From January 5 to 8, the Calgary Junior Chess Club will be hosting the 2012 Canadian Junior Chess Championship. It is with great pleasure to mention the top seed FM Shiyam Thavandiran, 2010 World U-10 Champion FM Jason Cao, 2009 World U-12 Bronze Winner NM Richard Wang, and Alberta current junior champion NM David Zhang, are amongst the 17 best and talent juniors competing in the event.
On September of 2011, the Chess Federation of Canada has awarded the Calgary the right to host the Canadian Junior Chess Championship. The last time it was held in Calgary was in 2004. The organizing team consists of Frank Klutymans (chief organizer), IA Vlad Rekhson, Paul Gagne, Tony Ficzere, Angelo Tolentino, NM Dan Kazmaier, IO Simon Ong, Nicka/Alex Kalaydina.
The winner of this prestigious event will receive a travel flight vouchers to represent Canada in the World Junior Chess Chammpionship in Athens, Greece. This event will consist of 7 rounds swiss with time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes + 30 second increment from move 1. The championship will be CFC and FIDE rated!Side Events:January 4th- FM Shiyam Thavandiran Simul from 2 pm-5 pm.January 4th- Canadian Junior Blitz Championship from 6 pm-10 pm.Best of luck to all participants! Please check out the official website (http://www.cjcc2012.ca/). Games are being broadcast live on the following website: http://www.calgarychess.com/2012CJ.html