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Event Overview

The Canadian Youth Chess Championship is the premier chess tournament for Canada’s youth and attracts from across Canada the top 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 the 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: co.cycc.organizingcommittee@gmail.com

 

Tournament Details

Eligibility

Entry to the CYCC is restricted to Canadian Citizens, or 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

GenderSections
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.

Playing Schedule

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

 

The rounds are as follows:

DateMorning SessionAfternoon 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 and Closing Ceremonies: 2:30pm

Tournament Director

International Arbiter Jonathan Berry is the lead tournament director.

Registration Information

Register by DateEntry Fee
January 31st, 2007$150
June 1st, 2007$175

To register for the 2007 Canadian Youth Chess Championship, please visit The Chess Federation of Canada. You may register online with VISA and Mastercard (through the secure web server) or contact the CFC Toll-Free Line: (613) 733-8193. You can also call the CFC directly at (613) 733-2844 with your credit card details.

 

Registration will only be accepted upon full payment.

 

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. Th Parents Advisory Committee may be contacted at the same e-mail address: canyouthchess@gmail.com


Accommodation, Parking and Getting Around

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

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.

 

 

Thanks to Chief Organizer Neil Frarey, the hotel offers a special rate for CYCC participants: $129 a night for a room with two double beds and maximum occupancy of four people. The hotel requires one adult per room. To reserve, call 1(800) 257-7544.

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.

Other Nearby Accommodation

Some alternatives within walking distance can be found at Ottawakiosk.com. There are many hotels within walking distance.

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 and Area 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. 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 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 off 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!

 

 

Happy Holidays

 

A card from the Organizing Committee

The 2007 CO/CYCC Organizing Committee

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