Monday, May 2, 2016

SCF INSTRUCTOR'S COURSE

Conducted by National Coach GM Bong Villamayor, the course was well attended by many enthusiasts, parents and also teachers who wanted to learn insights on how to approach the teaching of the game to beginners.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

THOMSON CHESS FIESTA 2016

The THOMSON CHESS FIESTA 2016 will take place on May 28 and 29 just before the June holidays begin.

Please download the registration forms here

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WANT TO BE IN THE NEWS?!


We are gathering more people than the above picture tonight. Possibly 2 rows instead of one.

So we can be in the news. This should help in publicising chess in Singapore, do come on down tonight to make it an event.

See you all there.

Monday, April 11, 2016

43rd SELANGOR OPEN


GOOD RESPONSE FOR SCF INSTRUCTOR'S COURSE

There are 24 signed participants for the coming SCF Instructor's Course from May 2 to 4.

See you all there.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

INITIATIVES AT THE SCF FOR TRAINERS

There are several initiatives taken by the SCF lately to address the shortage of chess trainers in Singapore.

Firstly, the FIDE Trainer's Seminar on May 12-15 has attracted 25 participants.

The SCF Instructors' Course from 2-4 May aims to get locals who are chess-players to consider a career in teaching chess in schools at the Beginner's and Elementary Level. Hence you need not be a strong chess player to come for this course. However, basic knowledge of chess and the FIDE Laws of Chess is an important pre-requisite.

For those who want to attend the course but have little knowledge of chess, they can consider signing up for the condensed Beginner's Course for Adults in April.

We urge those who are considering a change from their current jobs, to join the current trainer's pool for a less hectic and enjoyable time.

NSI 2016

Over a thousand chess players gathered at Pasir Ris Sports Hall to fight for top honours at this year's National Schools Individuals (NSI) 2016. Held over 4 days to avoid the logistic tussle, the tournament was well run by a small team of 12 arbiters and pairing officials. There were no major delays and what's  impressive was the A-C Div competition where the noise level was down to 60 db as compared to the Primary section (>90). Then again with 803 young school-children you can expect major noise issues but generally they were managable.

The rankings of my students:

LOWER JUNIOR GIRLS


Sun Shilian 

RGS Pr 8
18 Tan Xuan Ying 

CHIJ Toa Payoh 5
22 Lim Yen Jie Sophie  


CHIJ Toa Payoh 5
25 
Chan Yi Jin Elyse 

CHIJ Toa Payoh  4
26 Wu Dan Dan 

RGS Pr 4
27 Tong Rui Wen  Natalie


CHIJ Toa Payoh 4
34 Grace Angelina Tjengal 

CHIJ Toa Payoh 4
39 
Lim Patrina 

CHIJ Toa Payoh  3

JUNIOR BOYS  

Rank      Name                                               School                       Score

53 Chan Wen Hui Ryan 


ACS Pr 6
63 Lee I-Shiuo 

Rosyth Sch 6
75 Goh Caleb 

St Andrew's Jr 5.5
89 Lock Yan Jie 
St Andrew's Jr 5
90 Loh Zhang Yan Leonard 
ACS Jr 5
119 Ng Kai Zechariah  


St Andrew's Jr 5

JUNIOR GIRLS

5 Loh Wern Sea Cadence 

RGS Pr 7
14 Koh Wei Shi Isabel  


RGS Pr 6
35 Chua Wan Lim Penelope 

RGS Pr 5
49 Yap Rui Ke 

RGS Pr 4
64 Chan Mi Mi Samantha 

RGS Pr 3.5

SENIOR BOYS

29 Chow Guo Quan Jovan 

St Andrew's Jr 6.5
30 Lee I-Shiang 

Rosyth Sch 6
44 Aadithya Kumar  


St Andrew's Jr 6

SENIOR GIRLS

2 Cheong Sue Lyn  


SCGS Pr  7.5
11 Ooi Zi Ern Shannon 

RGS Pr  6
16 Goh Dai Ting 

RGS Pr  5.5
32 
Ang Xin Ying Faith  


RGS Pr 4.5
33 Sonakshi Nag  


RGS Pr 4.5
38 Ang Alexis Jaycee 

RGS Pr 4
44 Mak Wy-En  


RGS Pr 4
45 Mok Rui Ying Caitlin 

RGS Pr 3.5
46 Lubna Maryam Shah 

RGS Pr 3.5
49 Ng Shi Han Joyce 

RGS Pr 3
54 Lee Sze Ern Vera 

RGS Pr 3
61 Ng Xuan Rui Felicia 

RGS Pr 1.5

C BOYS


Koh Ming Yao Gavin 

St Joseph's Inst 6.5
17    Chua Zhi Xiang Elson 

Victoria Sch 6
18 
Tan Jun Yi Royce  


Victoria Sch 5.5
24 Tan Zhiren Bradley 

Victoria Sch 5.5
34 Khew Yu Cheng Shaun 

Victoria Sch 5
40 Saw Sheng Jie Issac  


Victoria Sch 5
66 Lam Kai Yoong 

Victoria Sch 3.5

B BOYS

6           Lee Qing Aun                                    Victoria Sch                 6.5
12         Tan Zhong Kai                                   Victoria Sch                6
29         Alagappan Ramanathan                     Victoria Sch                5 
31         Brighton Ng                                       Victoria Sch                5