We have had numerous enquiries about our 'chess course' - please be
aware that Junior Club is not a chess course, nor is it childcare. It is
an opportunity for kids to play some chess, and features a little bit of
tuition each night. Parents/guardians must be present with kids
aged under 15. We generally don't have the resources to teach complete
Brain Dump! If you write down everything you have learned, after you get home, then you remember more! Download our Brain Dump pdf and fill it in after every club night!
Brain Dump form download: Brain Dump!
The 2021 event will start in October. Our 2020 Junior Club Champion was Yaoyuan Zhang.
Full results on Vega: Junior Championship
Junior Club meets on Friday evenings (7:00-8:30pm). The 2021 season began on Friday 22nd January. Further information can be found below.
In addition to the Junior Club annual membership fee of $30, in 2021
there is a tuition fee of $2 per night, for basic tuition, or $5, for
intermediate or advanced coaching, paid on the night. This year, players
are expected to sign in at the door, and if the player is under 15 then
a parent or care-giver MUST also sign in AND remain present throughout
the evening. The fee for the evening is paid on arrival, at the door,
when signing in - where the level of tuition can be chosen.
In addition to tuition, there are matches between players present. The results are recorded and internal club ratings are generated from these.
Please note: we cannot play over-the-board chess at any Level above Level 1. If the Level in Auckland rises then the club must shut.
If you can't get to the club, then you can practice tactics here!
The Junior Club is NOT a childcare facility. All players must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Unaccompanied children will not be permitted to attend.