 2022 (First session Sat 5 February 2022)

Classes start in the first week of February and finish in the 2nd week of December.
Sessions run over the school holidays.

Location

ONLINE via Zoom

Meeting Time

2:00 - 3:00pm Saturdays

Fee: $68/month View all class fees
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald (NZ Chess Champion, FIDE Instructor)

 Paul Macdonald


Saturday morning "STAGE 2" Squad

Designed for players with 450 - 850 rating points (Check your rating now)

View "STAGE 2" learning outcomes

Dates: February 2022 - December 2022 (First session Sat 5 February 2022)

Classes start in the first week of February and finish in the 2nd week of December.
Sessions run over the school holidays.

Location

ONLINE via Zoom

Meeting Time

9:15am - 10:25am Saturdays

Fee: $85/month View all class fees
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald (NZ Chess Champion, FIDE Instructor)

 Paul Macdonald


Saturday morning "STAGE 4" Squad

Designed for players with 750 - 1350 rating points (Check your rating now)

View "STAGE 4" learning outcomes

Dates: February 2022 - December 2022 (First session Sat 5 February 2022)

Classes start in the first week of February and finish in the 2nd week of December.
Sessions run over the school holidays.

Location

ONLINE via Zoom

Meeting Time

10:30am - 12:00pm Saturdays

Fee: $119/month View all class fees
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald (NZ Chess Champion, FIDE Instructor)

 Paul Macdonald


 

Saturday afternoon "STAGE 6" Squad

Designed for players with 1100 - 1800 rating points (Check your rating now)

View "STAGE 6" learning outcomes

Dates: February 2022 - December 2022 (First session Sat 5 February 2022)

Classes start in the first week of February and finish in the 2nd week of December.
Sessions run over the school holidays.

Location

ONLINE via Zoom

Meeting Time

4:30pm - 6:20pm Saturdays

Fee: $150/month View all class fees
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald (NZ Chess Champion, FIDE Instructor)

 Paul Macdonald

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Online Lesson Library

Material for all sessions for both in-person and online squads are available online and members will have full acccess. 
So if you miss a session, you can be sure nothing is missed.

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