Our alumni Kate Jiang, who started playing chess in the Richmond library's chess lessons in early 2014, won the 2017 Canadian National Youth Chess Champion in the under 10 years old Girls section in Marie, Ontario. She represented Canada as a member of the Canada team to attend the 2017 World Cadet Chess Championship in Poços de Caldas, Brasil. We are all very proud of her.
Chess2Inspire in collaboration with the Richmond Public Library in improving the chess club activities in four of the branches (Brighouse, Ironwood, Steveston & Cambie), to include professional chess courses. The target audience of the Beginner Level chess course are kids of the age group of 5-12 who has little or no experience in chess. Chess has proven to be of tremendous benefits to kids’ brain and social development.
The Beginner’s Chess Course consists of eight lessons that introduce kids to the proper rules and basic knowledge of different phrases of the chess game. The course will be repeated in cycles for up to 3 cycles in a fiscal year.
The Beginner Level Course has 5 topics which covers rules and basic elements of a chess game.
- Beginner: Rules and Basics (20 elements)
- Beginner: Checkmate (10 elements)
- Beginner: Tactics (10 elements)
- Beginner: Openings (10 elements)
- Beginner: Endgames (10 elements)
Admission is free, pre-registration required, seats are limited, please register only if you can attend most of the 8 lessons.
Online Registration: Richmond Public Library Registration Portal
Location: Richmond Brighouse Public Library Kids' Place Program Room, 7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8
Course Schedule: 8 Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
September 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8
Instructors: Ping Yu & An Yu
Time: Wednesdays after school, 5:00-6:00pm
Lesson Duration: 60 minutes
Course Duration: The Beginner’s course consists of 8 lessons, spans over 8 weeks (2 months)
Course Cycle: There will be 3-4 course cycles per year
Class Size: 24
Age Group: 5+