The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Dec. 30/11 - Jan. 5/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Jan. 3/11 – Start of Year Top Canadian/Woman ( CFC ).

Looking at the top Canadians ( National/Women ) as of the last CFC rating update (Wed., Dec. 29 ) on the CFC website, we find the top as of Jan. 1, 2012 are:

National – GM Bator Sambuev ( 2702 ), Montreal, Quebec – 2011 Canadian Champion;

Women – WIM Yuanling Yuan ( 2328 ), Toronto, Ont. ( 17 years old )

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Jan. 1/12 – Start of Year Top Juniors/Youth ( CFC ).

Looking at the top Canadian juniors/youth as of the last CFC rating update (Wed., Dec. 29 ) on the CFC website, we find leading the pack as of Jan. 1, 2012:

National Junior – IM Nikolay Noritsyn ( 2639 ), Richmond Hill, Ont.
Girls Junior – WIM Yuanling Yuan ( 2328 ), Toronto, Ont.

National U 18 Youth – FM Roman Sapozhnikov ( 2501 ), Richmond Hill, Ont. – 2011 Can. Jr. Champion
Girls U 18 Youth – WIM Yuanling Yuan ( 2328 ), Toronto, Ont.

National U 16 Youth – Zi Yi ( Joey ) Qin ( 2339 ), Nepean, Ont.
Girls U 16 Youth – WCM Alexandra Botez ( 2028 ), Burnaby, B.C.

National U 14 Youth – Kevin Li ( 2238 ), Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Girls U 14 Youth – WCM Jackie Peng ( 2130 ), Richmond Hill, Ont.- 2011 Can. Jr. Girls Champion.

National U 12 Youth – Razvan Preotu ( 2194 ), Burlington, Ont.
Girls U 12 Youth –Qiyu Zhou ( 1953 ), Ottawa, Ont.

National U 10 Youth – Yuanchen Zhang ( 2022 ), Markham, Ont.- 2011 Can. U 10 Open Champion.
Girls U 10 Youth – WCM Jiaxin Liu ( 1599 ), Richmond Hill, Ont.

National U 8 Youth – Sergey Noritsyn ( 1714 ), Richmond Hill, Ont. – 2011 Can U 8 Open Champion.
Girls U 8 Youth – Taylor Zhang ( 1178 ), Richmond Hill, Ont.- 2011 Can. U 8 Girls Champion.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator