June Holiday 2018 Chess Programmes

The June school holiday is approaching and it’s a good time to learn something fun and educational. We will be conducting our modular and structured “Learn to Play Chess” Programmes. These shall be intensive week long (Monday to Friday) programmes lasting 2.5 to 3.0 hours daily.

Classes are available on the following dates:

Week 1: 28 May 2018 – 1 June 2018
Week 2: 4 June 2018 – 8 June 2018
Week 3: 11 June 2018 – 5 June 2018
Week 4: 18 June 2018 – 22 June 2018

The time slots are from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm OR 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm daily.

Our Programmes/Modules are as follows:

  1. a) Chess Foundation
  2. b) Chess Checkmate Techniques and Patterns
  3. c) Chess Principles
  4. d) Chess Tactics 1
  5. e) Chess Tactics 2
  6. f) Chess Tactics 3
  7. g) Developmental
  8. h) Chess Endgames

The above modules are also available on a weekly basis.

Specially for the holidays we will be organizing these Thematic Programmes.

1) Introduction to Openings

Students will learn the important principles of Openings. Chess Openings lay the foundation of every chess game. You will learn the setup and ideas behind common openings including: move orders of different variations, general structures, critical squares and key development moves. Each opening has a very different play style. This module is suitable for Elementary to Intermediate level students.

2) Introduction to Endgame

Students will learn basic concepts behind endgames: pawn promotion, positioning and activities of King and other pieces. They will also learn several endgame techniques, patterns to both defend and attack in simple endgames. This module is also recommended for Elementary to Intermediate level students.

3) Opening Essentials

Students will learn advanced Opening concepts (following up on our Introduction to Openings): key weaknesses, positional and tactical patterns and considerations. They will also learn in depth some of the most popular openings. Recommended for students who have done our Introduction to openings module and suitable for Intermediate and Developmental level students.

Please contact Ms Janet Chin at 91501159 for enquiries on course details and registrations.

Course forms can be found here: “Learn to Play Chess Programme”, Thematic Programme