This is one of the most popular timeslots for chess classes. The lunchtime courses are run on a term by term basis and the focus is on providing a structured and enjoyable learning environment for the children. The classes consist of a 20 minute lesson by the instructor followed by game play, usually in the form of a tournament that runs throughout the term. Puzzle sheets are given out as homework and students score points based on their tournament performance and puzzle sheet work. Trophies are awarded for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places, usually in terms 2 and 4.
These classes are usually run on a 'user-pays' system. Students pay for a term's course (7-10 classes) at the rate of $7 + GST per class.