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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: Classroom (A202) Wei Qi

            Classroom (A203) International Chess

            Classroom (A204) Chinese Chess

Teachers In-Charge : 

Overall in-charge: Ms Wong Luan Yin wong_luan_yin@moe.edu.sg Extn: 553  

Second in-charge: Mdm Shirley Teo shirley_teo_siew_lee@moe.edu.sg Extn: 524  

Teacher in-charge: Mdm Teo Soh Khim teo_soh_khim@moe.edu.sg Extn: 558  

Teacher in-charge: Ms Goh Siew Huang goh_siew_huang@moe.edu.sg Extn: 537

Brief description of Chess Club 
                               

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. 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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Achievements and highlights

Weiqi

  • National Weiqi Juniors Cup 2017

(3 students achieved 1st Runner Up)

  • 26th Shoutan Cup National Weiqi 

(2 students achieved Individual Silver)

(7 students achieved Individual Bronze)

(Team: 1st in P3 category)

(Team: 4th position in P5 category)

  • National Youth Weiqi Championship 2017

(2 students achieved Individual Silver)

(5 students achieved Individual Bronze)

(Team: 2nd  in P3 category)

(Team: 4th in P5 category) 

  • 4th National Primary School GO Championship 2017

(1 student achieved Individual Bronze)

(1 student achieved Individual Gold) 

  • 5th Zong Xiang Cup National Weiqi Championships 2017

(7 student achieved Individual Bronze)

(2 student achieved Individual Silver)

(Team: 3rd  in P5 category)

(Team: 4th in P6 category) 

  • 4th National Primary School GO Weiqi Championships 2017

(2 student achieved Individual Bronze) 

(1 student achieved Individual Gold)