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Junior Coaching Program has finished for term 1 but will start up again on April 21st for term 2. JCP is held during term on most Saturdays. See the form for further details.
Fees: $10 weekly or $60 for entire term 2 pass


Paddy O'Donoghue Centre
Paddy O'Donoghue Centre
18-32 Buckley Street
Noble Park, Victoria 3174

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For more information on Noble Park's Junior Coaching Program, contact
    Domagoj Dragicevic

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The centre is conveniently located near the Noble Park Railway Station. Timetables are available here.
Grenda bus service #815 services between Noble Park and Dandenong. Bus timetable and route is available here.


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Latest Announcement (13/3/18): Junior coaching has finished for the term - Happy Easter! We will start up for term 2 on April 21st. The form (including dates and other details) is available here.

Online registration for the Junior Program Term 2 will become available within the next few days.

The Noble Park Junior Chess Program (JCP) has been running since April 2011 with the goal of getting kids interested in the wonderful game of chess and providing a pathway from learning about how chess pieces move through to playing club-level chess at Noble Park Chess Club. In our 2014 Club Championship approximately 20% of the players were involved with the JCP program.

Joining JCP
Our coaching sessions start promptly at 2pm and consists of a group coaching session with an experienced chess coach. Each session consists of 30-40 minutes of demo board based group activities followed by a short game where the kids can try out what they have learnt with the session finishing at 3pm. The classes are aimed at beginner to intermediate junior players and run on most Saturdays during the school term. (Please see our calendar for details).

Participation in the JCP program does not require membership of the Noble Park Chess Club as the fees are based on either a $7 weekly session fee or $50 term fee.

We are often asked how young can a child start?
As a guide we have children from 5 -14 years of age regularly attending the sessions, every child is different and some of the children take a few weeks to get involved in the classes whilst others get involved from their first session.

Ways to practice
Apart from the weekly tournament at the coaching program, participants can consider playing:
- At Noble Park Chess Club's monthly Knights Cup series
- At the Box Hill Chess Club's popular monthly Rookies Cup series on Sundays in Ashwood (click here for club contact details; the next event is on February 12)- At interschool tournaments (if the school has a program)
- Online; a good free site is