National/Provincial championships training program 全国/省级象棋锦标赛集训营

Date Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time 02:00 PM-06:00 PM
Location 312-2083, Alma st., Vancouver (Jericho Shopping Centre)
Format Open to all levels
Сancellation time 24 hours
Organizer Maxim Doroshenko

National/ Provincial championships training program



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


VCS is proud to present our National and Provincial Championship training program once again. This program is run by previous National Champions who know what it takes to reach to top at the highest levels. An intensive yet fun course, this is perfect opportunity to learn from top players and prepare for the upcoming championships. Space is limited – sign up now!


NPP Fall 2019 Program

Our 2019 Fall NPP program will follow the well-received 2018 Fall format. As well as the weekly intensive training sessions, this year’s NPP will also comprise of a monthly class tournament in which all NPP students are automatically registered. This tournament will fill the gap the NPP currently has by providing participants critical tournament experience with competition format time controls. In addition to tournament experience, professional coaches will be available during each tournament to analyze players’ games, a critical component to better chess. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 players.

All players are highly encouraged to join this program – our national champion coaches are highly experienced in coaching all levels of chess and know how to train in order to attain high-level tournament success. 






Rating CMA/CFC

Fall term dates

(11 sessions)


Fees (Regular)

Fees (2019 Team BC members)


Group #1

below 700

Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, Dec 14

2 pm – 5 pm




Group #2


2 pm – 5 pm




Group #3


2 pm – 6 pm




*Monthly Class tournaments dates are highlighted in red


Tournament Format:



Once per month, 2pm-7pm


Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 14


All players enrolled in the NPP are required to participate


None required. Registration is included in NPP registration.


5 rounds swiss

Time Control



Trophies for top 3 players in each class


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 intended to prepare students for the regional, provincial and national chess championships.  It is open to all levels, from Intermediate to advanced players, and is not restricted to VCS students. Students will be grouped based on their rating, and will receive specific training to enhance their tournament performance. Students can set their goals to participate in Regional, Provincial, National or any combination of these.   



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 the Provincial/National championships

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

·       Practice games using the same time control as Provincial/National championships 



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 the participants 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 through the weeks until the next workshop.  Coaches are available to help if any questions arise. Please remember all the activities are designed to be building blocks to assist students to reach their peak performance at the major chess championships.   



3 Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring


2019 Fall term dates: Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, Dec 14


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. 


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Contact: Voicemail: (604)568-3283

# Player Grade School Section Rating CMA
1 Ryanbole Yu Grade 3 St. George's Group #1 rated below 700 1288
2 Wesley Russell Grade 3 St. John's Group #2 rated 701-1200 1221
3 Nicholas Wu Grade 2 R.C. Talmey E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 1195
4 Nathan Yang Grade 2 Vancouver Montessori School Group #2 rated 701-1200 1070
5 Tom Chen Grade 4 St. John's Group #1 rated below 700 1032
6 Colette Eisenberg Grade 4 Pacific Spirit School Group #2 rated 701-1200 990
7 Kendra Lee Grade 7 Crofton House School Group #1 rated below 700 925
8 Howard Wang Grade 4 Vancouver Christian School Group #2 rated 701-1200 925
9 Mark Sanda Grade 9 PMSS Group #1 rated below 700 857
10 Max Bu Grade 4 Chantrell Creek E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 848
11 ethan low Grade 1 Van Horne Group #1 rated below 700 841
12 Hanson Qin Grade 7 Moscrop Secondary Group #1 rated below 700 833
13 Dorsa Shaeri Grade 4 Ridgeview E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 797
14 Micah Chow Grade 4 Vancouver Christian School Group #1 rated below 700 788
15 JustinJiaHao Li Grade 3 Meadowridge Group #2 rated 701-1200 769
16 Ruijia Yu Grade 3 Meadowridge Group #1 rated below 700 737
17 James Hong Grade 2 OLPH Group #1 rated below 700 726
18 GRADY LUM Grade 5 generl wolfe e.s. Group #1 rated below 700 722
19 Sophie Qin Grade 5 York House Group #1 rated below 700 707
20 Steven Chang Grade 1 St. George's Jr. Group #1 rated below 700 649
21 Eric Nakamura Grade 5 Quilchena E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 591
22 Jeffrey Deng Grade K C Group #1 rated below 700 490
23 QIKUN JIA Grade K Richmond Group #1 rated below 700 222
24 Eaton Li Grade 4 Corpus Christi Group #1 rated below 700 0