About Hubli Chess Academy and its 50th edition monthly chess tournament
by Dipika Joshi - 20/01/2017
Demonstrating a serious experience of conducting 49 editions of monthly chess tournament so far by Hubli Chess Academy (HCA), we will have a chance to participate in big 50th edition in April-2017, lace up your shoes and get ready! This tournament is expected to bring all the chess fraternity together in Hubli and across its nearby districts.
Shripad KV runs HCA successfully since 2001 and it is the first Chess academy in the Hubli (Dharwad District) region meant for only Chess coaching. It is dedicated to provide professional chess coaching and since then there are numerous chess coaching camps, awareness sessions, orientation classes in nearby districts, chess tournaments, assisting in organizing the events across districts like Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Davangere, Bagalkot etc. involved in making Chess from the grass root level learning across Dharwad District and entire North Karnataka region. At present it operates across 5 branches in the Hubli area.
Hubli-Dharwad are twin cities in Indian state of Karnataka. Hubli-Dharwad is the second-largest conurbation in Karnataka after Bengaluru. While Dharwad is the administrative headquarters, the city of Hubli, situated about 20 km south-east of Dharwad, is the commercial center and business hub of North Karnataka.
Organized state level rapid chess tournament in 2002 in A/C hall with INR 10,000 prize fund in 2002, 2003, 2004.
49 editions of monthly rapid chess tournament completed for U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14 and Open categories.
We are the only one chess academy in state to recognize Karnataka State Chess day on 30-Nov every year since its inception in 2012, ref article.
Conducting twice a year inter-school chess tournament (June / Dec), so far 20 events are organized.
Inter-School Chess tournament prize winners
Simul playing with 30 players
Tournament for Karnataka State Chess Day (30-Nov)
HCA offer minimal fees to coaching. Affordable rates on Chess materials, books and other chess infrastructures. Affordable chess coaching rates in Hubli with no hidden charges, no registration fees or annual membership fees. Fees taken on pro-rate basis (need not pay for unattended classes).
HCA offer Chess coaching at your time and place of convenience and also ready to travel to your location. HCA offer different coaching options i.e. one to one coaching, group coaching, classroom coaching and online sessions.
HCA in news
Simultaneous at Malleswaram, Bangalore
HCA founders from left-to-right: Shripad KV, Ramachandra Bhat and Chandrashekhar S Yatnatti
Regarding founders, Shripad KV is a well-known player across North Karnataka region, any chess player across North Karnataka who has played chess tournaments the founder is known to him. Ramachandra Bhat is a senior most Chess coach and has 45 years of coaching and playing experience across State, National and International level chess tournaments. Chandrashekhar S Yatnatti is the most enthusiastic Chess players from Dharwad District, avid lover of Chess and motivates young buddies to learn and grasp the concepts of chess.
HCA has started Chess In School program and believes that CHESS brings following advantages, let's come and join their hands for a unique program "Chess in Schools":
It brings discipline among students.
It promotes self-confidence & thinking ability.
It teaches the core value of giving respect.
It promotes sportsmanship.
It improves determination and concentration.
It improves good mental health.
It develops healthy competitiveness.
It helps in planning and preparing for life ahead
You can read this Times of India newspaper article about HCA.
About the author
Dipika Joshi is a chess player's wife! Her husband Nikhil Joshi is passionate about the game, and she travels along with him to tournaments. She is an excellent singer and likes to indulge in things which are artistic and creative.