Date Saturday, April 16, 2022
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 pleased to offer our National training program again this Spring. 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!





Rating CMA/CFC

Fall term dates

(10 sessions)


Fees (Regular)

Fees (2021 Team BC members)


Group #1

below 700

Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11, 18

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 30, May 28, Jun 18


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


2022 Spring term dates: Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11, 18 (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 Kaiqi Qin Grade 9 University Hill S.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 2094
2 Justin Gao Grade 5 Sir William Osler E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 1565
3 Kaden Zhu Grade 9 Eric Hamber S.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 1445
4 Justin Xu Grade 6 Hamilton Elementry Group #3 rated 1201+ 1391
5 AryaCyrus Boroomand Grade 6 University Hill Secondary Group #3 rated 1201+ 1255
6 Ryanbole Yu Grade 6 St. George's Group #3 rated 1201+ 1222
7 Colette Eisenberg Grade 6 Crofton House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 1164
8 Ethan Lam Grade 7 Cleveland Elementary Group #2 rated 701-1200 1043
9 Akash Varma-Robb Grade 7 St George's Group #2 rated 701-1200 1035
10 Ashiana Varma-Vitug Grade 2 York House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 853
11 Jayden Li Grade 7 Collingwood School Group #2 rated 701-1200 850
12 Kendra Lee Grade 9 Crofton House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 800
13 Armaan Varma-Vitug Grade 4 St. George’s Junior School Group #2 rated 701-1200 710
14 DANIEL YANG Grade 2 RICHMOND CS Group #2 rated 701-1200 681
15 Fabien Babineau Grade 6 Lord Selkirk E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 554