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JMC Chess Club (TIC Mary Guthrie)

The Club is run in term 1 and term 2 and meets 3 lunch times a week in room 34 (Tues, Wed & Thurs).
Senior students are available for coaching, playing and advice.

Members are expected to attend at least one session a week but can attend all three. 

Chess Competitions

JMC enter a junior and a senior competition that is held in either July or August. Typically, 2 teams of 4 are entered into both competitions and the cost is $5 per person.


Senior students from JMC can do community service through helping coach, mentor or by playing chess games with the Junior Players.
We also appreciate any help from parents and the community in running the JMC chess club and helping our students improve their game further.

Otago Chess Club

Chess players can also join the Otago Chess Club at 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. This club caters to chess players of any age and playing strength. Members of the Otago Chess club can:

- Play in club tournaments held on Wednesday evenings and take part in social games
- Play social chess on Tuesday afternoons
- Borrow books from the Chess library
- Gain a national chess rating

For membership rates and further information about the Otago Chess Club please click here.
For details of events supported by Otago Chess Club please click here.

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy

- A comprehensive coaching programme for children aged 7 and up, run on Friday eveninings each school term from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Otago Chess Clubrooms.
- The academy is aimed at children who are beyond the basics and want to improve further
- If interested in taking part in the Junior Chess Academy, you need to be entered as a group through your school. Please contact Mary Guthrie if interested.

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Posted: Wednesday October 19, 2016

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Athletics for the mind.

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Otago and Southland Primary and Intermediate Schools' Individual Chess Championship

On Saturday August 6th the Otago and Southland Primary and Intermediate Schools' Individual Chess Championship was held at the Otago Chess Club.

Posted: Monday August 8, 2016

STAC Winter Exchange 2016

School exchanges are not just about winning. It’s important to win but school exchanges are also about making new friends, having new experiences and handling yourself in new situations.

Posted: Wednesday June 29, 2016