All About Weiqi and Chess

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which would you pick?

Chess
48
59%
Weiqi
33
41%
 
Total votes: 81

zac's mum
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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by zac's mum » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:40 pm

pumpkin_pie wrote:Oh, upon reading the registration form, it mentioned under eligibility that a child needs a valid FIDE ID. This is something like a rating? How to get this?
Apply to SCF. But it needs to be together when joining a FIDE-rated competition. So it’s a chicken & egg thing.
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/traini ... pplication

Just go to SCF for their free assessment & the coaches can advise him after that:
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/compon ... t-Schedule

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by pumpkin_pie » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm

I see. So he needs to play for a competition to get a ranking. But so which competitions accepts a child without a ranking?
He does know about timings but has never played formally before. Have you tried Power chess before?

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by pumpkin_pie » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:49 pm

zac's mum wrote:
pumpkin_pie wrote:Oh, upon reading the registration form, it mentioned under eligibility that a child needs a valid FIDE ID. This is something like a rating? How to get this?
Apply to SCF. But it needs to be together when joining a FIDE-rated competition. So it’s a chicken & egg thing.
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/traini ... pplication

Just go to SCF for their free assessment & the coaches can advise him after that:
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/compon ... t-Schedule
Thanks for the info! I am always one step behind your messages. haha!

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by viji » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:37 pm

Hi,
To apply for the FIDE - ID you need to check the following link:
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/traini ... pplication
but going for the free assessment is not mandatory.

The next upcoming FIDE rated tournament will be the 4th SG Amateur Chess Competition
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/events ... nship-2018

To know more about how FIDE rating
https://legendchess.com/when-does-your- ... ng-starts/

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by zac's mum » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:41 am

pumpkin_pie wrote:I see. So he needs to play for a competition to get a ranking. But so which competitions accepts a child without a ranking?
He does know about timings but has never played formally before. Have you tried Power chess before?
Hi pumpkin_pie, I have sent u a PM about Power Chess.


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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by Vanz » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:22 am

viji wrote:Hi,
To apply for the FIDE - ID you need to check the following link:
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/traini ... pplication
but going for the free assessment is not mandatory.

The next upcoming FIDE rated tournament will be the 4th SG Amateur Chess Competition
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/events ... nship-2018

To know more about how FIDE rating
https://legendchess.com/when-does-your- ... ng-starts/
Thank you for sharing this info. Good thing I checked it here first. :smile:

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by zac's mum » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:35 pm

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ ... e-children

“......
Dixon is part of an informal chess club that plays at the Sports Hub Library in Kallang on Sundays.
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It is the work of a group of enthusiastic chess parents, who started out last June with eight children playing in the cramped office of one mother, Madam Esther Koh, 41, a business development manager.

Today, the group has over 100 members on messaging service WhatsApp, with about 30 to 40 players turning up for sessions, which are held from 2pm to 5pm in a room in the Sports Hub Library. The room is provided free of charge.
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Madhav Agarwal, nine, is another young player - he comes from a chess-loving family and started playing at the tender age of two. Although Madhav already takes lessons from a private coach, he loves the casual Sunday sessions at the Sports Hub Library so much that his mother, Mrs Aarti Agarwal, 37, the managing director of a sales and marketing firm, approached community clubs in the western part of Singapore - where they live - to provide free space for a chess group. Her efforts paid off when Nanyang Community Club in Jurong West launched a chess club last month.
......”

The article was published in year 2016. Does anyone here know whether this informal club is still meeting at Sports Hub Library on Sundays 2-5pm?

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by Chew88 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:36 am

As far as i am aware of, there is no more chess gathering at sports hub.

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by zac's mum » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:29 am

We just finished attending the 71st National Schools Individual Chess Championships 2019. Don’t need rating to join. Can just sign up either through your kid’s school, or submit the form at Singapore Chess Federation.

It was our first time joining an official Chess competition. We were going in almost blind and had to ask plenty of people for help. It is hard to find people who are willing to share information in the Chess community. Not every school is bothered to help their own students either. But don’t let that deter you.

I found this website very useful when preparing for the first comp: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/basic-r ... ess-611550

And there are Chess timer apps that you can install on your phone to practice/simulate the competition conditions as well.

PM me if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help.

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Re: All About Weiqi and Chess

Post by Blissedsher » Sun May 12, 2019 9:45 pm

Anyone here can provide info on SCF . Is it good to learn chess there?

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