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The Chess Federation of Canada Message PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Wed, Aug 17 2011 (06:47)

 

The Chess Federation of Canada (CFC), founded in 1872, is a registered non-profit organization in Canada whose mandate is to promote and encourage the knowledge, study and play of the game of chess in Canada. The CFC is the governing body for chess in Canada and organizes National Championships.

 

 




August 17, 2011

 

2011 Youth Chess Tournament for Peace

 

Dear Participants,

 

In the past year, we have been witness to historic uprisings, heart-wrenching acts of terrorism and the full effects of nature’s fury. In spite of it all, however, those most burdened find it within themselves to face a new day and begin the process of healing in the pursuit of inner peace.

 

As the next generation of decision-makers, you have a tremendous responsibility in ensuring the planet truly is a better place to live, work and play. In the face of continuous conflict, harmonious co-existence between races, creeds and cultures built on a foundation of mutual respect and understanding remains as elusive as it is essential. Peace is unattainable by any other means.

 

Events such as the 2011 Youth Chess Tournament for Peace offer a forum for the exchange of ideas within a safe environment and one can only hope the conversations extend beyond these four walls. As chess players, you are equipped with the tools of critical assessment, reasoned judgment and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to solve problems. Learn to apply these in your everyday life and not only shall you find the satisfaction of inner peace and happiness in your own life, but you may just find the effects in the far-reaching limits of your external environment as well.

 

 

 
Association Échecs et Maths Announces the Tournament Participants PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Aug 16 2011 (21:33)


The Chess'n Math Association (CMA) is a non-profit organization with provincial coordinators dedicated to bringing the game of chess to schools across Canada. In Canada, a growing number of elementary schools have incorporated chess into the regular school curriculum, through Challenging Mathematics. This math program is approved by the Ministry of Education and has led to the creation of the Chess'n Math Association. The organization was founded in 1985 and now has three offices, 20 full-time staff and over 100 qualified chess instructors. Using a 9-level instructional program, the CMA instructors teach chess as an extra-curricular activity to over 10,000 youngsters every week.

 

 

Section A

RATINGS

AGE

GRADE

SCHOOL

1

William Fisher

2369

17

Cegep

New York

2

Félix Dumont

2113

18

Cegep

Collège de Maisonneuve

3

Myriam Roy

2102

16

Secondaire 5

Coll. Notre Dame de Lourdes

4

Tristan Coté-Lalumière

1911

16

Secondaire 5

Ec. Ed Int. McMasterville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section B1

 

 

 

 

5

Zachary Saine

1317

10

5e année

Nouvelle Querbes

6

Xavier St-Cyr

1313

10

5e année

Kinderville

7

Chin Leung

1290

17

Cegep

Collège Dawson

8

Maïli Jade Ouellet

1251

9

4e année

École Préville

9

Matthieu Johnson-Constantin

1234

10

5e année

La Mennais

10

Diana Serban

1201

11

6e année

College Charlemagne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section B2

 

 

 

 

1

Tenzin Kunphel Tsering

1051

15

Secondaire 2

Collège Durocher

2

Frederic Coulombe

662

7

2e année

Charles-Lemoyne

3

Brandon Benson

616

12

Secondaire 1

Lakeside Academy

4

Remag Abdel-Aziz

556

12

Secondaire 1

Ecole Mont-Royal

5

Rio Xavier Sims Crotogino    

516

9

4e année

St John Fisher Senior Cam.

6

Dana Berman

488

14

Secondaire 4

Cité des jeunes

7

Isaac Tomatuk

246

7

2e année

Wabannutao Eeyou School

8

Julian-Camilo Osorio

 

16

Secondaire 5

Antoine-Brossard

9

Justin Friedman

 

12

Secondaire 1

Royal Vale High School

10

April Whyne

 

12

Secondaire 1

Villa Maria

11

Antoine Salvas-Lauzon

 

6

2e année

Éc. Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine

 
CHESS FOR PEACE by Abbey Emmanuel Alo of Ghana PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Aug 16 2011 (05:48)

 

We thank Abbey Emmanuel Alo of Ghana, who sent us this letter, which we publish in its original form.



In reality the greatest pursuit of man is "peace"- the harmony of the universe. Peace is the absence of storm but it is also surprising that even in the presence of a raging storm the human soul can find peace in its very eye. This is where we all desire to live forever and the Comparative Human Enlightenment Strategised Systematically (CHESS) for peace is the road-map to the greatest dream of humanity. And this CHESS is our cultural, ecumenical, demographical, geographical, racial and ideological differences that cannot be taken from us and at their best are impossible to deny, this reality is what makes our world amusing and dreadful at the same time. It is a troubled soul that would learn how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live. Such human generation is a curse to the universe, but we have come to a point in time that sometimes our ignorance about our need of one another destroy the world system (how we live) and the earth (where we live- our home).

 


"Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free." - Dalai Lama.


We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power, then will our world know the blessings of peace. And now is the time to turn inward and find peace within ourselves, so that we become the kind of people who can live in peace with others and when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.


Similarly, “it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."-Eleanor Roosevelt.


And as we open this game of Comparative Human Enlightenment Strategic System (CHESS), who is the gentleman with the greatest law, who is the player with the best "ethics"? Who is that good man with the highest morale, it is a CHESS player with the deepest logic and makes his move with a peaceful heart.

Abbey Emmanuel Alo
National Sports Council Ghana

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Fédération québécoise des échecs Letter PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Aug 16 2011 (05:15)

 

La Fédération québécoise des échecs travaille pour ses membres au développement des échecs au Québec.

 

 

Fédération québécoise des échecs

 

Montréal, 16 août 2011

 

Tournoi Jouons pour la paix 2011

 

C’est avec enthousiasme que nous avons appris la tenue du tournoi Jouons pour la paix, organisé conjointement par le Centre canadien d’œcuménisme, l’Association Échecs et Maths et MonRoi.

Cet événement représente non seulement un moyen de populariser notre jeu auprès d’un large public, mais il le fait aussi à travers un message de paix et d’entraide.  La Fédération québécoise des échecs est fière de voir un projet aussi prometteur en sol québécois.

Nous espérons que ce tournoi  envoie un message de paix aux jeunes, tout en les sensibilisant sur les conditions du monde extérieur.  Nous espérons également que ce tournoi démontrera au grand public que le jeu d’échecs est un moyen idéal pour la promotion de valeurs importantes auprès des jeunes et qu’il  joue un rôle essentiel dans leur éducation.

 

Richard Bérubé

Directeur général de la Fédération québécoise des échecs


 

 
2011 YOUTH CHESS TOURNAMENTS FOR PEACE Press Release PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Wed, Aug 10 2011 (22:12)

TO MARK THE VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA 

YOUTH CHESS TOURNAMENTS FOR PEACE TO BE LAUNCHED AT

THE 2nd GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD’S RELIGIONS AFTER 9/11


For Immediate Release

 

Montreal, August 11, 2011 — The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is delighted to announce the launch of Youth Chess Tournaments for Peace, in Montreal, on September 7, 2011 in collaboration with MonRoi Inc. and the Canadian Chess’n Math Association. The event will coincide with the visit of His Holiness the Dalia Lama to the 2nd Global Conference on World’s Religions After 9/11, a combined initiative of McGill University and the University of Montréal.

In making the announcement, Deacon Anthony Mansour, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism said, “Our Centre promotes interfaith dialogue. For this exceptional event, we are bringing together youth chess players with the theme of peace through chess. Chess demonstrates that a resolution of differences can be accomplished in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding and fair play.”

 

The conference convenor, Dr. Arvind Sharma of McGill University’s Faculty of Religious Studies says,”The 2nd Global Conference on World's Religions After 9/11’s aim is to bring together the various religions of the world in an ecumenical spirit to address the many issues facing the world today”. At the 2nd Global Conference on World's Religions After 9/11 His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, will be joined by Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, world-famous author Deepak Chopra, Professors Tariq Ramadan, Robert Thurman, Steven T. Katz, Gregory Baum and Swami Dayananda Saraswati who will speak on the theme "Peace Through Religion".

The Chess'n Math Association was founded in 1985 and now has three offices, 20 full-time staff and over 100 qualified chess instructors, who teach chess as an extra-curricular activity to over 10,000 youngsters every week.

The event is endorsed by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). In a letter to organizers the President says that FIDE is proud to be associated with the 2011 Youth Chess Tournament for Peace, which promotes harmony amongst the people of the world. FIDE, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an Intentional Sports Federation, with 170 member federations, has several on-going projects with the Peace and Sports organization.


“Ten years following the events of September 11th, 2001 the need for renewal of the world’s commitment to a culture of peace is self-evident. The values enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, have always been part and parcel of the fundamental teachings of all of the world’s great religions, and must be at the forefront of all of our actions. The further expansion and strengthening of our spiritual consciousness in the years to come will be a major driving force to the evolution of society. Technology is playing a major role in bringing people together and we are proud to contribute, through our webcast of the event. Each of the 2011 Youth Chess Tournament for Peace participants will come out as a winner," said the founder of MonRoi Inc, Brana Giancristofaro.

 

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