|2009 Canadian Youth Chess Championship Schedule|
Willows Beach looking east toward Mt Baker
Chess every Saturday morning from May to September
Royal BC Museum Live Outdoor Chess, Summer Chess Fest, CYCC, Canadian Junior and BC Open Chess Tournament
The following schedule is subject to minor changes
Royal BC Museum
July 20 1:30 - 3:00 Live person outdoor chess game at the Royal BC Museum
Summer Chess Fest Free outdoor events for all ages, all levels of chess experience. Spectators welcome.
July 20 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm Outdoor events - Including Bullet Chess, Blindfold Chess, Seirawan Chess, Twilight Blitz, Drawing contest, Treasure Hunt and more. Details and times TBA. Check this website for updates.
3:30 - 5 pm Simul with GM Nakamura
4:00 - 5:30 pm side events Some events require pre registration www.eventbrite.com
July 21 10:30 am to 3:00 More outdoor events - casual blitz, bughouse and longer games
July 21 10 am Chess Lecture (Person(s) TBA)
July 21 11:45 Opening Ceremony
July 21 12 noon Round 1 5 pm round 2
July 22 10 am Round 3 3pm round 4
July 23 10 am Round 5 3pm round 6
July 24 10 am Round 7
July 24 3 pm Awards Ceremony
July 24 3:30 pm Canadian Open Bughouse Championship (Open Tournament - All Ages)
2 sections <=12 average age and >12average age Medals for 1st 2nd 3rd each section.
BC Open Chess Championships $1000 guaranteed prize fund
(All age event. Join your parents and friends in this open event)
July 24 7 pm Round 1
July 25 BC Open 12 noon Round 2 6pm Round 3
July 25 Midnight Blitz
July 26 BC Open 10 am Round 4 3pm round 5
July 26 Casual Chess, Casual Bughouse, etc.
Canadian Junior Canadian Championship for Under 20 Players (1 section, rated >1800)
July 25 12 noon Round 1 6 pm Round 2
July 26 10 am Round 3 3 pm Round 4
July 27 10 am Round 5 3 pm Round 6
July 28 10 am Round 7
Other Must Do's
July 20 Whale Watching tour 9:00 am to 12 noon http://www.orcaspirit.com/ Join Hikaru Nakamura, other junior chess players and their families for a morning of whale watching and ocean touring. A special rate has been arranged for CYCC players and familes.
July 18 and July 25 (Saturday morning) 9:30 -11:30 Willows Beach casual chess Twoonie Tournament Take the #11 Bus from dowtown to Willows Beach for outdoor chess in a spectacular setting. Ask the bus driver where to get off (Dalhousie St).
Tour of the Legislature Building (tours start every hour, are free admission and take place Mon-Thursday 9am -5pm Friday Saturday 9am - 7pm
Other Festivals in Victoria in late July
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint In (July 18)
Location(s): 1040 Moss Street and Moss Street from Fort Street to Dallas Road
This popular free annual community event showcases the talents of Victoria's artists and the techniques that they employ. Up to 100 artists line the boulevards of Moss Street from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The Food and Beverage Garden, featuring entertainment and dancing, is open until 9:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery Parking Lot, 1040 Moss Street.
Contact for more Information: (250) 384-4171 or visit www.aggv.bc.ca
Luminara Victoria (July 25)
Location(s): St. Ann's Academy & Beacon Hill Park
Community lantern festival featuring beautiful lantern displays, live music and performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lantern and be part of the magic!
Contact for more Information: (250) 388-4728 or visit www.luminaravictoria.com