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Chess Club

Overview

Chess is a combination of strategy, style and basic skills. Just as each person is unique, a pupil develops his chess identity over time. Playing regularly with some guidance along the way helps to correctly mould a pupil's game and shape it into a style of his own in his pursuit of excellence.

The Chess Club is open to all chess enthusiasts from Pri.2 to Pri.6. The maximum enrolment is sixty. Priority will be given to existing chess members and pupils from Pri.3 to Pri.6.

Members learn to write chess notations, chess tactics and strategies and get a chance to challenge their peers. Mini tournaments are held within the club to rank and select the players. Selected players will then represent the school in individual and team championships at the inter-school level. Members are also encouraged to join other tournaments organised by community centres.

Programme / Activities

In a typical CCA session, the Chess coach will provide a 45 min lesson on :

(a)   a specific tactic / strategy used in an opening / mid-game / end-game;

(b)   a specific opening / defence;

(c)   chess puzzles to test understanding and facilitate application of tactics and strategies;

followed by a 45 min practice session where members play against each other.

 

Teachers

1.     Mr Royston Siah I/C

siah_kim_tian_royston@moe.edu.sg

2.      Ms Tan Ming Ju

tan_ming_ju@moe.edu.sg

Day / Time

Fridays

2.15pm to 3.45pm

Venue

Classroom P5.1 – Beginner / Novice Players

Classroom P5.2 – Intermediate / Advanced Players

Members

P2 to P6

Fees

Estimated fees payable by each member:

$40 for the whole year. 

 

Attire / Training Kit (once accepted as a member)

School uniform or white corporate shirt.

 

Note

·         All retuning members are required to register online. Returning members who choose Chess CCA as their 1st choice will be given priority over new members in the CCA.

·         P6 boys who wish to join Chess CCA must be a returning member.

·         All confirmed members will receive an official email with information about the CCA schedule from the CCA teachers by late January or early February 2017.

·         The training fee is to be paid during the first CCA session (by cheque, payable to Anglo-Chinese School (Junior).

·         If a pupil is absent, an email/ letter of excuse or a medical certificate is required.

·         There will be no make-up or refund if a pupil is absent.