Announcing start of SGChessHub@JurongSpring wef 9 August 2021

Dear SG Chess Community,

I would like to announce that wef from 9 August 2021, the #ChessAgainstCovid “CAC” team will be moving to Jurong Spring Community Centre located at 8 Jurong West Street 52, Singapore 649296. With this move, Yuhua Chess Club will officially be closed.

We would like to thank Yuhua Community Centre, especially Dr. Ang Hak Seng, Mr. Goh Miaoguang and his team members for the invaluable support they had provided us. In having over 150 registered members from all over the island, a weekly schedule filled with different activities conducted by various chess masters and enthusiasts, an active discord server, and several highly successful online initiatives, I believe Yuhua and CAC have built something truly special and I hope that we could partner again in the near future.

We have put considerable thought in this and while this was a really difficult decision, we believe that this move would better cater to the needs and demands of our club. Jurong Spring is a freshly renovated facility with bigger capacity that can accomodate the size of our membership.

I would like to thank Mr. Shawn Huang, MP for Jurong GRC for Jurong Spring, and his team for supporting our quest to build a Chess Hub that we would be proud of.

We will provide information on how to register as members of this new club at a later date.

And to celebrate the launch of SG Chesshub @ Jurong Spring, we are pleased to announce the first SG Chesshub @ Jurong Spring National Day Online Blitz Championship 2021. This will be a 11-round online blitz event with attractive individual and team prizes with Shawn as our guest to address us.

Do scan the QR code to register for further details and we look forward to seeing you!

Grandmaster Kevin Goh
On behalf of #ChessAgainstCovid

Announcements Upcoming Events

SGChessHub@JurongSpring National Day Online Blitz Chess Championship 2021

Join us as we celebrate National Day with the launch of SGChessHub at the newly renovated Jurong Spring Community Centre on 21 August 2021.

We look forward to restarting physical over-the-board sessions of the Chess Interest Group (IG) at Jurong Spring CC once the Covid-19 safety management measures have been relaxed. Meanwhile, let’s connect and play chess online together with our IG Leaders, chess masters and chess enthusiasts at the upcoming online blitz event.

Catch-up with fellow chessers from all over Singapore and form teams to compete for the Racial Harmony Team prizes.

All Individuals and Racial Harmony Team prizes are sponsored by the Jurong Spring CC with 3 Lucky Draw prizes specially sponsored by CM Olimpiu G. Urcan, historian, journalist and author of the lucky draw book prize – Singapore Chess : A History, 1945 – 1990 (co-authored with Dr Shashi Jayakumar).

Don’t procrastinate anymore. Sign up today!

List of Registered Players as of 14 August 2021 – Here

Rules and Prizes Information:

In collaboration with Jurong Spring Commnuity Club, #ChessAgainstCovid and SGChessUnited invite you to participate in the SGChessHub National Day Online Blitz Championship 2021. Along with celebrating our nationโ€™s founding, this competition launches the SGChessHub @ Jurong Spring โ€“ a center for community chess in the west. Join us to win attractive individual and team prizes!

Registration closes on Tuesday, 17th August@ 11.59pm.
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๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: 21st August 2021, Saturday
๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž: 2.00pm – 5.00pm [Partipants Check-in from 1.20pm]
๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐…๐ž๐ž: None
๐„๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: Singaporeans, Singapore PRs, Long-Term Residents or Student Pass, Work Permit, Employment Pass Holders or Individuals with a FIDE Singapore Flag (Winners may be required to provide proof of Citizenship/PR/Residency).

Although this is an individual competition, participants may register as a team consisting of 4 participants with a minimum of 2 ethnicities to compete for the Racial Harmony Team prizes.

Team rankings are calculated based on the total number of points scored by individuals in the team.

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๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ: Each player has 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move [with 1 minute interval between Rounds]

๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ: Individual Open Competition, 11 Rounds Lichess Swiss Pairing. (Note: Players from the same team will not be paired to play against each other)

๐“๐ข๐ž-๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค (๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ): Lichess Tie-break system will be used. First Tie-break โ€“ Total number of points after 11 Rounds (Win is 1 point, Draw is ยฝ point and Loss is 0 point). Second Tie-break – Sonnebornโ€“Berger score.

๐“๐ข๐ž-๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค (๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ): First Tie-break โ€“ Total number of points accumulated by team members after 11 Rounds. Second Tie-break – Sonnebornโ€“Berger score for the team. Third Tie-break – Total direct encounter between members of the team.

๐Ÿ‘. ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ฌ

๐‚๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ:

โ€ข All participants are eligible for the Open Prizes while only female participants are eligible for the Women Prizes and only Seniors (above 50 years old) are eligible for the Senior Prizes.

โ€ข Participants must indicate which category prizes they are competing for. For Juniors, these includes categories for Boys/Girls Under-10 to Under 20. Individuals are not allowed to register for a category below their age.

โ€ข For Teams, these include categories for Racial Harmony Open and Age-Groups of U10, U14 and U20 Teams (ie Team must have members comprising of minimum 2 ethnicities). Teams must register for a category that all are eligible for (i.e. it must follow at least the oldest member of the team).

๐๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ:

โ€ข Participants are only allowed to win 1 individual prize and 1 team prize. There will be no sharing of prizes. If participants are eligible for multiple prizes, they will receive the prize of higher value as explained below.

โ€ข If an individual qualifies for both an Open and Women/Senior prize, the former will be awarded. If an individual qualifies for both an Open/Women prize and a Junior Category prize, the former ie higher value prize will be awarded. Consequently, the next highest ranked individual within the category rankings will be awarded the category prize.

โ€ข However, teams are only allowed to win prizes within the category they have registered for.

โ€ข Organisers reserve the right to make adjustments to the prize list.

(A) Individuals
Open Category : 1st ($300 + T); 2nd ($$250 +T); 3rd ($200 +T); 4th ($150); 5th ($100); 6th ($90); 7th ($80); 8th ($70); 9th ($60); 10th ($50); 11th ($40); 12th ($30); 13th – 15th ($20 each)

Women Category : 1st ($100 + T); 2nd ($$80 +T); 3rd ($50 +T); 4th ($30); 5th ($20)

Seniors Category : 1st ($100 + T); 2nd ($$80 +T); 3rd ($50 +T); 4th ($30); 5th ($20)

Boys Under-20 Category : 1st ($50); 2nd ($$30); 3rd ($20); 4th ($10); 5th ($10)
Girls Under-20 Category : 1st ($50); 2nd ($$30); 3rd ($20); 4th ($10); 5th ($10)

Boys Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 Categories : Trophies for Top 5 in each category
Girls Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 Categories : Trophies for Top 5 in each category

*T = Trophy

(B) Team Section
Racial Harmony Team (Open) Category : 1st ($200); 2nd ($160); 3rd ($120); 4th ($80); 5th ($40)
Racial Harmony Team Age-Group (U10, U14 and U20 ) Categories : Trophies for each member of Top 3 Teams

4. Fair-Play Measures

โ€ข Final ranking and prizes will be confirmed following post-tournament games review. This will be reviewed by the Fair-Play Committee which includes GM Kevin Goh and GM Andrey Kvon. The Organiser will take the decision of this Panel as final.
โ€ข Any participant flagged by the server for violation of its Fair Play policy will be barred from receiving prizes. If the participant is a member of a team, the whole team will be barred from team prizes. Please encourage your teammates to play fairly and honestly!
โ€ข During games, players are required to join the tournament zoom call with their video cameras turned on and without a virtual background
โ€ข Tournament arbiters may specify additional fair-play measures where applicable.

5. Enquiries
Should you require clarification, please email us at [email protected].


SGChessHub@JurongSpring2021 – Registered Participants

As of 18 August 2021 (Note: Highlighted Names are Participants Registered for Racial Harmony Team)

Note to Participants : Please join the Championship Lichess Team and Tournament by 19 August. Do check your email for Zoom meeting details.

Tournament Schedule –
– 1.15pm : Participants Check-in to Zoom & Technical Setup Checks
– 1.30pm : Welcome & Opening Address
– 1.45pm : Technical Briefing & Announcements by Chief Arbiter
– 2.00pm : Start of Round 1
– 5.00pm : Announcements & Closing Remarks

Please email [email protected] if you have any enquiries or you noticed any discrepancies on the list. Thank you.