Aishwarya Chandrasekara, 13, prepares to play against juniors from Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Gladstone in the Central Queensland Junior Chess Tournament on May 3, 2014.
Aishwarya Chandrasekara, 13, prepares to play against juniors from Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Gladstone in the Central Queensland Junior Chess Tournament on May 3, 2014. Contributed

International chess master to provide coaching at CQ event

THE Gladstone Chess Club will be holding a Central Queensland Junior Chess Tournament Saturday at the CQUniversity Gladstone campus.

Women's international chess master Heather Richards will provide group coaching and game analysis.

Ms Richards, who is originally from England, recently moved to Gladstone and is keen to build on the talent of the local junior players.

"The tournament and coaching is open to all juniors, from beginner players to the more experienced players", Ms Richards said.

"New players will learn notation and how to use a chess clock.  Players will also learn some new tactics including end games."

Gladstone Chess Club president Tristan Stevens encouraged all central Queensland junior chess players to attend.

"The coaching provided by Ms Richards will improve the junior's games - they'll be the ones to watch out for in the Queensland Open Chess Tournament which will be held in Gladstone in July this year," he said.

The tournament and coaching begins at 10am on May 3 and will be held in the Leo Zussino Building at CQUniversity. 

Cost is $20.

For more information visit www.gladstonechessclub.com or register by emailing info@gladstonechessclub.com



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