♟THE CHESS ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE (Aug 21,28,29, Sept 3)♟

Come learn from Grand Master Andres and International Master Carlo about our NEW & EXCITING Chess Coaching Scheme to develop life-long chess skills.

It will be A FUN Day of Chess for Total Beginners to Expert Level players.

Date: Aug 21,27, 28, Sep 3
Sections: S1 – 3:00 – 4:00pm; S2 – 4:00 – 5:00pm, S3 – 5:00 – 6:00pm

Activities include:
♟ Lecture & Assessment
♟ Mini Tournaments
♟ Simul with GM/IM
♟ Parents Info Sessions

All Parents and Children are WELCOME to join for FREE!
Adult assessments are also available.

Space is limited! Please RSVP Today!
Scan QR Code & Register Online
By Email: info@activekidshk.com
By Phone: 34804199
By Whatsapp: 91787376

For more details, please contact us at 34804199 or info@activekidshk.com

Results of TCA Hong Kong Scholastic Championship 2022

The Chess Academy (TCA) has recently organized The 12th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championship on June 26th at the iMusic Academy – a special event to finish off this School Year.  The tournament included 5 exciting rounds governed by the Swiss system. This TCA Scholastic Championship was a true success with over 40 schools and close 100 students participating across four Divisions. 

Here is an overview of the results.


Age 5 winner: Chan, Arthur (RCHK)
Age 6 winner: Chu, Lai Yin Quentin (St. Catherine’s International Kindergarten)
Age 7 winner: Lundberg, Jonathan (ICHK)
Age 8 winner: Wong, Patrick (Kennedy)
Age 9 winner: Yueh, Kevin Hoi Fung (Tsung Tsin Primary School and Kindergarten)
Age 10 winner: Tsang, Aldrik (NAIS)
Age 11 winner: Chan, Adrian (RCHK)
Age 12 winner: Wong, Chee See Aaden (GSIS)
Age 14 winner: Law, Wing Hin Alvin (West Island School)
Age 15 winner: Ip, Thomas (Shatin College)
Age 17 winner: Liu, Pak (KGV)
Age 18 winner: To, Ka Tsun (Wah Yan College, HK)

Division 1 – https://chess-results.com/tnr651589.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=5
The Division 1 with 6 players under the age of 6 years old. The general winner of this category was Ao, King Chee (4,5 points out of 5), beating Quentin Chu, Arthur Chan, Charles Ke and Arjun Kumar and having a draw against Luke Cai, saving a very difficult position for the champion. The second place was for Charles Ke (4 points), only losing against the Division’s winner and defeating the other players, and the third one was for Cai Zian Luke (3,5) who only lost against the runner-up Charles and tied against the champion Chee.

Individual Winners:
1st Place Winner – Ao, King Chee (HK Ling Liang Church Kindergarten)
2nd Place Winner – Ke, Charles (ISF)
3rd Place Winner – Cai, Zian Luke (YCIS)

School Team:
1st Place Team – HK Ling Liang Church Kindergarten
2nd Place Team – ISF
3rd Place Team – YCIS

Division 2 – https://chess-results.com/tnr651588.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=5
The Division 2 winner was Ao Lok Chee (4.5), with 4 wins and a draw, beating Santhosh Abhinav (W.O.) in the first round, Dennis Theodore Tie in the second, Wong Hoi Cheung in the third and Patrick Wong in the fifth. The only draw was against Yueh Kevin Hoi Fung, in round 4 of the tournament. The second position was reached by Zachary Liu, having a very strong fight with 4 other players who finished with 4 points but having a better rating in the tiebreakers, leaving Wong Hoi Cheung in third place.                            

Individual Winners:
1st Place Winner – Ao, Lok Chee (HKUGAPS)
2nd Place Winner – Liu, Zachary (Singapore International School)
3nd Place Winner – Wong, Hoi Cheung (HHCKLA Buddhist Wisdom Primary School)
4th Place Winner – Wang, Zun Kui Randy (Kiangsu & Chekiang Primary School)
5th Place Winner – Song, Sichen Jeremy (Singapore International School)
6th Place Winner – Ellison, Colt (Chiu Sheung school)
Female Champion – Wong, Hei Lam (Pui Ching)

School Team:
1st Place Team – Singapore International School  
2nd Place Team – BHS
3rd Place Team – GSIS

Division 3 – https://chess-results.com/tnr651587.aspx?lan=1
The top ranked in Division 3 responded to his favoritism, placing in the top three positions in the same order of their rating: champion Chan Pui Yin Brandon (1,356 rating and 4.5 points), second place to Julian Wang (1,353 and 4 pts.) and to third place Su Bo Ruei Marcus (Elo 1056 and 4 pts.). Another 4 players reached 4 points, demonstrating the balanced level of the category. The three on the podium finished undefeated: the champion, Brandon, only lost half a point to the second, Julian.                  

Individual Winners:
1st Place Winner – Chan, Pui Yin Brandon (NAIS)
2nd Place Winner – Wang, Julian (Singapore International School)
3nd Place Winner – Su, Bu Ruei Marcus (Island School)
4th Place Winner – Tsang, Jasper (Shrewsbury International School)
5th Place Winner – Wong, Kainos (CAIS)
6th Place Winner – Xu, Anlan (RCHK)
Female Champion – Chen, Renee (CDNIS)

School Team:
1st Place Team – NAIS
2nd Place Team – RCHK
3rd Place Team – GSIS

Division 4 – https://chess-results.com/tnr651586.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=5

The number 3 ranked in the initial list, Guo Bo Kai Owen, was the winner of Division 4, being the only one of all the categories to win all 5 games in dispute: he beat, in his order, Gerard Lee, Law Wing Hin Alvin, To Ka Tsun, Wong Adrian Kwan Yui and Wong Chi Fung David.                     

Individual Winners:
1st Place Winner – Guo, Bo Kai Owen (GSIS)
2nd Place Winner – Wong, Adrian Kwan Yui (Cheung Chuk Shan College)
3nd Place Winner – Wong, Chi Fung David (Wah Yan College HK)

School Team:
1st Place Team – Wah Yan College
2nd Place Team – GSIS
3rd Place Team – Cheng Chuk Shan College & Shatin College

*Students / Schools under TCA coaching

We hope to meet all players again in the near future. Last but not least, don’t miss the chance to sharpen your skills in chess with our High Caliber TCA Team at ActiveKids Summer Camps 2022, there are camps for players from beginner to Experienced to Advanced levels!

www.ActiveKidsHk.com
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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