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.
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.
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”
Check for the latest updates:
Canada’s WYCC players:
|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|