10th Nanyang Chess Challenge 2016 (22 Jul 2016 to 23 Jul 2016)

International Chess Day Camp-cum-Challenge for Advanced Players

Nanyang Primary School, 52 King's Road, 268097 (School Hall & Gallery)

22 and 23 July 2016 (Friday and Saturday)

The programme is tailored for advanced level learners (Upper Primary - P3-P6) to equip children with the psychological and strategic skills needed for high level competitive chess. The programme will also highlight the importance of character and traits of a good chess player. The camp is meant to combine theoretical knowledge, psychological & character building, with fun chess practice This year's workshop is dedicated Nanyang Chess Club's 10th edition of its chess challenge. This year's edition will also include a Weiqi and a Chinese Chess tournament.

Guest Trainers and Masters
The training will be conducted by three experienced international masters and grandmasters invited by NYPS. Additionally, a special guest will offer a 15-board simultaneous exhibition with clocks to a selected team of players from Nanyang and other schools.

Tournament Details
7-round Swiss system individual event; 25 minutes per player; recording of moves is optional; players not recording shall have no right of claim in a dispute. In case of ties, WP, SB and PS shall be used in this order; Zero-Start shall apply.


  • top-10 trophies for Boys, top-10 trophies for Girls for Lower and Upper Primary sections
  • Two fair-play medals for the ost sportive competitors for each school
  • Top-3 trophies for best schools (based on the cumulated scores of the top 5 players from the same school in the final standings).

There are no charges for the Iternational Chess Day Camp-cum-Challenge. Howeverall participants could purchase food and refreshment from the school canteen. There is a cap of maximum of 7 participants for each invited school.

NYPS Commitment
Nanyang Primary will sponsor the cost of running the competition, training fees, usage of training and playing venue and assures proper conditions for learning and competition.

Participating Schools' Commitment

  1. Make known to pupils the rules of the competition

  2. Appoint a teacher chaperone for each school team

  3. Each school could sign-up a maximum of 7 players

  4. All pupils will wear the school's attire throughout the workshop

  5. Monitor the welfare and discipline of their school pupils

  6. Diligently conduct an individual feedback form for each of the pupils from their school using a simple form provided by NYPS and return these forms to the NYPS teachers.

Registration & Deadline
Please fill in the attached registration form and submit it via mail or fax by 20 July 2016.

Programme Details

A) Day One (Friday, 22 July 2016)

School Gallery

14:00 Registration & Welcome: VIP Opening Speech
14:15 Special Lecture: A Brief History of Chess in Nanyang Primary
15:30 Training Sesson (1): Puzzle Solving Contest (warmup session)
16:15 Break (15 minutes)
16:30 Training Session (2): Masterclass Session (Victor Korchnoi's Best Games)
17:30 Conclusions & Departure

Interaction Room

14:30 15-board simultaneous exhibition with clocks by IM Tin Jingyao
17:30 Conclusions & Departure

B) Day Two (Saturday, 23 July 2016)

School Hall (10th Chess Challenge, Weiqi and Chinese Chess tournaments)

08:00 Arrival of players; confirmation of registration & arbiter's briefing
08:30 Brief Speech by VIP/School Principal
09:30 Round 1
10:30 Round 2
11:30 Round 3
12:20 Lunch Break
13:00 Round 4
14:00 Round 5
15:00 Round 6
16:00 Round 7
17:15 Prize Presentation & Group Photo
17:45 Departure


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