Chess In The Library

Chess In The Library

Monday, 29 July 2013

2013 Annual Festival

What a day!  Our Annual Festival took place on Saturday June 29, 2013.  It was a great success, and 62 participants attended the festival.  The day was fun-filled with tournaments, chess jokes, puzzles, a giant chess set, and a chess simul by our chess champion Mike Ivanov.  With so many exciting activities to do, it’s pretty safe to say that everyone had a good time.

Personally, there was nothing more rewarding than seeing the determination of young chess enthusiasts and their joy at their triumphs.  

Our founder, Yuanling Yuan, who started CITL at age 14 and now attends Yale University, presented a speech at the festival. 

One of our first and most honoured donors, the Southam Family, gave a speech at the tournament. 
Of course, how can we forget the awards?  Regardless of the tournament outcome, we were extremely proud of everyone and their hard work.  Once again, a huge congratulations to our winners!

Our overall winners are from the North York Central Library!

 Grade 3 and under section winners
1. Thomas Wang 
2. Wing Li
 3. Sivan Xu

 Grade 6 and under section winners
1. Cindy Qiao 
2. Hazel Guo
 3. Evan Wong

Open section winners
1. Jonathan Chan
 2. Jagdev Kondal
 3. Benjamin Lin
Our new executive was also selected!  The CITL executive team for 2013-2014 is:
President – Mohit Verma
Vice President – Jessica Cao
Volunteer Coordinator – Terry Zhang
Treasurer – Jessie Li
Webmaster – Zelin Liu

We sincerely thank all of our volunteers, supporters, and members.  None of this would have been possible without you!

Moving forward, we can’t wait to bring you many fun and exciting events in the coming year.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Arts Director Position Open

Chess in the Library Elections have come and gone and if you haven't heard, here's the new council:

President - Mohit Verma
Vice President - Jessica Cao
Treasurer - Jessie Li
Volunteer coordinator - Terry Zhang

Webmaster - Zelin Liu

However, there is one more position to be filled! Chess in the Library is looking for an arts director. The role of an arts director is to create and design posters, flyers and certificates for Chess in the Library. A long with this the executive member, like all, is required to volunteer at a Chess in the Library location and participate in other Chess in the Library events if asked. 

We are looking for someone who is already proficient in graphic design as we do not have anyone who is able to train people. If you're interested in applying for the position, please create poster that would attract potential teenagers to volunteer in the Toronto region. Remember to include our locations as well as provide information on how to apply. If you'd like a sample poster, e-mail us at and we can provide you with one. It is highly advised you take a look at the sample. Please send in the poster along with your resumé (optional) by July 31st at 11:55pm. Any late applications will be rejected at the discrimination of the CITL executive council.

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