2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

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  • 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

    Chess tournament coming to Waterdown !!!

    Waterdown Chess Club was born on September 2015 ( 2 and half years ago ) and we are in our 3rd year operation now. We have managed to attract mainly juniors - 95% junior players age ranging from as young as 6 years to 18 years old.

    Currently we have about 40 young players coming every week. We have lessons and tournament games and the kids look forward to every Mondays. Chief coach Joel D / Eugene H / Ken G , Ted N and myself are helping out every week in teaching these kids. We have groomed kids to be champions of Hamilton school board tournaments.

    Last year, WCC held our first Waterdown Chess Challenge in April and we had a crowd of about 40 players. We had the first rolling trophy for Double Chess tournament. Eight winners' ( 4 sections ) names were inscribed on the trophy.

    This year, together with Elevate My Chess Canada Inc, we are excited to announce that we are going to hold our 2nd annual tournament in this small rapid growing town ( highway 6 and highway 5 ).

    We will have rapid tournament followed by blitz and then double chess tournament. All prizes are guaranteed by EMC and WCC. Places limited to 80 ONLY.

    Registration is open now :

    Any questions ? Please email to info@elevatemychess.com or waterdownchess@yahoo.ca for more information

    All players welcome

    Details on the link below :

    https://elevatemychess.com/waterdown...lub-challenge/
    Last edited by Gary Hua; Friday, 26th January, 2018, 04:45 PM.

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    Re: 2nd Annual Waterdown Chess Club Challenge - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

    Registrations starts to trickle in.

    Early bird entry fees ends on Feb 28, 2018 which is about 10 days away. Link for registration is at the bottom of this post. All prizes guaranteed by EMC.

    Please take note that the space is limited to about 80 places only and we hope to achieve this number to make this tournament a memorable one.

    3 tournaments in ONE day and you could walk away winning the 3 of them in one day. - Rapid, Blitz and Double chess.

    Details as below :

    https://elevatemychess.com/waterdown...lub-challenge/


    Registration Fees

    EARLY Entry fee (Ends Feb 28, 2018): Open $ 40 : U-1600 $ 35 : U-1200 $ 30 : U-900 $25

    REGULAR Entry fee (Ends Mar 20, 2018): Open $ 45 : U-1600 $ 40 : U-1200 $ 35 : U-900 $30

    LATE Entry fee (Ends Apr 14, 2018): Open $ 50 : U-1600 $ 45 : U-1200 $ 40 : U-900 $35

    BLITZ CHALLENGE Entry fee (Ends Apr 14, 2018): Open $ 10 : U-1600 $ 8 : U-1200 $ 6 : U-900 $5

    DOUBLES CHESS Entry fee (Ends Apr 14, 2018): FREE for all Sections

    Click here to Register Online

    PRIZES & MEDALS

    Rapid Chess Open Section: 1st $250 plus medal; 2nd $100 plus medal; 3rd Medal

    Rapid Chess U1600 Section: 1st $150 plus medal; 2nd $80 plus medal; 3rd Medal

    Rapid Chess U1200 Section: 1st $120 plus medal; 2nd $60 plus medal; 3rd Medal

    Rapid Chess U900 Section: 1st $100 plus medal; 2nd $50 plus medal; 3rd Medal

    Blitz Challenge Open Section: 1st $70 plus medal; Runner-up $30 plus medal

    Blitz Challenge U1600 Section: 1st $50 plus medal; Runner-up $25 plus medal

    Blitz Challenge U1200 Section: 1st $30 plus medal; Runner-up $15 plus medal

    Blitz Challenge U900 Section: 1st $20 plus medal; Runner-up $10 plus medal

    Doubles Chess all Sections: 1st Trophy plus medals

    Unrated may not win over $10 in all sections

    Pizza and Sandwiches for lunch will be available for sale on day of event ($3 to $5 per person, cash only)

    Snacks and water provided. Chess equipment provided.

    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2nd-annu...ts-41758446638

    Cheers for Chess in Waterdown and Canada

    Gary Hua

    EMC

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      Re: 2nd Annual Waterdown Chess Club Challenge - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

      The location of the venue is

      https://www.google.ca/maps/place/306...!4d-79.9005098

      There is Tim Horton within walking distance. Fortinos nearby as well and also a McDonald.

      We have 10 players registered at the moment. Registration coming along nicely and keep them coming. Places limited to 80 players. First come, first serve. All prizes guaranteed

      Chess is certainly growing in Waterdown. Last year we have 40 players in our 1st annual event and this year we hope to double up the numbers and let our club members play against players from surrounding areas like Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton and Guelph.

      Come and see Waterdown ....We welcome you....

      Gary Hua

      EMC / WCC

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        Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

        Pre-registered list coming soon....hopefully by next week.

        We have more than 20 players now. Good response so far with one and half month to go. 25% filled up at the moment. Some of the players coming all the way from Mississauga and I think we have OJCC U1300 champion on board. Thanks for your support.

        Limited to only 80 places only.

        We are extending the early bird entry fee to Mar 12, 2018.

        Please take note that all cash $$$ prizes are guaranteed at more than $ 1,000 for a one day tournament. 3 tournaments in one day as well. Will be lots of fun.

        I am pretty sure registration will be up to 40 by end of next week as most WCC players will be signing up by then.

        Cheers for Chess in Waterdown and Canada.

        Gary Hua

        EMC

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        • #5
          Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

          Pre-registration list will be up on our website this weekend.

          You could potentially win $ 320 in a day's tournament and and the same time have your name engraved on our rolling trophy for Double Chess.

          Win 3 tournaments in a day......what more can you ask for ?

          We have a couple of players from Mississauga and one from Woodbridge.

          Thanks for your registration

          Cheers

          Gary Hua

          EMC

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          • #6
            Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

            We are closing on 30 now with a couple new registration over the weekend.

            Pre-registration list on the link below. The numbers does not include the newly registrants.

            We have quite a number of players from Mississauga and Oakville this time around.

            We will have more players than last year. We are aiming for 16 players in each section. Almost half way there now.

            Cheers

            Gary Hua

            EMC

            https://elevatemychess.com/waterdown...lub-challenge/

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            • #7
              Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

              Early bird entry ends tomorrow night.

              Guaranteed prize money of almost $ 1,200 for a ONE day tournament.

              Gary Hua

              EMC

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              • #8
                Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

                Bumping up

                PRIZES & MEDALS

                Rapid Chess Open Section: 1st $250 plus medal; 2nd $100 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                Rapid Chess U1600 Section: 1st $150 plus medal; 2nd $80 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                Rapid Chess U1200 Section: 1st $120 plus medal; 2nd $60 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                Rapid Chess U900 Section: 1st $100 plus medal; 2nd $50 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                Blitz Challenge Open Section: 1st $70 plus medal; Runner-up $30 plus medal

                Blitz Challenge U1600 Section: 1st $50 plus medal; Runner-up $25 plus medal

                Blitz Challenge U1200 Section: 1st $30 plus medal; Runner-up $15 plus medal

                Blitz Challenge U900 Section: 1st $20 plus medal; Runner-up $10 plus medal

                Doubles Chess all Sections: 1st Trophy plus medals

                Unrated may not win over $10 in all sections

                Do come and support Waterdown Chess Club which is on our 3rd year now.

                Chess in Waterdown is certainly growing with more kids playing chess competitively. In Burlington Chess Club last tournament, we have a teenager Braden Laughlin from WCC completed a perfect 5 out of 5 games white washing the BCC veterans and others to win the tournament. Braden is certainly a phenomenal and his rating is almost 1700 after the tournament. I am pretty sure he will move closer to 2000 in the near future. In the tournament before at BCC, another junior from WCC came in 2nd place with 4 out of 5 points in clear second. WCC players has been mushrooming at BCC for experience. A couple more players from BCC are likely to shine at BCC in the near future.

                We hope players from outside of Waterdown will come and guide and same time challenge our up and coming players. Bonus is the prize money if you can win the section and if you can win the double chess tournament, your name will be engraved on the rolling trohpy

                Cheers

                Gary Hua

                EMC

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                • #9
                  Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

                  We finally crossed 30 players with some players from Mississauga and Brampton just joining.

                  Thanks to all who have registered.

                  New list in our newsletter will reflect the updated list.

                  WCC looks forward to host the tournament and welcome players from outside WCC. If you playing in OCC on April 21, then this is the time to prepare before the real tournament ( OCC ) which falls on April 22. Who knows - you may get a bonus by winning your section and part of our $ 1,200 prize fund. Isnt that awesome ?

                  3 more weeks to go.

                  https://elevatemychess.com/waterdown...lub-challenge/

                  Gary Hua

                  EMC

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

                    We are closing on 40 now with a couple of registrations the last two days and hopefully will surpass 40 by end of the week. There are almost 30 participants for blitz section as well.

                    This will be the biggest turnout for WCC tournament and thanks to all the registrations so far.

                    I hope the guaranteed prizes and medals will make your participation will make it worthwhile.

                    Cheers

                    Gary Hua

                    EMC / WCC

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

                      We have surpassed 40 as of today and we really look forward to our target of 60 players.

                      We also just received a very generous sponsorship in our community who believes in our commitment to chess in Waterdown and Canada.

                      Thanks so much to you guys who believe in us EMC and WCC and we will definitely make a great effort in making a difference in Chess in Canada.

                      Cheers

                      Gary Hua

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                      • #12
                        Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

                        A reminder that a guaranteed $ 1,160 + medals for the winners as follows :

                        2 weeks to go

                        PRIZES & MEDALS

                        Rapid Chess Open Section: 1st $250 plus medal; 2nd $100 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                        Rapid Chess U1600 Section: 1st $150 plus medal; 2nd $80 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                        Rapid Chess U1200 Section: 1st $120 plus medal; 2nd $60 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                        Rapid Chess U900 Section: 1st $100 plus medal; 2nd $50 plus medal; 3rd Medal

                        Blitz Challenge Open Section: 1st $70 plus medal; Runner-up $30 plus medal

                        Blitz Challenge U1600 Section: 1st $50 plus medal; Runner-up $25 plus medal

                        Blitz Challenge U1200 Section: 1st $30 plus medal; Runner-up $15 plus medal

                        Blitz Challenge U900 Section: 1st $20 plus medal; Runner-up $10 plus medal

                        Doubles Chess all Sections: 1st Trophy plus medals (Get your name engraved)

                        Unrated may not win over $10 in all sections

                        Gary Hua

                        EMC

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                        • #13
                          Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

                          Bumping up.

                          We have extend the early bird entry fee again.

                          We aim to hit our target number of players of 60. We have more than 40 now. About 20 to be filled up.

                          Less than 2 weeks to go now

                          Happy Easter to everyone

                          Cheers

                          Gary Hua

                          EMC

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                            Re: 2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE - April 14, 2018 ( Saturday ) - ONE DAY

                            A couple more strong juniors just joined from outside of Waterdown ( Toronto and Oakville ).

                            Thanks for your registration and support for our tournament.

                            The new list at the end of the week should show that we have close to 50 players now.

                            Thanks so much again. There are 4 or more titled players in the Open section.

                            Cheers to Chess in Waterdown and Canada

                            Gary Hua

                            https://elevatemychess.com/waterdown...lub-challenge/

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                            • #15
                              2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY GORD MANZER, Insurance/Financ

                              2ND ANNUAL WATERDOWN CHESS CLUB CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY Manzer Insurance Services

                              Here is his profile

                              https://www.cooperators.ca/en/manzer...e/OurTeam.aspx

                              Thank you very much for doing so much for our community and chess in Canada.

                              We have surpassed 50% more than the number of participants of 2017 and we hope to achieve 60 which is double of last year figure.

                              4 titled players are joining us in the Open section and we have 20 players in the U900 section.

                              We hope to have a memorable tournament this year.

                              Cheers for Chess in Canada. Waterdown Chess Club start from zero few years ago and start to have many players coming out to play more competitively. With our EMC group lessons just began, I am sure these players will start to move up the rank and challenge for honors soon. 4 WCC players just recently won honors at the Hamilton Catholic school annual tournament. 2 Gold medals ( grade 2 & 4 ) , 1 silver ( grade 4 ) and 1 bronze( grade 5 ) for grade 1-8.

                              One step at a time

                              Cheers

                              Gary Hua

                              WCC / EMC

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