Congratulations to all Winners and Participants! All winners may collect your cash vouchers and trophies from Jurong Spring Community Club after 16 September 2021. Please check your email for details.
The ChessAgainstCovid Team and the Yuhua Community Sports Club would like to thank all participants for taking time to join us in kicking off 2021 and would like to extend our congratulations again to all prize winners and players for their sportsmanship and support.
Winners will be notified by email when the prizes are ready for collection.
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: lichess.org
- 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 https://www.twitch.tv/kevingoh
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)
Following the successful launch of his book, “The Life & Games of Vasily Smyslov: Volume 1: The Early Years 1921-1948”, FIDE Master Andrey Terekhov volunteered his time to do a 5-hour Live Games commentary on the Public Service Online Chess Tournament. Now, you can catch his report and game comments of selected segments of the Tournament on his Chess.com/blog. Enjoy!
The first Yuhua Chess Club interest group session will commence on 16 January. In light of current safety measures and requirement, only a limited number of seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings will be open on week of 11 January 2021. Sign up here to receive more information on the Club and to book your weekly slot.
Welcome to the Public Service Online Chess (Team) Tournament 2020 event page! This year, Covid-19 pandemic had caused many key over-the-board chess events to online chess platforms. The annual traditional Public Service STAR Games Chess Tournament is not spared. Undeterred by the virus, the Civil Service Club together with #ChessAgainstCovid took the initiative to prepare the officers to battle it out this year online with the generous support from the fantastic team at Chess.com. Proceeds from event registration and administrative fee will go towards the Lakeside Family Services Caring Amidst Covid-19 Fund and partly to support the #ChessAgainstCovid Grow with Chess outreach programme to bring this royal game to children from disadvantaged families.
Participating teams – Teams from – Attorney-General’s Chambers | Ministry of Defence | Ministry of Health | Ministry of Home Affairs | Ministry of Sustainability & the Environment | Nanyang Technological University | People’s Association.
A BIG shout out and THANK YOU to the Team Chess.com (Rakesh and Simon) for making this event possible to keep this 23-year-old chess tradition going.
Follow these links to catch the event on 12.12@12pm and support our chess community from the Singapore Public Service.
UPDATE – Catch the Recorded Live Games Commentary by FM Andrey Terekhov :
NEW! – Read FM Terekhov’s report on the event at Chess.com/blog
Snapshots of the Fantastic Group of Participants – Well Done to all Teams!Previous Next
Our heartiest Congrats to the Winners of this Tournament.
CHAMPION – Ministry of Defence 1
1st Runner-up – Nanyang Technological University
2nd Runner-up – Ministry of Health
3rd Runner-up – Ministry of Sustainability & the Environment 2
The ChessAgainstCovid Team is privilleged to be appointed as tournament facilitators for the annual chess team battle amongst Singapore’s public service officers, namely the Public Service Online Chess (Team) Tournament 2020. The event will see 11 chess teams from the SG Government Ministries, Statutory Boards and Agencies pitting their skills online this year. As Singapore prepares to enter into Phase 3 of the Covid-19 safety and control measures for this pandemic, the CAC team would also like to thank all public and civil service officers for their dedication in seeing Singapore through an enormously tough period. We would also like to thank the Chess.com team for their support in making this Tournament possible. Catch this chess Tournament live on 12.12@12pm on http://twitch.tv/ddt_ru.
Puzzles given in the challenge on 20 July 2020:
The 3 lucky winners (and their book prize) :
- Bryan Kow: Neil Macdonald- How to play against 1.e4
- Cheah Kai Sheng: Milos Pavlovic- Fighting the Ruy Lopez
- Jiang Youhan: Richard Palliser- Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
Happy International Chess Day!🎉🎊
To celebrate International Chess Day, the #chessagainstcovid team is organising a puzzle event for you chess fans! If you get the answer to all 3 puzzles correct, you can enter a special lucky draw, where 3 winners will have the chance to win a chess book each🤩
Simply fill in this ChessPuzzleChallenge form by 20th July, 2359, with your answer to these 3 puzzles, all from games played by the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen💪🏼
Have fun racking your brains🧠 over these exciting positions and enjoy International Chess Day☺️
To celebrate International Chess Day, the #ChessAgainstCovid team is pleased to organise the first Singapore Online International Chess Day Tournament on Monday, 20 July. This event will be held from 8pm – 10pm Singapore time and up to 20 attractive prizes sponsored by various chess platforms and individuals will be announced very soon.
The tournament proceedings will be streamed live with commentary from GM Kevin Goh and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich will join the stream to share some messages with the chess community.
At the end of the event, we will also be announcing the team line-up representing Team Singapore in the upcoming FIDE Online Olympiad!”
You may register via https://tinyurl.com/SGCelebratesIntChessDay
Remember to join this lichess team https://lichess.org/team/1st-singapore-online-international-chess-day-tournament when you submit your registration and sign in to the tournament by 7.55pm on 20 July 2020.