A Successful Bali FIDE Instructor Seminar Print
Friday, 05 December 2008 04:31
bali mah hassan  latiffThe beautiful resort island of Bali in Indonesia held its first ever FIDE Seminar for Coaches from 30 November to 5 December 2008.

Organised by Gunadarma University under the auspices of the ASEAN Chess Academy which is the FIDE Regional Academy for Asia and endorsed by PERCASI (Indonesian Chess Federation), this ground breaking event saw a total of 23 participants, many who had travelled several days over sea and land to attend.

Key subjects taught included introduction to the FIDE Trainer system and objectives of the seminar including the various roles and responsibilities of chess trainers, the FIDE academies and their activities, the benefits of chess, a case study of chess in schools and the various scholastic progams, chess terminology, basic methods of teaching, opening principles, tactics, combinations and attack and its critical role in providing a foundation for young players, teaching checkmate patterns, international system of signs, endgames, and modern methods of teaching. There were also practical sessions on presentation and teaching lessons.

bali seminar during
The seminar also recorded two notables firsts - the participation of Mah Hassan Omar, President of the Malaysia Society of the Blind, a practicing lawyer who himself is an avid chess player and a national coach, and that of a young and talented 16 year old girl who was looking at coaching techniques for her own development!

In the end both were well deserving of being awarded the FIDE Instructor title after making extremely professional presentations.  

The full list of participants and titles awarded:   

Participant Details       Title
Name Rating Title Fed Awarded
3 Agus Syafri, SAg     INA DI
6 Fauzani     INA DI
15 Riston Pangaribuan 1969   INA DI
20 Supriadi Gondo Kusumo     INA DI
1 A. Rachman Usop 2011   INA NI
2 Abdul Latiff Mohamad     MAS NI
8 Hardian Anwar     INA NI
9 Ie Lie Kian Ming     INA NI
10 Imam Effendi     INA NI
12 Ni Putu Widiari S, SS     INA NI
19 Saperi Kartolo     INA NI
21 Tri Handayani 2050   INA NI
22 Vendlan     INA NI
4 Baiq Vina Lestari 2170   INA FI
5 Eko Supriyono 2254   INA FI
7 Gerhana Chkartina 2099   INA FI
11 Mah Hassan Omar     MAS FI
13 Norasya Verdiana 1900   INA FI
14 Nurdin Askali 2312 FM INA FI
16 Ronny Gunawan 2415 IM INA FI
17 Ryan Patricks     INA FI
18 Samuel Ramlan 2086   INA FI
23 Yoseph R Majella 2280   INA FI

With total of 10 FI titles awarded, many going to chess professionals involved in taching at their own schools, together with 9 NI titles and 4 DI titles, there was little to for the participants to complain about.

bali seminar after

Special mention needs to be made of the event coordinator Bunawan (seated in the middle) whose tireless work and deep pockets made the seminar possible.

Peter Long
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