2017-18 Women's Zonal

2017-18 Canadian Women's Zonal/Championnat Zonal Féminin

December 26-31, 2017
St.Henri Community Centre, Montréal

Update: due to a burst water pipe, the tournament has been moved to Complexe récréatif Gadbois5485 Côte St-Paul, Montréal.

The 2017-18 Zonal is a 10-player Round-Robin. The winner represents Canada at the next Women's World Cup and qualifies for Canadian Women's Olympiad Team. The final list of players, along with the pairings, were settled last week:

Players

Rank Name Prov Rating Qualified by Paring #
1 Matras-Clement, Agnieszka AB 2317 Runner-up 4
2 Zhou, Qiyu ON 2309 Champion 3
3 Khoudgarian, Natalia ON 2248 Ontario PC 10
4 Demchenko, Svitlana ON 2222 Rating 7
5 Ouellet, Maili-Jade QC 2206 Québec PC 2
6 Xu, Ruoying ON 2110 Rating 5
7 Tian, Shi Yuan BC 2017 BC PC 9
8 Wang, Jiaying NF 1925 Maritime PC 1
9 Cui, Cynthia NB 1790 Maritime PC 6
10 Chao, Lucy AB 1634 Alberta PC 8

 With five 2200+ players this may be the strongest Canadian Women's Zonal ever. 

Pairings:

Rd. Pairings  
1: 1:10, 2:9, 3:8, 4:7, 5:6
2: 10:6, 7:5, 8:4, 9:3, 1:2
3: 2:10, 3:1, 4:9, 5:8, 6:7
4: 10:7, 8:6, 9:5, 1:4, 2:3
5: 3:10, 4:2, 5:1, 6:9, 7:8
6: 10:8, 9:7, 1:6, 2:5, 3:4
7: 4:10, 5:3, 6:2, 7:1, 8:9
8: 10:9, 1:8, 2:7, 3:6, 4:5
9: 5:10, 6:4, 7:3, 8:2, 9:1


NEW Provisional Schedule: 

Note: Due to a water problem outside the playing hall, round 2 was postponed and later rounds rescheduled as follows:

Round Date Time
1 2017-12-26 10h00
2 2017-12-27 18h00
3 2017-12-28 10h00
4 2017-12-28 18h00
5 2017-12-29 10h00
6 2017-12-29 18h00
7 2017-12-30 10h00
8 2017-12-30 18h00
9 2017-12-31 10h00
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Arbiters: Bernard Ouimet & Vadim Tsypin
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Final Standings 

Rk.   Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 WIM OUELLET Maili-Jade 2062 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 7,0
2 WGM ZHOU Qiyu 2240 1 * ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 6,5
  WIM MATRAS-CLEMENT Agnieszka 2260 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 6,5
4 WFM DEMCHENKO Svitlana 2081 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 5,5
5 WIM KHOUDGARIAN Natalia 2100 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 ½ 0 1 4,5
6   XU Ruoying 2020 0 1 0 ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 1 4,0
    CUI Cynthia 1604 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 * ½ 1 1 4,0
    TIAN Shi Yuan 1661 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 4,0
9   WANG Jiaying 1919 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 3,0
10   CHAO Lucy 1331 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0,0

Links

Live Games (for top 4 boards) 

standings (chess-results.com)

photos (FQE facebook) 

info

Annotated Games with final report

The Zonal is being held alongside the Tournoi du Père Noël, Dec 26-30, a 5 round Swiss at one-game-a-day:
http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/activite/tournoi-du-pere-noel-3