Rachel Tao will be representing Canada for girls under 14 at the Word Youth Chess
Championships (WYCC) in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates from December 17 to 29,
is a Grade 9 student from Vincent Massey Secondary School. This year is her second time representing
Canada in the World Youth Chess Championships.
Rachel started to play chess in Grade 1 and has been a very active and competitive
player throughout these years. In April
2013, Rachel won 1st place in the Ontario Youth Chess
Championships in Kitchener Ontario. In
July, Rachel played in the Canadian Youth Chess Championships in Ottawa and
finished the 2nd place.
Youth Chess Championship takes place once a year in a different country every year. The top players in each age division from all
the participating countries get together to compete for the WYCC titles. This year the event is hosted by the United
Arab Emirates (UAE) Chess Federation at the UAE University in Al Ain which is
120 km from Dubai. Currently there are
1640 players from 95 countries registered to compete in this event. Please visit the related websites below for more WYCC 2013 information.
It is a great
achievement and a global experience for Rachel. Lately Rachel is
working closely with her coach to prepare for this international event. With that in mind, we are doing fundraising
to cover part of the cost. The goal is
to raise $2000.00 for Rachel. The funds will cover flight, travel
expenses, tournament fee, FIDE fee, accommodation fee, meal costs, and more.
Thank you so
much for your generosity!
WYCC 2013 website is: http://worldyouth2013.com/
video released by the WYCC 2013 Organizing Committee can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C343zsIYEUw
The list of
Canadian players in WYCC 2013 can be found at:
blog of Canadian Youth Chess Team for WYCC 2013 is: http://2013wycc.blogspot.ca/
Chess Federation website is: http://www.chess.ca/