13th Nanyang Chess Challenge

The 13th Nanyang Chess Challenge tournament will take place on Saturday, 27 July 2019. Details of the event and the registration form have been mailed to pupils and parents via the SNAC platform.

NYPS Wins 3 Top Medals @ 71st National Individuals School Championships

On 20-22 March 2019, 49 Nanyang players took part in the 71st National School Individual Chess Championships held at Northland Primary. At national level, our players won three top medals:

Aleenta Quek (Gold, Girls U10)
Rice Lauren (Silver, Girls U12)
Liew Tze Hsien (Silver, Open U10)

Nanyang players also won the following top-20 positions nationally:

Jacob Wee (6th, Open U8)
Kayden Lim (19th, Open U8)
Liow Xier Gia (4th, Girls U8)
Gelise Ong (5th, Girls U8)
Claire Chen (8th, Girls U8)
Zachary Chia (14th, Open U10)
Tey Eden (19th, Open U10)
Rice Leah (4th, Girls U10)
Alyssa Tan (13th, Girls U10)
Zou Chengyu (15th, Girls U10)
Sun Shilian (5th, Girls U12)
Liew Tze Chi (9th, Girls U12)
Justin Liu (14th, Open U12)
Lim Kai Jun (16th, Open U12)

All the above also won top-10 West Zone prizes. Other West Zone prize-winners included the following: Valerie Loo (7th, Girls U12), April Loo (9th, Girls U10), Klaus Yeo (5th, Open U10), Marcel Neo (6th, Open U10), Matthew Quek (9th, Open U10), Er Wen Chen (10th, Open U10),  Sun Shixuan (8th, Girls U8), Amanda Ho (10th, Girls U8), Ngiam Li You (5th, Open U8), Marius Neo (6th, Open U8), Sun Yizhou (10th, Open U8). We congratulate all the participating players, their parents, trainers and Nanyang teachers for their full support throughout the competition!

Full results.

Guidelines for 71st National Schools Individuals

All Nanyang Primary School pupils heading to play in the 71st National School Individual Chess Championships 2018 (20-22 March 2019) are kindly reminded of the following:
  • Competition dates: 20, 21 and 22 March (depending on age category)
  • Venue: Northland Primary School, 15 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769026
  • Starting time: 8:00 am; Please be there no later than 7:20 am
  • All participants are required to bring their Student ID for verification purposes
  • Attire: NYPS Chess Club T-Shirt or school attire and footwear (khaki shorts for boys and white skirt for girls)
  • System of play: 9 rounds; 15-minute + 10 seconds increment per player
  • All players to pay careful attention to the “Code of Conduct” and safety information provided by organizers (Singapore Chess Federation and Northland)
  • Please check the starting lists and email corrections to the Singapore Chess Federation
  • Our school will not provide transportation or lunch for this individual event. Please make the necessary arrangements. The school canteen in Northland Primary will be open throughout the event (food and drinks stalls)
  • Our Nanyang CCA teachers will be present throughout the competition. We encourage all our pupils to approach them immediately if they need help and/or technical assistance.

NYPS Wins 7 Top Medals @ the 35th National Age-Group Championships

Between 27 and 30 December 2018, elite Nanyang Chess Club players took part in Singapore’s 35th National Age-Group Chess Championships, a classical chess competition gathering 586 pupils and students from 12 countries. Our Nanyang pupils won seven top medals (3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze) at their respective age categories: Alyssa Tan (Bronze, Girls U8), Aleenta Quek (Gold, Girls U9), Sun Shilian (Bronze, Girls U10), Rice Lauren (Gold, Girls U11), Haw Zi Xuan (Silver, Girls U12); Liew Tze Hsien (Silver, Boys U8), Ng Sheng Feng (Gold, Boys U12).

Many other top Nanyang pupils finished in the top 10: Giselle Ong (5th, Girls U8), Rice Leah (6th, Girls U8), Vanessa Choy (7th, Girls U9), Avril Lim (10th, Girls U9), Liew Tze Chi (6th, Girls U10), Valerie Loo (4th, Girls U11), Mischa Neo (6th, Girls U11), Zou Qixuan (7th, Girls U11); Marcel Neo (6th, Boys U9) and Gabriel Wei (4th, Boys U11).

Our Club wishes to congratulate all our players, parents and school teachers.

Full results.

Elite Teams Training (Tuesday Session)

Beginning with 2019, in addition to the CCA sessions on Thursday and Friday, the NYPS Chess Club offers a regular training session on Tuesdays for members of the 2018 school teams. The key details are offered below:

Venue: Classroom 1D (Level 2, KRC)
Training Dates (Term 1/2019): 15, 22, 29 January; 12, 19, 26 February; 5, 12, 26 March.
Timing: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Prize Presentation Notice (14 November)

prize presentation for 59th National Inter-School Team Chess Championships (4-5 September 2018) will be held in school on Wednesday, November 14. 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.

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
8 November (Thursday), 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).

Updated:  November 1, 2018.

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.