Below is the list of
coaches that undertake training at the club.
Feel free to contact any one of them if you would like personal
training for yourself or your child.
For schools wanting a coaching programme instituted or simply need
additional coaching assistance, go here.
ODENDAAL. Freddy is one of the top players in the province
and has been coaching both individuals as well as in the school
environment for many years. Young EP players such as Simon Riordan and
Jethro Fibiger are amongst those he has developed. One of the schools
he currently coaches at is the well respected private school, St
ASHWORTH. Karen is a legend in Port Elizabeth for both her
coaching prowess as well as her passion for the game. There are
literally hundreds of children across the city who have at one stage or
another been under her tutelage either at school level or
privately. She is one of the greats when it comes to chess coaching.
VAN BREDA. Augusta is one of the many who having had a
background in chess found herself becoming more and more involved with
the game due to her own children's involvement. True to her character,
she has given it her all and is now a qualified FIDE instructor having
obtained her TI certification. She also heads up the coaching
for the club.
ASHWORTH. Oliver has followed in the footsteps of his
mother in his passion for training in chess and although still young,
has achieved great results. He is particularly effective with beginners
and younger advancing players due to his ability to related to
youngsters at their level. Himself an accomplished player, he makes a
superb member of the coaching team.
FIBIGER. Colin comes a from a long background in training,
heading up the Leadership Development Insitute of SA and has adopted
the experience in training methodologies to the requirements of chess.
He provides a structured, developmental approach to coaching that
provides for holistic growth of the pupil.
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