Pal Buddhist School Chess Club provides a warm, friendly environment where dozens of members engender feelings of inclusiveness and camaraderie across all year levels. Whether you are a casual player or a serious enthusiast, you will find players suited to your ability and above. Each semester there are intra-club tournaments, which allow rankings to be determined for the teams that represent our school at inter-school competitions.

Our students are trained by master coach and chess champion Gary McNamara. He has been playing since he was a child and has been professionally playing in chess competitions since 2002. He is ranked #58 in Australia. Students have regular chess coaching sessions at school and are trained under his skilled guidance, learning to develop their skills in logic, creative thinking and strategy.


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