From the lessons of the holiday program, we have decided to initiate a few kid’s development programs to run throughout the year and not to concentrate on short intensive programs. We found that year around schedules are a lesser burden on volunteer time compared to short-term intensive camps.
Under this program, we have initiated our first Chess Club of the society in May 2018. We now have four dedicated volunteers running the Chess club every Sunday from 4 to 5 pm at Hillcrest High School International Center. Over twenty-five school, kids have already been participating in this weekly event.
New Zealand Chess Power Organisation started conducting Chess Power Sarapu Cup Tournaments in Hamilton, the first week of each month from January 2019. Our SLFS chess players decided to participate in the event, and so far, two of our club players won the highest-level tournament in March and April 2019.