Coaches and Clubs


  • Daniel Efford
    Location: Grand Falls, NL

    Daniel is an adult chess coach accepting students of all ages.
    He has 10 years of active playing experience.
    Contact info:

  • Tanish Bhatt
    Location: St. John’s

    Tanish has been playing for 10 years at several Chess ‘n’ Math events. He is open to all beginner and intermediate players.
    Contact info:

  • Gary McKeown
    Location: St. John’s, NL

    Gary is a MUN student and coach with many years of experience, including playing in national scholastic events against some of Canada’s best players.
    Contact info:


NLCA-affiliated clubs welcome chess players of all ages and abilities.

PLEASE NOTE: MUN chess club is suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic. See our Facebook group for online events. If you don’t use Facebook but would like more info, please contact me

Memorial University of Newfoundland Chess Club: meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm to 10:00 p.m. in the south end of the University Cafeteria Food Court, on Arctic Avenue (just off Prince Philip Drive) in St. John’s.  Contact: Steve Martin.