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Chess Club (International Chess, Xiangqi & Weiqi)

Training Schedule


Day of Training: Every Monday

Time: 2 PM - 3.30 PM

Venue: Classroom (A201) Wei Qi

             Classroom (A202) Chinese Chess

             Classroom (A203) International Chess

Teachers In-Charge : 

Overall in-charge: Ms Wong Luan Yin wong_luan_yin@schools.gov.sg Extn: 562   

Second in-charge: Mdm Shirley Teo shirley_teo_siew_lee@schools.gov.sg Extn: 524  

Teacher in-charge: Mdm Teo Soh Khim teo_soh_khim@schools.gov.sg Extn: 558  

Teacher in-charge: Ms Goh Siew Huang goh_siew_huang@schools.gov.sg Extn: 521



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 

2018
The 3rd GO Academy Cup National GO Championship 2018

1 student achieved Consolation in Advanced Level Category
2 students achieved Silver Award in Intermediate Level Category
1 student achieved 2nd position in Intermediate Level Female Category 

SIX Trust Cup National Youth Weiqi Championships 2018
3 students achieved Individual Bronze Award in Primary schools category
1 student achieved Individual Silver Award in Primary schools category
Team Award: 1St in Primary 4 Category 27th

Shoutan Cup National Weiqi (13x13) Competition For Primary Schools
8 students achieved Individual Bronze Award in Primary schools category
2 student achieved Individual Silver Award in Primary schools category
Team Award: 3rd in Primary 3 Category
Team Award: 2nd in Primary 4 Category
Team Award: 2nd in Primary 6 Category 2017

National Weiqi Juniors Cup 2017
3 students achieved 1st Runner Up 

26th Shoutan Cup National Weiqi Competition For Primary Schools
2 students achieved Individual Silver Award
7 students achieved Individual Bronze Award
Team Award: 1st in Primary 3 category
Team Award: 4th position in Primary 5 category  

National Youth Weiqi Championship 2017
2 students achieved Individual Silver Award
5 students achieved Individual Bronze Award
Team Award: 2nd  in Primary 3 category
Team Award: 4th in Primary 5 category 

4th National Primary School GO Championship 2017
1 student achieved Individual Bronze Award
1 student achieved Individual Gold Award 

5th Zong Xiang Cup National Weiqi Championships 2017
7 student achieved Individual Bronze Award
2 student achieved Individual Silver Award
Team Award: 3rd  in Primary 5 category
Team Award: 4th in Primary 6 category 

4th National Primary School GO Weiqi Championships 2017
2 student achieved Individual Bronze Award
1 student achieved Individual Gold Award