July 12, 2011: Local chess champ takes on the world

      Tuesday, July 12, 2011
      Contact: Shelley Kean at 604.983.7596
      E: skean@capilanou.ca

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Recent Carson Graham Secondary grad, Loren Laceste, is making all the right moves.

      The youngster topped the competitors in the Canadian Youth Chess Championship’s under 18 category held in Richmond Hill, Ontario July 6 - 9. With the Canadian competition firmly in hand, Laceste is off to Brazil in November to participate in the World Youth Chess Championship.

      Laceste’s family immigrated to British Columbia from the Philippines in 2009 and has laid down roots in North Vancouver. His proud father, Mel, works in janitorial services at Capilano University.

      “My son does not have plans to attend university this coming September,” he said. “Instead, he plans on working full-time after he competes in the championship in Brazil, then serving as a missionary.”