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Event Overview

The Canadian Youth Chess Championship is the premier chess tournament for Canadian boys and girls from the age groups of 8 to 18. The Championship is organized by volunteers to promote and encourage the knowledge, study and play of the game of chess. Subject to Chess Federation of Canada approval, the winners of the Canadian championship categories will form the Canadian Youth Team that will represent Canada at the 2007 World Youth Championship to be held in Antalya, Turkey, November 17-29, 2007.

Sponsors and Donors

The Canadian Youth Chess Championship features some of Canada's brightest young people striving for excellence while demonstrating exemplary sportsmanship. As such, it represents an unbeatable sponsorship opportunity, and its organizers welcome corporate support of all levels. The event may also be supported with charitable donations eligible for tax receipts. To inquire, please e-mail: canyouthchess@gmail.com

 

Tournament Details

Eligibility

Entry to the CYCC is restricted to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants that have had 12 months of continuous residency immediately preceding the tournament. Participants must be members of The Chess Federation of Canada.

 

Date and Location

The tournament runs July 3rd-6th, 2007 in the Adams Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

Pictures of the playing hall can be found here.

Sections

Sections are organized by participant's age as of January 1st, 2007

Gender Sections
Boys: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18
Girls: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18

The organizers reserve the right to merge sections if numbers warrant.

Time Control

Game/90 minutes with 30-second increments

Equipment

Sets, boards and digital clocks will be supplied. However, please bring your own equipment for blitz, casual or off-site play.

Playing Schedule

Opening Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 at 9:00am.

 

The rounds are as follows:

Date Morning Session Afternoon Session
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 Round 1: 9:30am Round 2: 2:30pm
Wednesday, July 4th, 2007 Round 3: 9:30am Round 4: 2:30pm
Thursday, July 5th, 2007 Round 5: 9:30am Round 6: 2:30pm
Friday, July 6th, 2007 Round 7: 9:30am Playoffs: 2:30pm

Closing Ceremonies

Tournament Director

 

International Arbiter Jonathan Berry is the lead tournament director.

 

Registration Information

 

 

Registration fee is $150.00 until June 29, 2007. This will permit those qualifying through regional selection to participate without late penalties. A $50 late fee will apply to all registrations received after this date.

 

To register for the 2007 Canadian Youth Chess Championship, please visit our Registration and Payment Site.

 

Registration will only be accepted upon full payment. Full refund will be made if written request is on or before May 31st, 2007 (no refunds after this date). Written request may be in the form of an e-mail sent to canyouthchess@gmail.com.

 

 

Contact Information

The Organizing Committee of the Canadian Youth Chess Championship may be contacted at:

canyouthchess@gmail.com

 

Parents of Ottawa youth chessplayers have been advising the Organizing Committee on tournament details to help ensure the event offers the best possible experience for participants. The parents are also able to answer questions from other parents across Canada. The Parents Advisory Committee may be contacted at: canyouthchess@gmail.com

 


 

Accommodation, Parking and Getting Around

 

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

 

March 14, 2007 update: The room block for the Fairmont Chateau Laurier is sold out!

 

The Fairmont Chateau Laurier is a great Ottawa landmark in the heart of the city's downtown. Within easy walking distance you will find Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Byward Market district filled with shops and restaurants to suit all budgets. Ottawa's major shopping centre, the Rideau Centre, is a two-minute walk from the Chateau Laurier hotel. The hotel also boasts a relaxing pool and health club.

 

 

 

The top-notch, historic hotel offers a special rate for CYCC participants: $129 a night for a room with two double beds and maximum occupancy of four people. 30 rooms have been reserved for the CYCC and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The hotel requires a minimum of one adult per room. To reserve, call 1 (800)441-1414 and ask for the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa, and for the Canadian Youth Chess Championship Room Block.

March 14, 2007 update: The room block for the Fairmont Chateau Laurier is sold out!

 

Alternate Hotels

The Organizing Committee has arranged room reservation blocks with these hotels:

 

  • Travelodge Doral Inn in downtown Ottawa, roughly eight blocks from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Room rates start at $99/double and include breakfast, parking and wireless Internet access in guest rooms. Online reservations can be made here or by calling toll-free at 1-800-263-6725.
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  • Four Points by Sheraton & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa in downtown Hull, Quebec, just across the Ottawa River -- a very short drive from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Online reservations can be made here 

 

Other Accommodation Nearby

 

Discounted Parking

The Organizing Committee has arranged a reduced parking rate of $10 per day at the underground parking lot of the National Arts Centre, a two-minute walk from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

 

Map of Downtown Ottawa

Here is a detailed map of downtown Ottawa (Fairmont Chateau Laurier on rightmost side).

 

Public Transit

Public transit services in the City of Ottawa are provided by OC Transpo.


 

Tourist Information

The Byward Market

A stone's throw from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, the Byward Market is a lively, flourishing sector of downtown that takes its name from the 180-year-old farmers' market at its core. You'll still find fresh fruits and vegetable stands lining the main street during the day. Surrounding the market is a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood, filled with restaurants, cafes and all manner of stores.

 

Attractions

Every Canadian should visit Parliament Hill.

The National Gallery of Canada is down the street from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

The Canadian Museum of Nature, also downtown, is recently renovated and has a fantastic dinosaur and fossil gallery.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is a short drive from the hotel. Inside it you will also find The Canadian Children's Museum.

The Canadian War Museum is also not far from the hotel.

 

Ottawa Tourism provides definitive tourist information.

 

Shopping

Next to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier is the Rideau Centre, a major shopping centre, and a Chapters bookstore complete with a Starbucks coffeeshop.

 

Celebrate Canada Day in Ottawa

On July 1, two days before the Canadian Youth Chess Championship begins, tens of thousands of people celebrate Canada Day in Ottawa in the vicinity of Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The downtown is closed to cars and the area becomes a day-long street party with family activities, street performances, concerts, picnics and fireworks. Ottawa is the place to be on July 1!

 

 

 

 Our Event Sponsors

 

 

The 2007 CO/CYCC Organizing Committee

 

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