2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb 24-2

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  • #16
    Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

    Are you a junior female chess player? Did you already participate in the competitions organized by the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC), the Chess n' Math Association (CMA) and your local chess professionals? Here’s a unique opportunity for 2018!

    The 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship will serve as a ​​provincial qualification tournament not for one but for two spectacular chess competitions. Play in the Championnat and get a chance to go to Quebec City and to St.Louis, Missouri, to take part in those magnificent tournaments.

    Grandmaster Susan Polgar and Webster University kindly invite Canadian girls to take part in “The 15th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational (SPFGI)” scheduled to take place in Saint Louis, Missouri (July 2018, exact dates TBA). The event will offer more than $200,000 in prizes and scholarships. The annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational is the most prestigious All-Girls event in the United States. Every province will have an official representative receives free lodging and meals from the Webster University.

    In the previous years, Ontario sent to the SPFGI many young stars, including ​WCM Rachel Tao, Rebecca Giblon, and ​WGM Qiyu Zhou. Will it be your turn in 2018?! Here are several reports about Team Canada 2017 :
    http://forum.chesstalk.com/printthre...6&pp=20&page=1
    http://www.webster.edu/spice/spfgi/spfgi-reg.html
    http://web.chessdailynews.com/tag/sp...-invitational/

    An important thing to know: oftentimes, the Canadian provinces where junior chess is less developed are unable to send their girls to the SPFGI. In these cases, the managers of Team Canada invite more girls from Ontario, Quebec and B.C. In the past, a young rising star WFM Svitlana Demchenko from Ottawa was invited according to this practice; Svitlana had a fantastic time in St.Louis. It can certainly happen in 2018 that, in addition to the Ontario Girls Champion, other girls from Ontario would be invited. Only those who take part in the Girls U-19 Championship will be considered for inclusion to Team Canada, so it is absolutely crucial that you play. – Register now!

    In addition, exceptionally for the coming year, the Ontario Girls U-19 Championship will serve as a qualifier for the Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC) that will take place in Québec City on July 01-05, 2018. This is a unique opportunity for Ontario girls to qualify in a safe and secure environment! Every player who achieves at least the 50% score will qualify, upon approval by the Canadian Chess Federation (CFC). This is yet another reason to register, especially for the girls in younger age categories. Qualify for the CYCC in comfort, safety and security of an all-girls event, without loud boys running around everywhere. :)

    In 2018, the Ontario Girls U-19 Championship returns to the familiar location in Mississauga. Use this extraordinary opportunity to play against other girls and qualify for the SPFGI and CYCC. Take advantage of a special “early bird” price before January 15. Register now! All the details are in an attached flyer and on the Elevate My Chess site:
    ​​ https://elevatemychess.com/ontariopolgar/

    We’re looking forward to see you!

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    • #17
      Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

      We are very grateful to the two wonderful sponsors who have already made possible for the dreams of several girls to play in the U-19 Championship to come true.

      Coaches, organizers, club managers from everywhere in Ontario - thank you for your overwhelming support and let's continue to spread the word. The tournament serves as a qualifier for both the SPFGI and the CYCC, and this is a unique opportunity for Ontario girls to qualify in a safe and secure environment! There is a lot of reasons for beginner and intermediate girls in younger age categories to register and play. Currently, about one half of paid registrations are from under-1000-CFC players, some of them as young as seven and eight years old. Encourage every girl you know to try herself in a slow-time-control, FIDE-rated chess, she'll play against competitors of the similar level.

      We have an exciting new announcement to make: thank to the generosity of EMC Canada, there will be special prizes for girls born in 2009 or after! That's right, a beautiful trophy and two medals await the top-3 finishers who are younger than nine years old as of January 01, 2018. It is like having their own section, at the same time reaping all benefits of playing in a FIDE-rated event and learning from strong role models. Isn't it great?! Register now!
      Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; Thursday, 11th January, 2018, 01:24 PM. Reason: Orthography.

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      • #18
        Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

        Originally posted by Vadim Tsypin View Post
        We are very grateful to the two wonderful sponsors who have already made possible for the dreams of several girls to play in the U-19 Championship to come true.

        Coaches, organizers, club managers from everywhere in Ontario - thank you for your overwhelming support and let's continue to spread the word. The tournament serves as a qualifier for both the SPFGI and the CYCC, and this is a unique opportunity for Ontario girls to qualify in a safe and secure environment! There is a lot of reasons for beginner and intermidiate girls in younger age categories to register and play. Currently, about one half of paid registrations are from under-1000-CFC players, some of them as young as seven and eight years old. Encourage every girl you know to try herself in a slow-time-control, FIDE-rated chess, she'll play against competitors of the similar level.

        We have an exciting new announcement to make: thank to the generosity of EMC Canada, there will be special prizes for girls born in 2009 or after! That's right, a beautiful trophy and two medals await the top-3 finishers who are younger than nine years old as of January 01, 2018. It is like having their own section, at the same time reaping all benefits of palying in a FIDE-rated event and learning from strong role models. Isn't it great?! Register now!
        We have another wonderful sponsor who is willing to sponsor 3 players. Thanks so much to these 3 sponsors helping to make this tournament a success. Refer to the post above by Vadim, we would like to make this tournament a memorable one with special prizes for girls born in 2009 or after.

        We really hope all the girls will have fund and learning in this tournament.

        Come and join us !!!

        Gary Hua

        EMC

        https://elevatemychess.com/ontariopolgar/

        Right now, we have 17 players now

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        • #19
          Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

          We have finally reached our target players of 20. The winner of the tournament will have an air ticket allowance of $ 500 from us if she compete at the SPFGI.

          Another generous donor who also wish to remain anonymous is sponsoring another two players.

          We thank all the donors who make all this possible for us to have a wonderful tournament and we also thank you all on behalf of the chess community. All the kids are eagerly looking forward to the tournament and we hope to make it a successful tournament.

          We really hope to build up from this tournament and be able to keep encouraging young girls to come out and play CHESS. Hopefully next year, we can double up the number to 40 or 50. I am always optimistic and hope to do my part in elevating chess in Canada especially for the juniors.

          Latest list will be uploaded to our website on Sunday morning. Stay tuned for the updates.

          Please take note that the BEST price for the entry fee ends on Jan 15, 2018 and the price goes up by $ 15.


          “Why is there a need for Girl’s or Women’s Tournaments?”

          http://web.chessdailynews.com/why-is...s-tournaments/

          Cheers for Chess in Canada

          Gary Hua

          EMC
          Last edited by Gary Hua; Friday, 12th January, 2018, 05:45 PM.

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          • #20
            Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

            Please take note that tomorrow ( Jan 15th ) is the last day for the BEST price for the entry fee.

            After tomorrow, the price will increase by $ 15.

            Latest list on the link below :

            https://elevatemychess.com/wp-conten...rON-Jan-14.pdf

            Cheers

            Gary Hua

            EMC

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            • #21
              Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

              One of the top girl from Ottawa registered yesterday.

              Cheers for Girls Chess in Canada.

              The players will be able to see and watch how Canada top girl plays and I am pretty sure all her games will be on live board.....

              Gary Hua

              EMC

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              • #22
                Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                We had another 3 registrants yesterday and two of them are top girls from Seneca Hill Chess academy ( sponsored by Corinna Wan )

                Thank you for your support to Girls Chess in Canada, Corinna. We appreciate it very much.

                The top half of the 25 players at the moment looks pretty strong and we hope there will be good competition among them all.

                For those who have not registered yet. it is still not too late to register.

                Come out and support our cause.

                Cheers to Chess in Canada....

                Gary Hua

                EMC

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                • #23
                  Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                  Susan has a video message for all the Canadian girls participating in the qualifiers: HERE

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                  • #24
                    Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                    Originally posted by Andrei Botez View Post
                    Susan has a video message for all the Canadian girls participating in the qualifiers: HERE
                    This is awesome! Thank you so much Susan, Paul and Andrei!

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                    • #25
                      Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                      I am overwhelmed with gratitude to Corinna Wan and two other sponsors, to Ontario chess clubs, coaches and parents. This Girls U-19 Championship has really become a community effort, a real festival of girls' chess.

                      We have twenty-five (!) participants now [the latest list is in the EMC mailings] including two highly rated WFMs but the most wonderful thing is that more than half of all players are girls younger than eleven and rated lower than 1000. This is the future of Ontario chess and of Canadian chess in general. Those girls will get FIDE-rated games, will earn invaluable experience, will get a real shot at qualifying for the CYCC and winning their own special prize.

                      Bravo to everyone in Ontario chess! GM Susan Polgar noticed your effort. Consider this video clip an endorsement and appreciation of your efforts.

                      There is still a month left. Each and every bright and curious girl is warmly welcome to play in a friendly, safe, stress-free environment against girls only. Register now!
                      Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; Thursday, 18th January, 2018, 09:31 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                        Thanks to the generosity of the Ontario chess community, there are now twenty-five (25) paid registrations to this unique all-girls event. [The latest list with ages and ratings is in the EMC mailing.] It means that the prizes are fully funded. The winner will receive a transportation grant to attend the SPFGI in St. Louis, Missouri, in July 2018. There are trophies for the Top-3 players. As you know, EMC Canada has graciously established additional special prizes for girls born in 2009 or after! That's right, a beautiful trophy and two medals await the top-3 finishers who are younger than nine years old as of January 01, 2018. It is like having their own section, at the same time reaping all benefits of playing in a FIDE-rated event and learning from strong role models. Isn't it great?! In addition, every girl who passes the 50% threshold will receive a personalized Certificate of Qualification for the 2018 CYCC in a corresponding age group.

                        GM Susan Polgar follows our joint efforts closely. This video clip, courtesy of Team Canada captain FA Andrei Botez, is her warm welcome to all Canadian girls who dare to try serious, classical, FIDE-rated chess.

                        Register now! Parents and coaches, give your young charges a shot at two amazing events.

                        Remember, there is an official thread for all things CYCC that leads to a Web site where qualified players can register at low introductory prices, as well as select accommodations.

                        Come one, come all! Mississauga, Quebec City and Saint Louis are waiting for you!

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                        • #27
                          Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                          Tournament is going to start in about 2 weeks time.

                          We have 25 players right now.

                          We have another TD/Arbiter from Montreal and this time is Vadim Tsypin

                          See you guys soon

                          Gary Hua

                          EMC

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                          • #28
                            Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                            Quebec Girls' Championship / Susan Polgar Qualifier took place in a luxurious location at the Montreal Olympic Stadium to rave reviews from players and parents.
                            http://www.chesscanada.info/forum/sh...8456#post28456
                            Girls as young as eight years old thoroughly enjoyed friendly atmosphere, free snacks and gorgeous prizes. Quebec has joined Alberta as two provinces that already determined their official representatives to the Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational (SPFGI) in St-Louis this summer.

                            It is Ontario's turn now! The Ontario Girls U-19 Championship / Susan Polgar Qualifier begins on February 24. This has already became the biggest-ever all-girls event in the history of Ontario. A championship title, a nomination as an official Ontario rep to the SPFGI, Top-3 prizes, CYCC qualification certificates, the prizes for three best girls born in 2009 or later are on the line that week-end. Don't miss this unique chance, register now! All the details are at:
                            https://elevatemychess.com/ontariopolgar/
                            Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; Monday, 12th February, 2018, 02:34 PM. Reason: Typos.

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                            • #29
                              Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                              Some announcements to make :

                              1. We have 26 players at the moment.

                              2. Dateline before next price increase is Feb 15 which is this Thursday after which the entry fee will be onsite price at $ 85

                              3. 10 days to go before the tournament begins

                              Check out pre-registered list at http://chess-results.com/tnr319100.a...det=YES&wi=984

                              See you guys soon

                              Cheers

                              Gary Hua

                              EMC

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                              • #30
                                Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

                                Some announcements to make :

                                1. We have 26 players at the moment.

                                2. Dateline before next price increase is Feb 15 which is this Thursday after which the entry fee will be onsite price at $ 85

                                3. 10 days to go before the tournament begins

                                Check out pre-registered list at http://chess-results.com/tnr319100.a...det=YES&wi=984

                                See you guys soon

                                Cheers

                                Gary Hua

                                EMC

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