Head Chess Coach
Originally from Moscow, Natalia started playing chess at the age of 7. In 1989 she became the under-21 Moscow women's chess champion and that same year took third place in the under-21 USSR women's championship. Natalia graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism with a diploma as a Teacher of Physical Education and Coach of Chess. Natalia arrived in Canada in 1995. She represented Canada at Women's Olympiads in 1996-Armenia (2nd board), 2006-Italy (1st board), 2008 - Germany (1st board), 2012 - Turkey (1st board), 2014 - Norway (2nd board). In 2006 and 2012 she played at Women's World Championship.
At present, Natalia Khoudgarian is Canada's Woman Chess Champion. She holds the international title of WIM. Natalia teaches chess as an extra-curricular activity and as part of the regular school curriculum in a number of schools: Havergal College, St. Michael's, York, All
Saints, St. Demetrius, King George, among others.