(Collin Madhavan FT)
The 21st Kids for Chess Camp 2017 took place on 8 & 9 June at the International
Youth Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. More than a
hundred participants took part in the bi-annual Chess camp which was
organised by the Cheras Chess Academy.
Chess camp was headed by Fide Trainer Collin
Madhavan FT CM IA who was capably assisted by Fide
Instructor Olivia Madhavan, Fide National
Instructor Ms Doris Wong, Fide National Instructor Bob Yap, Fide National
Instructor Genkeswaran, Fide National Instructor Kumaressan, veteran
player/coach Eddy Kwan and a number of very capable chess instructors. The coaches were
qualified, children friendly, very responsive to their
needs and were very resourceful in finding new ways in teaching theory to the
Coach Olivia showing the kids that tactics can look
material for the Chess Camp were carefully structured to increase the level of
knowledge as well as interest in the game. The Camp had 5 levels of Chess (based
on playing strength & theory). All
participants received their chess notes and certificate of participation. Apart
from theory in the opening, middle-game and endgame, the camp also had special
sparring sessions for all levels along with 9 separate training tournaments for
the different categories where medals were given out the respective
more photos from the Chess Camp.
Erin (left) fighting it out against Kim Cheung
Selangor state player Syafa'a Mawaddah (left) and
Close supervision: Eddy showing the children the proper
handling of the opening
Darren: The picture of concentration.
Ea Son makes time for the camera.
The ever shy Bok Siong (right)
Syuen (left) and Roger
Zyanne (left) and Roshan beside her.
Kim Cheung (centre) shows older brother Kim Soon
how it's done while Evan looks on.
Coach Genkes (left) and Eddy during question time.
Qing Lin (left) playing against Tisya. Keeishoor.
Former Selangor state player Maahendar (left)
Participants from the Lower Intermediate (L2) section
Looking sharp kids!!!
Ze Shan (left) grimaces as he sees his move being
while Chithraleka is all smiles.
Coach Kumaressan explaining about sacrifices
Participants in the Beginners category
Participants from the Higher Intermediate section
Some personal time with the kids
Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L1) training
Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L2) training
Winners of the Higher Intermediate training
Winners of the Beginners training tournament