Novice Tournament 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

Here comes the Novice Tournament 2019 for chess beginners!

Date: Nov 10, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Location: ActiveKids Learning Center – Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, HK.

For more information please see the flyer below. To sign up please email your name, school, date of birth, section and contact no. to info@activekidshk.com, or fax the form to 8143-0070.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at 3480-4199.

 

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The Chess Academy has TWO Grand Masters in Town!

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EXCITING NEWS from ActiveKids – The Chess Academy!!

In our constant effort to bring the best to our students, we are proud to announce that we have TWO GRAND MASTER Andres Gallego and Manuel Gomez in Town!

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GM Andres and GM Manuel will be in good company with our High Caliber TCA Coaches:

             Coach Sigappi                    (WFM – Women FIDE Master)
Coach Chris                        (CM – Candidate Master)
Coach Edgar                       (USCF Expert)
Coach Sydney                    (NI – National Instructor)

Coach Andres and Manuel will be conducting high level classes for both children and adults during the week and on weekends.

Space is limited. If you’d like to schedule any lessons, please contact us ASAP! Call Emily at 3480-4199/ info@activekidshk.com

The Chess Academy ActiveKids Summer Open 2019 (Rated Rapid)

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The Chess Academy ActiveKids Summer Open 2019 (Rated Rapid)

We welcome all Rated & Unrated players!

Come win some cash awards or Free Chess classes conducted by ActiveKids Grand Master!

Details please see Here

For Registration, please send the Registration Form to info@activekidshk.com

For more details, please contact us at 3480 4199 or info@activekidshk.com

For Pairings and Results List, please check Here

You can download or view the games Here

Result of the Hong Kong Scholastic Championship 2019

We would like to say a big Thank you to all the chess players and parents who have been supporting The Chess Academy tournaments through the years. Last Sunday June 9, 2019, we had the 10th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championship. With over 130 students battling their brain power, we had our final winners after 6 rounds!

Congratulation to the Winners and below are the result of the tournament

Age 5 Winner – Feng, Emily (York International Kindergarten
Age 6 Winner – Li, Evan (ISF)*
Age 7 Winner – Hui, Travis (ICS)
Age 8 Winner – Leung, Shun Him (ICS)
Age 9 Winner – Lu, Jacob (GSIS)
Age 10 Winner – Mak, Chung Lia Matthew (Wah Yan)
Age 11 Winner – Dai, Andrew Sicheng (ISF)*
Age 12 Winner – Donde, Tanay (HKIS)
Age 13 Winner – Yan, Joseph (CDNIS)
Age 14 Winner – Liu, Pak (KGV)
Age 15 Winner – Ho, Sean Ho-Chun (CDNIS)
Age 16 Winner – Liau, Jason Yi Qian (ISF)

Division I – Individual
Champion – Yau, Chase (ISF)*
2nd Place – Yau, Lucas (ISF)*
3rd Place – Li, Yiheng (KCPS)*
Female Champion – Hari, Anaisha (GSIS)

Division I – Team
Champion Team – ISF
2nd Place Team – KCPS
3rd Place Team – BHS

http://chess-results.com/tnr447542.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=6

 

Division II – Individual
Champion – Hari, Advay (GSIS)
2nd Place – Luk, Danbe (RCHK)*
3rd Place – Puhar , Huw Aaron (PLKCKY)
Female Champion – Florence, Fai Cheung Eaton (GSIS)

Division II – Team
Champion Team – Singapore International School
2nd Place Team – RCHK
3rd Place Team – BHS

http://chess-results.com/tnr447543.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=6

 

Division III – Individual
Champion – Hill-Wood, Wilfred (Harrow)
2nd Place – Liu, Yuan Max (ISF)*
3rd Place – Ho, Lokton (Wah Yan)
Female Champion – Chan, Ngo Yu (KYS)

Division III – Team
Champion Team – Pun U Wah Yan Primary School
2nd Place Team – Discovery College
3rd Place Team – CDNIS

http://chess-results.com/tnr447544.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=6

 

Division IV – Individual
Champion – Han, Xuqian Ben (ISF)*
2nd Place – Kannappan, Thanneermaliai (Kennedy)*
3rd Place – Peramunetilleke, Seth (DC)
Female Champion – Leung, Hoi Ting (KGV)

Division IV – Team
Champion Team – KGV
2nd Place Team – ISF
3rd Place Team – CDNIS

http://chess-results.com/tnr445726.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=6

 

See you all next school year and our next tournament will be the Novice Tournament 2019 in November!

The 10th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championship

Come and join the last tournament of the School Year 2018 – 19. Great Prizes for Individuals and Teams!

Date: Jun 9, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Canadian International School – 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, HK
Section: Division I, Division II, Division III, Division IV
Awards: Overall Male & Female Champions; $300, $200, $100 cash prizes for Top 3 winners in each section. Trophies for Top 3 school teams and individual winners in all sections. (Every participant will receive a certificate!)
Format: 6 Rounds Swiss, G/25, 50 minutes/ round
Entry fee: $330 before May 20 and $380 afterward
Deadline: Jun 6, 2019

To register, please email to info@activekidshk.com or Fax to 81430070.

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GRAND MASTER Andres Gallego joining The Chess Academy Team!

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EXCITING NEWS from ActiveKids – The Chess Academy!!

In our constant effort to bring the best to our students, we are proud to welcome GRAND MASTER Andres Gallego to our ActiveKids TCA Team!

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GM Andres is a Champion from Columbia. He will share his talents and inspirational chess journey with his students, as well as his passion for football and exercise. Some of his achievements include:

  • Colombia National Champion 2005 – 2007 U16, U18, U20
  • International Master since 2011; Grand Master since 2018
  • First Colombian to achieve a GM norm in Russia
  • Winner of the Capablanca Open in Cuba 2017
  • Champion of the Badalona Open in 2018, Spain
  • Colombia National University Champion in 2011, 2012 and 2015

GM Andres will be in good company with our High Caliber TCA Coaches:
Coach Manuel                    (IM – International Master)
Coach Sigappi                    (WFM – Women FIDE Master)
Coach Chris                       (CM – Candidate Master)
Coach Sydney                    (NI – National Instructor)
Coach Edgar                      (USCF Expert)

Coach Andres will be conducting high level classes for both children and adults during the week and on weekends.

Space is limited. If you’d like to schedule any lessons, please contact us ASAP! Call Emily at 3480-4199

info@activekidshk.com   Emily@activekidshk.com

Click here to view the details.

GRAND MASTER Andres Gallego joining The Chess Academy Team!

TCA-logo-with-tag
EXCITING NEWS from ActiveKids – The Chess Academy!!

In our constant effort to bring the best to our students, we are proud to welcome GRAND MASTER Andres Gallego to our ActiveKids TCA Team!

Adnres

GM Andres is a Champion from Columbia. He will share his talents and inspirational chess journey with his students, as well as his passion for football and exercise. Some of his achievements include:

  • Colombia National Champion 2005 – 2007 U16, U18, U20
  • International Master since 2011; Grand Master since 2018
  • First Colombian to achieve a GM norm in Russia
  • Winner of the Capablanca Open in Cuba 2017
  • Champion of the Badalona Open in 2018, Spain
  • Colombia National University Champion in 2011, 2012 and 2015

GM Andres will be in good company with our High Caliber TCA Coaches:
            
Coach Manuel                    (IM – International Master)
Coach Sigappi                    (WFM – Women FIDE Master)
Coach Chris                       (CM – Candidate Master)
Coach Sydney                    (NI – National Instructor)
Coach Edgar                      (USCF Expert)

Coach Andres will be conducting high level classes for both children and adults during the week and on weekends.

Space is limited. If you’d like to schedule any lessons, please contact us ASAP! Call Emily at 3480-4199

info@activekidshk.com   Emily@activekidshk.com

Click here to view the details.

Beginners Tournament 2019

Don’t miss this great opportunity to test your chess skills!! 

Come join our 10th Annual Beginners Tournament 2019 and earn a prized Trophy and a Certificate!!

Date: April 14, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Location: ActiveKids Learning Center
(
Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, HK)
Sign up Now. Space is Limited !!
For more information, please see flyer below. To sign up, please email your name, school, section, D.O.B. and contact to info@activekidshk.com, or fax the form to 8143-0070.


Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at 3480-4199.

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Result of the 10th Annual ISF Academy Chess Open 2019

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Another year of full house at the 10th Annual ISF Academy Chess Open last Sunday on Mar 10, 2019. With over 68 schools and close to 250 players participating, the event is The BIGGEST Chess Tournament that students look forward to in Hong Kong!

After the initial handshakes, each player engaged in six rounds of chess in a gym charged with high-intensity, brain power.  From the youngest 4-year-old player to the oldest 18-year-olds, everyone had fun while giving maximum effort.  After over six hours of ‘battle’, everybody was proud of the fantastic brain workout and attitude that the participants produced.

The event was a resounding success. Special thanks go to all the devoted parents who patiently stood by the students’ sides throughout the whole day for both physical and mental support. We were most pleased with the excellent results and the very positive remarks received from the students/parents about the tournament. Hope to see all the players at the next tournament – The 10th Annual Beginners Tournament (Apr 14, 2019) and The 10th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championship (Jun 9, 2019)

As our ActiveKids’ constant efforts to improve ourselves and to invest into our resources, we are also extremely proud to have a Grand Master (GM) joining ActiveKids TCA Team in the beginning of April. He will be the FIRST and ONLY GM actively coaching in HK!

 

 

 

Below are the results of the tournament

Students/ Schools with (*) are under The Chess Academy coaching

Age Winners:
Age 5 Winner –
Qiu, Ze Chen Thomas (ESF Hillside)
Age 6 Winner – Belza, Garcia Nora (ISF)*
Age 7 Winner – Li Yiheng (KCPS)*
Age 8 Winner – Chan, Pak Hang Clarence (Raimondi College Primary School)*
Age 9 Winner – Chen, Vincent (CIS)*
Age 10 Winner – Chan, Wang Ip Boris (St. Louis School)
Age 11 Winner – Ting, William (Oblate Primary School)
Age 12 Winner – Gupta, Ritvik (GSIS)*
Age 13 Winner – Hsin, Hung Cheng (CDNIS)*
Age 14 Winner – Lee, Tsz Long Adrian (Baptist Lui Ming Choi Sec Sch)
Age 15 Winner – Kwan, Ho (Wah Yan College, Kowloon)
Age 16 Winner – Qian, Christopher (ISF)*
Age 17 Winner – Tsoi, Mike (Harrow)
Age 18 Winner – Wei, Vincent (Harrow)

 

Age 6 & Under Individual
Champion – Qin, Bruce (Victoria Kindy)*
2nd place – Lai, Tin Lap Christopher (KCS)
3rd place – Hill-Wood, Oliver (Harrow)
4th place – Li, Evan (ISF)*
5th place – Song, Hao Yu Thomas (ISF)*
6th place – Liang, Zhi Yuan, Eric (ISF Pre-school)*
Female Champion – Li, Erin (ISF Pre-School)*

Age 6 & Under Team
Champion Team – ISF Academy*
2nd place team – ISF Pre-School*
3rd place team – Victoria Kindy*
4th place team – KCS
5th place team – Harrow
6th place team – ESF Kindy (Hillside)

http://chess-results.com/tnr421607.aspx?lan=1&art=4

 


Lower Primary Individual
Champion – Puhar , Llewellyn Jack (PLKCKY)
2nd place – Lu, Jacob (SIS)
3rd place – Pu, Ethan (HKIS)
4th place – Luk, Kin Tsun, Danbe (RCHK)*
5th place – Chan, Tai Yuen Gabriel (BHS)*
6th place – Su, Bo Ruei Marcus (BHS)*
Female Champion – Chang, Annabel (ISF)*

Lower Primary Team
Champion Team – BHS*
2nd place Team – Singapore Int’l School
3rd place Team – GSIS
4th place Team – ISF*
5th place team – La Salle Pri Sch
6th place team – CIS*

http://chess-results.com/tnr422031.aspx?lan=1&art=4

 


Upper Primary Individual
Champion – Kannappan, Thanneermalai (Kennedy)*
2nd place – Mak, Chung Lai Matthew (Pan U Wah Yan)
3rd place – Liu, Yuan, Max (ISF)*
4th place – Wong, Adrian Kwan Yui (CSHK)
5th place – Li, Joy Ching (KTLPS)
6th place – Hill-Wood, Wilfred (Harrow)
Female Champion – Chan, Ngo Yu Michelle (KYS)

Upper Primary Team
Champion Team – ISF*
2nd place Team – GSIS
3rd place Team – KYS
4th place Team – HKIS
5th place Team – La Salle Primary
6th place Team – RCHK*

http://chess-results.com/tnr421609.aspx?lan=1&art=0

 


Secondary Individual
Champion – Peramunetilleke, Seth (DC)
2nd place – Han, Ben (ISF)*
3rd place – Cheng, Justin Hong-Chen (ISF)*
4th place – Leung, Yu Chung Adrian (La Salle College)
5th place – Kwan, Ming Hin (Wah Yan College, Kowloon)
6th place – Liu, Pak (KGV)
Female Champion – Cui, Jiyan Jennifer (Harrow)

Secondary Team
Champion Team – ISF*
2nd place Team – Wah Yan College, Kowloon
3rd place Team – CDNIS*
4th place Team – Harrow
5th place Team – La Salle
6th place Team – KGV

http://chess-results.com/tnr421610.aspx?lan=1&art=4

To view the full article, please click here.

ActiveKids – THE CHESS ACADEMY nurtures Fighters and Champs!!

A Big Congratulations to all the participants’ great efforts at The Hong Kong National Junior Chess Championships 2019 organized by the Hong Kong Chess Federation on February 16, 17; and an EXTRA Congratulations to our ActiveKids’ The Chess Academy (TCA) students and schools that we teach at for their outstanding performances!  We are extremely delighted and proud of all their strong performance.

Some of our TCA students are:

  • Thanneermalai Kannappan (U12 Champion)
  • Ben Xuqian Han                    (U12 Runner-up)
  • Justin Hong-Chen Cheng     (U12 5th Place)
  • Annabel Chang                      (U8 Hong Kong Female Representative)
  • Danbe Luk                              (U8 2nd Place)


ActiveKids TCA
takes great pride and honor in having the opportunity to help hone the chess skills of so many amazing young chess players. We would like to thank our dedicated coaches – especially IM Manuel, WFM Sigappi, Coach Edgar and CM Chris who have devoted their time and efforts in contributing to these particular students’ success and strong school performances at ISF, CIS, RCHK, LSCSK. 

Congrats to all!