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By Peter Hum
In 2007, the organizers of the Canadian Open and Canadian Youth Chess Championships in Ottawa raised more than $90,000 in cash and many invaluable in-kind donations from sponsors and donors to stage the two events.
The first International Women’s Grad-Prix made history. The champion is Pia Cramling of Sweden, one of 14 female grandmasters, and the third rated women player in the world.
Grand-Prix Finale Standings:
September 9-20, 2006
The world of computers and the Internet never stops expanding. And neither does HomePage. It's your interactive on screen and online connection to everything high tech. Hosted by Science andTechnology Specialist David Onley, HomePage helps you compute the future by explaining the present.
Igor Zugic is a 24-year-old International Master from Toronto. He works as a software engineer at Siemens. Igor holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto.
When did you learn to play chess?
My father thought me to play chess when I was five. I played my first tournament when I was eleven. It was a weekend open tourney.
2006 Canadian Closed Chess Championship, Toronto
How do you feel?
I feel exhausted, but exceedingly happy.
By Chris Bird
I was the Bulletin Editor at this year's US Open (and also the Las Vegas Masters and National Open) and liaised with the MonRoi representatives in regards to collecting game scores for publication and also to help them set up their necessary equipment that allowed for spectators to observe the games of the top 6 boards on a big screen and provide live broadcast of the games on the Internet.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
The first annual Kitchener Chess Festival, in Kitchener, Ontario, this July was a veritable potpourri of activities and presentations. For the first time ever the Canadian Open, Canadian Youth Chess Championships, and the Canadian Junior took place in the same location.
The 2006 Quebec Open saw a change of venue after a number of years at the CEGEP de Vieux Montreal. The new location was the third floor of the Just For Laughs Festival headquarters at 2111 St. Laurent Blvd. It was there, from July 7-15th that 168 players gathered to compete in three sections for a prize fund of $10,500.