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.

Five squads will be starting in February 2020 catering for Junior players at various levels of skill complete beginners through to 1800 rating points. Three of the squads are in person and two squads are 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.

"ROOKIES" Squad

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

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND SQUAD "ROOKIES" - Taking enrollments NOW!

Dates: February 2020 - December 2020 (First session will be on Sat 8 February 2020)

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

Location: Rangitoto Room, 27 Glanville Terrace, Parnell, Auckland
In-Person Meeting Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Saturdays
Fee: $80/month
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald
 Paul Macdonald

 


"STAGE ONE" Squad 

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

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND SQUAD "STAGE ONE" - Taking enrollments NOW!

Dates: February 2020 - December 2020 (First session will be on Sat 8 February 2020)

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

Location: Rangitoto Room, 27 Glanville Terrace, Parnell, Auckland
In-Person Meeting Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Saturdays
Fee: $80/month
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald
 Paul Macdonald

 


"STAGE TWO" Squad

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

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND SQUAD "STAGE TWO" - Taking enrollments NOW!

Dates: February 2020 - December 2020 (First session will be on Sat 8 February 2020)

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

Location: Rangitoto Room, 27 Glanville Terrace, Parnell, Auckland
In-Person Meeting Time: 11:10am - 12:30pm Saturdays
Fee: $100/month
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald
 Paul Macdonald

 


 

"STAGE FOUR" Squad

Designed for players with 600 - 1100 rating points (Check your rating now)

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND SQUAD "STAGE FOUR" - Taking enrollments NOW!

Dates: February 2020 - December 2020 (First session will be on Wed 5 February 2020)

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

Location: Community of Saint Luke, 130 Remuera Road, Auckland
In-Person Meeting Time: 4:45pm - 6:25pm Wednesdays
Fee: $140/month
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald
 Paul Macdonald


 

"STAGE ONE" Squad - ONLINE

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

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND SQUAD "STAGE ONE" - Taking enrollments NOW!

Dates: February 2020 - December 2020 (First session Thu 6 February 2020)

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

Location: Online Zoom meeting
Online Meeting Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm Thursdays
Fee: $68/month (15% discount compared to in-person classes)
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald
 Paul Macdonald


 

"STAGE FIVE" Squad - ONLINE

Designed for players with 900 - 1600 rating points (Check your rating now)

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND SQUAD "STAGE FIVE" - Taking enrollments NOW!

Dates: February 2020 - December 2020 (First session Tuesday 4 Feb 2020)

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

Location: Online Zoom meeting
Online Meeting Time: 4:45pm - 6:45pm Tuesdays
Fee: $136/month (15% discount compared to in-person classes)
Your Coach: Paul Macdonald
 Paul Macdonald

Weekly Tournament games *NEW*

Each week we will run an online chess tournament for all academy members. The event is included in your membership.

Playing regularly is an important part of improving your chess.

Dates: February 2020 - December 2020 (First session Friday 7 Feb 2020)

Online tournaments start in the first week of February and finish in the 2nd week of December. Tournaments run over the school holidays.

Location: Online
Online Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Fridays (First session Fri 7 Feb 2020)
Fee: Included in membership
Your Tournament Organiser: Paul Macdonald
 Paul Macdonald


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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