Van Lang University Chess Club: Ending the year of 2018 with many remarks

 

(Admissions Office - Van Lang, September 1, 2019)The year of 2018 is an important milestone marking the 10th anniversary of Van Lang University Chess Club. Not only is tenth a round number but 2018 is also a positive and prosperous year with many remarkable activities of the new generation in the Chess Club.

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On October 13, 2018, the Ceremony of awarding the Accreditation Decision "Van Lang University Chess Club is a member of the Ho Chi Minh Chess Federation” is a milestone in the 10-year journey of establishment and development of the Club. Since then, a series of active activities to improve the scale and the quality of the Club have been implemented, based on the scheme of expanding and developing the Chess movement of Van Lang University in the period of 2018-2021 approved by the Board and School administrators.

dai hoc van lang clb co vl b 2On 11 and 18 November 2018, the 9th school-year Team Chess Challenge was successfully held at Campus 1 and Campus 3, with 74 players. Many new talents for Van Lang Chess Team were discovered through the competition and they will reinforce the school club for the Citywide Chess Tournament held around April 2019. The club intends to organize the next season in the second semester before the Citywide Chess tournament in order to encourage Van Lang students to practice and play sports, creating a professional environment for students to get experience and develop their talent.

Van Lang University Chess Club currently consists of 44 members who are studying at Van Lang University. In addition to regular activities every week, the Club has exchanged with counterparts of other schools and participated in competitions outside the University. This creates an active and bright picture of the end of 2018.

dai hoc van lang clb co vl c 201/12/2018: Friendly Chess Tournament 2018

Friendly Chess Tournament 2018 was an event of chess exchange and competition organized at Bitexco Building (No. 02 Hai Trieu, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1) with the participation of foreigners. Van Lang University Chess Club had 03 students taking part in the challenge and 01 girl playing the role of referee. This was not only a chance to compete with chess enthusiasts, regardless of age and nationality, but also an opportunity for students to practice English communication.

 

02/12/2018: Festival Mind Sports 2018

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On December 2, 2018, members of Van Lang University Chess Club had interesting experiences at Mind Sports Festival 2018. The event took place at the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural House on No. 04 Pham Ngoc Thach, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1. This is a healthy large playground, attracting more than 300 chess players and hundreds of fans who are interested in intellectual sports to join. The main contents of the competition were comprised of Human Chess, Folk Chess, Chess, Chinese Chess, Go, Mystery Chinese Chess, Coordination Chess, Maneuvering Chess.

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Members of Van Lang University Chess Club participated in the free fighting area for the purpose of discovering, learning, increasing competition experience, creating more relationships with other chess clubs and teams.

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The mutual relationship between Van Lang University Chess Club and counterparts in other schools has increasingly developed for many years. On December 16, 2018, 07 members of the Club had a memorable experience when participating in the Chess tournament at Foreign Trade University as referees. Like the meaning of the idiom "Travel broadens the mind", the competitions bring opportunities for the club members to accumulate experience to organize the school chess tournaments and accordingly prepare for the city-wide chess tournament.

In addition to the Trade Foreigner University Chess Club, Van Lang University also has a close relationship with the Chess Clubs from FPT University, University of Law, Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, and HCMC University of Technology and Education. This is a promising future for the dynamic development of Van Lang University Chess Club in the year of 2019.

dai hoc van lang clb co vl gIf you think joining a club is a waste of time, you may have missed an opportunity to explore, cultivate and promote your own abilities. The way of playing chess also shows the personalities of people. Hidden behind each black-and-white checkman is the individual’s identity. Playing chess is a good way to practice thinking and improve many good qualities such as thoroughness, patience, assertiveness, etc. Every move contains speculation, calculation and a certain strategy. The chess spreads a strange source of positive energy. Anyone who comes to this intellectual sport must be whole-hearted, highly concentrated, and temporarily put away all worries of life. In that moment, people are just themselves.

Van Lang University Chess Club has developed along with the maturity of many generations of students. It connects those who have the same passion to create a strong collective with the slogan "Brain Power - Friend Power". The club is the same as a small house where the members can share common knowledge, experience, and interest. In the club, there are always the enthusiastic teachers and seniors who are willing to support and guide new members throughout the university journey.

Van Lang University Chess Club is actively recruiting new members and players for the School Chess team. Those who have passion and talents can register at the link:: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScNUi5CFFtKMlRWVF…/viewform

Source: Khanh Thi

Translated by:  Vo Thi Xuan Anh


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