Canada has a World Champion in 2014!

WFM Qiyu Zhou in WYCC U14 girl

We are selling scorebooks at Seneca Hill Chess Club to fund-raise for Qiyu’s next international tournament in December. Donation are welcome.

Please support this promising Canadian Chess player.

WFM Qiyu Zhou on podium, WYCC 2014

WFM Qiyu Zhou on podium, WYCC 2014

World U14 Girl Champion, WYCC 2014
Second highest FIDE rated female player in Canada
Canadian Women Olympiad Chess Team member 2014

         This year, Qiyu had played/will play in four major international tournaments: NAYCC in Tarrytown, New York; Olympiad in Tromso, Norway; WYCC in Durban, South Africa and 2014 U-16 Olympiad in Gyor, Hungary, on December 12-22.

It is our pleasure and honour to sponsor Qiyu Zhou, a talented, enthusiastic and charming young player.

Seneca Hill Chess Club

From Qiyu’s page:

My name is Qiyu Zhou (born in 2000), a 14-year-old school girl from Ottawa. My passion in chess was demonstrated at a very young age. All my past achievements show that I am currently one of the strongest chess players within my age category in the world, and will be one of the strongest female chess players in the world. I started chess in France and Finland. When I was only 4 years old, I won the 4th place in the French U8 Girls’ Youth Chess Championship. After moving from France to Finland, at the age of 5 I won the 2005 Finnish U10 Open Youth Chess Championship, ahead of boys nearly twice my age. Thus, I was the world’s youngest-ever national chess champion. Continue at