2009 Canadian Youth Chess Championship Schedule PDF Print E-mail



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

Chess Quotes

And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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