Canadian Youth Team Preparing for Brazil


Liza Orlova (U18 Girls), Myriam Roy (U16 Girls), and Sergey Noritsyn (U8 Open) are among 40 Canadian players headed to Brazil for the 2011 WYCC


2011 WYCC starts November 17

The tournament is under way! Check results.

Canada is sending a forty-player contingent (with five or six players participating in some of the age and gender categories) to the 2011 World Youth Chess Championships in Brazil.

See the complete list of Canadian team members, below.

This year’s Canadian team coaches are Nikolay Noritsyn, Andrew Peredun, and Mikhail Egorov; head of delegation is Andrew Giblon; assistant head of delegation is Gary Gladstone; and CFC youth co-ordinator is Patrick McDonald.

IM Nikolay Noritsyn

WYCC is an annual world chess championship for youth under 18, with boys’ and girls’ U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18 categories. It takes place this year from November 17 to 27 in Caldas Novas, a hydrothermal resort town in Brazil. The event was last in Brazil sixteen years ago, in 1995, albeit under a different name. (The tournament was previously known as the World Children’s Cup, and still earlier, the Cadet Championships.)

The big news from last year’s WYCC was Jason Cao winning gold for Canada in U10 Open. Jason placed third at this year’s CYCC (he’s now playing in U12 Open) but he has decided not to join the Canadian WYCC team in Brazil.

Canada has several strong entrants in this year’s World Youth Championship, particularly in the U12 Open section, where Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratte, Michael Song, and Razvan Preotu are initially ranked 8th, 12th, and 22nd.

Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratte

The 2011 Canadian Youth Chess Championship – held in Richmond Hill this July, just before the Canadian Open – was a mandatory qualifying event for WYCC participants. Check MonRoi’s pictures from the 2011 CYCC.

Good luck to all our Canadian players in Brazil!


In the Media…

October 29: 8-year-old Rohan Talukdar is featured in the Windsor Star
Read the story, “Windsor’s budding chess star…

November 7: Jeannie Zhang, Rachel Tao, and Lily Zhou are featured in the Windsor Star
Read the story, “Chess mates headed for world tourney


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Canada’s WYCC players:

Check official CYCC standings and CAN WYCC team.

U-8 Girls U-8 Open
1 Taylor Zhang 1164 Richmond Hill, ON 1 Sergey Noritsyn 1637 Richmond Hill, ON
2 Jeannie Yiying Zhang 1015 Windsor, ON 2 Luke Pulfer 1445 Surrey, BC
3 Frank Wang 1344 Toronto, ON
Rohan Shyam Talukdar 1208 Windsor, ON
U-10 Girls U-10 Open
1 Constance Zhaoxing Wang 1369 Toronto, ON 1 Yuanchen Zhang 1978 Markham, ON
Varshini Paraparan 919 Toronto, ON 2 Dinny Wang 1339 Mississauga, ON
Lily Zhou 868 Windsor, ON
U-12 Girls U-12 Open
1 Melissa Giblon 1528 Thornhill, ON 1 Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratte 2046 Montreal, QC
2 Qiyu Zhou 1811 Ottawa, ON 3 Razvan Preotu 2155 Burlington, ON
3 Rachel Tao 1160 Windsor, ON Michael Ji Yu Song 2102 North York, ON
Dorsa Moayyed 1013 North York, ON
U-14 Girls U-14 Open
1 Joanne Foote 1533 Richmond, BC 1 Richard Wang 2329 Edmonton, AB
2 Louisa Qian Qian Hou 1483 LaSalle, QC 2 James Fu 2119 Scarborough, ON
3 Rebecca Giblon 1620 Thornhill, ON Agastya Kalra 1995 Ottawa, ON
Yimang Yang 1758 Mississauga, ON
Mark Plotkin 1912 Thornhill, ON
Bryant Yang 1681 Thornhill, ON
U-16 Girls U-16 Open
2 Myriam Roy 1987 Varennes, QC 1 David Zhang 2186 Calgary, AB
3 Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina 1946 Calgary, AB 2 Nikita Gusev 2272 Richmond Hill, ON
1 Chang Yun 1828 Brossard, QC Mikhail Ivanov 2156 Toronto, ON
Tina Fang 1736 London, ON Konstantin Semianiuk 2207 Toronto, ON
Kimia Moayyed 1155 North York, ON Simon Gladstone 2076 Thornhill, ON
U-18 Girls U-18 Open
1 Yelizaveta Orlova 2015 Toronto, ON 1 Loren Laceste 2238 North Vancouver, BC
3 Linda Fu 954 Toronto, ON

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