With the support of all the participants, coaches, teachers, and parents, the 9th annual Ontario Girls' Chess Championships, held this past Saturday, May 7th 2011, was another great and exciting event this year. As always, the participants received medals, pizza lunch and snacks, and beautiful souvenir T-shirts.
Past and present Women's Olympiad members took an active role in organizing and helping with various activities throughout the day.
· Current Canadian Women's Champion, Dina Kagramanov WIM, took part in providing the results and pairings for each round and presented the awards.
· Yuanling Yuan WIM, Canada’s highest rated female player also took part in the award giving ceremony and gave a 20 board simul in the afternoon.
· Hazel Smith WFM, assisted with many of the traditional side activities. This included the puzzle, colouring, design and caption contests.
· Yelizaveta Orlova WCM participated in the tournament and presented the awards.
It was impressed to see so many players and parents at the Awards Presentation. Your good sportsmanship and cheer were appreciated. Hope you like the certificate.
We would like to thank the Chess'n Math Association (CMA) for their back up, helping in publicity and providing some equipment. We are happy to donate a portion of each player's entry fee to the CMA.
We hope that with everyone's support, the participation of girl's in chess tournaments will continue to increase. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
1st Haotong (Hazel) Guo
1st Julia Rodrigues
2nd Hao Yang (Liana) Liu
3rd Teresa Bellissimo
1st Taylor Zhang
2nd Nadia Henry
3rd Jeannie Zhang
1st Nicole Birarov
2nd Lily Zhou
3rd Michelle Feldman
3rd Mathanhe [Mayee] Kaneshalingam
1st Jiarong Zhu
2nd Catherine Li
3rd Anna Gelis
3rd Janice Xu
1st Luxiga Thanabalachandran
2nd Dorsa Moayyed
3rd Kiara Salomon
1st Kristen Li
2nd Melissa Giblon
3rd Michelle Lam
3rd Megan Cheng
3rd Kadie Jin
1st Allison Wong
1st Rebecca Giblon
2nd Tiffany Wong
3rd Tiffany Ho
1st Sobiga Vyravanathan
2nd Jennifer Ugodnikov
3rd Reena Zhan
1st Cynthia Zhang
2nd Yasamin Mooghtader
1st Yelizaveta Orlova
1st Karen Wan
2nd Olivia Neter
Siblings and friends
1st Kajan Thanabalachandran
2nd Harry Li
3rd Aaron law
1st Lynda Lei, Andrew Giblon and Eric Fosaw (tied)
Website: Karen Wan and Hazel Smith
T-shirt Cartoon: Jeff Coakley
Art work: Karen Wan
Technical support: Augustine Wan
Set up: Megan Cheng, Michelle Lam, Reena Zhan, Karen Wan and Jin Cheng Lin
Hostess: Sashi Lankage
Computer pairings and results: Dina Kagramanov
Referees: Bill Peng, Albert Dai, Gallen Qin, Jerry Yang, Guangyu Song, Lawrence Mui and Derek Jedral
Siblings and adults tournaments: Vlad Birarov
Concession and pizza lunch: Stephen Cheng, Anne Cheng and Anping Lum
Side Activities: Hazel Smith and Sheau Ling Kao
Simul: Yuanling Yuan and Shao Min Shi
Awards: Dina Kagramanov, Yuanling Yuan, Yelizaveta Orlova
Clean up: Sheau Ling Kao, Anping Lum and their crew