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
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 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!

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

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

2 pm – 5 pm

$350

$280

2

Group #2

701-1200

2 pm – 5 pm

$350

$280

3

Group #3

1201+

2 pm – 5 pm

$350

$280

 

*Monthly Class tournaments dates are highlighted in red

 

Tournament Format:

 

Schedule

Once per month, 2pm-7pm

Dates

Apr 30, May 28, Jun 18

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 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. 

 

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+ 1540
2 Justin Gao Grade 5 Sir William Osler E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 1424
3 Kaden Zhu Grade 9 Eric Hamber S.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 1405
4 Ryanbole Yu Grade 6 St. George's Group #3 rated 1201+ 1256
5 Colette Eisenberg Grade 6 Crofton House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 1252
6 AryaCyrus Boroomand Grade 6 University Hill E.S. Group #3 rated 1201+ 1248
7 Justin Xu Grade 6 Hamilton Elementry Group #3 rated 1201+ 1217
8 Ethan Lam Grade 7 Cleveland Elementary Group #2 rated 701-1200 1043
9 Ashiana Varma-Vitug Grade 2 York House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 937
10 Armaan Varma-Vitug Grade 4 St. George’s Junior School Group #2 rated 701-1200 880
11 Jayden Li Grade 7 Collingwood School Group #2 rated 701-1200 862
12 Akash Varma-Robb Grade 7 St George's Group #2 rated 701-1200 813
13 Kendra Lee Grade 9 Crofton House School Group #2 rated 701-1200 800
14 DANIEL YANG Grade 2 RICHMOND CS Group #2 rated 701-1200 691
15 Fabien Babineau Grade 6 Lord Selkirk E.S. Group #1 rated below 700 554