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
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
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”.