Supplementary Training for 35th National Age-Groups Championships

NYPS Chess Club offers our players interested to take part in the 35th National Age-Group Chess Championships a set of supplementary training sessions. All pupils participating in this event are invited to join these sessions, if available and interested. The training starts off this week and continues throughout the first week of the November holidays. The training dates and timings:

12 October (Friday), 2:00 – 4:00 pm
19 October (Friday), 2:00 – 4:00 pm
2 November (Friday), 2:00 – 4:00 pm
9 November (Friday), 2:00 – 4:00 pm

20 November (Tuesday), 9:00 am – 11:00 am
21 November (Wednesday), 9:00 am – 11:00 am
22 November (Thursday), 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The venue for these training sessions: Class 1D (KRC).

Prize Presentation Postponed

Please note that the prize presentation initially scheduled for 17 September 2018 has been postponed to Week 10 for all CCAs (chess included). Consequently, there will not be a prize presentation for our chess club members on Monday, 17 September. We shall update you in due course on this blog.

Nanyang Wins 6 Top Medals @ 59th National Inter-Schools Team Championships

At the end of the 59th National Inter-School Team Chess Championships (4-5 September 2018), Nanyang Primary School won 6 top  prizes at the national level: 1 Gold (Open), 3 Silver (Open U9, Girls U9, Open Girls) and 2 Bronze (Open U9 and Girls U11). Our school also won 5 Gold medals and 4 Silver medals as West Zone prizes. Congratulations to all prize winners! Our chess club  wishes to thank all participating Nanyang players, their parents and teachers for their full support during this competition.

A prize presentation will be held in school on September 17. All prize-winners (national and zonal) are kindly reminded to wear the chess club attire for that day, bring along their medals and trophies for the presentation and meet our teachers at the Meeting Point at 7:10 am on that day.

Full results.

59th NISTCC 2018: Important Updates

All Nanyang players selected to play in the 59th National Inter-School Team Chess Championships (NISTCC) on 4 or 5 September 2018 are reminded of the following:

  • NYPS Chess Club will provide a school bus to the competition venue on both days; please be aware that the bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. sharp; please be at the Meeting Point in NYPS no later than 8:30 a.m.; we do not provide a school bus back to school so please do make arrangements for private transportation at the end of the event.
  • NYPS Chess Club will order and secure lunch for all Nanyang participants on both days
  • Attire: the blue chess club t-shirt (with khaki pants for boys and white skirt for girls) and proper footwear; during the last training session (Thu, 30 August), the club will have on sale the remaining club t-shirts (5$ per piece, mainly smaller sizes left for Lower Primary pupils). A new batch of brand new t-shirts of all sizes will arrive only early next year thus we advise all to use the old t-shirts for now. In case the t-shirt is not usable, please wear the official Nanyang school uniform on that day.
  • Resting area: once we reach the venue, please gather at our resting area (to be secured by teachers) and return there between games for resting and post-game briefings.
  • Team captains: all team captains will be briefed on 30 August during the last training session
  • Team line-ups and pairings: the official lines-ups can be now consulted online (links below); please check below and email us if corrections are necessary.

Open U9
Girls U9
Open U11
Girls U11
Open Girls

59th National Inter-School Teams: Selected Nanyang Players

The 59th National Inter-School Team Chess Championships will be held on 4 and 5 September 2018 at Northland Primary. On behalf of the NYPS Chess Club we are pleased to announce the selected team members for this year’s championship. In addition to those already selected (see section A of the PDF document below), on 23 August there’s a selection trial for a few extra invited players:

Selected NYPS Team Players

All selected players are requested to attend three training sessions (Classroom 1D):

27 August, Monday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Session 1)
28 August, Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Session 2)
30 August, Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Session 3)

Reminder: If any of the selected players is unable to take part in the National Inter-School Team event on 4 and 5 September, please notify us immediately via so we can seek a replacement.

Update (August 23): The results of the extra selection trials sessions are available below.

Trials Results


Congratulations to 2018 Nanyang Chess Challenge Winners!

On 21 July 2108, the 12th Nanyang Chess Challenge 2018 gathered 267 players for all three trials (International Chess, Weiqi and XiangQi) from 40 primary schools. The International Chess section featured 174 players. The Upper Primary section was won by Ng Sheng Feng (Nanyang Primary) and the Lower Primary section was won by Goh Zi Han (Maris Stella High School Primary). The NYPS Chess Club wishes to congratulate all participating players, teachers, parents and our school staff for their efforts.

Upper Primary – Final results
Lower Primary – Final results

Important Reminders: 12th NYPS Chess Challenge 2018

We thank all interested players who signed up for the 12th Nanyang Chess Challenge (21 July).

Starting lists:

Lower Primary

Upper Primary

Some important reminders are listed below:

  • reporting time for the tournament: 8:00-8:15 am (School Hall, Level 3)
  • attire: NYPS chess club t-shirt (with khaki pants for boys and white skirt for girls); proper footwear
  • non-NYPS pupils are recommended to wear school attire or their official chess club t-shirt
  • drink and snacks canteen stalls will be open for lunch on 21 July (lunch time; Muslim stall included)
  • consumption of food and drinks inside classrooms and playing hall is strictly forbidden
  • parking lots inside the school are limited (first-come, first-served) and access is coordinated by our gate security staff
  • the playing hall has air conditioning and available seats for parents/spectators
  • the schedule for 21 July is posted below.

12th Nanyang Chess Challenge: Schedule of Rounds 

8:00 to 8:15 Arrival of players and confirmation of registration
8:15 to 8:30 Various remarks, welcoming speech and arbiter’s briefing
8:30 to 9:30 Round 1
9:30 to 10:30 Round 2
10:30 to 11:30 Round 3
11:30 to 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 to 13:30 Round 4
13:30 to 14:30 Round 5
14:30 to 15:30 Round 6
15:30 to 16:30 Round 7
17:00 to 17:50 Prize Presentation and Group Photograph
17:55 Departure (school close at 18:00)

NY Chess Challenge Update: International Chess Entries

All participants in the 12th Nanyang Chess Challenge (21 July 2018) are recommended to check the entries for International Chess in the Excel document below (Lower and Upper Primary). Corrections are to be emailed to before 17th July. Entries for Weiqi and XiangQi will be posted here shortly as well.

12th NY Challenge Entries International Chess (Updated: 18 July)

Weiqi Section (Updated: 18 July)

Invitation to 12th Nanyang Chess Challenge 2018

NYPS Chess Club is pleased to invite all mind-sport fans in Nanyang Primary to take part in the 12th Nanyang Chess Challenge to be held on 21 July 2018. The event will feature three mind sports: International Chess, Weiqi and Chinese Chess. Interested Nanyang players are requested to register online using the registration form below. Non-Nanyang players are requested to use the registration form below (PDF) and email it to our teacher-in-charge. The deadline for registration is 5 July 2018. 

Invitation to Nanyang Players

Program Details

Update (12 July 2018): The registration for this event is now closed. Starting lists will be uploaded here on July 13. 



Nanyang Bags 7 Top Medals @ 70th NSICC 2018

Nanyang Primary School Chess Club wishes to congratulate all our Nanyang players who took part in the 70th National School Individual Chess Championships (Singapore Expo, 13-14 March 2018). Overall, our pupils won three gold medals and national champion titles (Ng Sheng Feng – Senior Boys, Haw Zi Xuan – Senior Girls, and Leah Rice – Lower Junior Girls), one silver medal (Sun Shilian – Junior Girls) and three bronze medals (Gabriel Wei – Senior Boys, Lauren Rice – Senior Girls, and Aleenta Quek – Junior Girls). Additionally, NYPS won multiple top-10 positions and top West zone prizes. We thank all our participating pupils, parent volunteers and CCA teachers present throughout the competition.

Full results.