Qiyu Zhou in the First Jamaica International Chess Festival October 13th – 15th, 2017

The first Jamaican International Chess Festival brought four strong youngsters to promote chess on the beautiful island of Jamaica: Awonder Liang, Akshat Chandra, Akshita Gorti and Qiyu Zhou — all up-and-coming players with notable achievements. They gave speeches, played simuls, blitz and rapid chess for the purpose of inspiring youth in Jamaica. Here are the some of the promotions that Qiyu Zhou did.

1.Qiyu Zhou’s speech in Jamaica : “From Dream to Reality: Becoming a World Youth Champion 

2. The first account Report on Chessbase written by Qiyu Zhou

https://en.chessbase.com/post/first-jamaica-international-festival

3. Interview

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20171008/10-questions-woman-grandmaster-qiyu-zhou

Quota from the interview: “She dreams of making a real difference in the world, living by her personal motto: “If you try really hard, and if you work for it, you’ll probably get there.”

4. With honorable Prime Minister Andrew Holness

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Holness_expresses_support_for_chess_in_Jamaica?profile=1228

Quota from the news report: “Woman Grandmaster and Canadian Women’s Champion, 17-year-old Qiyu Zhou said she wants to inspire the children of Jamaica to play chess and “start or continue to pursue whatever they want to achieve”.

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2 thoughts on “Qiyu Zhou in the First Jamaica International Chess Festival October 13th – 15th, 2017

  1. E

    Wow that’s a lot of achievements. What university will you go to, and will it stop you competing in chess tournaments?

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  2. Anonymous

    That’s a lot of achievements. What university will you go to, and will it stop you competing in chess tournaments?

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