Do you want to learn how to play chess but are unsure of where to start? Join Chess: Beginner to Tactician, an eight-week course designed to teach you the basics of the game and give you the confidence and skills needed to begin your journey.

This weekly course will start with absolute basics, but by the end you will be spotting checkmates, identifying pins and thinking like a pro! You will even learn how to record your games and study from others, using algebraic notation (international chess-speak).

To accommodate everyone, we have 3 series running this term. On Tuesdays we have sessions for people aged 15 and older, while the Wednesday and Thursday sessions are for teaching 7-14 year-olds.

Please register for this class below. Registration is for the full 8 weeks.
Wednesday and Thursday classes for 7-14 year olds are now full, thank you for your interest.

For participants under 18 years
Which programme are you registering for?
Please note both the Wednesday and Thursday sessions for ages 7-14 are now full.
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Upcoming event sessions

Thursday 20 June
Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 25 June
Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday 26 June
Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 27 June
Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library
4:00pm - 5:00pm