Sunday, April 15, 2012


The 2012 EASTERN ONTARIO YOUTH CHESS TOURNAMENT, was held on Sunday April 15th at H.M.C.S. Cataraqui, the Naval Reserve training building in Kingston.

The tournament attracted 145 students. Most were from the Kingston - Trenton - Smith Falls - Gananaque area, but there were also some participants from the Ottawa area.
The medal winners were:

Grade 1
Gold          Kyle Zhu                             École Madeleine-de-Roybon, Kingston
Silver         Rayleigh Cao                      Centennial P.S, Kingston
Bronze      Evan Inghan                         Polson Park P.S., Kingston

Grade 2
Gold          Amr Mohamed                     Polson Park P.S., Kingston
Silver         Lev Stefanovich-Thomson      Rideau P.S., Kingston
Bronze      Paul Bosso                          Mulberry Waldorf School. Kington
Bronze      Jacob Ede                            Welborne P.S., Kingston
Bronze      Brody Laing                         Odessa P.S.

Grade 3
Gold          Lawrence Ju                        John Young E.S., Kanata
Silver         Mathew Alkey                      Winston Churchill P.S., Kingston
Silver         Holden Shenfield                  Winston Churchill P.S., Kingston
Silver         Johnny Son                         Lancaster Drive P.S., Kingston
Bronze       Devyn Baron                       Winston Churchill P.S., Kingston

Grade 4
Gold          Nikolas Kotsovolos              J.E. Horton P.S., Kingston
Silver         Ethan Day                          Winston Churchill P.S., Kingston
Silver         Euan Hughes                      Winston Churchill P.S., Kingston
Bronze      Quinn Chippindale                Rideau P.S., Kingston

Grade 5
Gold          Terrence Ju                         John Young E.S., Kanata
Silver         Ben Beardall                       Centennial P.S.Kingston
Silver         Alex Chan                          Winston Churchill P.S., Kingston
Silver         Miguel Gonzalez                 Centennial P.S.Kingston

Grade 6
Gold          Billy Hoyle                         Westdale Park P.S., Napanee
Silver         Heeseong Yana                  Collins Bay P.S.
Bronze      Mohamed Taher                  Centennial P.S.Kingston

Grade 7
Gold          Alex Beamish                    Module Vanier, Kingston
Silver         Krista Allen                       Module de l'Acadie, Kingston
Bronze      Calum Gault                      The Prince Charles P.S., Napanee

Grade 8
Gold          David Chan                       Winston Churchill P.S., Kingston
Silver         Huxley Anjilvel                  Calvin Park P.S., Kingston 
Bronze      Gaffar Othman                   Calvin Park P.S., Kingston 

Grade 9 -12, High School Chess Challenge
Gold          Ahmad Nassar                   K.C.V.I., Kingston
Silver         James Wilding                  Grade   9      Nicholson Catholic College, Belleville.
Silver         John Crisan                      Grade 10      Regiopolis-Notre Dame C.H.S., Kingston
Silver         Ismael Morin                     Grade 11      Bayside S.S., Trenton
Silver         Kevin Kim                         Grade 12      Frontenac S.S., Kingston

The number of medal winners depended in part on the number of entries in each Grade.
The Gold and Silver medal winners in all Grades go on to compete in the ONTARIOCHESS CHALLENGE, which will be held in Toronto on Sunday April 22nd. - The Provincial Champion in each Grade then plays in the CANADIAN CHESS CHALLENGE, which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the end of May.

The tournament was organized by the EASTERN ONTARIO SCHOOLS CHESS ASSOCIATION, which is most grateful for the assistance given by HMCS CATARAQUI, Tim Hortons, many teachers and parents, and by volunteers from the KINGSTON CHESS CLUB who share their love of the game with younger players at this annual event.

- Chris Hargreaves


  1. The results and new ratings of Grade 1 and 2 of EASTERN ONTARIO SCHOOLS CHESS TOURNAMENT 2012 are not yet submitted to the chess-math association website. Please kindly update them.

    Thanks, Atef

  2. Ontario Chess Challenge Results are now on the Chess and Math Ratings Site: