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

Date Saturday, April 17, 2021
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 Spring, 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 Spring 2021 Program

This Spring'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

Spring term dates

(10 sessions)


Fees (Regular)

Fees (2019 Team BC members)


Group #1

below 700

Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5, 12, 19

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


Apr 24, May 8, Jun 19


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


2021 Spring term dates: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5, 12, 19 (10 sessions)


Location: Online


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 Wesley Russell Grade 5 St. John's Group #3 rated 1201+ 1394
2 AryaCyrus Boroomand Grade 5 University Hill E.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 1293
3 Christian Grecu Grade 5 Hope Lutheran E.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 1274
4 Ryan Golchin Grade 4 Carisbrooke E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 1196
5 Jamie Watt Grade 5 St. John's Group #2 rated 701-1200 1099
6 Henry Fan Grade 3 West Point Grey Ac. Group #2 rated 701-1200 1035
7 Forrest Zhu Grade 2 Trafalgar E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 1029
8 Eric Miao Grade 5 West Point Grey Academy Group #2 rated 701-1200 907
9 James Hong Grade 3 OLPH Group #2 rated 701-1200 864
10 Coen Holmgren Grade 4 Deep Cove E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 797
11 Jasper Zhang Grade 2 Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Group #1 rated below 700 764
12 Jerry Zhang Grade 6 white rock elementary Group #1 rated below 700 760
13 Jeffrey Deng Grade 1 Collingwood School Group #1 rated below 700 748
14 Armaan Varma-Vitug Grade 3 St George's School Group #1 rated below 700 731
15 Alexander Qiu Grade 7 James McKinney E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 707
16 Akash Varma-Robb Grade 6 Montessori Group #1 rated below 700 623
17 Ashiana Varma-Vitug Grade 1 York House Group #1 rated below 700 576
18 Daniel Li Grade 3 RCS Group #1 rated below 700 505
19 Samuel Zhang Grade 3 Kerrisdale E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 505
20 Jeffrey Wang Grade 2 St.Paul School Group #1 rated below 700 462
21 Tiger Wang Grade 2 Henry Anderson E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 418
22 William Wen Grade 5 Pinetree Way Elementary (Coquitlam) Group #1 rated below 700 415
23 Rohan Varma-Robb Grade 5 Montessori Group #1 rated below 700 387
24 Mia Li Grade 1 RCS Group #1 rated below 700 295