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World Cadet Chess Championship

France held an event for players under 17 years of age and in 1977 it was recognized by FIDE as the World Championship for Cadets. The word cadet has nothing to do with rifles, but is a French term identifying this particular age group. Up to then the only recognized youth division was Junior - Under 20.

A few years later, the age limit was changed to under-16, but since FIDE ages are now standardized to be one's age at the beginning of the year (rather than the dates when the tournament takes place), there's some overlap with the older rules.

In recent years (for example 1992 at Duisburg) the Cadet seems to have been integrated into the World Youth Championships (under-10, -12, -14 -16) and later -8 and -18 with separate competitions for Boys and Girls. In 1995, while the Under-10 -12 and -14 took place in St. Lorenzo, the Cadet was separate, in Guarapuava.

From 2002 there was a World Youth (under-16) Chess Olympiad for national teams. The first one took place in Kuala Lumpur. Since Canada has never played in the event, I'll leave the historical record of it to others.

Thanks to Hugh Brodie, Adaucto W. Nobrega, Lieven Clarisse and Miguel Bailly Badiola. We may now have the names of all the Canadians who ever participated in the World Cadet. Apparently, no Canadian played in 1994, 1976, or 1975. We do not have the scores of Lefong Hua in 1996, nor of Todd Southam in 1984; if you know either, your help is appreciated.

Year Winner ::: Held at ::: Canadian + / Ref
2012 Maribor SLO 11 7-19 Nov
broken link
2011 Cori, Jorge PER Caldas Novas BRS Semianiuk, Konstantin
Zhang, David
Gusev, Nikita
Ivanov, Mike
Gladstone, Simon
5
5

4
9 17-27 Nov
2010 Dragun, Kamil POL Halkidiki GRC Sapozhnikov, Roman
Xiong, Jerry
6
6
11 site
2009 Sethuraman, S P IND Antalya TUR Szalay, Karoly
Wang, Jesse
6
5
11 site
2008 Adhiban, B IND Vung Tau VIE Hansen, Eric
Mai, Lloyd
Martchenko, Alexander
Thavandiran, Shiyam
8
6

5
11 WYCC site
2007 Chirila, Ioan Cristian ROM Kemer-Antalya TUR Kaminski, Victor
Hambleton, Aman
Zhou, Haonan
6
5
5
11 WYCC site
2006 Tomczak, Jacek POL Batumi GEO Panjwani, Raja
Zhou, Haonan

11 Swiss Manager
2005 Lenderman, Alex USA Belfort FRA Wang, David
Ho, Conrad
Ho, Martin
Jia,Derek
6

4
11 T560
2004 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR Heraklio, Crete GRC Tayar, Jonathan 5 11 T523
2003 Predojevic, Borki BIH Halkidiki GRC Krnan, Tomas 6 11 T469
2002 Pantsulaia, Levan GEO Heraklio, Crete GRC Divljan, Igor
Ng, Gary
Feoktistov, Dmitri
6
5
5
11 T420
2001 Shanava, Konstantine GEO Oropesa del Mar ESP Miller, Evgeni
Wang, Haoyuan

5
11 T365
2000 Izoria, Zviad GEO Oropesa del Mar ESP Lentini, Joseph
Kapadia, Ronak
Lipnowski, Samuel

4
3
11 T312
1999 Kritz, Leonid GER Oropesa del Mar ESP Charbonneau, Pascal 7 11 T261
1998 Kramrakulov, Ibraghim UZB Oropesa del Mar ESP Charbonneau, Pascal 11 T209
1997 Vajda, Levente ROM Yerevan ARM Charbonneau, Pascal 11 147-10
1996 Gershon, Alik ISR Cala Galdana
Menorca
ESP Hua Lefong ? 11 T104
1995 Stevic, Hrvoje CRO Guarapuava BRS Lou, Meng 11 137-32
1994 Leko, Peter HUN Szeged HUN none - 9 chessdb
1993 Dao Thien Hai VIE Bratislava SVK Casinathan, Uma 11 chessdb
1992 Svidler, Petr
Fridman, Daniel
Har Zvi, Ronan
RUS
LAT
ISR
Duisburg GER Teodoro, Eduardo 11 116-36
1991 Kumaran, Dharshan ENG Guarapuava BRS Le Siège, Alexandre 11 110-22
1990 Sakaev, Konstantin USR Singapore SIP Paduch, Andrew 11 GM Oct 6
1989 Tiviakov, Sergei URS Puerto Rico PRI Littke, Adam 5 11 99-28
1988 Shirov, Alexei URS Timisoara ROM Le Siège, Alexandre 11 GM Oct1
1987 Stefansson, Hannes ISL Innsbruck AUT Le Siège, Alexandre 5 11 Brasil
1986 Akopian, Vladimir URS Rio Gallegos ARG Johnson, Chris 6 11 84-44
1985 Rojas, Eduardo CHI Petah-Tikva ISR Butt, Morgan ½ 11 74-20
1984 Dreev, Alexei USR Champigny FRA Southam, Todd ? 11 68-24
1983 Dreev, Alexei USR Bucaramanga COL Southam, Todd 11 63-22
1982 Bareev, Evgney URS Guayaquil ECU Johnson, Tyler 5 10 57-19
1981 Conquest, Stewart ENG Embalse ARG Kuznecov, Alex 5 9 50-4
1980 Salov, Valery URS Le Havre FRA Ross, Paul 4 11 45-21
1979 Tempone, Marcelo ARG Belfort FRA Filipovich, David 11 38-17
1978 Motwani, Paul SCO Sas van Gent NLD Filipovich, David 11 34-14
1977 Arnason, Jon ISL Cagnes-sur-Mer FRA Pajak, John 11 25-13
1976 Grinberg ISR Wattignies FRA none - ? -
1975 Goodman, David ENG Creil FRA none - ? -
1974 Mestel, Jonathan ENG Pont St Maxence FRA Hébert, Jean 11 6-22

1992 Duisberg was U10 12 14 16 18. 11-rd Swiss.

1995 Andrew Ho played in the Under-12 championship and scored 7½ / 11 at Sao Lourenco, Brazil. 136/38. Bacrot won with 10. The event was U-14 U-12 U-10, no Cadet. Marc Fortin scored 5½ in the U-10 and Eugene Cormos 5½ in the U-14.

1998 See also 154-19.

Girls' Cadet

Year Winner ::: Held at ::: Canadian + / Ref
2012 Maribor SLO 11 7-19 Nov
broken link
2011 Ziazulkina, Nastassia BLR Caldas Novas BRS Roy, Myriam
Yun, Chang
Veronicka-Regina Kalaydina
Fang, Tina
Moayyed, Kimia
5

4

9 17-27 Nov
2010 Dragun, Kamil POL Halkidiki GRC 11 site
2009 Sethuraman, S P IND Antalya TUR 11 site
2008 Adhiban, B IND Vung Tau VIE Dalia Kagramanov
Marguerite Yang

4
11 WYCC site
2007 Chirila, Ioan Cristian ROM Kemer-Antalya TUR Sonja Xiong 5 11 WYCC site
2006 Tomczak, Jacek POL Batumi GEO Gabrielle Nadeau 4 11 Swiss Manager
2005 Lenderman, Alex USA Belfort FRA Patricia Ho
Tiffany Tang

11 T560
2004 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR Heraklio, Crete GRC Cornelia Dinca
Patricia Ho
Dominik Migneault

4
11 T523
2003 Predojevic, Borki BIH Halkidiki GRC Anastasia Kazakevich
Inara Aliev
4
4
11 T469
2002 Chistiakova, Tamara RUS Heraklio, Crete GRC Khaziyeva, Dinara 7 11 T420
2001 Dzagnidze, Nana GEO Oropesa del Mar ESP 11 T365
2000 Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO Oropesa del Mar ESP Bojana Mitrovic
Nataliya Rodina
Olya Shishkina

5
5
11 T312

1991 Johanne Charest scored 5/11 in the Girls' Cadet

2009 Dalia Kagramanov, cycc xtab

2010 Alexandra Botez 5/11, wycc xtab

Canadian Cadet Chess Championship

Twenty Canadian Cadet Championships were held between 1979 and 1998 to choose a Canadian representative to the World Cadet Championship. That's one per year. However, just as the World Cadet became subsumed into the World Youth (U- 10 12 14 16 18), the Canadian Cadet became part of the CYCC, Canadian Youth Chess Championships. When there were only two youth divisions that mattered: Junior (U-20) and Cadet (U-16), each was a big deal. Now that there are six divisions, it's difficult to find, even on the internet, who won the World U-16 of even just a few years ago (if it is older than TWIC, forget it!).

Crosstables of many (1-19) Canadian Cadets. Thanks to Stephen Wright. A collaborative effort.

# Yr Winner Held at + / ? Ref
34 2012
33 2011 Zhang, David AB Richmond Hill ON 7 23 site
32 2010 Sapozhnikov, Roman ON Windsor ON 7 14 CFC
31 2009 Szalay, Karoly ON Victoria BC 7 19 xtab
30 2008 Thavandiran, Shiyam ON Montréal PQ 7 7 17 xtab
29 2007 Zhou,Haonan ON Ottawa ON 7 20 xtab
28 2006 Panjwani, Raja* ON Kitchener ON 7 23 xtab
27 2005 Yu, Jonathan ON Victoria BC 7 17 xtab
26 2004 Tayar, Jonathan ON Kapuskasing ON 7 16 xtab
25 2003 Krnan, Tomas ON Kapuskasing ON 7 15 xtab
24 2002 Divljan, Igor ON Montréal PQ 8 18 175-25
23 2001 Wang, Hao Yuan ON Sackville NB 7 20 169-31
22 2000 Lentini, Joseph ON Edmonton AB 4 6 20 163-16
21 1999 Charbonneau, Pascal PQ Vancouver BC 5 15 157-23
20 1998 Charbonneau, Pascal PQ Saskatoon SK 7 9 R 150-16
19 1997 Ho, Andrew BC Victoria BC 9 R 144-17
18 1996 Hua, Lefong PQ Winnipeg MB 9 R 138-9
17 1995 Lou, Meng ON London ON 8 9 R 132-20
16 1994 Teodoro, Eduardo ON Toronto ON 9 R 126-10
15 1993 Casinathan, Uma ON Nanaimo BC 9 R 120-8
14 1992 Teodoro, Eduardo ON Winnipeg MB 9 9 R 113-1
13 1991 Le Siège, Alexandre PQ Victoria BC 9 R 108-10
12 1990 Paduch, Andrew* AB Moncton NB 7 9 R 102-9
11 1989 Littke, Adam ON North York ON 9 R 96-33
10 1988 Le Siège, Alexandre PQ Ottawa ON 8 9 R 90-48
9 1987 Le Siège, Alexandre* PQ Ottawa ON 8 9 R 85-41
8 1986 Johnson, Chris AB Ottawa ON 8 9 R 79-41
7 1985 Butt, Morgan ON Victoria BC 9 R 74-19
6 1984 Southam, Todd ON North York ON 9 R 66-11 68-24
5 1983 Southam, Todd ON Calgary AB 9 R 60-11
4 1982 Johnson, Tyler BC West Vancouver BC 8 9 R 54-11
3 1981 O'Donnell, Tom BC West Vancouver BC 7 9 R 46-24
2 1980 Ross, Paul ON St. John's NF 7 9 R 42-28
1 1979 Filipovich, David ON Toronto ON 9 R 36-26

9 Le Siège tied for first with Serge Gagnon PQ and won the playoff 1-0 (second game not necessary because of tiebreak).

12 Paduch tied for first with Adam Littke and Bryan Lamb ON, then won the 3-way playoff 2-0.

28 Panjwani won a fast chess playoff against Ling Feng Ye.

I was TD = Arbiter of three of these events, the 15th, 25th and 29th.


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