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Chess Club (International Chess, Xiangqi & Weiqi)

Training Schedule


Day of Training: Every Monday

Time: 2.30 PM - 4.00 PM

Venue: Art Room 1 (A108) Wei Qi

            Art Room 2 (A107) International Chess

            Art Room 3 (A106) Chinese Chess

Teacher In-Charge : 

Ms Wong Luan Yin wong_luan_yin@moe.edu.sg                   
Mdm Shirley Teo shirley_teo_siew_lee@moe.edu.sg       
Mdm Teo Soh Khim teo_soh_khim@moe.edu.sg   


                                    

It’s not about the Kings, Queens, and Rooks, but rather, quadrants and coordinates, thinking strategically and foreseeing consequences. It’s about lines and angles, weighing options and making decisions. Chess might just be the perfect teaching and learning tool. 

The goal of Kong Hwa School Chess Club (International Chess, Chinese Chess and Weiqi) is to use the game of chess as a tool, to increase higher level thinking skills, advance math and reading skills, and build self-confidence. 

Research shows, there is a strong correlation between learning to play chess and academic achievement. In 2000, a landmark study found that students who received chess instruction scored significantly higher on all measures of academic achievement, including math, spatial analysis, and non-verbal reasoning ability (Smith and Cage, 2000). 

Chess have a positive impact on kids in school. Our students’ minds and thinking skills are developing rapidly, and chess teaches higher level thinking skills such as the ability to visualize, analyze, and think critically.    

As children play the chess, they begin to see the importance of thinking ahead, trying to figure out what their opponent might do next and what their alternatives are too. This ability to anticipate outcomes can transfer to their reading comprehension. Students can predict outcomes, and realize that characters in their stories are interconnected, just as just as they and their opponent, and the pieces on the chessboard are.

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Competitions that Kong Hwa School students participated in 2014 :

Weiqi achivements:
Came in 3rd in the National Junior Cup Finals.

  1. Thay Yu Kai (P3/5)   
  2. Thay Yu Rei (P3/6)
  3. Tok Lee Feng (P3/7) 
  4. Tok Lee Joon (P5/2) 

Came in 1st in the KDF Charity Weiqi Competition.

Sim Si Hong (P5/1) - Bronze for Individual Event                                   
1st in P4 Team Event

Jason Liu Shao Yi (P5/3) - Bronze for Individual Event                                             
1st in P4 Team Event

Yap Chin Yee (P5/2) - 1st in P4 Team Event

Tok Lee Feng (P3/7) – Bronze for Individual Event                                    
1st in P2 Team Event

Thay Yu Kai (P3/5)  - Silver for Individual Event                                    
1st in P2 Team Event

Thay Yu Rei (P3/6) -  1st in P2 Team Event  

Came in 1st runner up in the National Youth Weiqi Championship 2016 (P5 Category).   

Came in 2nd runner up in the 3rd National Primary School GO Championship 2016 (P4 Category).