Aspire Updates: September 5

It’s been a long time since we posted a blog here. So, it’s time I post a quick update about the recent changes that we are working on at Aspire.

Changes to Class Dates/Timings: ( As of September 5, 2019)

Pawn/Knight groups: Beginners levels:

Weekdays: Tuesday and Thursday: 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
Weekends: Saturday and Sunday: 6pm to 8:30 pm & Sunday morning 10:30 am to 1 pm.

Bishop/Rook groups: Intermediate and advanced levels:

Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
Weekends: Saturday: 6 pm to 8: 30 pm, Sunday: 10:30 am to 1 pm.

Outstation Students coming to our weekend chess classes from neighboring towns/cities like Karaikal, Cuddalore, Neyveli, Tiruvannamalai, Chennai, etc can avail local stay near the chess club at affordable rates.

A typical weekend class in progress. Outstation kids from as far as Tiruvannamalai, Neyveli, Tindivanam, etc are part of the group.

Tournaments: Over the last several weeks, we have made our Sunday Practice tournament a regular weekly activity. Most of the time, the tournament timings are between 2 pm to 6 pm. And on selected days we may have a different schedule. Tournament theme include normal/standard chess, Chess 960 and opening practice tournament.

Weekend Practice Tournament in Progress at Aspire Chess Center, Pondicherry.
Weekend Tournament at Aspire Chess Center, Pondicherry. Our plants/garden in the side/background 🙂
Top two boards in action in our recent Weekend practice tournament.
In the picture: Srihari 2136, Peter 1833, Swaraj 1917 and Kathiravan 1842.

Google Classroom: To encourage students to solve daily and analyze their chess tournament games, we stared using Google Classroom. Active aspire student can avail the services at no additional charge. Contact the coaches for invitation codes. Outside players can also avail the services at a minimum charge. This gives access to: Solving Room, Analysis Room and a monthly evaluation report.

For more information about our classes, tournaments or other activities, please contact our coaches using the contact form here. Thank you for reading!

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