Chess In The Library

Chess In The Library

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

New CITL Branch, Recruiting Volunteers!

Calling all chess player in Mississauga! Chess in the Library will be opening up a new branch soon at the Burnhamthorpe library. We are currently in the process of recruiting volunteers for this specific branch, so if you are interested in chess, or looking to get some volunteer hours, please contact us at, we are more than happy to have you join the CITL family. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Spring Open Tournament Canceled!

Due to logistical issues, the Chess in the Library Spring Open Tournament will no longer be taking place on March 28th. We are very sorry for your inconvenience, and the tournament will be canceled unless further noticed. Have a good day!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

CITL Spring Open Tournament

Hello all chess players! Though we recently held our East Region Tournament, CITL is bringing to you our Spring Open Tournament on March 28th. Unlike our other tournaments, this tournament will be CFC rated, and so we want all serious participants to compete. The tournament will take place at Senator O’Connor College School, at 60 Rowena Drive, free parking will be provided. The tournament will be taking place from approximately 10AM-4PM, and cash prizes will be awarded to top 3 competitors. However, there will be an application fee of $30 for participants, and $20 for juniors. We will be asking Mike Ivanov, a professional chess player, to compete in this tournament. If you have any questions on rules for this tournament, please read the rules at, or if you have any questions about this tournament, you can email If you would like to sign up the tournament, please go to Have a good day everyone!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

East Region Tournament 2015

Calling all chess players, Chess in the Library is about to host our annual East Region Tournament! The tournament will take place on February 28th 2015, from 11AM-4PM at Fairview Library. It will be a very exciting day filled with tons of rounds of chess against many other competitors of your age group. Top 3 competitors from each section will receive medals, as well everyone will be receiving a certificate for simply participating! Feeling hungry? No problem! Chess in the Library will be selling pizza and drinks to all competitors for lunch. We will also be doing a raffle sale, the winner will be receiving a chess set for their family! What are you waiting for? Sign up for this fun filled day right now by simply clicking on to register! See you all there.

Monday, 1 December 2014

West Region Tournament!

Have all of you chess players been deprived of a competition for too long? Well don’t worry, because our annual West Region Tournament is coming up very soon! On Saturday December 20th, from 11AM to 4PM, Chess in the Library will be holding the tournament at Eatonville public library. It will be a fun filled day, including several rounds of chess, tricky puzzles, and life size chess pieces for all competitors to play. If you get hungry, we will also be selling pizza slices and pop. All you need to do to be a part of this awesome event is to sign up for free at Don’t miss out!

Friday, 5 September 2014

New Executive Team 2014-2015

Over the past year, Chess in the Library’s Executive Team has done an amazing job of maintaining and expanding the program. However, with the new year, many of them will be leaving their roles and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. As such, the baton must be passed on to a new generation of Executives. It is with great pride that we announce the Chess in the Library Executive Team for 2014-2015:

President: Mohit Verma
Vice-President: Jeffrey Li
Treasurer: Rosie Chen
Volunteer Coordinator: Ming Chan Zhang
Webmaster: Zelin Liu

Elected by Chess in the Library volunteers, these individuals will take on all of the roles involved with running this organization, and we have no doubt that they will take good care of the legacy left by their predecessors.

A new Executive team also means a new Junior Executive team! This year, we received a very diverse and capable cast of applicants. Without further ado, here are your Junior Executives for the year 2014-2015:

Junior President: Kristen Li, Vian Chan
Junior Vice-President: Yi Ling Wu
Junior Treasurer: Rebecca Zhang
Junior Volunteer Coordinator: Ashray Jani
Junior Art/Web Designer: Pooja Maniar

All of the new executives are committed to continue Chess in the Library’s mission to spread chess and offer opportunities to bond and have fun to our host communities. We look forward to an exciting year!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Junior Executive Applications

Are you going to grade 9, 10 or 11? Do you want to experience the leadership internship of a lifetime? Apply to be a Junior Executive today! There are 5 open position:

Junior Executive President
Junior Executive Vice-President
Junior Executive Treasurer
Junior Executive Volunteer Coordinator
Junior Executive Arts/Web Designer

For each position, you will be working an internship with the respective executive member for the coming year. There is a lot of work involved but also although of room to learn, grow bonds and gain leadership skills. It is an experience you do not want to miss out on!

If you are interested in applying, e-mail us at or contact one of our executive members to get a copy of the application form. Completed forms are to be mailed to All forms are due Friday, August 8th at 11:59pm! After going through the forms, you will be called for an interview that will take place before the end of August.

If you ever have any questions, want more information or any problems arise, please e-mail us at so we can help you out. Best of luck to everyone!

Please note, the selection procedure and/or the number of positions available may change depending on the quality and quantity of applicants at the discretion of the Chess in the Library Executive council.