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Watto
04-11-2010, 12:34 PM
Weekend Chess Squads - info and flyer
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As many here may know, Northern Star Chess is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Australian Junior Chess Championships.

With the Australian Juniors in mind, they are hosting a series of weekend chess squads in Melbourne from mid November until the end of the school year to assist strong school level chess players make the transition into tournament chess.

From the 13th November, six Saturday sessions will be run by Jamie Cross in Eltham (Head Coach at NSC and Croydon CC.)
From the 14th November five Sunday sessions will be run by FIDE Master Bill Jordan in Croydon (highly experienced tournament player and coach.)

If anyone out there knows of any keen junior chessplayers who would love to get into club chess and/or prepare for the Australian Juniors in particular, these squads will be perfect for them.

To find out more about the program, fees, venues and other details go to http://www.northernstarchess.com/Squad2010.html

I've also attached a flyer. If anyone is interested in a higher res version, let me know and I'll email it to you.

(If anyone wishes to find out more about the people and ideas behind Northern Star Chess, see Elliott Renzies' interview with Pearl Yung here on chesschat: http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=292254#post292254 )

Watto
12-11-2010, 08:35 AM
Hi everyone. These training squads are due to start this weekend. :)

If you know of any school level junior out there who is interested in becoming a tournament player and/or wants to prepare for the Australian Junior, they need to register their intentions now to take advantage of the full series discount!
The costs are very low - $22 per session (incl. GST) or if you take the full series, you get a discount equal to one session: $110 (incl. GST) for all 6 Saturday Sessions at Eltham or $88 (incl. GST) for all 5 Sunday Sessions at Croydon.

The Program on both days will be as follows:
1 hour coaching followed by tournament practice
Long time control games
Practice at notation/recording moves
Chess clock usage
Analysis of games
Tactics training
Prizes awarded to tournament winners

Saturday Squads with Jamie Cross in Eltham :
(Come to all 6 sessions, pay for 5)
Where - Eltham High School, Withers Way, Eltham (enter at the end of Susan St.)
When - Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:30
Coach - Jamie Cross. Head coach at Croydon Chess Club, experienced junior chess coach and tournament player.

Sunday Squads with FM Bill Jordan:
Where - Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Sq, Croydon (home of Croydon Chess Club)
When - Sundays, 10:00 - 1:30
Coach - Bill Jordan. FIDE Master, title holder of the following:
- =5th Australian Champion
- Australian Junior Champion,
- Victorian Champion,
- U18 Victorian champion (twice),
- Australian Correspondence champion

It's a great opportunity to work on your chess improvement with these chess coaches, and do some preparation for the upcoming Australian Junior Chess Championship in January if you're entering!

Please register online now to help us with our planning. :) Take advantage of the Early Bird deals for registration of whole series (Sat or Sun), or select the days that you can come.
online registration - http://www.NorthernStarChess.com/Squad2010_reg.html