Schools & Colleges Testimonials

BRMP Centenary Public School

Since the time of inception of Bantwal Raghurama Mukunda Prabhu Centenary Public School in 2007, we are proudly associated with Derik’s Chess School, Mangalore. Under their guidance our school has secured several accolades in national as well as international levels. Every year our students have played in the CBSE zonal tournaments. We have emerged as one of the strongest chess playing CBSE schools of Dakshina Kannada. It’s been observed that those who have taken up chess have edge over others professionally Our best players include Aneeshcharith C Bhandary, Riyana Sonali Pinto, Rishona Sancia Pinto, Dheenram Shetty, Dhyankrishna Shetty. Our students have also participated in Commonwealth Sports where Dheenram and Dhyankrishna are the champion players. The coaches at Derik Chess School are highly energetic, motivated and always try to bring the best out of every student. We acknowledge their contribution to the student community and recommend Derik’s Chess School for imparting quality chess education.

S.V.S English School

The team at Derik’s Chess School has been a partner in the development of our children’s chess and tournament acumen since 2003. Our school is a pioneer in chess, thanks to Derik’s Chess School Chess is a household name in Bantwal now. Here we have conducted many inter district and national chess events. Our school team members have represented Karnataka state and won School Games Federation of India. Our notable players are Kripa Jain, Swathy Bhat, Govind Prabhu, Shashanka Maiya, Seema Crasta, Riyola Dsouza, Vignesh Kamath, Suraksha Rao, Sreevathsa Acharya, Chaitra Rao, Srujana C Bhandary. Coach Prasanna has been instrumental in the evolution of our kids as chess players. Our children genuinely enjoy their interactions with the coaches. We are thrilled that they are also gaining skills that will benefit them throughout life while learning a game they will be playing forever. We wish Derik’s Chess School the best.

Trinity Central School

Derik’s Chess School has been taking classes for our students from 1st to 8th grade from 2017-18. Our children have benefitted a lot from these classes, and our school team is actively engaged in inter-school tournaments post association with Derik’s Chess School We are grateful to Derik’s Chess School for their efforts in bringing out the best in our students and we wish to continue associating with them in the future years to come.

Canara Higher Primary School

Derik’s Chess school has been successfully conducting Chess classes to our students for more than 10 years. Over the years our students have developed a liking for the chess class. Their performance in the competition reflects their work. We appreciate the sincere work put in by the faculty of Derik chess school in preparing our school children.

Indrali English Medium Nursery and Higher Primary School

Derik’s Chess School has been taking regular classes for our students. Few students have emerged champions in inter-school tournaments and won several state level tournaments. Some of them are Sheershikaa, Shlaagana and Rima Rao. We are thankful to Derik’s Chess School for training our students sincerely. We look forward for a long term association..

Sri Sharada Public School

Derik’s Chess School transformed the cityscape of Mangalore by pioneering chess in schools as far back in 2001 Since its inception in 2001, I had the privilege of introducing chess as one of the extra- scholastic activities in Lourdes Central School when I was heading the school as the Founding Principal. Our students mastered chess within the shortest period of time and went on to bag Gold in CBSE nationals and win accolades in national and international events during my tenure of 12 academic years. In St Aloysius Gonzaga School, where again I was the founding Principal, chess was elevated to a prestigious and enviable level and was a source of inspiration to other schools too am happy to introduce and integrate chess in school curriculum from the academic year 2022-2023 in Sri Sharada Public School, Annigeri where I have been guiding the school as Academic Advisor since 2016. I do not have the slightest hesitation to recommend Derik’s Chess School to all the prospective schools and wish them all the best in their endeavour to promote chess in schools.

PRESTIGE International school

PRESTIGE International school aims at providing moral, intellectual and physical education to the students and to develop their talents, creativity and communication skills to the optimum. Apart from the academic syllabus, it encourages sports, fine arts, games and personality development. Our students are provided with various co curricular activities. It is an honour and a pleasure to announce that for past three year our school has been associated with Derik’s Chess School. Chess improves academic performance through improving the cognitive abilities, rational thinking and reasoning of even the least promising children. Derik’s chess school has taken effort in training our children to master the skill with very short span and prepare the students for competitions. With utmost trust and confidence I can ensure that our collaboration for future years with Derik’s will surely qualify our students into national and international level competition.

Canara English Higher Primary School

Warm Greetings from Canara English Higher Primary School. Derik’s Chess School has been an integral part of Co-curricular activity in our School for over 5 years. Chess classes are conducted twice a week for students of Std 2 and Std 3 as Co-curricular activity. The young minds are trained and taught the basic skills of chess. Many students take it up with interest and pursue it further too. We look forward to having these classes in our School for the future too. We wish Derik’s chess school Good Luck for all their future endeavours.

Mount Carmel Central School

Mount Carmel Central School is not only a creator of the educational landscape here in Mangalore but also in guiding a child intellectually, emotionally and in instilling confidence thereby, moulding the child into a socially secure individual. Playing Chess results in improved cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement. Many schools have officially recognized the value of learning chess and have integrated chess into their curriculum. It has been a decade since Mount Carmel Central School together with Derik’s Chess School have collaborated with an identical aim of enhancing the learning skills, interactive skills and the intellectual skills of the students through chess. The direction provided by Derik’s Chess School has been the cause of many chess prodigies here at Mount Carmel Central School having won the l” place at the State Level in the Karnataka Open Chess Tournament U-7 category, 1 place at the National Level in the All India Fide Rated Rapid Chess Tournament U-I1 category a third tie position in the National level U8 Canadian Youth championship (CYCC) held in Saskatchewan, Canada and the 2 place at the International Level in the American Continental Fide Online World U-10 Rapid Championship. With the primary goal of teaching chess to the students, right from the basic level to organizing chess tournaments at both the National and International levels, Derik’s Chess School has left no stone unturned in achieving its goal.

Lourdes Central School

It is with grateful heart we would like to acknowledge your expertise in chess, which you have shared, taught and learned our students and they have gained wide knowledge on chess and won the prestigious tournaments. We thank you for your guidance and training which you have done with great interest and passion for chess. We take this opportunity to congratulate all the chess trainers for this excellent work. May Derik’s chess school reach greater heights and gain more name and fame in the years to come. Long Live Derik’s Chess School.