Every lunchtime we meet in E9 for training games. FIDE National Instructor Wayne McDougall coaches when we can (at Level 1). Currently aiming for every day (late arrival on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). You can contact him on mobile 021 669 768. But he may not reply immediately if he is busy training pupils.
Joining the chess team costs $25 payable to the school accounts office. This covers entry to the school chess championships and most inter-school events. Some competitions may have additional entry and transport fees. If money is a challenge in your household please contact Mrs Burns or a senior staff member to discuss your options. We do not want anyone to be excluded from chess because of financial pressures.
If you do not know how to play chess we can teach you. You can learn at any age.
This information will only ever be used for school chess purposes. We collect birth dates as some chess competitions are divided into age groups.
You can contact us at any time to review and correct information we have stored about you or to have that information removed.
Photos and video recordings may be taken of you in accordance with New Zealand law. These photos may be used for promoting the school and chess. Photos and recordings may be taken of you as they compete in chess competitions in public places run by other organisations.
We're going to enter chess competitions. There will often be entry fees. There may be transport costs. Some competitions are open to anyone. Some have restricted entries so we will choose our best players to attend. Attending outside competitions is not required but will make you better and give you a goal.
If the cost of competition is a problem for your family, you can discuss in private with Mrs Burns. We don't want anyone with ability and determination to miss out because of the cost.
We will post more details here as timetables for events are announced. Most of these have entry fees. They are all optional.