Date Saturday, January 15, 2022
Time 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Location Online
Format Open to all levels
Сancellation time 24 hours
Organizer Maxim Doroshenko
Notes

National/ Provincial championships training program

全国/级象棋锦标赛训营

 

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

 

VCS is pleased to offer our National training program again this Winter. Taught by multiple past Canadian Champions, these coaches know the level of dedication and training material required to reach the top levels of competition. Students will learn opening repertoire tailed to their individual playing style, practise endgame technique, and

study master games. This program is suitable for all levels and ages of players. Students will be grouped according to ability so whether students are competing at the national level or just want to improve their chess, this is an excellent opportunity for all.

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

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

GROUPS

#

Groups

Rating CMA/CFC

Fall term dates

(10 sessions)

Time

Fees (Regular)

Fees (2021 Team BC members)

1

Group #1

below 700

Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5

2 pm – 5 pm

$280

$224

2

Group #2

701-1200

2 pm – 5 pm

$280

$224

3

Group #3

1201+

2 pm – 5 pm

$280

$224

 

*Monthly Class tournaments dates are highlighted in red

 

Tournament Format:

 

Schedule

Once per month, 2pm-7pm

Dates

Jan 29, Feb 26

Eligibility

All players enrolled in the NPP are required to participate

Registration

None required. Registration is included in NPP registration.

Rounds

5 rounds swiss

Time Control

G25

Prizes

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.   

 

COURSE MATERIAL

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

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.   

PROGRAM LOGISTICS

3 Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

 

2022 Winter term dates: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5 (8 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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chessinbc/sets 

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

# Player Grade School Section Rating CMA
1 Kaiqi Qin Grade 9 University Hill S.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 1506
2 Kaden Zhu Grade 9 Eric Hamber S.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 1405
3 Jesse Law Grade 3 Choice School Group #3 rated 1201+ 1219
4 James Hong Grade 4 WPGA Group #2 rated 701-1200 1074
5 Colette Eisenberg Grade 6 Crofton House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 1040
6 Oliver Freeman Grade 5 Delta Christian School Group #2 rated 701-1200 1001
7 Linden Leung Grade 3 Brentwood Park E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 908
8 Kendra Lee Grade 9 Crofton House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 900
9 Jayden Li Grade 7 Norma Rose Point E.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 886
10 Ken Yao Grade 8 J.N. Burnett S.S. Group #2 rated 701-1200 783
11 Alexander Ward Grade 5 Lord Beaconsfield Elementary Group #2 rated 701-1200 731
12 Armaan Varma-Vitug Grade 4 St George's School Group #2 rated 701-1200 699
13 Lucas Chen Grade 4 Brockton Group #1 rated below 700 692
14 Brian Jiang Grade 4 Norma Rose Point E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 661
15 Ashiana Varma-Vitug Grade 2 York House Group #1 rated below 700 632
16 Raphael Ng Grade 9 Richmond Christian School Group #1 rated below 700 586
17 Lucas Han Grade 2 st.john's Group #2 rated 701-1200 546
18 Max Liao Grade 2 st johns Group #1 rated below 700 511
19 Jeremy Ellithorpe Grade 7 Tecumseh Group #2 rated 701-1200 499
20 Sky Chung Grade 5 W.D. Ferris E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 454
21 Xinming Li Grade 3 Shaughnessy E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 408