10th Annual St.George's Junior Chess 2016 (results)




Standings. 10th Annual: Grade6-7
# Name                                                                Tot
1 Aiden Zhou                 W8 W2 W6 W4 W5       5.0
2 Nathan Boesmra W16 L1 W13 W7 W4 4.0
3 Matt He           L4 W14 W12 W9 W8               4.0
4 Thidas Loku W3 W7 W5 L1 L2                       3.0
5 Jordan Liu W10 W11 L4 W6 L1                        3.0
6 Austin Lee W9 W12 L1 L5 W14                       3.0
7 Joyce Chan W14 L4 W8 L2 W13                       3.0
8 Gilbert Gu L1 W10 L7 W12 L3                          2.0
9 Keyon Kaboly L6 L13 W14 L3 W12                 2.0
10 Jasper He L5 L8 B--- B--- U---                        2.0
11 Lucas Stolba W15 L5 H--- U--- U---              1.5
12 William Pryer W13 L6 L3 L8 L9                   1.0
13 Coco Kesselman L12 W9 L2 L14 L7 1.0
14 Matthew Lee L7 L3 L9 W13 L6                   1.0


Standings. 10th Annual: Grade5
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Borna Amjadi W6 W9 W8 W3 W4 5.0
2 Will Wu L9 W7 W10 W8 W5 4.0
3 Daniel Tong W7 D4 W9 L1 W8 3.5
4 Edward Jeong W11 D3 D5 W6 L1 3.0
5 Oliver Kiff H--- W12 D4 W11 L2 3.0
6 Kiran Sun L1 W11 W13 L4 W9 3.0
7 Seena Nemati L3 L2 W12 W13 W15 3.0
8 Justin Jin W13 W10 L1 L2 L3 2.0
9 Calvin Boersma W2 L1 L3 W10 L6 2.0
10 Jamie Gotts W15 L8 L2 L9 W13 2.0
11 John Leung L4 L6 W15 L5 W12 2.0
12 George Sun H--- L5 L7 W15 L11 1.5
13 Kaden Li L8 W15 L6 L7 L10 1.0
15 Kelvin Chan L10 L13 L11 L12 L7 0.0


Standings. 10th Annual: Grade4
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Stanley Wu W8 W12 W2 W4 W5 5.0
2 Veronica Guo W3 W11 L1 W10 W4 4.0
3 Tom Dai L2 D16 W14 W15 W7 3.5
4 Ian Qiu W13 W5 W6 L1 L2 3.0
5 Jerry Song W15 L4 W8 W6 L1 3.0
6 Kevin Lee W7 W10 L4 L5 W16 3.0
7 Jayden Guan L6 W14 W16 W11 L3 3.0
8 Noah Law L1 W9 L5 W13 W10 3.0
9 Jason Song L11 L8 W15 W12 W13 3.0
10 Zainab Ansari W14 L6 W12 L2 L8 2.0
11 Ewan Mick W9 L2 W13 L7 L15 2.0
12 Caleb Quon W16 L1 L10 L9 W14 2.0
13 Jacob Dhrolias L4 W15 L11 L8 L9 1.0
14 Henry Elgie L10 L7 L3 W16 L12 1.0
15 Austin Liu L5 L13 L9 L3 W11 1.0
16 Miles Hu L12 D3 L7 L14 L6 0.5


Standings. 10th Annual: Grade3
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Vincent Guo W14 W3 W2 W4 W5 5.0
2 Eric Jiang W13 W10 L1 W6 W4 4.0
3 Andrew Chen W6 L1 W7 D5 W11 3.5
4 Jason Chen W11 W7 W5 L1 L2 3.0
5 Simon Wang W8 W11 L4 D3 L1 2.5
6 James Zheng L3 W14 W10 L2 D7 2.5
7 Edison Harm W9 L4 L3 W12 D6 2.5
8 Eric Liu L5 D9 W12 L11 W10 2.5
9 Gianna Lee L7 D8 L11 W14 W13 2.5
10 Donovan Wong W12 L2 L6 W13 L8 2.0
11 Henry Mao L4 L5 W9 W8 L3 2.0
12 Henry Sarabun L10 W13 L8 L7 W14 2.0
13 Jakob Peng L2 L12 W14 L10 L9 1.0
14 Sean Petit L1 L6 L13 L9 L12 0.0


Standings. 10th Annual: Grade2
# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Drake Chen W9 W15 W10 W2 W3 5.0
2 Alexandre Jin W7 W4 W5 L1 W12 4.0
3 Brian Shao W11 D10 W8 W7 L1 3.5
4 Jacky Tang W13 L2 W9 W6 D5 3.5
5 Ethan Lam W16 W6 L2 D10 D4 3.0
6 Jason Pak W18 L5 W15 L4 W16 3.0
7 Osborn Song L2 W13 W11 L3 W10 3.0
8 Asher Rentz D15 W18 L3 D11 D9 2.5
9 Alina Yuan L1 W12 L4 W16 D8 2.5
10 Bradley Li W12 D3 L1 D5 L7 2.0
11 Willem Urban L3 W16 L7 D8 D13 2.0
12 Joshua Ong L10 L9 W13 W15 L2 2.0
13 Michael Zhao L4 L7 L12 W18 D11 1.5
15 Zayd Abrahams D8 L1 L6 L12 D18 1.0
16 Markus Kusumoto L5 L11 W18 L9 L6 1.0
18 Taran Dhaliwal L6 L8 L16 L13 D15 0.5

North Shore Junior Chess Club

Chess Junior Club at the West Vanc. Rec. Centre on Tuesday

Info chessinschool@yahoo.com (Luc Poitras National Chess Monster, I mean Master) 778.846.0496
                             
                               


video

                                               
Fall schedule 2016
Chess on Tuesday in  W.V. 

Starting Tuesday October 11th at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G2 and up) 6:20pm to 7:30pm for 9 Tuesdays.  Fee $68 -  or $10 drop-in.
We meet on the main floor in the Youth Lounge. (Last meeting: December 6th)

Winter schedule 2017
Chess on Tuesday in  W.V. 
Starting Tuesday January 10th at the West Vanc. Rec centre on Marine and 22nd, Chess for Kids (G2 and up) 6:20pm to 7:30pm for 7 Tuesdays.  Fee $50 -  or $10 drop-in.
We meet on the main floor in the Youth Lounge. (Last meeting: March 07th - No class on Feb. 07th)

What to expect from the chess club ? The chess club gives an opportunity to kids to play chess against other kids under the supervition from one or two instructors. Group lessons are given through an electronic screen. Beginner and more advanced players get lessons according to their level of understanding. Puzzles are weekly given to each student tailor on their skill.




Hello, myself (Luc) and my chess associates are ready for an other exciting chess season (2015-16). Hopefully you will join my chess club. Fun guaranteed but I can`t guaranteed the checkmates.

Provincial Elementary School Team Chess Ch. 2016 (Results)

                 Section A

1. Malborough (Burnaby) 16 points
2. St.George`s (Vancouver) 15 points
3. Herbert Spencer (New Westminster) 13.5 points
4. Vanc. Christian (Vancouver) 12 points
5. York House (Vancouver) 11 points
6. Taylor Park (Burnaby) 10.5 points




                         The new winning team champion: Marlborough from Burnaby.


7-8 Erma Stephenson and Southridge (Surrey) 9.5 points
9. Walton (Coquitlam) 9 points
10. Chartwell (West Van) 8.5 points
11. NVHS (North Van) 6.5 points
12. Westcot (West Van) 5 points
13. Crofton House (Vancouver) 4 points


                                   Section B
1.  St.George`s C 17.5 points
2. St.George`s B 13.5 points
3 Ridgeview (West Van) B 11 points
4-5. Walton and Van Christian 9.5 points
6. Brooksbank (North Van) 7 points
7. Brentwood (Burnaby) 5.5 points
8. Southridge 5 points

North Shore Elementary Team Chess Ch. 2016

Final Standing
Tied First - Ridgeview, Chartwell and Westcot (12 points)
Fourth - Brooksbank  (11 points)
Tied Fifth - Collingwood, Cedardale and Pauline Johnson (10)


Best players of the tournament (38 participants)
1. Victor Qian Grade 7(Collingwood) 5 points 
2-6 Dominic Haston Grade 7(Chartwell), James Duvall Grade 1 (Brooksbank), Julianna Shin Grade 6 (Cedardale), Ryan Marzbani Grade 4 (Westcot), Lucas Stolba Grade 6 (Westcot) with 4 points
7. Lucas Love Grade 5 (Pauline Johnson) 3.5 points 
8-16 Daniel Chen Grade 2 (Collingwood), Brendan Yu Grade 6, Marko Slavkovic Grade 4, Alexander Jin Grade 1, Justin Jin Grade 4, Matthew Yuen Grade 6 (all Ridgeview), Derin Aladogan Grade 7 (Pauline Johnson), Tobin Priatel Grade 7, Steven Feng Grade 3 (both Chartwell),  3 points



All-Girls Chess Tournament 7th Edition at York House 2016

26 brave girls from Grade 1 to 7 participated yesterday (Sunday Jan 31st) in the 7th
Annual All-Girls Chess tournament at York House Junior School in Vancouver.




9th Annual St.Georges Junior Chess Tournament 2015 (Results)




Standings. StGeorges 2016: Section Open
# Name                Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Alec Chung W12 W3 W2 W6 W4 5.0
2 Aiden Zhou W4 W9 L1 W8 W7 4.0
3 Christopher Chow W5 L1 W11 L4 W6 3.0
4 Aaron Tieu        L2 W10 W5 W3 L1 3.0
5 Maani Bayat L3 W12 L4 W10 W8 3.0
6 Victor Qian W13 D8 W9 L1 L3 2.5
7 Joyce Tang H--- W11 L8 W9 L2 2.5
8 Austin Lee        B--- D6 W7 L2 L5 2.5
9 Max Munday W10 L2 L6 L7 W12 2.0
10 Dominic Haston L9 L4 W12 L5 W11 2.0
11 Imman Vatanpoor H--- L7 L3 W12 L10 1.5
12 Jordan Liu        L1 L5 L10 L11 L9 0.0


Standings. StGeorges 2016: Grade4 # Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot 1 Daniel Tong W7 W6 W8 W3 W4 5.0 2 Will Wu W8 L4 W7 W9 W3 4.0 3 Kiran Sun W12 W5 W4 L1 L2 3.0 4 Calvin Boersma W11 W2 L3 W5 L1 3.0 5 Seena Nemati W10 L3 W6 L4 W7 3.0 6 Jamie Gotts W9 L1 L5 W12 W10 3.0 7 Josh Yahav L1 W9 L2 W8 L5 2.0 8 Edward Jeong L2 W11 L1 L7 W12 2.0 9 Justin Jin L6 L7 W10 L2 W11 2.0 10 Jaghr Diman L5 D12 L9 W11 L6 1.5 11 Eddy Qin L4 L8 W12 L10 L9 1.0 12 Kelvin Chan L3 D10 L11 L6 L8 0.5

S



Standings. StGeorges 2016: Grade3 
# Name                Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Kevin Lee       W7 W2 W4 W3 W8 5.0
2 Steven Feng       W9 L1 W10 W8 W4 4.0
3 Joshua Trusc       B--- D8 W7 L1 W10 3.5
4 Ewan Mick       W11 W6 L1 W5 L2 3.0
5 Chris Liu         H--- H--- W9 L4 W7 3.0
6 Krista Tollefsen W12 L4 D8 L7 B--- 2.5
7 Gustave Deseau L1 W11 L3 W6 L5 2.0
8 Jayden Guan       W10 D3 D6 L2 L1 2.0
9 Nicholas Luca        L2 L10 L5 B--- W11 2.0
10 Miles Hu         L8 W9 L2 W11 L3 2.0
11 William Loutit        L4 L7 B--- L10 L9 1.0


Standings. StGeorges 2016: Grade2
# Name            Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Vincent Guo        W10 W9 W4 W7 L2 4.0
2 Eric Jiang        W5 W3 L7 W8 W1 4.0
3 Jason Chen        W6 L2 W5 W4 W7 4.0
4 Ray Zhang         B--- W8 L1 L3 W11 3.0
5 Simon Wang        L2 W12 L3 W11 W9 3.0
6 Eric Liu         L3 L7 W9 W10 W8 3.0
7 Jacky Tang H--- W6 W2 L1 L3 2.5
8 Daniel Chen        W12 L4 W10 L2 L6 2.0
9 Daniel Lim        W11 L1 L6 W12 L5 2.0
10 Jerry Li         L1 W11 L8 L6 D12 1.5
11 Kamran Gwadry L9 L10 W12 L5 L4 1.0
12 James Wong        L8 L5 L11 L9 D10 0.5



A big thank you to Yutong and Eric for helping me out the whole day.


DOES PLAYING CHESS MAKE YOU SMARTER ?


DOES PLAYING CHESS MAKE YOU SMARTER?
Chess Champions Feb 2014.jpg

Studies in cognitive neuroscience indicate that the game of chess has a number of cognitive benefits in children.  An exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, chess develops mental abilities used throughout life.  Some cognitive benefits of the game of chess include:
Chess boosts brain power in kids
Chess has shown to enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and visualization skills of students in elementary through high school….and did you know that the skills of students in the third grade were particularly impacted?  This is attributed to the rapid development of children in these age groups.
Chess improves IQ
One study revealed that children who took chess classes for 4 ½ months increased their IQ points.  Researchers attributed this to the concentration and logical thinking called for in the game.

Chess enhances arithmetic skills
Chess play has also been linked to the improvement of a child’s mathematical skills. These results have been attributed to the influence of chess on perceptual ability, which is a child’s capacity to deal and provide meaning to sensory stimulus.  As well, other studies reveal that objective reasoning, or the ability to think a few steps ahead, as the major reason why chess players demonstrate proficiency in math.
Chess hones verbal skills
So how does chess enhance verbal skills, despite the absence of words or verbal communication in the game?  One researcher believed that chess improves verbal skills since it utilizes all the abilities of an individual, or faculties of the mind (mathematical and administrative-directional tasks) whenever the game is played. Interesting result!
Chess sharpens critical thinking skills
It is not surprising that studies indicated enhancement of a child’s  critical thinking and good judgment skills with the playing of chess.
AND…..
Chess boosts emotional intelligence and psycho-social skills
Intelligence is not merely measured by IQ points; emotional intelligence plays a big role as well.  Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is defined as the person’s ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Regardless of race and socioeconomic status, chess has been shown to improve EI as well as psycho-social skills.
Chess works because it is self-motivating.  The game has fascinated humans for almost 2000 years, and through the goals of attach and defense culminating in checkmate, the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills. 
Congratulations to our Ridgeview Chess Team for their recent second place finish at the North Shore Regional Tournament. Ridgeview teammates include:  grade 6 students Jeremy, Noel, May, Philip, and Naomi and grade 4 student Brendan.  Congratulations to all!

Queen Capture

Answers for Queen Capture:
Level Beginner
1) Qxc8 (Queen captures rook on square c8)          2) Qxf3 (Queen captures knight on square f3)
3) Qxg4 (Queen captures pawn on g4)                    4) Qxg4 (Queen captures bishop on g4)
Queen Capture: Level Beginner (b)
1) Qxd7 (Queen captures queen on square d7)        2) Qxe8 (Queen captures rook on square e8)
3) Qxa4 (Queen captures bishop on square a4)        4) Qxd8 (Queen captures rook on square e8)
5) Qxa4 (Queen captures queen on square a4)         6) Qxb3 (Queen captures knight on square b3)
7) Qxb8+ (Queen captures rook check on b8)         8) Qxa7 (Queen captures pawn on aquare a7)
Queen Capture: Level Beginner (c)
1) Qxh5 (Queen captures pawn on square h5)           2) Qxa6  (Queen captures queen on square a6)
3) Qxb2 (Queen captures bishop on square b2)         4) Qxh5 (Queen captures knight on square h5)
5) Qxg6 (Queen captures queen on square g6)           6) Qxa8 (Queen captures rook on square a8)
7) Qxh6 (Queen captures queen on square h6)           8) Qxb7 (Queen captures pawn on square b7)
Queen Capture: Level Beginner (d)
1) Qxc3 (Queen captures knight on square c3)         2) Qxf7+ (Queen captures knight f7 check)
3) Qxd6 (Queen captures pawn on square d6)          4) Qxh6+ (Queen captures pawn h6 check)
5) Qxc8+ (Queen captures rook c8 check)               6) Qxa7 (Queen captures queen on square a7)
7) Qxa7 (Queen captures pawn on square a7)           8) Qxh4 (Queen captures knight on square h4)
Queen Capture: Level Intermediate
1) Qxb7+ (Queen captures pawn b7 check)               2) Qxa3 (Queen captures bishop on square a3)
3) Qxe2 (Queen captures queen on square e2)            4) Qxe4+ (Queen captures knight e4 check)
5) Qaxg7# (Queen from a7 checkmate on g7)             6) Qxe4 (Queen captures knight e4)
7) Qxf5+ (Queen captures pawn f5 check)
Queen Capture: Level Intermediate (b)
1) Qxe6+ (Queen captures bishop e6 check)                2) Qxa5+ (Queen captures queen a5 check)
3) Qxa1# (Queen captures bishop a1 checkmate)         4) Qxe7# (Queen captures pawn e7 checkmate)
5) Qxe7+ (Queen captures pawn e7 check)                  6) Qxa5 (Queen captures knight on square a5)
7) Qxh8# (Queen captures bishop h8 checkmate)
Queen Capture: Level Advanced
1) Qxd4 (Queen capture pawn on square d4)              2) Qxb8+ (Queen captures bishop b8 check)
3) Qxc5 (Queen captures knight on square c5)            4) Qxc3 (Queen captures bishop on square c3)
5) Qxg7# (Queen captures bishop g7 checkmate)        6) Qxh5 (Queen captures rook on square h5)
7) Qxg6+ (Queen captures pawn g6 check)

Pawn Capture

Answers for Pawn capture:
Level Beginner:
1. hxg5 (Pawn from h captures knight on square g5)  2. cxb6 (Pawn from c captures queen on square b6)
3. fxe4 (Pawn from f captures rook on square e4)      4. bxc6 (Pawn from b captures bishop on c6)
Level Beginner (b):
1. cxb5 (Pawn captures bishop on square b5)            2. bxa6 (Pawn captures queen on square a6)
3. bxa7 (Pawn captures pawn on square a7)              4. gxf6 (Pawn captures knight on square f6)
5. exd5 (Pawn captures rook on square d5)               6. bxc6 (Pawn captures queen on c6)
7. bxa8 (Pawn captures rook on square a8)               8. cxb6 (Pawn captures rook on b6)
Level Beginner (c)
1. fxg4 (Pawn captures bishop on square g4)             2. bxc7 (Pawn captures queen on square c7)
3. axb5 (Pawn captures pawn on square b5)              4. gxh5 (Pawn captures queen on sqaure h5)
5. bxa8 (Pawn captures rook on square a8)               6. axb6 (Pawn captures pawn on square b6)
7. hxg7 (Pawn captures knight on square g7)              8. gxh5 (Pawn captures knight on square h5)
Level Intermediate (a)
1. bxa5 (Pawn captures queen on square a5)             2. hxg6 (Pawn captures pawn on square g6)
3. bxc8 (Pawn captures bishop on square c8)            4. exf6 (Pawn captures rook on square f6)
5. dxc5 (Pawn captures queen on square c5)             6. exd6 (Pawn captures bishop on square d6)
7. bxa8 (Pawn captures rook on square a8)               8. bxa5 (Pawn captures bishop on square a5)
Level Intermediate (b)
1. gxf6 (Pawn capture bishop on square f6)                2. fxg6 (Pawn captures rook on square g6)
3. hxg7 (Pawn captures rook on square g7)                4. dxc7 (Pawn capture queen on square c7)
5. b(or) dxc5+ (Pawn captures pawn on c5 check)      6. exf7+ (Pawn captures pawn on f7 check)
7. gxa4 (Pawn captures queen on a4)                          8. exf8+ (Pawn captures knight on f8 check)

Rook Capture

Answers for Rook Capture:
Level Beginner (a)
1. Rxb3 (Rook captures pawn on square b3)                  2. Rxb8+ (Rook captures queen b8 check)
3. Rxa1 (Rook captures bishop on square a1)                 4. Rxa5 (Rook captures pawn on square a5)
Level Beginner (b)
1. Rxa7 (Rook captures pawn on square a7)                   2. Rxg2 (Rook captures pawn on square g2)
3. Rxf7 (Rook captures queen on square f7)                    4. Rxd1 (Rook captures knight on square d1)
5. Rxh6+ (Rook captures queen h6 check)                      6. Rxe8+ (Rook captures rook e8 check)
7. Rxb6 (Rook captures pawn on square b6)                   8. Rxg6 (Rook captures pawn on square g6)
Level Beginner (c)
1. Rxc2 (Rook captures rook on square c2)                    2. Rxh6 (Rook captures queen on square h6)
3. Rxe7 (Rook captures rook on square e7)                    4. Rxg6 (Rook captures pawn on square g6)
5. Rxf4 (Rook captures pawn on square f4)                    6. Rxd6 (Rook captures pawn on square d6)
7. Rxh5 (Rook captures bishop on square h5)                 8. Rxb6 (Rook captures bishop on square b6)
Level Intermediate (a)
1. Rxa3 (Rook captures rook on square a3)                    2. Rxh4 (Rook captures queen on square h4)
3. Rxb2 (Rook captures pawn on square b2)                  4. Rxf4 (Rook captures pawn on square f4)
5. Rxb5 (Rook captures bishop on square b5)                 6. Rxg6 (Rook captures pawn on square g6)
7. Rxb4 (Rook captures pawn on square b4)                   8. Rxa1 (Rook captures queen on square a1)
Level Intermediate (b)
1. Rxh5 (Rook captures knight on square h5)                  2. Rxb6 (Rook captures pawn on square b6)
3. Rxa8 (Rook captures queen on square a8)                  4. Rxb3 (Rook captures bishop on square b3)
5. Rxc8+ (Rook captures bishop c8 check)                     6. Raxd7 (Rook from a7 captures knight d7)
7. Rxe2 (Rook captures pawn on square e2)                    8. Rxg6+ (Rook captures pawn g6 check)
Level Advanced
1. Rxb4 (Rook captures queen on square b4)                  2. Rxc2 (Rook captures knight on square c2)
3. Rxc3 (Rook captures rook on square c3)                    4. Rxa2 (Rook captures rook on square a2)
5. Rxg7+ (Rook captures bishop g7 check)                     6. Rxf7+ (Rook captures pawn f7 check)
7. Rxf5 (Rook captures pawn on square f5)                     8. Rxh4 (Rook captures bishop on square h4)