What a day! Our Annual Festival took place on Saturday June 29, 2013. It was a great success, and 62 participants attended the festival. The day was fun-filled with tournaments, chess jokes, puzzles, a giant chess set, and a chess simul by our chess champion Mike Ivanov. With so many exciting activities to do, it’s pretty safe to say that everyone had a good time.
Personally, there was nothing more rewarding than seeing the determination of young chess enthusiasts and their joy at their triumphs.
Our founder, Yuanling Yuan, who started CITL at age 14 and now attends Yale University, presented a speech at the festival.
Of course, how can we forget the awards? Regardless of the tournament outcome, we were extremely proud of everyone and their hard work. Once again, a huge congratulations to our winners!
1. Thomas Wang 2. Wing Li 3. Sivan Xu
1. Cindy Qiao 2. Hazel Guo 3. Evan Wong
Open section winners
1. Jonathan Chan 2. Jagdev Kondal 3. Benjamin Lin
Our new executive was also selected! The CITL executive team for 2013-2014 is:
President – Mohit Verma
Vice President – Jessica Cao
Volunteer Coordinator – Terry Zhang
Treasurer – Jessie Li
Webmaster – Zelin Liu
We sincerely thank all of our volunteers, supporters, and members. None of this would have been possible without you!