Ballarat Junior Chess Club

Chess Coaching Term 3

To all Ballarat Junior Chess Club members, parents and chess players 

The coaching sessions for Term 3 will resume on Thursday 13 July 2023. The Monday sessions will continue as from 17 July with a starting time of 4.30pm for beginners and 5.30pm learners. All coaching sessions will be held in the usual place which is the Humffray Room on level 4 of the Ballarat Mechanics Institute building at 117 Sturt Street Ballarat. 

After all responses are received by me, Scott will advise if there is a change of day and time and whether a student is allocated to a different group. Students will be assessed on their progress and allocated a group coach for Term 3. Scott will then prepare study materials for the respective groups.

 Could parents please respond promptly to advise if their child wishes to continue for Term 3. I would also appreciate a reply from anyone not wishing to continue so that their place can be given to another student on our waiting list. 

If your child is a returning student then you can assume that a place will be available, but a positive response is still needed. You should then proceed to make payment of the coaching fees. There are no changes to the coaching fees or methods of making payment which are shown on the attached flyer. If you prefer to use PayPal, then follow the link on the Ballarat Chess Club website at . 

Any child under 18 years of age is welcome to join in the free games session which start at 6.00pm each Thursday, even if they are not in the coaching program. 

A student who is enrolled for any term of BJCC coaching is eligible to compete in any Thursday evening event at the senior chess club starting soon after 7.00pm in the same room at no extra cost. 

Don’t forget that the Winter Cup (flyer attached) will be held on next Thursday at 10.00am. If you have not already registered, then you can still do so by reply email. 

We have found a blue Kathmandu coat and a black and white cap which were left after a Thursday session. I have attached a photo of each. Please contact us if either of these belong to your child. 

Kevin will be away for the first 6 weeks of Term 3 so any communications during that time will need to be directed to Scott whose email address is shown above, and telephone number is listed below. 


Kevin Perrin 0418 533 517

Scott Stewart 0410 052 134



Who: Anyone under the age of 18
Where: BMI
Term Dates:
Term 1 - 2nd Febuary 2023 – 6th April 2023
Term 2 - 27th April 2023 – 22nd June 2023
Term 3 - 13th July 2023 – 14th Sept 2023
Term 4 - 5th October 2023 – 7th Dec 2023


$100 per term (or $15 per night). Pro-rata fees will be charged if a student commences part way during the term

All enrolled students from the same family (brothers and sisters) are entitled to a 25% discount: $100 for 1 student, $150 for 2 students and $200 for 3 students

Who will be coaching me?

Advanced Groups: Rob Bailey, Scott Stewart,
Intermediate Group: Rob Bailey, Scott Stewart, Patrick Cook
Beginners Group: Rob Bailey, Scott Stewart, Patrick Cook, Om O'Carroll
All are experienced coaches and members of the Ballarat Chess Club

Scott Stewart is the current Club Champion and has extensive coaching experience.
Robert Bailey has been working for Chess Ideas for over 17 years and is a fully qualified primary and secondary teacher with an English/Humanities base.



Please fill in your details on the enrolment page, and follow the prompts to make payment.
For further enquiries about the course, or for payment enquiries, contact BCC Treasurer, Kevin Perrin (0418 533 517


Ballarat Junior Chess Club

Enrol online, or if you have further questions, contact Ruari, Scott, Jasan or Kevin. Term 4 already started? That's okay - just contact us and we'll look after you - our goal is to get more children playing more chess more often, and enjoying more of the great benefits of chess in their life!


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