Novice Night which runs every Wednesday night. Entry is free for members, free for first time visitors, and $5 for visitors thereafter. This is probably the best place to start as an adult. For kids, we highly recommend our Saturday morning junior classes, run by expert coach Kerry Stead.
Secondly, the Saturday allegro is a weekly, friendly tournament where novices, intermediate and strong players play in one big group. The Allegro is the perfect way to ease your way into playing chess. It starts every week at 2pm: be there minimum 5 minutes early!
Thirdly, those interested in private coaches can contact the club with any queries.
Fourthly, whilst there is a wealth of information on the internet, you can check out a few tips from our members here.
Fifthly, intermediate players will enjoy watching FIDE Master (& club president) Grant Szuveges' free lessons on the MCC Youtube channel will help an improving player get an overview of 20 different chess themes. I strongly recommend going through them.
FM Grant Szuveges Free Lectures
Once you've done all that, you'll be ready to play in our tournaments, which as usual, contain novices, intermediate and strong players.