The Chess Academy – Hong Kong Scholastic Championship 2022

The Chess Academy – Hong Kong Scholastic Championship 2022

Checkmate!!!♟

Join The TCA Hong Kong Scholastic Championship to finish off this School Year!!

Come represent your school or yourself at this – “Interschool and Individual tournament”

Date: Jun 26, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 12:00 – 6:00pm
Format: 5 rounds Swiss, G/20, 40 minutes a round
Venue: HK iMusic Academy – G03 (G/F), 33 Marble Road, North Point (MTR Exit A2)
Registration fee: Early Bird Discount HK$320 on or before May 31, HK$380 after May 31; Deadline June 24. Free for all TCA Annual members.

To register: Scan QR code to book online or please send us the Player Name, D.O.B., School, Grade and Contact no. to info@activekidshk.com

For inquiries, please contact us at 34804199/ info@activekidshk.com

Results of the TCA Spring Open 2022

Another Successful TCA Spring Open 2022!!

With more than 60+ players, ActiveKids hosted the TCA Spring Open 2022.  The tournament was divided into four sections: U-8, U-12, U-16 and Open categories. Here is a summary of the podiums of each of the sections from last Saturday, April 16, 2022.

U-8:
Patrick Wong was the champion in the U-8 category, with three wins and two draws, for fourth points out of a possible 5. Patrick kept an active king pawn game with white pieces and seeking the initiative even with black, using the Sicilian Defence. Jacob Chan finished in second place, recovering from a first round loss to Zachary Tong and winning the remaining fourth games. Third place was Lincoln Or, with 3.5 points.

Champion: Patrick Wong- 4.
2nd: Jacob Chan- 4.
3rd: Lincoln Or- 3.5.

Patrick Wong (U-8), winning on time in the last game despite making a mistake in the endgame.

U-12:
In the U-12 category, the winner was Advay Hari, with a perfect score: five wins in the same number of games. Advay took advantage of the mistakes of his rivals at crucial moments of the games, after proposing a Sicilian Defense with the black pieces and a king pawn with the white ones, in an almost permanent attack arrangement. Aaden Wong, second in this section, only lost to the champion, showing active play in the other games with a predilection for the Italian Opening (with white pieces) and the Sicilian Defense (with black). George Davies, for his part, won all his games except the duel against Aden Wong, in a Giuoco Piano that led to an ending that he could have won, but in which his rival was more precise.

Champion: Advay Hari- 5 points.
2nd: Aaden Wong- 4.
3rd: George Davies- 3.5.

Aaden Wong resigns before the inevitable coronation of Advay Hari (U-12), in the game between the two best in the category.

U-16:
In the U-16 section, the first classified was Leonie Ah Chong, with five wins in her five games and with a high technical level most of the time, leaving Theodore Lam second and Cheng Tsz in third. In the first round, there was a confrontation between those who would occupy the first two places in the table, with a victory for Leonie after a Pirc Defense of Theodore that was broken with an avalanche of white pawns that avoided the balance.

Champion: Leonie Ah Chong – 5 points.
2nd: Theodore Lam- 4.
3rd: Cheng Tsz In – 3.5.

Leonie (U-16), with white pieces, finishing with a combination and checkmating Theodore Lam in the decisive game between the two best in the category, which took place in round 1.

Open:
Edgardo Borigas was the king in the absolute section, winning all his games and exhibiting a refined technical handling of positions with relative equality. Borigas defeated his rivals by alternating the French Defense and schemes related to the London System to maneuver in the Middle Game and take advantages that led him to overall victory. Pracheesh Mishra placed second and Julian Wang third in this section.

Champion: Edgardo Borigas- 5 points.
2nd: Pracheesh Mishra- 3.5.
3rd: Julian Wang- 3.

Pracheesh Mishra resigns with for the decisive advantage of Borigas in the endgame of pawns, in the game that faced the two best of the Open.

Stay tuned for the upcoming TCA events!

Exciting News from The Chess Academy (TCA)!!

In our constant effort to bring the best programs to our students and especially in these difficult pandemic times, we are extremely proud to have brought in TWO high-caliber Chess coaches from Colombia to join our TCA Team!

With the joining of Coach Carlo and Coach Diego, we now continue to build on having the strongest team of chess coaches in Hong Kong with 2 Grand Masters leading the team.

Please find some information about our new team members below.

We are also thrilled to be offering our students a great opportunity to practice/test their chess skills at our upcoming TCA Spring Open 2022 on April 16th.

Hope to see many of our young students, as well as interested adults participating! 

The Chess Academy (TCA) Spring Open 2022!

👑 The Chess Academy (TCA) Spring Open 2022 👑

Come join the Exciting Online Chess Tournament this Easter🐣! Win a Trophy or Cash Award 🥇 while having fun to play against other chess talents. This tournament is for Both Junior and Adult players (Ages 5👶 – 95👨🏻‍🦳)!!

Date: 16 April, 2022 (Sat)
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Time Control: 10 minutes + 0
Section: U8, U12, U16 & Open
Entry fee: $200

To register: Scan QR Code, register online or send us the Player Name, D.O.B., School, Lichess ID & Contact no. to info@activekidshk.com

Space is Limited!

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

End of Year Tournament 2021

Come finish off the year with a good game of Chess! 

The Chess Academy & The HK Chess Federation cordially invite you to join the TCA End of Year Tournament 2021!

End of Year Tournament 2021
Date: Dec 12 & Dec 19
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: ActiveKids Learning Center
Sections: Dec 12 for U7 & U9;
               Dec 19 for U11 & U18 (Rated Open)
Entry fee: $300

All Players and Parents are welcome to join the post tournament
Awards Ceremony @Pizzeria Italia for FREE Pizza and Drinks!

To register, please click here to register online or email the Player Name, D.O.B., School, Grade, Contact no. to info@activekidshk.com

For more details, please contact us at 3480-4199/ email to info@activekidshk.com

Results of the TCA Novice Tournament 2021

The TCA Novice Tournament were held over two Sundays, with the U7 and U9 sections played on Sunday the 12th and U11 and U18 on Sunday the 14th. The goal of the Novice Tournament is to allow kids with no prior top 3 placement to gain experience and compete in a tournament setting.

During the first weekend, a total of 28 kids in two sections competed over 5 rounds of 15 minutes per side. For a lot of the kids, this was their first time using a chess clock, adding a bit more pressure to an already stressful game, part of the learning and improving experience.

The U7 section was dominated by AKLC students Ryan Chen and Dennis Tie who in their personal game drew each other, both finishing with 4.5/5 points. Rounding out 3rd place was George Lu and Female Champion Twisha Srivastava.

First Place – Ryan Chen 4.5/5
Second Place – Dennis Tie 4.5/5
Third Place – George Lu 3/5
Female Champion – Twisha Srivastava 3/5

Final Results:
http://chess-results.com/tnr589046.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=5

In the U9 section, AKLC student and older sister of Ryan, Renee Chen conquered the entire U9 section with a score of 4.5/5. Closely behind to round up the top 3 places were Shaunak Bhaterawa and Jacko Sze. It might be the first time a female player has won the entire section, great Sunday for the Chen siblings!

First Place – Renee Chen 4.5/5
Second Place – Shaunak Bhaterawa 4/5
Third Place – Jako Sze 4/5
Female Champion – Samantha Hui 1.5/5

Final Results:
http://chess-results.com/tnr589047.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=5

The U11 and U18 sections were contested on Sunday the 12th.

A total of 13 players participated in the U11 with 3 players tying for 1-3rd place. All three finished with 4 out of 5 points.

First Place – Evan Ling 4/5
Second Place – Jason Fuellermann 4/5
Third Place – Oliver Tang 4/5

Final Results:
http://chess-results.com/tnr590201.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=5

The Upper section, U18 with 6 players, played a round robin instead. Meaning, everyone in the section would play with each other.

In the same number of rounds as the other sections, it was Luca Algozer with 4 points who finished on top thanks to winning his personal game against Alexander Siu who also finished with 4 points. Rounding up 3rd place was Kaden Kong.

First Place – Luca Algozer 4/5
Second Place – Alexander Siu 4/5
Third Place – Kaden Kong 3/5

Final results:
http://chess-results.com/tnr591289.aspx?lan=1&art=2&fed=HKG

Our Next Tournaments will be the Road to Master League Tournament on Nov 21 and the End of Year Tournament 2021 on Dec 12 & Dec 19.

Also, Don’t miss out our Winter Camps 2021, for a Great Brain Workout and Battle against others!

Register Now for Holiday Camps | ActiveKids HK

Novice Tournament 2021

The Chess Academy Novice Tournament 2021 for chess beginners is back! Come join the tournament and test out your skills!

Date: Nov 7 & 14, 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Location: ActiveKids Learning Center – Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, HK.
Eligibility: Never awarded in top three places at any chess tournaments (Quad excluded)
Entry: $300 per player

For more information please see the flyer below. 

To register: Click here to register online or email the registration form 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.

The Chess Academy Fall Match

The Chess Academy has organized the TCA Fall Match – the Monthly Rapid Swiss, during our chess club session last Saturday on October 23. The goal of this tournament is to allow kids to compete regularly in person and gain experience for the bigger tournaments, this series will serve as a training ground of sorts.

For this edition, a total of 16 players gathered on a Saturday afternoon and competed over 4 rounds of 15 minutes a-side games. The competition was tense from the beginning, with as many as 8 players in contention for a top-3 placing going into the last round. The top two players facing each other in the last round, left 6 others fighting for 3rd place. In the end, it was Kainos Wong who came on top undefeated, defending strongly against an aggressive attack from his opponent Caspar Tong who finished 2nd. Third place was won on tie-breaks by Kevin Yueh.

Final Ranking:

RankSNo.NameFEDPtsRes.
115WONG KainosHKG40
214TONG Ka Yau CasparHKG30
316YUEH Hoi Fung KevinHKG30
41BHATEWARA ShaunakHKG30
54CHEN RyanHKG30
63CHEN ReneeHKG20
75HAN LeonHKG20
86KEDIA VedantHKG20
98KONG KadenHKG20
1013TIE Theodore DennisHKG20
1110LIU Kai Yun KyranHKG20
122CHEN Mattheus JunHKG10
1312TAN LaurenHKG10
149KUNG HaydenHKG10
157KONG AlexanderHKG½½
1611SHI Yu Ho EdwardHKG½½

Our next In-person Chess Tournament will be the Novice Tournament 2021 on Nov 7 & 14. Please click HERE to register Online!

For more details of the TCA tournaments, please contact us at 3480-4199 or info@activekidshk.com

The 12th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championships Results

The 12th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championships were played over two weekends, June27th and July4th.

Spread over 4 divisions, a combined total of 83 players vied for top individual honors as well as scoring for their team.

Weekend1, the top 4 boards have scored the same score and the results have to be resorted by tiebreak.

Individual Results:

1st Place – Charles Chan and Jacob Yui Him Chan.

They are declared Joint Champions as they have exactly the same tiebreaks with same scores.

2nd Place – Quinton Wong

Female Champion – Levia Leung

3rd Place – Johnny Zhao

Team Results:

1st Place Team: Chinese International School

2nd Place Team: St Catherine’s International

3rd Place Team: Quarry Bay School

http://chess-results.com/tnr569110.aspx?lan=1&art=1

In division2, one of the most contested sections, once again had another uncontested winner in Kayden Chan. The competition was very tight going into the final rounds, with 9 kids with in contention of a top 3 finish.

Individual Results:

1st Place – Chan Kwung Hang Kayden

2nd Place – Yeuh Hoi Fung

3rd Place – Yau Chase

Female Champion – Wang Rosemarie

Team Results:

1st Place Team: Singapore International School

2nd Place Team: The ISF Academy

3rd Place Team: Chinese International School

https://chess-results.com/tnr566964.aspx?lan=1

Weekend2, division3 saw many young kids from division1 and 2 taking the challenge and playing up to the next age division, with some playing quite well against older opposition. Division3, Under11, is quickly becoming one of the most highly contested and toughest age groups, with many of the most promising kids in Hong Kong. Continuing his quick upward improvement, Chiu David Zion took top honors with 4.5points, just barely outscoring Wang Julian Samuel on tiebreaks.

Individual Results:

1st Place – Chiu David Zion

2nd Place – Wang Julian Samuel

3rd Place – Chen Vincent

Female Champion – Eaton Florence Fai Cheung

Team Results:

1st Place Team – Chinese International School

2nd Place Team – Singapore International School

3rd Place Team – Canadian International School

https://chess-results.com/tnr568095.aspx?lan=1&art=0

Division4 was dominated by the top junior players in Hong Kong, Kwong Wing Ki James. For a change, the U16 and U18 sections was a nice turn out of 16 players. The next two top spots were closely contested going into the last round.

Individual Results –

1st Place – Kwong Wing Ki

2nd Place – Kannappan Thanneermalai

3rd Place – Jain Aryan

Female Champion – Cui Jiyan Jennifer

Team Results:

1st Place Team – Hong Kong International School

2nd Place Team – Harrow International School

3rd Place Team – KGV

https://chess-results.com/tnr566960.aspx?lan=1&art=0