2019 VCS Summer School

Date Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time 10:00 AM-01:00 PM
Location 312-2083, Alma st., Vancouver (Jericho Shopping Centre)
Format Open to all levels
Сancellation time 24 hours
Organizer Maxim Doroshenko

2019 VCS Summer School


Presented by VCS Principal Maxim Doroshenko (2462 CFC): FIDE Master & 2011 BC Champion


VCS is proud to present our first ever Summer School courses. An intensive yet fun course, this is the perfect opportunity to learn from a master and prepare for the upcoming season of tournaments. Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to keep their skills honed, sharpen their tactics, and broaden their strategic knowledge in this course this summer. 




Rating CMA/CFC

Program dates

(8 sessions)


Fees (Regular)

Fees (sibling discount)


Group #1


July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

10 am – 1 pm




Group #2


10 am – 1 pm




Group #3


10 am – 1 pm




Students will be offered a transfer to higher rated groups if their rating increases over their group’s rating limit during the course of the program. This program is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced players, and is not restricted to VCS students. Students will be grouped based on their rating in order to receive specific training to enhance their tournament performance. This program is intended as an opportunity for all students to maintain their skills over the summer and prepare for upcoming tournaments in the fall season. 



This intensive program provides additional training on top of regular group and private classes. The topics will include but are not limited to:


·       Explanation of general chess rules & specific rules applied in tournaments

·       Time management in chess tournaments (how to use your time wisely for different time control games)

·       Practice games using tournament time controls



Training will be provided in:


·       Opening preparation

·       Tactics exercises

·       Learning different strategic concepts

·       Endgame practice

·       Improving calculation skills


Students will also have the opportunity to play rated games with post-game analysis, a key training method for any tournament preparation. 


Online homework after each session is a key component in this program to ensure that students have opportunities to review what they have learnt. We request the students to complete the homework as mandatory exercises in this program.  Students can work at their own pace and work throughout the week until the next class.  Coaches are available to help if any questions arise. Please remember all the activities are designed to be building blocks to assist students to sharpen their skills and reach their peak performance at the major chess championships.  


Program dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24


Location: Jericho Village Shopping Centre (312-2083, Alma St, Vancouver, BC, V6R4N6)


Sibling discount 20% off for 2nd member or higher in the family. For preparation purposes, no onsite registration is allowed. 


For event photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chessinbc/sets 

Contact: info@vanchess.ca Voicemail: (604)568-3283

# Player Grade School Section Rating CMA
1 Max Bu Grade 3 Chantrell Creek E.S. Intermediate group 848
2 Ewan Zong Grade 2 Trafalgar Elementary School Beginner group 669
3 Cleavon Wang Grade 3 St. George’s School Intermediate group 645
4 felix bian Grade 3 OLPH Intermediate group 642
5 Benson Yuan Grade 5 Jules Quesnel Beginner group 627
6 Bryson Kwong Grade 3 Lord Kitchener E.S. Intermediate group 618
7 Jayden Li Grade 4 Norma Rose Point E.S. Beginner group 616
8 James Guo Grade 1 n/a Beginner group 604
9 NOAH MULLER Grade 2 ST JOHNS SCHOOL Intermediate group 602
10 Jaydon Yuan Grade 1 Jules Quesnel Intermediate group 588
11 Caelan Szeto Grade 3 Vancouver Christian School Beginner group 502
12 Jeffrey Deng Grade K C Beginner group 490
13 Edwin Lui Grade 8 David Thompson S.S. Intermediate group 471
14 FIONAXIANXUAN LI Grade 5 John G. Diefenbaker E.S. Beginner group 471
15 Anthony Wong Grade 5 MAPLE GROVE ELEMANTARY Intermediate group 470
16 Fedor Ibrisim Grade 1 Beginner group 400
17 Declan Carvalho Grade 2 Vancouver College Beginner group 387
18 Andrew Wong Grade 3 MAPLE GROVE ELEMANTARY Intermediate group 376
19 Michael Bai Grade K WPGA Intermediate group 356
20 Tiffany Deng Grade 2 Collingwood Intermediate group 350
21 Alan Hu Grade 2 Lord Kitchener E.S. Beginner group 346
22 YOUJIA YE Grade K Mulgrave Beginner group 330
23 Jesse Guo Grade 1 British International School Shanghai Beginner group 294
24 Ayden Chen Grade 2 Trafalgar Elementary school Beginner group 247