Wednesday, January 28, 2015


72 entries were received,some past closing date which did cause some hiccups during the first round pairings. We apologise for the delay. Fortunately it did not cause major changes in the schedule to follow.

We had 33 entries in the Juniors, of which 12 of my students took part. Isaiah came in 2nd with 5.5/7, followed by Qi Xuan in 5th place and I Shiang on 8th. Top 10 places were awarded books as prizes, with the 1st 3 winners getting 2 books each.

Alexander Chan (above left) managed to fend off challenges from the likes of Cyrus Nisban and Royce Tan to emerge the winner of the Seniors with 6 pts, conceding only 2 draws to Lee I-Shiuan and Limono Handjojo. Cheong Sue Lyn managed 4 pts this time on 17th place in a pool of 36 players. Overall, a satisfying tournament with good enthusiastic players wanting to play chess.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Till last night we had received 55 entries for the Thomson Club Championship, 24 in the Seniors and 31 in the Juniors. Keep them coming!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


The 10th Thomson Chess Club Championship will be held on 25 January at the Thomson Community Club Hall from 10am till 6pm.

It is open for members only, hence those interested to play MUST sign up at the Thomson CC as members of the Chess Club. You need to have a valid PAssioncard before joining.

The tournament details are provided at,

Closing date is 21 January 2015 10pm.

There are 2 sections, the Seniors (No age limit) and Juniors (aged 12 and under).

Prizes will be given based number of entries received, minimally 5 per section.

Friday, January 9, 2015


Just when I was racking my boxes for more books to be given away as prizes, a kind friend Tony came with 2 boxes of the above.

Offered for a bargain discount, I took them in and now we have the prizes ready for the coming Thomson Club Championship.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015


The League starts this Friday, games start at 745pm. Time control is 45 minutes per side. All games must be recorded. The League shall end on last Friday of February. If you cannot make it for the week please inform me so you will not be paired.

Interested members please message me direct via Whatsapp 97985479.

Prizes for top 3.

Friday, January 2, 2015


Went through my old emails and found out that the Thomson CC Chess Club was open on April 17 2005!

Hence we intend to celebrate the club championship in a big way - hoping for more entries (members) to sign up. Entry forms should be available from the CC counter tonight at 730pm.

We have 2 sections, the Seniors ( no age limit ) and Juniors (aged 12 and under based on birth year). Should there be sufficient Under 8 or those not having played many tournaments, we may create a new Novice  category.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Happy 2015 to all chessplayers! This is the new Thomson Chess Club blog site and all news and results regarding the Club activities shall now be posted here.

Tonight is our first session for 2015 and this is our 10th anniversary this year. How time flies! So we will be doing a couple more events in 2015 to commemorate the Club's founding and the first shall be the Thomson Club Championship. All you need to do to play in this is SIGN UP as a member. No entry fees. Plus you get to win some prizes ( I have a sponsor ready) so for this year prize winners get NEW books rather than used ones. 

We hope all who are interested in playing chess over the board can come and see for themselves the conditions they can play chess in, We will try to maintain a decent volume this year so no complaints of noise should arise. 

THE CLUB SHALL BE CLOSED IN MAY AND OCTOBER for there will be poor attendance expected due to the exam period, unless there is enough interest amongst the adults to come and play.

Thomson Chess Club is located on 194 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Community Club 3rd floor. It's the classroom just ahead of the lift entrance. Parking is available at Shunfu Block 309-312 carpark and you can cross the linkbridge to the CC. We start 730pm and end 10pm Fridays.

See you soon !