The Chess Academy – TCA Road to Master League

The Chess Academy is offering lots of New and Challenging activities this New School Year! 

Besides our many exciting events thus far, such as the “Simul Challenge with Grand Masters“, the Intercontinental Tournaments against Malaysia and Spain,  the ISF and TCA Grand Prix Tournaments, and the great value TCA Club Subscription, we will be launching a Brand New League Tournament – “TCA Road to Master League“.

This TCA Road to Masters League is unique and offers students plenty of opportunities to keep playing competitive games with a flexible schedule.  This training tournament is especially beneficial to youngsters as they gain experience fighting against the top players.  Since we are only allowing 6 players per Division, we will be narrowing the levels of play so that the games will be more competitive.

Not only are these league games fun, but they are also extremely challenging, allowing students to have the opportunity to move up (or down) Divisions, climbing the ladder towards the Road to the Masters.  In addition, since school will be resuming, the one game-per-week flexible time format will be especially helpful to encourage kids to keep up with the competition.  Our TCA league players will be playing higher-quality, slow time control games – a way that FIDE titles are achieved. We strongly believe that the more tournaments one plays, the more experience one will gain and the better one will become.

Season 1 – First Leg: September 6 to October 10, 2020

Season 2 – Second Leg: October 25 – November 28, 2020
The entry fee for each leg is $100

Please see the League rules Here

To register: Please email us the Name, D.O.B., Lichess ID and the contact details to

Please also note that the fee for this league will be waived when you become a member of our TCA Club Subscription.  Please see the many opportunities and savings that come with the subscription.

For more details, please contact us at 3480-4199 or


Results of the 11th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championship


Last Sunday, The Chess Academy had the opportunity to host the 11th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championships, Online Version!

49 kids did not let the current lockdown situation deprive them from Chess action, as they battled among each other in 2 sections. The tournament was held on the platform with everyone joining a Zoom meeting for some social interaction.

We have combined Division I & II and Division III & IV. The games in the 2 sections were tense. There’s only 1 single point separated 3rd to 13th place in Division I & II! The future of HK chess looks promising!

Here’re the results of the tournament in each division.

Division I

Individual Winners
1st Place Winner – Oscar Jin (Tsung Tsin Primary School and Kindergarten)
2nd Place Winner – Chase Yau* (ISF)
3rd Place Winner – Kainos Wong* (S.K.H. St Peter Primary School)

Team Winners
1st Place Team – GSIS
2nd Place Team – ISF*
3rd Place Team – Tsung Tsin Primary School and Kindergarten
Division II


Individual Winners
1st Place Winner – Shun Him Leung* (ICS)
2nd Place Winner – David Zion Chiu (CIS)
3rd Place Winner – Chu Yuan Felix Lee (BHS)

Team Winners
1st Place Team – BHS*
2nd Place Team – ICS*
3rd Place Team – CIS*
Division III


Individual Winners
1st Place Winner – Wang Ip Boris Chan (St. Louis School)
2nd Place Winner – Mishra Prakhar (GSIS)
3rd Place Winner – Madison Wu (HKIS)

Team Winners
1st Place Team – HKIS
2nd Place Team – St. Louis School
3rd Place Team – GSIS
Division IV


Individual Winners
1st Place Winner – Zhenning Li (Singapore International School)
2nd Place Winner – Thanneermalai Kannappan* (West Island School)
3rd Place Winner – Nicholas Woo (CIS)

Team Winners
1st Place Team – Harrow International School Hong Kong
2nd Place Team – ISF*
3rd Place Team – Wah Yan College, Hong Kong


Students name / Schools with * are under TCA coaching

Link to final tournament standings (Division I & II) –
Link to final tournament standings (Division III & IV) –

Congratulations to all place winners! Thank you everyone who participated and hope to see you in our next event, finger-crossed, in over-the-board chess!
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