Monday, January 18, 2010

Things discussed at Chess Meeting in DATCC

Gilachess already publish the thing mention in a discussion at DATCC with Dato' Tan. Below are the lists
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  • Multi faceted chess centre incorporating student
  • Have to be actively advertising/marketing
  • mentions of Fadli’s idea of attracting lower ranks player in the ‘Amatur’ series is a good idea
  • activities other than tournaments
  • use of GMs for various activities
  • Training sessions / tuition (paid) for students from schools around nearby DATCC centre
  • Ideas of Chess memebership for center
  • Yearly
  • 25% discount on entrance fee
  • Monthly (RM 10)
  • 10% discount
  • need for local company to spearhead training
  • Ideas of tournament without money (trophies etc)
  • issue is not to profit from centre or chess but to concentrate on making centre popular
  • suggestion to delay membership for 1 or 2 years
  • disagreement with non-chess games (scrabble/carrom/maj-jong) held at DATCC – focus should be on chess only
  • need for a working committee
  • accept the off hours and not be discouraged by non-attendance during afternoons and weekdays
  • Politeness and friendliness is important for chess center.
  • Coach certification
  • observation: good on “hardware” (place) soft or weak on the “software” side (organisation, tournaments, planning etc)
  • concentrate on enterprises and kids
  • Suggestion for seniors to coach juniors using centre
  • suggestion for post mortem for every major event to avoid future problems.
  • suggestion of Chess Forum (online)
  • oppose subscription idea as may be too costly – example:- 4 kids x RM10 per month x 12 = RM 480 per year
  • get strong players as sparring partners for centre
  • branding – face to the centre
  • tie up with tuition centres
  • GM roadshow
  • need for transparency. eg: MCF comittee members not known
  • mobile chess library
  • look to China’s example
  • need for a chess hero (GM)
  • encourage more children to come to centre
  • maximise usage of centre as it’s open everyday
  • make chess centre a “hangout”
  • Marketing is important
  • Publicity using cameras and large screen displays and get companies like LG/Panasonic to sponsor
  • concentrate on for profit self sustaining – centre is NOT a charity
  • DATCC prominent location
  • selling of products like t-shirts
  • using datcc as benchmark to open new similar centers