The Remembrance Day Swiss is a five-round ACC club tournament running from November 11 to December 9. It’s a CFC-rated tournament, divided in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.
Round One – November 11
It’s a snowy Remembrance Day in Toronto and some players are away for the first round.
Round Two – November 18
Results will be updated soon. Meanwhile check Chess-Results.
Round Three – November 25
New players are welcome to join any round. Club and CFC membership can be purchased on site if you don’t already have it. If you’re new, please arrive by 7:00 pm, or email before 6:00, to let us know you’re coming. If you’ve already entered the tournament and you need a bye, please email before 6:00 pm to let us know you’ll be away.
Ted Winick is the founder of Annex Chess Club, as well as Chess Institute of Canada. In honour of what would have been Ted’s 75th birthday on Thursday, and the club’s 9th anniversary this October, we are dedicating this tournament to his memory.
The Ted Winick Memorial Swiss is a five-round ACC club tournament running from September 30 to November 4. (No round on Oct 14.) It’s a CFC-rated tournament, divided in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.
Round One – September 30
The tournament gets under way with 37 players registered.
Here’s the game from the top board:
Round Two – October 7
After two rounds, Richard Guo already has clear first in U1400, the only player with 2.0/2. In U1800, it’s a three-way tie with Peter McSherry, Bob Armstrong, and Colton Belanger all tied at 2.0/2. And in the Crown, it’s a two-way tie at 2.0/2 between Dave Southam and Kevin Ozuna Ramos.
Off week – October 14
We’re CLOSED for Thanksgiving.
Round Three – October 21
Some are away from the club to watch the election results. Among those who came out to play their weekly chess game, Dave Southam leads in the Crown section with 3.0/3. In U1800, Peter McSherry and Colton Belanger are tied for the lead with 3.0/3. In U1400, Richard Guo draws but still holds first place with 2.5/3.
Round Four – October 28
Halloween is coming. We missed our annual Halloween Rapid this year, so we’ll have to schedule another Club Rapid soon! Through four rounds, Dave Southam is still perfect with 4.0/4. In U1800 Colton Belanger also has the lead with a perfect 4.0/4. And in U1400, it’s Richard Guo alone in first with 3.5/4. One more round!
Round Five – November 4
When the dust settles, the Ted Winick Memorial U1400 winner is Richard Guo, dominating with 4.5/5. In U1800, it’s Colton Belanger with a perfect 5.0/5. And taking the Crown, it’s Dave Southam with a perfect 5.0/5.
Congratulations, winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!
New club tournament – November 11
We’re starting a new club tournament next week – running on Mondays November 11 to December 9. New players are welcome to join any round. Club and CFC membership can be purchased on site if you don’t already have it. Please arrive by 7:00 pm, or email before 6:00, to let us know you’re coming. If you’ve already entered and you need a bye, please email before 6:00 pm.
It’s that time of year again. The CNE is Open. The Toronto Open is around the corner. Summer is coming to a close.
The ACC End of Summer Swiss runs on Monday nights to the end of summer from August 19 to September 23. (No round on Sept 2.) New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.
Round One – August 19
Several of our junior players are playing at the NAYCC, so our numbers are a little down this week.
Round Two – August 26
New entries this week fill out the sections, including the return of many-time Annex Club Champion Michael Humphreys!
In U1400, Tom Lee is alone in first with 2.0/2. In U1800, it’s Ambarish Chandra and Arkadiy Ugodnikov tied at 1.5/2. And in the Crown, Allan Munro is alone in first with 2.0/2
Off week – September 2
We’re closed for Labour Day – but please feel free to stop by at the Toronto Open, running all weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Round Three – September 9
After a successful Toronto Open, we’re back in action at the club! Evgeny Kalmanson gets a full point to take clear first in U1400 with 2.5/3. In U1800, it’s Chandra Ambarish still perfect at 3.0/3. And in the Crown, Allan Munro with a draw still holds on to first place at 2.5/3.
Round Four – September 16
In the Crown section, Michael Humphreys and Dave Southam both win their games to share first place at 3.0/4. In U1800, Lucy Gao wins her game to take over sole first with 3.5/4. In U1400, Evgeny Kalmanson wins his game to hold onto sole first with 3.5/4.
See complete results below.
Round Five – September 23
It’s the fall equinox, official end of summer, and also fittingly the end of the ACC End of Summer Swiss.
In the Crown, Michael Humphreys wins the tournament with 4.0/5. In U1800, the winner is Ambarish Chandra with 4.0/5. And in U1400, it’s Evgeny Kalmanson with 4.5/5.
Congratulations, Michael, Ambarish and Evgeny!
Tournament chess continues next week at Annex with our new club tournament, the Ted Winick Memorial Swiss. New players are welcome to join! The round starts at 7:30 pm. Register on site by 7 pm, or email your registration before 6 pm.
The annual Toronto Open is a sanctioned and supported Marquee Tournament of the Greater Toronto Chess League. This year’s event is hosted once again at 918 Bathurst Community Arts Centre and organized by Annex Chess Club.
Thanks to all this year’s participants for making it another great event. Hope to see you next year! Labour Day is late in 2020 – remember to mark September 5-7, 2020 on your calendars and look for our online registration next July.
As the city endures a heat wave, downtown Toronto players set fire to the board in the ACC Summer Heat Swiss.
The tournament runs on Monday nights in the summer from July 8 to August 12. (No round on August 5.) New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.
Round One – July 8
A number of new players – some new to the club, some new to competitive chess – join in on Round One. Welcome, all!
When our club tournament games wrap up for the night, Lucy Gao making a cameo in the Crown section, wins her game and ends up in a four-way tie for the lead with John Fines, Syed Ibrahim Ahmed, and Michael Bitton, all at 1.5/2.
In U1400 it’s a tie for first in U-1400 between Mark Patton and Richard Guo with 2.0/2.
And in U1800, Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy is the last one to finish, but he comes up with a victory to take sole first in his section with 2.0/2.
Round Three – July 22
When the dust settles in the Crown section, there is a seven-way tie for first place with 2.0/3. In U1800, Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy takes a bye, and William Gao catches up to him to tie for first with 2.5/3. Finally in U1400, Mark Patton is alone in first with a perfect 3.0/3.
See full results below
Round Four – July 29
One round to go!
Off week – August 5
We’re closed for the August holiday – and it’s Caribana weekend in Toronto!
Round Five – August 12
Final round. When the games end, Shafkat Ali takes the U1800 with 4.0/5, Mark Patton takes the U1400 section with 4.5/5. In the Crown section, Lucy Gao gives Dave Southam a tough challenge on top board, but in the end Dave wins to take the tournament with 4.0/5. Congratulations, Dave, Shafkat, and Mark!
A new club tournament starts next week, August 19. New players are always welcome to join! The round starts at 7:30 pm. Register on site by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.
Good luck to Lucy, Raymond, Carina, Roger and all the young Canadian players participating in the upcoming North American Youth Chess Championship in Kingston!