Chess In The Library

Chess In The Library

Monday, 29 July 2013

2013 Annual Festival

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. 

One of our first and most honoured donors, the Southam Family, gave a speech at the tournament. 
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!

Our overall winners are from the North York Central Library!

 Grade 3 and under section winners
1. Thomas Wang 
2. Wing Li
 3. Sivan Xu

 Grade 6 and under section winners
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!

Moving forward, we can’t wait to bring you many fun and exciting events in the coming year.

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