ACC Juniors in Canadian Championship

Canadian Youth Chess Championship 2011 – July 6 to 9

Nine of our club’s young superstars competed in the Canadian Youth Chess Championship, last week in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Liza Orlova, Joseph Bellissimo, and Zhanna Sametova earned first-place finishes, Daniel Zotkin finished with a third-place finish, and a couple more ACC players finished just short of a podium position.

Here are the final results: Mila Milicevic finished with 4.5/7 in U10 Girls, missing third place on tie-break; Daniel Zotkin finished third in U10 Open with 5.5/7; Aleksandra Milicevic had 4.0/7 in U12 Girls, half a point out of third; Joseph Bellissimo won Junior first in U12 Open with 5.0/7; Zhanna Sametova won Junior first in U14 Girls with 4.0/7; Zehn Nasir had 3.0/7 in U14 Open; Jennifer Ugodnikov had 3.0/7 in U16 Girls; Pi Nasir had 3.5/7 in U16 Open; and WCM Liza Orlova won first in U18 Girls with 2.0/7 in the U18 Open section.

Congratulations to all our ACC players. We’re proud of you!

Check the CYCC website for final standings; replay games through MonRoi.

A few highlights…

Liza’s victory over her U18 Girls rival, Dalia Kagramanov (2027) – way to go!

Zehn’s draw against Jingzhou Lai (2006)

Liza’s solid fight with 2010 Canadian Junior Champion, FM Roman Sapozhnikov (2424)

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