2019 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship - March 2, 2019

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  • 2019 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship - March 2, 2019

    Elevate My Chess Inc is proud to be the host for this tournament again this year

    Qualification tournament for the 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational (SPFGI) and for the 2019 Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC)

    The 2019 Ontario U-19 Girls Championship serves as a provincial qualification tournament for the SPFGI. GM Susan Polgar and Webster University kindly invite Canadian girls to take part in the “16th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational” scheduled to take place in Saint Louis, Missouri (July 2019, exact dates TBA). That 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. Our FIDE-rated tournament will determine an official representative from Ontario to whom the SPF grants free accommodation on campus. At the same time, this event serves as a qualifier for the Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC) that will take place in Regina, SK from July 6 – 10, 2019. This is a unique opportunity for Ontario girls of all ages to qualify in a safe and secure environment and to boost their FIDE and CFC ratings ahead of the CYCC! Every girl who achieves at least 50% score will qualify, upon approval by the Canadian Chess Federation (CFC).

    Click here for pictures of the 2018 event that featured a Svitlana, our 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Champion Eligibility

    Female players under 19 years old on January 1, 2019, who reside in Ontario. Players must have been enrolled in a school (up to 12th grade) located in Ontario for the 2018-2019 school year. Students who have never attended traditional college on a full-time basis prior to July 1, 2019 are eligible. All participants need to have valid CFC membership or purchase it before the start of the event. Location & Dates

    When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

    Where: Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, 590 Argus Road, Oakville, Ontario

    Rounds @ 9:00 am; 11:30 am; 2:00 pm; 4:00 pm; & 6:30 pm. Format

    Regular Swiss, 5 rounds. Rated FIDE/CFC/CMA.

    Tiebreaks: For 1st place: Armageddon W6′ – B5′. Others: Direct Encounter, then Median Buchholz. Time Controls

    40 mins/end plus 30 sec Delay. Tournament Organizer

    Elevate My Chess Canada Inc. Arbiter

    Brian Clarke Registration Fees

    EARLY Entry fees (Feb 22, 2019 deadline): $65

    REGULAR Entry fees (Mar 1, 2019 deadline): $75

    At the Door/Onsite: $85

    2019 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: Register Here TOURNAMENT PRIZES – Trophies and/or Medals

    The winner becomes the 2019 Ontario U-19 Girls Champion and the official Ontario representative for the SPFGI. Beautiful trophies for the Top 3 players. Certificate of Qualification for the 2019 CYCC in a corresponding age group. The winner receives a transportation grant of up to $500 (based on 20 paid registrations) to attend the SPFGI in St. Louis, Missouri in July 2019. This money is payable upon successful completion of all rounds of the SPFGI.

    Water provided.

    Chess equipment and clocks provided.

  • #2
    Registration is open and we have a couple of registrations already


    It is about 1 month away


    Gary Hua


    • #3
      We had 26 players last year and $ 500 was awarded to Svitlana Demchenko.

      5 players registered so far and the list of players will be uploaded in this weekend newsletter.

      Please do come out and support this annual tournament and this year we are doing it in Holiday Inn, Oakville where we just had our Oakville Open.

      EARLY Entry fees (Feb 22, 2019 deadline): $65


      Gary Hua


      • #4
        We have almost 10 players signed up so far which is half of our targeted players for us to award the travelling bursary of $ 500 to the winner.

        Keep them coming

        Cheers for Girls Chess in Ontario.

        Gary Hua


        • #5
          We have 13 players on board now. Pre registered list will be out this weekend.

          We are very hopeful that we can surpass 2018 figures of 26 players.

          Early bird entry fee ends on Feb 22, 2019 after which the price goes up by $ 10.

          Gary Hua
          Last edited by Gary Hua; Saturday, 9th February, 2019, 01:33 PM.


          • #6
            We have 13 players on board now and 4 of them are sponsored by Seneca Hill Chess school - Corinna Wan who has done so much for chess in Canada. Many thanks to her generosity making this tournament possible and I am very hopeful of reaching 20 soon.

            Cheers for Chess for Girls in Ontario



            • #7
              Hi Gary,

              It's my pleasure to support the girls' tournament.



              • #8
                Thanks Corinna for your support.

                We have 14 players on board now. 6 to go to reach 20

                EARLY Entry fees (Feb 22, 2019 deadline): $65

                1 week to go before early bird price ends.


                • #9
                  Finally we reach the 20 players that we need to guarantee the travelling bursary of $ 500 for the official player to 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational (SPFGI).

                  EARLY Entry fees (Feb 22, 2019 deadline): $65 after which price goes up by $ 10

                  Latest list will be out this weekend.


                  • #10
                    hey if ken or Garry see this can we see an updated list before start tomorrow for both ht Ontario girls and the cycle qualifier?? an are pairings going to be posted tonight? thanks