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

Date Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Location Online
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 very happy to be running our popular National Preparation Program (NPP) again this Fall, this time online via Zoom. This program is run by previous National Champions who know what it takes to reach success at the highest levels. An intensive yet fun course, students of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate. While titled National Preparation, this program is suitable for all students who are looking to add to their weekly chess class with supplemental training, get ahead of their peers and increase their rating quickly.


NPP Fall 2020 Program

This Fall's online program will consist of a weekly lesson via Zoom, and homework submitted to students' accounts. Topics to be covered include Opening Repertoire, Endgame Technique, Tactics and Positional Strategy. There will also be a monthly class tournament played online, in which all NPP students are automatically registered. This gives students an excellent opportunity to increase their rating for promotion to the next level in their group class.

This course always fills up quickly so register now to save your spot!







Rating CMA/CFC

Fall term dates

(10 sessions)


Fees (Regular)

Fees (2019 Team BC members)


Group #1

below 700

Sep 26, Oct 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5

2 pm – 5 pm




Group #2


2 pm – 5 pm




Group #3


2 pm – 5 pm




*Monthly Class tournaments dates are highlighted in red


Tournament Format:



Once per month, 2pm-7pm


Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5


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


2020 Fall term dates: Sep 26, Oct 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 (10 sessions)


Location: Online


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


For event photos: 

Contact: Voicemail: (604)568-3283

# Player Grade School Section Rating CMA
1 Wesley Russell Grade 4 St. John's Group #1 rated below 700 1266
2 Ethan Li Grade 4 St George's school Group #2 rated 701-1200 933
3 Patrick Steel Grade 6 Norma Rose Point E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 831
4 Shuyou Wen Grade 5 General Gordon E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 804
5 James Hong Grade 3 OLPH Group #2 rated 701-1200 800
6 Steven Chang Grade 2 St. George's Jr. Group #1 rated below 700 666
7 James Guo Grade 4 shanghai English international school Group #1 rated below 700 661
8 YOUJIA YE Grade 1 St.George’s Jr. Group #1 rated below 700 640
9 Tianbao Wang Grade 4 Queen Mary E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 631
10 Alexander Ward Grade K Lord Beaconsfield Elementary Group #1 rated below 700 617