Raffles Institution

Chess Club (Year 5-6)

  • taken by Tan Ting Wei for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society

    Chess is addictive, regardless of whether you choose to pursue its International or Chinese variant. To most people, chess may appear to be an archaic game, but those who dare to fall in love with the euphoria that comes with an intense battle of wits stay in love forever.

    A typical Wednesday with the Chess Club sees our members pondering hard over 64 black and white squares and 楚河汉界 for I- and C-Chess trainees respectively.

    Chess provides a unique experience in that it combines the best of different types of CCAs: it is a mind sport that teaches the art of critical analysis and planning that one can never get tired of. If you are looking for a CCA that challenges you mentally and teaches you some of the best lessons in life, then take a leap of faith and join chess.

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    Achievements and Highlights

    International Chess

    1st Raffles Chess Championship

    Hwa Chong Mindsports Championships

    JJC Chess Tournament (Individual 4th)

    National Inter-School Team Chess Championships (Team 2nd, 3rd)

    National Schools Individual Chess Championships (Individual 2nd, 13th, 17th)

    Team Raffles Games


    Chinese Chess

    1st "Sheng Ji" Cup World Youth Xiangqi Individual Open Tournament, Penang, Malaysia (Individual 28th)

    2017 Shenzhen Futian Xiangqi Four Nations Youth Invitation Competition, Shenzhen, China (Team 3rd)

    58th National Xiangqi Individual Championships B Category (Individual 16th)

    Char Yong Cup (Individual 6th, 25th)

    Chua Chu Kang Cup (Individual 4th, 7th)

    Hwa Chong Mindsports Championships (Team 5th)

    JJC Chess Tournament (Individual 15th, 33rd) 

    Nee Soon East Family Life Champion Xiangqi Challenge (Individual 6th, 22nd)

    Teachers in charge

    Ms Lim San San