HeliganChess is a chess coaching initiative based in Devonport on Auckland's North Shore, and run by Dr Helen Milligan. Its main aim is to improve the chess understanding of students in the rating range 1000 to 1700, with a view to better tournament and Interschools results.

Dr Helen Milligan

Dr Helen Milligan

The Coach: Dr Helen Milligan is a licensed FIDE Instructor and International Arbiter, holding over the board CM and WFM titles. She has competed internationally for decades, initially for Scotland and recently for New Zealand. Her travels around the world have given her an appreciation of the value of chess in breaking down cultural and communication barriers, and her education (up to PhD level) an insight into the usefulness of chess as a complement to the basic school curriculum.

She is co-author of the beginners' best-seller, Chess for Children

Chess for Children

Please email initially: [email protected]