Kids Chess Workshop Description
We will play chess games against each other and games will be analyzed by Coaches from ICEA Chess Team. Children will get to experience the environment and the nature of playing a chess tournament. It is a great opportunity for kids wanting to step up their game in chess, as well as ones who just want to have fun with chess. If time allows, there will also be a simul which will be more fun, as well as challenging.
- 9:00 am – 9:05am: Check-in, Welcome & Introduction
- 9:05 am – 9:55am: Lectures
- 9:55 am – 10:55am: Quads Tournaments
- 10:55 am – 11:00 am: Snacks & Awards Ceremony
- 11:00 am – 11:30 am (Optional): Simuls / More Game Fun
(Parents, please plan to drop your child off between 8:45-9:00 am and pick them up at 11:00 am. If you would like your child to participate in the optional simuls or some casual game fun, they can stay until 11:30 am. We hope everyone will have a great time!)
Date / Time:
September 10th, 2023 @9am – 11am PT (Sunday)
Price: $20 / kid
All proceeds will go to the ICEA Chess Club fund to host more chess events.
Medals or Gifts will be presented to winner of each quad.
About Instructor Alex Wang (National Master):
Alex Wang is a 10th grader at Corona Del Mar high school and a National Master with a peak USCF rating of 2266. Other hobbies that he likes to do are ping-pong and reading. He enjoys sharing his understanding of chess with others. Alex is also the captain of ICEA Chess Team for 2023 SoCal. SuperStates Championship and lead the team won the 1st place of K-12 Championship.
About Instructor Felix:
Felix is a rising 7th grader from Windward School. He has been teaching Math & Chess classes since 2021. He has instructed more than 100 kids and more than 10 students got national winner awards. He founded ICEA Kids Chess Club in 2020 and he is also the founder of weekly free program GlobalAirlearning.org to help other kids to speak in public. He received 2023 AMC 8 Math Competition Honor Roll of Distinction with a perfect score. Felix represented the ICEA Chess Team in the K-8 Championship for 2023 SoCal. SuperStates Championship.
About Instructor Esther Jou
Esther Jou is a 10th grader at Acaciawood Prep in Anaheim and a USCF Expert with a peak rating of 2064. She is a competitive chess player and has many accomplishments, such as winning the 56th Annual American Open U1600, 2nd place in the 32nd Annual North American Open U2100. Esther is also team member of ICEA Chess Team for 2023 SoCal. SuperStates Championship and won the top female in K-12 championship and is nominated to represent Southern California in the WIM Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions. She is USChess top list chess player (#3 for Top Girls Age 15, #57 for Top Age 15, and #59 Top Women in the US). She enjoys helping her friends with chess as well as playing volleyball and the guitar in her spare time.
This event is fully booked.