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!

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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!

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!

The Chess Academy ActiveKids Spring Open 2019 (Rated Standard)

The Chess Academy ActiveKids Spring Open 2019 (Rated Standard)


We welcome all Rated & Unrated players!

Come win some cash awards or Flight ticket Sponsorship for the World Cadet Championship 2019 / International FIDE events!

Details please see Here

For Registration, please send 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

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The Chess Academy presents: The Chess Academy HK vs USC SPAIN

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The Chess Academy presents:

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Hong Kong                                   Spain

            Feb 10, 2019

Last Sunday, 10th of February, in one of the numerous events organized by The Chess Academy to help our players practice and improve their chess while having fun. We had the opportunity to play a friendly but competitive match against one of the best teams in Spain, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC). Given the time difference the matches were set to start at 5pm Hong Kong time (10am for our opponents).
The players were all very excited and eager to try some of the new strategies they had been studying in their chess lessons. Before the match started both teams spoke for a couple of minutes – introducing themselves and wishing each other good luck.

Everything was set for the match to start. There were 6 players per team and each player played 2 games against the same opponent, one with white pieces and the other one with black. At the end of all the games the team with more points would be declared the winner.

We are delightful to the overall success of the event, everyone could go home happy knowing that they learnt some valuable lessons and got to play some fun and exciting chess matches against tough competition. The Chess Academy will have plenty more chess events for Hong Kong players in the near future.

To view the full result of the competition, please click here

 

 

 

The Chess Academy – Special Event in CNY 2019!

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The Chess Academy presents:

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            Feb 10, 2019

We are extremely excited to announce that The Chess Academy has agreed to participate and play against the Universidad Santiago de Compostela (USC) in Spain. USC are the current champions in the Galicia region and one of the top chess clubs in all of Spain! 
 
The event will be hosted on chess.com, and will take place on February 10th from 5 to 7pm (HKT) at ActiveKids Learning Center (Kennedy Town). 
 
This unique opportunity will pit selected TCA players against a range of rated players, some of whom have won national titles as well! It’s bound to be a tightly-contested event between Hong Kong and Spain, but we’re sure that the experience gained from it will mean that everyone’s a winner.
For more details, please contact us at 3480 4199/ info@activekidshk.com

 

The 10th Annual ISF Academy Chess Open 2019

Come and join one of the BIGGEST Chess Events of the Year!!

 

The 10th Annual
ISF Academy Chess Open 2019

Date: March 10, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Location: The ISF Academy, 1 Kong Sin Wan Road, Pokfulam, HK

Also, don’t miss out The Chess Academy Chinese New Year Camps 2019 to have some brain workout during the holiday!

 

To sign up, please email the registration form to info@activekidshk.com or fax to 8143 0070.

Please feel free to contact us for any questions at 3480 4199/ info@activekidshk.com

Best,
ActiveKids
www.ActiveKidsHK.com
www.TheChessAcademyHK.com

 

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The Chess Academy SPECIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRAINING

 

Be the Next Champion in the World Cadet 2019!

ActiveKids’ The Chess Academy is delighted to offer a special COMPREHENSIVE
TRAINING program to help players prepare for this Championship starting in January 2019!

The training program features:
• Round-the-clock access to our International Masters
• Special individually tailored openings
• Regular matches against highly-skilled players from clubs all around the World
• Coach accompaniment and support at the Championship
• Full sponsorship Admission fee to the Championship*
*The top ranked player of each age group.

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

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ActiveKids’ The Chess Academy
棋藝學院

提供一個
非一般‧全方位
國際象棋訓練課程
World Cadet
(U8, U10, U12) Chess Championship 2019

協助棋手準備2019 世界少年棋手大賽,課程將於2019年1月開始!

課程的特點:
·可隨時聯絡我們的國際大師(查詢有關比賽或課程事宜)
·針對個人的特別開局方法
·定期與海外高質棋手及棋會進行交流賽
·我們的教練會陪同比賽棋手一同前往當地及提供支援
·棋藝學院將全客贊助報名費用 *
* 只限每個年齡組別中表現最優秀的棋手