Central Highlands Chess was created in 2019 by World Chess Federation Master Simon Rutherford. Its objective is to provide specialised chess coaching to schools and students in the Ballarat and Daylesford municipalities.
Simon also provides private maths tutoring.
Master of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
Twice represented Australia in international tournaments. Best result was 2nd in the 1991 Asian Under-16 Championship event in Indonesia.
Australian junior champion in a number of different age groups.
4-time Victorian Under-18 champion, first holding the title at the age of 14.
2-time Victorian Under-16 champion.
2-time Victorian Under-14 champion.
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Finance (University of Melbourne).
Undergraduate majors in Finance, Economics, Econometrics, and Marketing (University of Melbourne).
Simon hold a current Working with Children Check card, and is happy to provide this on request.
Simon has taught chess at a large number of schools in Melbourne including Wesley College, Melbourne Grammar School, St Kevin's College, Fitzroy Community School, Balwyn North Primary School, and Mt Waverley Primary School.
Head Undergraduate Tutor at the University of Melbourne within the Finance and Economics departments.
Privately tutoring mathematics to many high school students. Click here for more information.
Over 15 years in the Financial Services industry, primarily within Finance, Analytics, and Modelling, for National Australia Bank, ANZ Institutional Bank, and Latitude Financial Services.
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