Annex Chess Club Championship 2015

ACC Championship and Reserve trophies

ACC Championship and Reserve trophies


It’s that time of year again! Our 2015 Club Championship kicks off this Monday, February 9, at 7:30 pm. (Arrive by 7:00 to register.)

The Annex Chess Club Championship is in two sections, Championship and Reserve. The Reserve (U1800) section is for players with a maximum CFC rating of 1799, and the Championship section has a minimum rating of 1700. The six-round Swiss tournament runs February 9 to March 23. All games are CFC-rated, and the Championship section is also FIDE-rated. (There’s no round on Family Day, February 16, but don’t miss the Hart House Reading Week Open, February 14-16!)

Entry is not limited to club members (players may drop in to play a single round, or buy a six-week tournament membership) but only full-year club members are eligible to become Club Champion or Reserve winner. These winners will have their names engraved on beautiful permanent trophies, generously donated to the club by inbusys, I.T. Support Specialists for demanding SMB environments.

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Round 1 – February 9

It’s an interesting first round in the Championship section as two of the frontrunners, Michael Humphreys and Jonathan Yu, are held to a draw in their games by lower-rated opponents. Atop the lead group, Joseph Bellissimo gains the full point (see game below) as do Dave Southam, Ismail Ibrahim, Robert Bzikot, and Sergey Malakhovets.

Meanwhile, 26 players in the Under-1800 section are vying for the Reserve title. After one round, there’s a 10-way tie for first.

Games from Round 1



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Round 2 – February 23

See complete results below.

New players are welcome to join in Round 3 on Monday March 2. Games start at 7:30 pm. Arrive by 7:00 pm to register.


Results after Round Two

SwissSys Standings. ACC Club Championship : Crown

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
1 Joseph Bellissimo 147544 2218 W20 W7 2.0
2 David Southam 102535 2190 W11 W6 2.0
3 Michael Humphreys 131628 2383 D9 W8 1.5
4 Jonathan Yu 126131 2206 D10 W18 1.5
5 Hugh Siddeley 120619 2110 H— W19 1.5
6 Ismail Ibrahim 105228 2045 W21 L2 1.0
7 Sergey Malakhovets 158413 2102 W16 L1 1.0
8 Robert Bzikot 132541 2041 W17 L3 1.0
9 Daniel Wiebe 132137 2039 D3 D13 1.0
10 Miroslav Stefanovic 154500 1995 D4 D12 1.0
11 Alex T. Ferreira 127516 1982 L2 W21 1.0
12 Bill Evans 103309 2047 H— D10 1.0
13 Jacob Stein 108627 1951 H— D9 1.0
14 Barry Nash 120160 2042 D18 H— 1.0
15 Tyler Longo 135360 2025 H— H— 1.0
16 Armand Jess Mendoza 156958 1970 L7 W20 1.0
17 Tigran Ghazarian 155438 1609 L8 B— 1.0
18 Daniel Zotkin 146857 1921 D14 L4 0.5
19 Erwin Casareno 146639 2005 H— L5 0.5
20 Rhys Goldstein 110906 2026 L1 L16 0.0
21 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 146626 1936 L6 L11 0.0

SwissSys Standings. ACC Club Championship : U1800

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
1 Max England 155135 1588 W25 W13 2.0
2 Robert J. Armstrong 100034 1582 W26 W11 2.0
3 Kamran Amirirad 158329 1581 W22 W12 2.0
4 Hooshang Ab-barin 152910 1689 W14 D6 1.5
5 Richard Essery 135206 1656 W23 D7 1.5
6 Ulli Diemer 153538 1576 W15 D4 1.5
7 Mark A. Patton 104721 1557 W27 D5 1.5
8 Mark A. Gelowitz 126627 1455 H— W20 1.5
9 Brendan Grady 158392 1234 H— W18 1.5
10 Daniele Pirri 132983 1548 H— W19 1.5
11 Richard Morrison 135889 1286 W16 L2 1.0
12 Greg Beal 101490 1702 W17 L3 1.0
13 Bill Thornton 131181 1557 W24 L1 1.0
14 Jean-Marc David 151900 1393 L4 W26 1.0
15 Christopher Field 108098 1086 L6 W25 1.0
16 Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy 153938 1615 L11 W21 1.0
17 George Supol 152286 1419 L12 W27 1.0
18 Jack Maguire 144604 1590 D19 L9 0.5
19 Milan Cvetkovic 150817 1244 D18 L10 0.5
20 Rahul Gangolli 156023 1047 H— L8 0.5
21 Martin Pitt-Bradley 158457 887 H— L16 0.5
22 Howard Halim 153419 1088 L3 H— 0.5
23 Raymond Lin 150193 1313 L5 H— 0.5
24 Michael Finkelstein 158620 880 L13 H— 0.5
25 Alex Geddie 155388 1093 L1 L15 0.0
26 Derek Chen 156690 1089 L2 L14 0.0
27 Larissa Souchko 145490 1009 L7 L17 0.0

Legend

W = win (e.g., W9 means a win against player 9 – worth 1 point)
L = loss (0 pt)
D = draw (½ pt)
H = ½-pt bye (requested in advance or assigned on registration, max 2 per player, not in final round)
B = 1-pt bye (“forced bye” – e.g., odd number of players)
U = 0-pt bye (e.g., when max ½-pt byes previously awarded, or in final round)
F = forfeit loss (0 pt)
X = forfeit win (1 pt)

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