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    2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC Feb 24-25

    For the third year in a row, GM Susan Polgar and Webster University kindly invite Canadian girls to take part in “The Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational” scheduled to take place in Saint Louis, Missouri. The 15th edition of this tournament will be held in July 2018 (exact dates TBA). That event will offer more than $200K in prizes and scholarships.



    The annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational is the most prestigious All-Girls event in the United States. An agreement to invite Canadian girls has been negotiated and is kept alive by FA Andrei Botez who is the SPF plenipotentiary representative for Canada. Andrei is also the perennial captain of Team Canada at the SPFGI! Qualification process in Ontario and Quebec is the responsibility of FA Vadim Tsypin. In the past, these two provinces have sent to the SPFGI such distinguished representatives as Linda Shi, Yi Lin Li, WIM Maïli-Jade Ouellet, Rebecca Giblon, WGM Qiyu Zhou, WFM Svitlana Demchenko, all of whom created big splash at Webster.

    Elevate My Chess Canada is thrilled to announce that in 2018 it will be organizing a new FIDE-rated tournament, the 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship, which would serve as a qualifier both for the SPFGI and the CYCC.



    That’s right! All girls resident in Ontario who are under 19 years old on January 01, 2018, and have never attended traditional college on a full-time basis are eligible to play. The winner will be crowned the Ontario U-19 Girls Champion and becomes an official representative of Ontario to the SPFGI, to whom Webster University graciously extends free accommodation on campus. In addition, we, the organizers, will provide the winner with a transportation grant of up to $500 to attend the SPFGI (please see the flyer for terms and conditions).

    Is your daughter in a younger age group? Not sure whether you will succeed against older, more experiences girls? No need to worry, enroll her to play. Every girl who achieves at least the 50% score will qualify - upon approval by the Canadian Chess Federation (CFC) - 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 of all ages to qualify in a safe, secure, welcoming environment and to boost their FIDE and CFC ratings ahead of the CYCC! Plus, there are beautiful trophies for the first three places, and water / coffee / snacks on-site.

    This tournament is yet another example of a successful cooperation between chess professionals in Ontario and Quebec. We’re looking forward to combine the best elements of chess culture in the two largest provinces, and to provide a unique comfortable experience for all participants, especially for the younger ones.

    The Championship will take place in Mississauga, ON on February 24-25, 2018. Register online at
    https://elevatemychess.com/ontariopolgar/

    Please see all details in the tournament flyer as well as reproduced below.

    Format: Regular Swiss, 5 rounds. Rated: FIDE / CFC / CMA.
    Tiebreaks: For the 1st place: Armageddon W6’- B5’. Other: Direct Encounter, then Median Buchholz.

    Time control: 60'/end + 30" incr. Clocks and chess sets supplied. Bring your own if you prefer.

    Organizer: Elevate My Chess Canada Inc.

    Chief Arbiter: Vadim Tsypin, FIDE Arbiter.

    When: February 24-25, 2018.
    Late registration Saturday, February 24 from 9 am to 9:30 am.
    Rounds 1, 2, 3 Saturday, February 24 @ 10 am, 1:30 pm, 5 pm.
    Rounds 4, 5 Sunday, February 25 @ 1 pm and 4:30 pm.

    Where: Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario L5C 1E7

    Entry fees: Best price: $60 if registered and paid before 2018-Jan-15. Add $15 afterwards. Add $25 on site. No reimbursement after 2018-Jan-15. Cancellation fee of $20 prior to Jan 15.

    Payment: Online at http://elevatemychess.com/ontariopolgar/

    Prizes: The winner becomes the 2018 Ontario U-19 Girls Champion and the official Ontario representative for the SPFGI. Beautiful trophies for the Top-3 players. Certificates of Qualification for the 2018 CYCC in a corresponding age group. The winner will receive a transportation grant of up to $500 (based on 20 paid registrations) to attend the SPFGI in St. Louis, Missouri, in July 2018. This money is payable upon successful completion of all rounds of the SPFGI.

    Information: Via e-mail to info@elevatemychess.com

    Come one, come all! Let’s show what Ontario girls are capable of!
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    Re: 2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb

    A most welcome surprising registrations start to come in even before we start to create the pre-registration list and this comes from a very strong junior in Ontario. That's what I call support for our tournament even though we just registered this tournament in Chess talk forum and CFC website two days ago. A WFM and this year Pugi fund winner and a very hard working and focus girl.

    We are certainly very glad that we re-start this tournament after a few years lapse and allow the official player to be selected based tournament winner rather than by rating.

    We are expecting at least 20 players for this tournament and the winner will be granted an air ticket reimbursement of $ 500 for the trip to St Louise and accommodation and food will be taken care by the host.

    Check out our website for full details of the tournament.

    https://elevatemychess.com/ontariopolgar/

    List will be ready by next week ( hopefully ) and by then probably 10 or more will have registered by then.

    Cheers for Chess in Canada

    Gary Hua
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    2018 Ontario Girls U-19 Championship: qualifier for the SPFGI and the CYCC - Feb 24-5

    Another up and coming young girl just joined as well. Age group CYCC winner and also a very focus player.

    Keep them coming.

    We may have all the best Ontarion girls joining to play in this all Ontario Girls championship this year. Remember - there is an added bonus being the champion of this tournament. A chance to play in the Susan Polgar invitational ( SPFGI ) in Saint Louis playing against all the best girl players in USA. Everything will be provided.

    Don't wait too long

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    Another CYCC age group winner signed up.

    Hope to see more girls signing up.

    We are projecting 20 girls to play in this tournament.

    Pre-registered list will be out soon.

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

    We have another registration signed up.

    One of the CYCC winners and an up and coming player from Mississauga and has great potential. We have 4 CYCC winners so far. Keep it coming and don't wait too long

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

    Another strong player signed up and this time from Kitchener.

    With a rating of CFC 1700+, she is one of the top girls in Ontario.

    So far , we have 5 girls registered and all of them stands a good chance of winning the tournament and thus the spot to St Louise.

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

    Another young junior from Toronto just signed up making our total 6 players at the moment. The latest list may not include her though as the list has been sent for updating on the website.

    We encourage more participation from girls in this Ontario Girls only Chess Championship as I think this is the only Girls tournament in Ontario at the moment.

    We are still looking forward to at least 14 girls to join us for us to reach our target number of players of 20.

    Thanks to all parents who have signed up to date and if you have signed up but your daughter is not on the list, please write to us.

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

    We have a new entry this morning and this time a young girl from Queensville.

    We have 7 at the moment and the best price for the entry fee of $ 60 ends on Jan 15, 2018 which is 1 month away. Price goes up by $15 from Jan 16th.

    Please take note that the winner of this tournament will be awarded $ 500 ( if there is at least 20 players ) and she will be the official player to the Susan Polgar Invitational tournament in Saint Louis.

    In the past years, normally Ontario will have a second invited player to Saint Louis but those who took part in the Feb 24-25 qualifier will be considered.

    It will be a tremendous experience for the girls to play in Saint Louis. Who knows - They might win a scholarships if they outperform the other girls on that day. Anything can happen in Chess, isn't it ? It depends a lot on the form of the day.

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

    We have just surpassed 10 players with a couple of CYCC winners just registered

    Players as far as from Windsor are joining us. A very strong junior from Toronto is also joining us.

    Very Good sign just before Christmas. New list will not include these players but will be on the next list ( Dec 29, 2017 ).

    Thanks to all who have registered.

    We look forward hosting this all girls tournament in the new year.

    Cheers to Chess in Canada and in particular Chess for the Girls.

    Gary Hua

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    Last edited by Gary Hua; Saturday, 23rd December, 2017 at 02:16 AM.

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