Thursday, February 8, 2007

WCN Sponsors Canadian Open and Canadian Youth Chess Championship

The 2007 CO CYCC Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the support of the World Chess Network for the 2007 Canadian Youth Chess Championship and the 2007 Canadian Open Chess Championship.

The World Chess Network ( ) has agreed to give free one-year Gold Membership passes to each participant in both of the tournaments. Each pass is valued at approximately $50 U.S. The organizers of both events will gather the e-mail addresses of the participants and forward them to WCN so that the one-year accounts can be set up.

WCN chief executive Patrick Connoy said he was particularly pleased to support the CYCC.
"Over half of WCN's employees live in Canada and we are pleased to be able to make a small contribution to the continued growth and promotion of chess for the kids in Canada. Best of luck to all your participants. I know it will be a highly successful event!" Connoy said.

The CYCC will be staged July 3 to 6 in Ottawa at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Its winners qualify for the WYCC in Turkey in the November.

This year's Canadian Open Chess Championsihp runs from July 7 to 15 in Ottawa.

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