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KICKOFF 2021 @ Yuhua Community Sports Club Online Speed Chess Championship & Launch of Yuhua CSC Chess Club on 9 Jan 2021

ChessAgainstCovid, in collaboration with Yuhua Community Sports Club, is pleased to invite all eligible chess players to participate in the 1st Yuhua Community Sports Club Online Speed Chess Championship!

Join us for a blitzing start to a brand new decade of interactive chess activities and celebrate the launch of Yuhua CSC Chess Club in this groundbreaking tournament. We hope that this will be the first of many exciting initiatives in the upcoming year!

There are attractive prizes to be won, and registration is free for all. The tournament details are as follows:

  • Date: 9th January 2021, Saturday
  • Time: 1.30 – 4.30pm
  • Guest-of-Honour: Dr Ang Hak Seng, Chairman, Yuhua Community Club Management Committee & Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth
  • Venue:
  • Format: 11 rounds, Individual Swiss speed chess
  • Time Control: 3 minutes per player with 2 seconds increment per move from move 1
  • Eligibility: all Singaporeans & Singapore PRs (residing in Singapore or overseas) or Individuals residing in Singapore for work or study purposes, FIDE SGP players are eligible to play in this tournament
  • Registration CLOSING DATE – 7 Jan 2021

GM Kevin Goh, who is Singapore’s first Chess Grandmaster since 1999 and 7-time National Champion, will be providing live commentary throughout the tournament at

Prizes will be awarded to the following categories:

  • Open Section (Top 15)
  • Seniors Prizes (>45 years old) (Top 5)
  • Women (Top 5)
  • Top 5 Boys & Girls in each of the following categories U20, U16, BU14, B12, BU10
  • 5 Lucky draw prizes

Each player is entitled to only 1 prize. There will be no sharing of prizes.
Prizes include cash, Capitaland vouchers and trophies and the detailed prize list shall be announced at a later day. As we will need to assess the demographics of the participants, the Organiser reserves the right to make late adjustments to the prize list.
Prizes are to be collected in person at Yuhua CC (90 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609958). We will inform you once the prizes are ready for collection.

We would like to thank Yuhua CSC and chess enthusiasts Mr Joshua Lim and Mr Zhang Changjie for sponsoring the prizes, and we are once again very excited to celebrate the launch of Yuhua CSC Chess Club. We look forward to your participation and support.

Wishing you a great start to 2021, stay healthy and safe. Chess on!!

From your friendly neighbourhood Yuhua CSC Chess Club and #ChessAgainstCovid.

UPDATE! Here’s the Prize List for this event. (9 Jan 2021)

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