2007 Youth World Qualifier

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2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Corey Modich on Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:37 pm

Hello everyone,

I was just stopping by and wondering if anyone had an idea about when or where this will be held as well as how much will be invested into this (hey, I'm a college student things like this get a bit pricy:P) I assume there is some sort of bid taking place right now.

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2007 Youth Qualifier

Postby kim willis on Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:26 pm

Corey,The Youth will be playing along side the mens and womens Qualifier.The only difference will be the Top Youth will be playing for the Youth Title instead of a qualifier since that slot is open.

The date and place is Las Vegas,Sept 17th threw the 21st 2007.

Hope you can attend :)

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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Corey Modich on Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:47 pm

Unless I take a year off from school I will be unable to attend, I am sorry. This will also be difficult for Ryan since he's in college too.

Is there any way we can appeal for an earlier tournament?
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby rich beckwith on Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:28 pm

Dear Corey,

Last I heard, Ryan was planning (and eager) to attend.
However, I realize school is important.

The date selection of the youth tournament was not an easy choice. Summer is not so good for the adult tournament, and it is optimal to have everyone in one place at the same time. In 2005, Prague hosted a successful youth tournament as late as October.
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Corey Modich on Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:13 pm

Dr. Beckwith,

Prague did host a successful tournament, however, if my memory serves me right no American youth checker players were there.

It may be easier to hold a tournament at a certain time for the adults. However, you still inconvenience the youth.

I know it is not that cheap to set up separate events for the adults and the youth, but well... players like myself can't attend because of the time of the tournament.

The youth of today will be the heads of the ACF tomorrow. If we really want to encourage youth checkers here in the States we need to be doing every little bit possible to ensure that it lives on. If some kid wants to go for the youth title in the future and sees through preceding dates that it may be inconvenient to even try they might not even go to the Nationals. This hypothetical situation may be a long shot, however, it does not escape the realm of possibility.

A few wise checker players have told me something along the lines of "School always comes before checkers."

Besides, if we have the events separate we could potentially gain more publicity for them. Having the youth tournament separate could draw some newsworthy attention from the media on its own, right?
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Patrick Parker on Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:54 pm

corey..........dont take fall classes
thats just one semester ......fall is an odd time i agree but....
i know its disapointing but u can always skip class :roll:
school comes first but college is always there and life is only lived once
but dont take my words seriously ....also when you graduate
your grades only help with that first job .....so u miss a week and get a B
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby mday on Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:06 am

Patrick Parker wrote:corey..........dont take fall classes
thats just one semester ......fall is an odd time i agree but....
i know its disapointing but u can always skip class :roll:
school comes first but college is always there and life is only lived once
but dont take my words seriously ....also when you graduate
your grades only help with that first job .....so u miss a week and get a B


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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:13 pm

mday wrote:Simply the worst advice you could give.


I agree with mday :D Skipping only one semester is not enough to be successful. You also have to skip winter-spring semester for preparation ! I know some people who even skip dating and marrage. And certainly, if you want to be succesful on long run, you have to sacrifice family at some degree.

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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby tommyc on Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:25 pm

I think this difficulty needs more thought and planning as its obvious no consulation has taken place with the younger age group.

School holiday time would be best and putting all three events together looks like it may not be a success overall.

Last year in Prague i took Shane McCosker and as Corey says no USA Youth attended for obvious reasons. In fact apart from Shane and Bashim Durdeyev (who was with the other family members)no other nationality except local Czech youth who took part.

Again i reinterate more planning consultation and thought is needed if we are serious about this venture in future.Having said that maybe its not too late for a plan "B".
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Corey Modich on Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:25 pm

To gain something, you must first be willing to sacrifice something.

That can be said for all fronts.
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:41 pm

Tommy, I spoke with Kim yesterday, and she is going to talk with Alan / Richard / Gerry. Plan "B" is on the table :lol:

Summer certainly could be the only time for the youth ty - no questions about this.

I proposed a separate woman and youth ty's hostings long time ago (5 years ?), but people were not ready at that time for revolutionary ideas :D.

I also don't understand - what was successful with youth ty in Prague ??? Because it's just started and finished ? :roll: Or 6 attendants is maximum we can dream ?

Organisors did their best, but I can't say the same about Federation (WCDF). It's promotional efforts were miserable.

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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Patrick Parker on Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:53 pm

about my post earlier....i did say ...dont take my words seriously ...
guess everyone missed that
but time is the most important currency ...how will you spend it?
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:58 pm

Patrick Parker wrote:i did say ...dont take my words seriously ...
guess everyone missed that


I didn't miss it :lol: If you read my reply on your post - you can see that.

My fault was - I didn't use enough smiles in my post :D :P :wink:

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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby Patrick Parker on Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:03 pm

haha....i misread your post originally ....

hey corey man .....mind saying publically ...whats your major?
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Re: 2007 Youth World Qualifier

Postby mday on Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:36 am

Patrick Parker wrote:about my post earlier....i did say ...dont take my words seriously ...


Then why say it?
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