Wednesday, February 16, 2011


With the success (but short lived campaign) of the Young Talent Development Program which was launched last year, DATCC is again planning to embark on a similar improvement program to help nurture and developed aspiring players to hone their chess playing skills and techniques.

Last week. an informal discussion was initiated between DATCC, a leading local IM and a former National Junior player, on training possibilities that can be developed to help our local youngsters, or players of any age and playing strength, to further enhance their understanding of the game. Whilst nothing has been set in stone, further discussion sessions are being planned to draw up the best approach, training syllabus, material and content, including the necessary schedule, lesson plan and the appropriate fees, to execute an effective and enjoyable training program. Once the program outline has been confirmed and agreed upon, the first "term" is scheduled to start sometime in April with the second "term" to follow in September.

The basic training concept will focus on the 3 major category of players starting from Beginner Level, Intermediate Level and with the Advance Level being trained and coached by our local leading IM. To ensure a better delivery, focus and effective knowledge sharing, each class will only be limited to 10 students and each session shall not be longer than 2 hours.

For now, classes are planned for weekends (Saturdays and/or Sundays) with 2 sessions per day - one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Be on the lookout for more updates on this exciting new program.

For those who would like to learn more about this program, and would like to be notified of its progress, please send an email to and we will provide you with the necessary updates as and when it is available.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations again Najib. I wish your training program all the success.



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