Malvern College HK

Starting in September 2018 we provided chess chess instruction to Malvern College Hong Kong in its first year of operation in Hong Kong.

We are very glad to be partner of Malvern College HK for chess instruction because this school is very clear and serious about bringing chess to its students (see this SCMP article: Chess will be a co-curricular activity at Malvern College Hong Kong) and let them reap the various cognitive benefits associated with chess.

We will be teaching chess 5 days per week as after school activity​, 3.00-4.00pm.

Our training focuses on bringing children, whom mostly haven't played chess in any tournament format before, comfortably to play in individual and team tournaments. All our students can join our once per month "End of Month" tournament which is a controlled competition in which players of equal strength play for medals and trophies and learn how to play with a chess clock and time their thinking. 

It was agreed with Mr. Timothy Hall, the person in charge of ECA at Malvern College Hong Kong, to continue chess instruction for TERM 3 via our online classes. Registration is to be done on this site directly after which we will share the registrations with Mr. Hall.

A note of caution: we do not think an online platform is suitable to learn chess from scratch in the age category of Lower Primary. 

We will therefore accept registrations of our existing students of whom we know they know the rules enough to benefit from online classes. Such students could be in Lower Primary. For new registrations we will not be able to accept complete starters unfamiliar with game but anyone who knows the rules can register. If and when applicable we would do an online assessment.

Schedule will be each weekday 3-4pm:

  • Mon (Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15) P1-P3: students we know and/or others who know the rules - no new beginners

  • Tue (Apr 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9, 16) P4-P6

  • Wed ( Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 2, 10, 17) P1-P3: students we know and/or others who know the rules - no new beginners

  • Thu (May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11) P4-P6

  • Fri (May 8, 15, 22, Jun 5, 12) FY1-Remove

Upon registration we will provide you with the details of the Caissa online format for which we use Zoom (instruction) and Lichess (playing games and training). 

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