24 Sheridan Dr., Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
About the OYCC
The OYCC has been running in it's current format since 2003.
Over these past 9 years the numbers attending the OYCC have come from a low of 70 players to a high of over 180 of some of Ontario's top youth chess players!
Youth Championships for the OCA
The OYCC is the annual youth championship that crowns the Ontario Champions in each of 12 categories:
As such, the OYCC is the Official Youth Championship of the Ontario Chess Association (OCA)
Youth Qualifier for the CYCC
The OYCC also is an official qualifier event that will qualify the top players from each section to go on to the Canadian Youth Chess Championships (CYCC). This year the CYCC is being held in Ottawa, ON on July 10 - 13
The CYCC in turn determines Canada's team that will compete in the World Youth Chess Championships (WYCC), this year being held in Al Ain, UAE.
Bursary event for the CYCC
The OYCC will also be able to support the top players from each section to go on to the CYCC with bursaries that may cover anywhere from part of the entry fee to the CYCC to full entry plus some more towards travel/hotel expenses!
In order to qualify for bursaries, players must finish at or near the top of their section at the OYCC and use the funds for the 2013 CYCC.
Bursaries may be limited to sections with a minimum of 4 players
Sections at the OYCC
Sections at the OYCC are based on the same sections at the CYCC and WYCC as follows:
Membership in the CFC
Info about the CYCC
2013 Canadian Youth Chess Championships:
Nearby the OYCC
The tournament site is also close to many of Kitchener's sites. Just a couple of blocks away is Victoria Park, a beautiful park with pleasant park land and an extensive kids play area.
On-site at the City Hall is a Williams Coffee Pub to relax in.
Just a few blocks away is Kitchener's Centre in the Square. Here is where many of the top shows will perform.
Close by is also Kitchener's famous Market. On Saturday mornings you can get lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat products straight from the regions farmer/vendors.
A four block walk will get you to the Main Branch of the Kitchener Public Library, indeed an excellent library with lots of facilities itself.
To see more about what Kitchener has to boast about, click HERE!
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