The Chess Academy Chess Open 2020 (In-person and Online Arena)

The Chess Academy Chess Open 2020 (In-person Arena)

Date: Nov 8 (U7 & U9) and Nov 15 (U11 & U18)
Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Venue: ActiveKids Learning Center – Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, HK
Format: 6 rounds Swiss, G/15, 30 minutes a round

The Chess Academy Chess Open 2020 (Online Arena)

Date: Nov 21, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Section: U7, U9, U11, U18
Format: Masnou style
Time control: 10 minutes + 5 sec

To register, please email player name, D.O.B., School, Grade and lichess ID to

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

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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The Chess Academy – 11th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championship

Although school is out, we are sure that you’d like to participate Individually and represent your school at the 11th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championship.
The Hong Kong Scholastic Championship 2020 (11th Annual)
Date: Aug 2, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Format: 7 rounds Swiss, 10 minutes + 5 seconds 
Registration fee: $200 before Jul 31, $250 after and FREE for all TCA Subscription members (Click here for TCA Subscription membership details.)
To Register,  please send us your Name, School, D.O.B., and Lichess ID to 
For inquiries, please contact us at 34804199/

The Chess Academy – Amazing Chess Club Membership Subscription


The Chess Academy (TCA) is offering a 6-Month Club Membership Subscription plan for Chess Lovers! This offer covers Over 9 Types of Our TCA Programs (Tournaments, Simuls, Grand Master Raffles – details below) at ~50% DISCOUNT plus a FREE PREMIUM Study and Learning pack.
6-Month Subscription plan
(Value of ~$7,900)
For all Benefits and Upcoming Events, please see the flyers below.
For inquiries, please contact us at 34804199 or

Result of The ISF Academy Grand Prix Tournament 2020


First online edition of this ISF tournament, and it was a big success with over 40 students from 15 different schools.  This 5-day Grand Prix competition over one week has offered the perfect opportunity for students to practice, train and have fun playing chess. All the players gave us plenty of exciting moments and beautiful tactics. The pressure of running out of time definitely added to that excitement and there were points in play until literally the last second of every day.  In particular, our ActiveKids The Chess Academy (TCA) students did extremely well – sweeping First Places in all three sections!

Below is the result in each section (Students name with * are under TCA coaching) 

Lower Primary Section:
1st Place – Leung Shun Him (ICS)*
2nd Place – David Zion Chiu (CIS)
3rd Place – Kainos Wong (St. Peter)*


The players in this category showed great fighting spirit and definitely gave us some really fun games to watch. There was a clear winner, Leung Shun Him, who won the tournament almost every day and in a very convincing way too. In second place finished David Zion Chiu. The battles between these two players were memorable and a clear proof of their high level. In third place Kainos Wong (St. Peter – TCA) managed to win one of the competitions with his hyper-aggressive style that made him lose more games than some of the players behind him, but also allowed him to win more games. In 4th place a very solid and creative Lingshen Bu from ISF only lost his matches against the top 2. In 5th place another ISF student, Xiaoyang Wang showed how much he has improved in this first year playing chess competitions and scored some really nice victories even against the winners.


Upper Primary Section:
1st Place – Max Dingwell (GSIS)*
2nd Place – Jacob Lu (SIS)
3rd Place – Jamison Kao (HKIS)Result-of-UP

Max Dingwell dominated this category from the first day and won 3 out of the 5 days. He scored some really hard fought points against the Secondary players and that allowed him to keep his competitor at a safe distance. In second place finished Jacob Lu, who won the second day in a brilliant style defeating everyone (including the Secondary players!). In 3rd place we find Jamison Kao who also won one of the days. He consistently scored points against all his opponents and deserved this place in the top3. In 4th place Michelle Chan, only 1 point behind Jamison but showing a very promising style with many beautiful tactics throughout the tournament. The same could be said about Zhiming Bu, who finished in 5th place and with her attacking style got winning positions against the top rated players.


Secondary Section:
1st place – Thanneermalai Kannappan (West Island)*
2nd place Ben Han (ISF)*
3rd place – Justin (ISF)*

Result-of-SecSome of the best young players in HK gave us 5 days of intense fight and very interesting games. Thanneermalai Kannappan was the clear winner, finishing in 1st place 4 out of 5 days. His battles with Ben Han and Justin Cheng were epic and surely all of them learnt some lessons for the future. In second place finished the aforementioned Ben Han, who couldn’t play a couple of days and that penalized his score. In 3rd place we find Justin Cheng, who couldn’t adjust to the system and found himself playing a lot less games than his rivals. 4th place was for Andrei Lupu, very consistently beating everyone outside the top3 and showing some very creative tactics, and in 5th place Jayden Lam, who scored some great results in some of the days that let him finish above all the other players.


The result of the ISF Academy Grand Prix Tournament 2020 has been posted on , and we will contact the winners directly for the prizes. Thank you once again for your support to The Chess Academy. We hope to see you again in our next Tournament!


The ISF Academy Grand Prix Tournament 2020

Come and join the Online Chess Events this Summer!!

The ISF Academy Grand Prix Tournament 2020

Date: July 6 – 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Platform: (Students need a registered account)
Registration fee: $190 before Jun 30, $330 after Jun 30

To sign up, please email the registration form to or fax to 8143 0070.

Please feel free to contact us for any questions at 3480 4199/




IVY Camps USA The Chess Academy Online Summer Program


Led by TWO resident Grandmasters from Columbia and Spain and a team of highly qualified FIDE coaches, The Chess Academy has developed one of the most comprehensive chess programs in Asia. With our first-rate curriculum and organized tournaments, we not only teach Chess to children, but we also help develop their character!   Chess requires a good understanding of rules, fair competition, learning from mistakes and challenging oneself.  Players will improve on their Problem Solving Skills, as well as their Spatial Reasoning, Memory, Attention Span, Sportsmanship, Respect and Confidence. Chess is a life-long game to enjoy!

Our mission is to:
Build children’s character through chess
Nurture sportsmanship and confidence
Train concentration and good decision making
Encourage students to learn from mistakes

For this summer, we offer the following exciting Online Chess Programs from Jun 15 – Aug 15:


To enroll, please click here.

For more details, please contact us at or