Junior Lessons
  • I’d prefer to coach pupils from Year 4 upwards, but will consider coaching younger children should I feel this is appropriate
  • Lessons will be 45 minutes long, aiming for one lesson per week
  • Lessons will be at 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm or 6:30pm most week days
  • Lessons can be arranged over weekend, but I would prefer to keep these days open for tournaments – happy to discuss though
  • Lessons are be Zoom (or other platform by agreement) – Face to Face lessons may be considered (at the Canterbury Chess or your home - see Fees)


What will the lessons cover?

  • The pieces and how they move
  • The rules and laws of chess
  • Chess Notation
  • Chess Etiquette
  • Tactics Strategy
  • Checkmates
  • Openings
  • Endings
  • Pawn Structure
  • Game analysis
  • Tournament preparation

How and when these components are taught and to what degree will depend on the individual student and / or class. I will ensure that each individual and class is taught at the appropriate level.

     Adult Lessons

  • Lessons can be tailored to suit your needs, should you be an adult wanting lessons – please feel free to enquire.

     School Lessons

  • Lessons at a school (in person or by Zoom etc.) can be arranged. Please ask your child’s school to get in touch with me.

     Tournaments

  • I also plan to run these on a monthly or end of term basis at the Christchurch Chess Club premises at Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street, Riccarton. They will be held on weekends (either Saturday or Sunday) for a few hours. Cost and availability will be very much numbers dependent.


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