Monday, May 16, 2016

FIDE TRAINER'S SEMINAR 2016 12-15 MAY


In our efforts to beef up training personnel to meet the rising demands from schools and parents, the FIDE Trainer's Seminar attracted 27 participants this time. Lecturer FST GM Thomas Luther flew in 2 days before to prepare for the event, assisted by National Coach GM Bong Villamayor and myself.

The trainees come from a vast spectrum, from high rated players and current trainers to parents of chess playing children. Most of them had participated in the SCF Instructor's Course and took on a bigger challenge to vie for the FIDE trainer titles.

The 15 hr course was conducted over 4 days on weekday evenings and weekends to accommodate the participants' schedules. There were at least 6 on the waiting list but we could not accommodate them as the room was already full.

It was not all work and no play...


Once again we thank FST Thomas Luther for his guidance and all participants who signed up for the course, paving the way for more such seminars to be conducted for those wanting to enter into the chess training community. Welcome!

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.