Holiday Chess Camp & Tournament

Unleash your inner chess champion! Enrol in our Chess Camp for beginners and intermediate players and embark on a thrilling journey of tactical mastery and strategic brilliance. Join us today and discover the endless possibilities of this timeless game!


Workshop Highlights

Expert Perspectives

Exclusive sessions led by top chess masters, where you'll gain unparalleled knowledge, strategic insights, and personalised guidance.

Highly Interactive

Engage in live gameplay, solve captivating puzzles, and participate in real-time discussions that bring the game to life.

Fun and Engaging

Develop critical thinking, enhance problem-solving skills, and forge lifelong friendships with fellow chess enthusiasts.

What you are paying for

Incredible value for our Holiday Camp & Tournament

Fees (with GST)

250 SGD

For 7 - 16 yrs old


4-day holiday Chess Camp & tournament that will help you to unlock advanced techniques, sharpen your skills, and elevate your game to new heights.


Fees (with GST)

32.40 SGD

For those under 18 yrs old


Engage in thrilling competition, test your abilities under pressure, and hone your decision-making skills in our Chess Tournament.


Event Dates

Chess Camp @ MS Tampines Junction
Chess Training Workshop (Day 1 & 2)
16 & 19 Jun (Fri & Mon)
9.00am - 1.00pm
Chess Training Workshop (Day 3)
20 Jun (Tue)
9.00am - 1.30pm
includes Simultaneous Exhibition with Chess Masters
Chess Tournament @ One Punggol CC (MPH - Level 5)*
Chess Tournament: Battle of the Minds
21 Jun (Wed)
9am - 3pm
*Chess tournament is included in the Chess Camp (Day 4).


Chess Camp: An Introduction to Chess for Beginners
  • Conducted by Candidate Master, CM Olimpiu Urcan
  • Discover the rich history and evolution of chess
  • Master the board and movement of pieces
  • Learn competitive play rules and basic checkmating techniques
  • Unlock the principles of opening play
Chess Camp: Improving your Chess Game for Intermediate Players
  • Conducted by Spore's strongest Grandmaster, GM Tin Jingyao
  • Expand your openings repertoire to outwit opponents
  • Sharpen tactical awareness for decisive moves
  • Enhance understanding of positional play for strategic advantage
  • Strengthen endgame techniques for victorious outcomes
Chess Tournament: Battle of the Minds
  • 'Battle of the Minds' chess tournament is included in the Holiday Chess Camp.
  • Students who wish to participate in the chess tournament only are welcome to register for the tournament separately. Note: 'Battle of the Minds' chess tournament is only open to participants under the age of 18.
  • Join us in a game of fun and wits! Exciting prizes to be won!

Master teachers

Tin Jingyao

Jingyao is Singapore’s youngest ever Chess Grandmaster, 5-time National chess champion, and triple medal winner at the recent Hanoi Sea Games. He is a well-known prodigy who has been featured in the local news multiple times in the past 12 years for his inspirational chess accomplishments.

Olimpiu Urcan
Candidate Master

Olimpiu Urcan is a Candidate Master, accomplished chess historian, and chess journalist. With his extensive chess background, passion for teaching, and engaging style, he is a highly qualified mentor for aspiring chess players, imparting his knowledge and expertise in the game.

Our testimonials

What our students & parents say about us

Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher. She has given me detailed feedback to improve my writing and her lessons are very engaging. I really appreciate the personalised feedback which helps me identify areas I should work on more. She goes the extra mile to share interesting facts every lesson which has helped expand my general knowledge in so many ways. With Mrs Shum's tips and MS Worksheets explaining how to master various components, I'm able to answer questions with greater confidence. Lastly, Mrs Shum cares deeply about our emotional well-being, and she always reminds us that trying our best is more important than the results.

I would like to thank the Chinese Language teacher very much for her effort, concern and encouragement for my child! He is very happy to be in her class and has enjoyed the Chinese Language lessons very much. He has tried his very best in the PSLE examination last year 2022 and his Chinese has improved. The constant encouragement from his Chinese Language teacher makes a difference and goes a long way!  Thank you Mr Kuek and all the teachers very much who has taught him and shared during the online bootcamp and the webinars! We really appreciate the effort, time, love and understanding put into preparation of the examination booklets and materials and staying behind after the online lessons to answer the students' questions! Wishing all the teachers and staff a very Happy blessed year 2023 ahead! 

Parents of U Hian
Dear Mrs Shum, thank you so much for all the guidance and support you’ve given me since i joined ms. Since i joined at a pretty late stage, i didn’t expect myself to acquire so much valuable knowledge that allowed me to learn English from a whole new perspective, as well as to perceive life in many different aspects. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing with us your personal experiences that engaged us during class, and making English such a fun subject for us explore the wonders of it! Thank you for taking the extra mile to further support me in English Literature as well, it really has been very useful!! It has truly been an eye-opening experience learning from you and I will remember these lessons as part of the unforgettable memories of learning in this subject❤️🥰

Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

Sevvel Selvam
Hi Ms Mavis, I would like to thank you for the teaching. Your lessons are engaging and I can always focus on it. I still remember vividly your patience when answering all my questions. Even though I have a lot of questions, you still answer them using your best effort which I appreciate very much. You are a great teacher 👍 Thank you very much and wish you a great year ahead !

Tao Weiqi
Dear Mr Alvin, Just want to text you to say "Thank you for all you have done for all the kids! Elvyn scored AL6 for his 2022 PSLE!“ A special mention to Teacher Meili, Teacher Audrey, Teacher Ryan and 丁老师。Not only were they never annoyed by his endless questions and constant requests for ways to improve himself, they guided him and encouraged him to do more and better. We are so blessed to have met all of you! I had introduced friends to send their kids to MS and will surely help to promote MS in the future too!

Mother of Elvyn Ee
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Do I need to have any prior knowledge in chess to take part in the Chess Camp?

No prior knowledge or background is required. Our Chess Camp welcomes participants of all skill levels, including beginners. Whether you are new to chess or have some experience, we have a program designed to cater to your needs.

We offer an introductory course called "An Introduction to Chess for Beginners" specifically tailored for those with no prior knowledge of chess. In this program, you will be introduced to the basics of chess, including the movement of pieces and the rules of play. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to develop their chess skills at their own pace. 

My child has some knowledge of chess. Should I enrol my child in the Beginner or Intermediate class?

The beginners' class is designed to build a foundation in chess for those who have little or no basic knowledge of chess and to gain a more in-depth understanding of the basic concepts of chess.

If a student has a good understanding of the rules of chess, including basic chess moves and special moves (such as en passant), then he/she can progress to the intermediate class.

Will materials/worksheets be provided for the chess camp?

Yes, for the chess training workshops scheduled on the 16th, 19th, and 20th of June, participants will receive specially curated and developed materials. These materials have been thoughtfully prepared by our experienced coaches, Olimpiu and Jingyao.

Participants will have opportunities for hands-on practice during the camp. They will engage in interactive exercises and games to apply what they have learned from the materials and worksheets. As a highlight, participants will have the chance to showcase their newly honed chess skills in a simultaneous exhibition with the coaches on the 20th of June, and the Mind Stretcher Chess Tournament on 21st of June. 

How will the students be grouped for the tournament?

There will be 2 categories in the tournament:
U12 (for participants under 12 years old), and
U18 (for participants under 18 years old).

Students in the Chess Camp will be grouped into these two age categories.

Is it possible for me to just take part in the Chess Tournament on 21st June?

Yes, it is possible for you to participate in the Chess Tournament on the 21st of June without attending the entire Chess camp. However, we highly recommend that participants sign up for the full Chess camp to enjoy a comprehensive learning experience and take advantage of the unique opportunities available.

By joining the Chess camp, you will have the exceptional opportunity to receive training from our experienced Chess masters, Jingyao and Olimpiu. They possess a wealth of knowledge in the game and will provide valuable guidance throughout the camp. The camp also offers a range of activities, including workshops, interactive exercises, and the simultaneous exhibition with the coaches, for an immersive learning environment. 

Can I cancel my registration if I change my mind?

No, regrettably, all fees paid for any of our events are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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