Singapore FIDE Trainers’ Seminar for FIDE Trainers' titles
Friday, 21 December 2012 06:48
The Singapore FIDE Trainers' Seminar for FIDE Trainers' titles, a second in 2012, started on the 17th December.
Four official trainers' titles may be awarded: FIDE Trainer (FT), FIDE Instructor (FI), National Instructor (NI) or Developmental Instructor (DI), depending on coaches' resumes and examination results.
Training & FIDE certification are managed by 12-time FIDE Lecturer Jovan Petronic (FIDE Senior Trainer), who is ably assisted by Domingo Ramos (FIDE Trainer). IM Petronic was a 5x Yugoslavia National Olympic Chess Coach, while IM Ramos formerly served as National Chess Coach of Japan and was also the Asian Junior Chess Champion in 1980. Both are now serving under the Singapore Chess Federation, as Technical Director, and National Chess Trainer, respectively.
Trainers' Seminar participants:
1. Ho Hou-Meng, Herman (Macau)
2. Lumibao Juan Panfilo Lachica (Philippines)
3. Mak Tong Kuan (Macau)
4. Praveen Kumar R. (India)
5. Silva Vilhena Carlos Alberto (Portugal)
6. Suelo Roberto Jr. (Philippines)
This well-established SCF's signature event serves the continuous need for official certification and licencing of chess trainers and coaches working in Singapore and worldwide, and also as recommended by the Singapore Sports Council in its guidelines to National Sports Associations.
An intensive ongoing 5-day 30-hr programme ends with final written examination. Good luck to all!