The Beginners program is designed for students with little to no experience with chess. The only requirement is the student should have an interest in exploring the game of chess. By the end of the program, the successful student is expected to play the game independently.
The Novice program is designed for students already know the basic rules of chess, and able to play the game independently. The program aims to increase the confidence of the students by equipping him/her with all the basic tactics. At the end of the program, the student should be looking ahead 1-2 moves. The students should also be able to apply basic checkmate patterns against a lone King.
Students enrolled in the intermediate program should already be comfortable using the basic tactics of en prise, material advantage, forks, pins, skewers, discovery, double check, undermining, and trapping. This program helps a student understand the different objectives during the 3 phases of the game: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. The students will be guided to develop a repertoire of their most comfortable opening moves and develop a systematic plan in the game. The student would also learn how to force a checkmate with the minimum number of pieces against a lone King. Students in the Intermediate program should be competing in divisions B and C in our monthly tournaments.
In addition to the school groups, we offer chess programs throughout the academic year. We have lessons in multiple locations as follows:
Hong Kong Island
25/F Workington Tower, 78 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
2/F, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
25th Floor, Ginza Plaza, 2A Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok (Mong Kok MTR)
Celestial Heights Clubhouse, 11 Celestial Avenue, 80 Sheung Shing Street, Ho Man Tin
Parc Palais Clubhouse, 18 Wylie Road, Yau Ma Tei
The remainder of this page gives a brief overview of the different courses. If you are in doubt as to which course is most appropriate for your child, please contact us at Ben.Chui@ScholasticChess.HK .
Make-up and Refund Policy: Should your child miss any sessions, the credit may be applied to tournament registration fees for events up to and including June 30th, 2020. There are no make-up sessions should your child miss any sessions.
The Novice program is designed for students already know the basic rules of chess, and able to play the game independently. The program aims to increase the confidence of the students by equipping him/her with all the basic tactics. At the end of the program, the student should be looking ahead 1-2 moves. The students should also be able to apply basic checkmate patterns against a lone Kingamd understand all the basic tactics. Students in the Novice program should be competing in divisions D and E in our monthly tournaments.
Students enrolled in the Advance program are required to use notation. They should have an understanding of the different goals in the different phases of a game. The primary goal of this program is to help the students develop a strategic plan, involving the transition between phases of the game. The student will learn the development of a strategic advantage, and then exploiting that advantage to prevail over the endgame. Some advanced tactics will also be discussed in this program. The students will also be introduced to the trade-off of material, space, and time, and to develop an analytical framework to assist in their decision making. Studying past games of grandmasters will be an essential component, as well as review and critique of the students’ past games. Most students in this group are likely to be regular tournament players, and competing in our division A in our monthly tournaments.