Coaches and Clubs


  • Daniel Efford
    Location: Grand Falls, NL

    Daniel is an adult chess coach accepting students of all ages.
    He has 12 years of active playing experience.
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  • Tanish Bhatt
    Location: St. John’s

    Tanish has been playing for 12 years at several Chess ‘n’ Math events. He is open to all beginner and intermediate players.
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  • Chris White
    Location: Paradise (St. John’s area)

    Chris White is a public school teacher. He taught in Alberta and Labrador for 16 years where he ran many chess clubs and tournaments, mainly for K-6 students. Teaching is available online and / or in person. His main experience is bringing beginners to the intermediate level. Highest rating is 1880 (FIDE).
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  • 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.
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Memorial University of Newfoundland Chess Club: meets Wednesdays at 7:00pm to 8:00 p.m. in the south end of the University Cafeteria Food Court, on Arctic Avenue (just off Prince Philip Drive) in St. John’s.