Monday, May 16, 2016


In our efforts to beef up training personnel to meet the rising demands from schools and parents, the FIDE Trainer's Seminar attracted 27 participants this time. Lecturer FST GM Thomas Luther flew in 2 days before to prepare for the event, assisted by National Coach GM Bong Villamayor and myself.

The trainees come from a vast spectrum, from high rated players and current trainers to parents of chess playing children. Most of them had participated in the SCF Instructor's Course and took on a bigger challenge to vie for the FIDE trainer titles.

The 15 hr course was conducted over 4 days on weekday evenings and weekends to accommodate the participants' schedules. There were at least 6 on the waiting list but we could not accommodate them as the room was already full.

It was not all work and no play...

Once again we thank FST Thomas Luther for his guidance and all participants who signed up for the course, paving the way for more such seminars to be conducted for those wanting to enter into the chess training community. Welcome!

Monday, May 2, 2016


Conducted by National Coach GM Bong Villamayor, the course was well attended by many enthusiasts, parents and also teachers who wanted to learn insights on how to approach the teaching of the game to beginners.