We welcome everybody back and we look forward to season 2014-15 which promises to become action packed with chess activities.
In addition to our Saturday club competition in Discovery Bay we will be organizing 10 tournaments spread out over the season covering one weekend day blitz and rapid events as well as 7 rounds standard chess tournaments spread out over 7 weeks. For youth, Grand Prix points can be earned which will entitle the top performers to a fully sponsored trip to a major chess event abroad, likely the Open Dutch Youth Championship in summer 2015. At this event our Caissa’s Miguel Angel became Dutch Open Champion in U8 (Group G) last year and in August this year he did very well again to become 2nd place in the U9 (Group F) category. Let’s get some more prizes to Hong Kong next year!
We will continue to organize friendly club team matches against our sister clubs from Macao and various clubs scattered around in Southern China and we will try to expand our reach further.
At this moment we are recruiting participants to join in the team tournament in Singapore on 6-7 September. As Caissa member you will be sponsored 1,000HK$ for this trip. Enroll now to become member (youth only 1,250HK$ per year)!
From Friday we will start our courses – please enroll online for the courses starting this weekend if you haven’t done so yet.
On coming Saturday 16 August we will officially start the season by handing out trophies to the top performers of 2013-14.
In the Intermediate Group Ian will receive 1st Prize and And Joshua 2nd Prize and both can play in the Advanced Group.
In the Beginners Group the 1st Prize goes to Wo Hang, 2nd prize to Alex and 3rd prize to Kian. All three players will go to the Intermediate Group.
A trophy for the Most Improved Player will go to Seth who in record tempo finished Step 1 from Scratch and managed to score 304 Keizer System points in just 13 games.