The 25th Kids for Chess Camp
2019 was held 28 & 29 May 2019 at the International Youth Centre in
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Almost a hundred participants took part in this popular Chess camp which
is organised every quarter by the Cheras Chess Academy.
The Chess camp was headed by Fide Trainer & Candidate Master Collin Madhavan who was capably assisted by Fide Instructor Olivia
Madhavan, Fide National Instructor Ms Doris Wong, Fide Instructor
Genkeswaran, Fide Instructor
Kumaressan and a number of very capable chess instructors. The coaches are all very qualified, capable, children friendly, very responsive to the needs of the children and were very resourceful in finding new ways in teaching theory to the young minds.
All teaching material for the Chess Camp were carefully structured to increase the level of knowledge as well as interest in the game.
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. Medals were given out based on their
theory scores and playing performance.
Here are some of the photos that were taken at the Kids for Chess Camp.
The Beginners section
The Higher Intermediate category
Winners of the Beginners section
Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L2) section
Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L1) section
Coach Olivia getting the kids to calm down.
The Senior section
Bob Yap testing one of the players
Former KL state player, Dallas Yap, assists with
one of the positions
Working on a difficult position
Coach Kumaressan on Openings
Coach Doris guiding the kids in with their
Raise your hand if you know the solution
Assessment time over
Bob Yap with the beginners