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    2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic
    January 02-06, 2018

    Eight ambitious elite Canadian players will compete in a first FIDE-rated elite invitation-only tournament of the Montreal Classic series. Play alongside our stars for the whole week!

    Eight elite Canadian players will take part in an invitation-ony FIDE-rated round-robin competition. We are targeting both adults and juniors - players with FIDE rating above 2150. A selection process has started, and the identities of the eight rising stars will become public soon. We are pleased to confirm participation of tjose five distinguished juniors:
    • FM Zong Yang Yu (2392)
    • FM Sai Krishna G V (2370)
    • FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté (2311)
    • CM Eugene Hua (2260)
    • MF Mike Ivanov (2248)
    .If you are an FM or NM with a FIDE rating above 2150 and you would like to play in the Invitation section, please communicate with the organizer immediately. Only three places left!

    Everyone else has a unique opportunity to play side-by-side those star players _and_ to support the future of Canadian chess by taking part in a satellite tournament.
    • Swiss system, five (5) rounds, open to EVERYONE (adults and juniprs). Three sections: Open, U1800, U1200.
    • Time control: 90'/end + 30" incr. for Open & U1800, 40'/end + 30" incr. for U1200.
    • Rounds start at 1pm daily on January 02-06, 2018.
    • Rated FQE. FQE ratings as of December 22, 2017, used to determine group eligibility and for pairings purposes.
    • Trophies for winners of each section.
    • Organizer: MF Lefong Hua.
    • Chief arbiter: Vadim Tsypin, FIDE Arbiter.
    • Training camp package available (full day).
    • Entry fees: Regular price $70. Early bird rate of $55 on registrations received before November 30, 2017.
    • FIDE Master, National Master and Expert : 50% off the regular price if registered and paid before November 30, 2017.
    • Location: Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf (Pavillon Lalemant), 5625 Decelles street, Montréal, Québec) H9H 2Y5. Steps away from the Côte-Des-Neiges metro station, free parking.

    Winter Classic Facebook page.
    Invitation Section.
    Tournament poster.

    For all inquiries, contact MF Lefong Hua:
    Lefong (dot) Hua (at) gmail.com
    Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Added Location info as per Hugh Brodie's suggestion.

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    About FM Lefong Hua (player)
    • Fifth place at the World Youth Chess Championship U10 in Germany (1992)
    • Five-time participant in the World Youth Chess Championship (1992-1998)
    • Winner of the Canadian Chess Challenge eight (8) times (1989-2000)
    • Winner of the Quebec Chess Challenge for the record ten (10) times (1989-2000)
    • Canadian Cadet Champion (1997) & Quebec junior Champion (1998)
    • National Master at 16 years old (1998)
    • FIDE Master since Quebec Open 2003, rating above 2300
    • International Master Norm at the 2016 Saint Louis Autumn Invitational


    About FM Lefong Hua (coaching experience)
    • Quebec team captain for the CMA Canadian Chess Challenge for the past 12 years (2006-2017)
    • Coach & coordinator of FQE Team Quebec (2012-2017)
    • Head coach of École Internationale de Montréal, 3-time champion of the high school league (2012-2014)
    • Twenty years as personal coach for many past & present champions such as: FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté, WIM Maïli-Jade Ouellet, FM Qiuyu Huang, Run Kun Fan, Kelly Wang, Ananda Saha, Gabriel Tinica, Zachary Saine, Prince Éric Jr. Guipi Bopala, etc.

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    Early bird rate expires in a week. Don't delay, register now.

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    To make registration more convenient, MF Lefong Hua added a page on the FQE site that allows online payment with a credit card.

    Take look at the preregistered list: many involved parents select a camp option so that the children can benefit from structured instruction and game analysis. Don't delay, early bird discounts end in two days!

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    Neither this thread - nor the page on the FQE site - mention the location (Collège Brébeuf). You have to make an additional click to the tournament poster to see that fact. Has this site been finalized?

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Brodie View Post
    Neither this thread - nor the page on the FQE site - mention the location (Collège Brébeuf). You have to make an additional click to the tournament poster to see that fact. Has this site been finalized?
    Thanks Hugh for pointing this out.

    Yes, everything's firm, the camp and the tournament will be at Brebeuf. I've added the Location paragraph into the opening message of this thread now.

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    List of pre-registered players is available now.
    Code:
    Nom				Cote	Section	Option camp
    FM Zong Yang Yu			2392	Invitation	
    FM Khrisna GV Sai		2370	Invitation	
    FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté	2311	Invitation	
    FM Richard Chen			2309	Invitation	
    CM Rohan Talukdar		2265	Invitation	
    CM Eugène Hua			2260	Invitation	
    FM Mike Ivanov			2248	Invitation	
    Tyler Tanaka			2080	Ouverte	Non
    Zachary Saine			2000	Ouverte	Non
    Philippe Lesage			1768	Ouverte	Non
    Zi Yu Guan			1624	Ouverte	Non
    Gabriel Wong-Lapierre		1522	U1800	Non
    Simon Larivière			1399	U1800	Non
    Andy Vo				1366	U1800	Oui
    Gaspard Tanguay-Labrosse	1291	U1800	Non
    Benjamin Roy			1174	U1200	Oui
    Peter Vo			1155	U1200	Oui
    Édouard Fernandez-Busto		1115	U1200	Oui
    Nicolas Lim			1110	U1200	Oui
    Sacha Ramamonjisoa		 992	U1200	Oui
    Nikita Ramamonjisoa		 954	U1200	Oui
    David Du			 892	U1200	Oui
    Antoine Roy			 700	U1200	Oui
    Lucy Wang			 S/C	U1200	Oui
    Barron Jiang			 S/C	U1200	Non
    Remember: by registering to play in an Open section you are helping to ensure viability of the Masters' tournament in the Invitation section.

    Please go to a page on the FQE site that allows online payment with a credit card.
    Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; Sunday, 3rd December, 2017 at 11:03 PM. Reason: Formatting columnar text.

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    Thank you for supporting the cause of a future IM norm tournament in Montreal. Our Invitation field is now complete.

    We have two updates about the tournament.

    1) The Open section will now be rated with FIDE, CFC and FQE!
    2) The deadline for the early registration rebate has been postponed to December 15th 2017

    English poster: http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/sites/defa..._classic_0.pdf
    Register online: http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/activite/c...-montreal-2018
    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691218771084444/

    Preregistered (December 6th 2017)

    Invitation

    FM Zong Yang Yu (2392)
    FM Khrisna GV Sai (2370)
    FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté (2310)
    FM Richard Chen (2309)
    CM Rohan Talukdar (2265)
    CM Eugene Hua (2260)
    FM Mike Ivanov (2248)
    FM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux (2137)

    Open

    Charaf Bassel (2124)
    Tyler Tanaka (2080)
    Zachary Saine (1986)
    Philippe Lesage (1768)
    Zi Yu Guan (1624)

    U1800:

    Gabriel Wong-Lapierre (1522)
    Simon Larivière (1399)
    Anthony Navala (1387)
    Andy Vo (1366)
    Denis Pilon (1356)
    Gaspard Tanguay-Labrosse (1291)
    François Bégin (1259)

    U1200:

    Benjamin Roy (1174)
    Peter Vo (1155)
    Édouard Fernandez-Busto (1115)
    Nicolas Lim (1110)
    Sacha Ramamonjisoa (992)
    Nikita Ramomonjisoa (954)
    David Du (892)
    Antoine Roy (S/C)
    Lucy Wang (S/C)
    Barron Jiang (S/C)
    Hugues Parent (S/C)

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    LAST CHANCE TODAY! Earn an early registration rebate. Entry fees go up tomorrow.

    Please don't forget that the Open section is now rated with FIDE, FQE and CFC!

    Online registration: http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/activite/c...-montreal-2018
    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691218771084444/

    Pre-registered on December 15th (42 players)

    Invitation

    FM Zong Yang Yu (2392)
    FM Khrisna GV Sai (2370)
    FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté (2329)
    FM Richard Chen (2309)
    CM Rohan Talukdar (2265)
    CM Eugene Hua (2260)
    FM Mike Ivanov (2248)
    FM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux (2137)

    Open

    NM Hugues Massé (2246)
    Charaf Bassel (2124)
    Tyler Tanaka (2080)
    Zachary Saine (1986)
    Talal Abbas (1898)
    Zhe Jia (1895)
    Philippe Lesage (1768)
    Zi Yu Guan (1624)

    U1800:

    Guennadi Kozlov (1739)
    Victor Morin-Paré (1625)
    Gabriel Wong-Lapierre (1522)
    Mohamed Rebhi (1454)
    Isabelle Wang (1448)
    Simon Larivière (1399)
    Michelle Hua (1392)
    Anthony Navala (1387)
    Andy Vo (1366)
    Denis Pilon (1356)
    Richel Zihan Wang (1323)
    Gaspard Tanguay-Labrosse (1291)
    François Bégin (1259)
    Allen Li (S/C)

    U1200:

    Roxane Poulin (1178)
    Benjamin Roy (1174)
    Peter Vo (1155)
    Édouard Fernandez-Busto (1115)
    Nicolas Lim (1110)
    Sacha Ramamonjisoa (992)
    Nikita Ramomonjisoa (954)
    David Du (892)
    Antoine Roy (S/C)
    Lucy Wang (S/C)
    Barron Jiang (S/C)
    Hugues Parent (S/C)

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    Re: 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    Missing chess during holidays? Get your chess fix at the Montreal Winter Classic and start 2018 on a high note!

    Dozens of fellow chess lovers are making a smooth transition to this exciting tournament from Young Stars 2nd Ed., Père Noël and club meets. Join them on January 02-06 and take advantage of a relaxed, one-game-a-day schedule and a chance to support the future of Canadian chess. Play side-by-side with young masters and get this precious photo with a future GM that you'd be showing your grandchildren.

    Rules and regulatons are in the poster.

    Register online now!

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