National Coaches

SCF Chess Coaches’ Profile

 

Bong Villamayor

  

SCF National Chess Coach

Mr Buenaventura 'Bong' Villamayor
FIDE Trainer (FT), & Grandmaster (GM)
SCF National Trainer Class 1 (NA1)

 Achievements:

      • National Training Director - National Chess Academy of Philippines, 2009
      • Director for Training Development and Programmes in various chess schools
      • Chief of Delegation & Head Coach of Team Philippines in AAG, 2009 (Hue, Vietnam)
      • 7 times Chess Olympian and Asian Team (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008)
      • Singapore National Rapid Chess Championships, 2015 - Champion
      • Penang International Open, 2014 - Champion
      • Subic International Open, 2008 - Champion
      • Philipine International Open, 2008 - 1st Runner Up
      • Coached and developed aspiring talents for more than 25 years, many of which have attained their GM, IM, And FM titles
      • Conducted International and Local Chess Seminars
      • Tournament Director, and Chief Arbiter in local, regional, and international events

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Enrique

  

SCF Chess Coach

Mr Enrique Paciencia
FIDE Trainer (FT), & International Master (IM)
SCF National Trainer Class 1 (NA1)
SCF Tournament Organizer Class 4 (TO4)

 Achievements:

      • Member of the National Squad (Men), 2011 – 2012
      • SCF National Women’s Coach – World Chess Olympiad 2002 Bled (Slovenia)
      • SCF National Coach – 2003 SEA Games Vietnam
      • Board 1 Team Singapore 2008 World Chess Olympiad Dresden (Germany)
      • Commonwealth Chess Champion, 2009
      • Accompanying Chess Coach at local and overseas international events with Singapore representation

 

Polistico

  

SCF Chess Coach

Mr Eliodoro Polistico
FIDE Trainer (FT), 2005
SCF National Trainer Class 2 (NA2)
SCF Tournament Organizer Class 4 (TO4)


Achievements:

      • Inter-Commercial Chess Team (Philippines) Champion, 1978 – 1979
      • Philippines National Junior Chess Championship Finalist 1979 – 1980
      • Armed Forces of the Philippines/Philippine National Police [AFP/PNP] Olympics
      • Gold Medalist 1982-1986, 1992, 1997, 1998
      • 2nd Commanding General Philippine Air Force Cup Chess Tournament 2002 Champion
      • Celebrating Senior and Veterans Chess Challenge (Singapore) 2009 3rd to 6th place
      • Celebrating Seniors and 12th Veterans Chess Championship (Singapore) 2010 Winner - (tied for 1st and 2nd place)
      • Assistant Head Coach, Philippines, 1st Asean Open Chess Championship, Brunei Darussalam 2001. (GM Rogelio Antonio, GM Villamayor, GM Mariano, IM Senador) 2001
      • Chess Trainer in Singapore, 2004-present
      • Chess Courses Trainer, 2004-present
      • Chess Trainer of the National Junior Squad, 2004 – present
      • Team Singapore player (Singapore vs. Malaysia 2009, 2010, 2013)
      • Singapore National Veterans Champion, 2012
      • Singapore National Seniors Champion, 2012
      • Singapore National Veterans Champion, 2014
      • Singapore National Seniors Champion, 2014
      • Hong Bao Grading Chess Tournament Champion (Open category), 2015

 

Thanda

  

SCF Chess Coach

Ms Thanda Aye Win
FIDE Instructor (FI), & Woman FIDE Master (WFM)
SCF National Trainer Class 2 (NA2)
SCF Tournament Organizer Class 4 (TO4)

 
Achievements:

        • Former Myanmar National Champion
        • Represented Myanmar in ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships & SEA Games
        • Chess Trainer in Singapore, 2011 - present
        • Former Chess Trainer of various schools in Singapore (i.e. Nanyang Primary, Crescent Girls' School, Kheng Cheng, etc

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