ACC Snow Squall Swiss


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Toronto weather can whip up quickly. Windy winter snow squalls cause low visibility on the highways and bring big accumulations overnight. But then all that snow can vanish just as quickly!

The ACC Snow Squall Swiss is our first tournament of the new year. A 5-round Swiss in three sections, it starts January 5 and will be all wrapped up on Groundhog Day, February 2.

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Round 1 – January 5

Round One sees 34 players in action, battling in three sections, with a number of upsets recorded at the end of the night. In the Crown section, Sergey Malakhovets (1937) beats Alex Ferreira (2044). In U1900, young Tigran Ghazarian (1500) takes down Nicholas Wu (1632) while Daniel Pirri (1525) defeats veteran Bob Armstrong (1641). And in U1500, Howard Halim (1066) pulls off a win against Richard Morrison (1332).

We are also pleased to welcome to our club two new players, Michael Finkelstein and Marc Flores. And both are victorious on their first outing! Welcome and congratulations, Michael and Marc!

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Round 2 – January 12

Winners from the last round play winners, and the leading group starts to dwindle. In the Crown section, the few, the proud, include just two players, Michael Humphreys and Sergey Malakhovets, both with 2.0/2.

In U1900, it’s down to Kamran Amirirad and Marc Flores, both with 2.0/2.

And in U1500, the leader group includes the usual suspects, Jean-Marc David, Mark Gelowitz, and Milan Cvetkovic.

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Round 3 – January 19

See complete results below.

Round Four is Monday January 26 at 7:30 pm. New players are welcome. Arrive before 7:00 pm to register.


Results after Round Three

SwissSys Standings. Snow Squall Swiss: Crown

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Michael Humphreys 131628 2362 W6 W8 W3 3.0
2 Wajdy Shebetah 148432 1983 H— W14 W7 2.5
3 Sergey Malakhovets 158413 1937 W14 W10 L1 2.0
4 Jacob Stein 108627 1800 D12 W9 D5 2.0
5 Barry Nash 120160 2059 H— W15 D4 2.0
6 Ismail Ibrahim 105228 2000 L1 W17 W12 2.0
7 Daniel Wiebe 132137 2035 H— W16 L2 1.5
8 David Southam 102535 2184 W17 L1 H— 1.5
9 Robert Bzikot 132541 2055 D15 L4 W13 1.5
10 Armand Jess Mendoza 156958 1986 D16 L3 W15 1.5
11 Bill Evans 103309 2077 H— D12 H— 1.5
12 Miroslav Stefanovic 154500 2002 D4 D11 L6 1.0
13 Ian Mahoney 149124 1808 H— H— L9 1.0
14 Alex T. Ferreira 127516 2044 L3 L2 W17 1.0
15 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 146626 1955 D9 L5 L10 0.5
16 Jonathan Yu 126131 2223 D10 L7 U— 0.5
17 Daniel Zotkin 146857 1976 L8 L6 L14 0.0

SwissSys Standings. Snow Squall Swiss: U1900

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Marc Flores unr. W7 W5 D2 2.5
2 Kamran Amirirad 158329 1463 W13 W15 D1 2.5
3 Michael Sutton 151225 1808 W8 D4 W9 2.5
4 Tigran Ghazarian 155438 1500 W14 D3 D7 2.0
5 Daniele Pirri 132983 1525 W12 L1 W8 2.0
6 Michael D. Sharpe 100280 1556 H— H— W10 2.0
7 Hooshang Ab-barin 152910 1602 L1 W13 D4 1.5
8 Mark A. Patton 104721 1578 L3 W14 L5 1.0
9 Greg Beal 101490 1701 H— D11 L3 1.0
10 Jack Maguire 144604 1590 H— D12 L6 1.0
11 Joshua Harmon 158489 unr. H— D9 U— 1.0
12 Robert J. Armstrong 100034 1641 L5 D10 H— 1.0
13 Ulli Diemer 153538 1603 L2 L7 B— 1.0
14 Nicholas Wu 154991 1632 L4 L8 W15 1.0
15 Heimo C. Haikala 107606 1788 H— L2 L14 0.5

SwissSys Standings. Snow Squall Swiss: U1500

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Mark A. Gelowitz 126627 1363 W11 W6 W2 3.0
2 Jean-Marc David 151900 1397 W15 W7 L1 2.0
3 Rahul Gangolli 156023 1053 H— H— W10 2.0
4 Raymond Lin 150193 1311 H— H— W5 2.0
5 Milan Cvetkovic 150817 1261 W8 W10 L4 2.0
6 Brendan Grady 158392 1222 W12 L1 H— 1.5
7 Howard Halim 153419 1066 W14 L2 H— 1.5
8 Larissa Souchko 145490 1004 L5 W15 D9 1.5
9 Dylan Xiong 152060 1140 H— H— D8 1.5
10 Michael Finkelstein unr. W13 L5 L3 1.0
11 Derek Chen 156690 1078 L1 W13 F12 1.0
12 Henry XianRui Zhang 156492 785 L6 W14 F11 1.0
13 Alex Geddie 155388 1141 L10 L11 W15 1.0
14 Richard Morrison 135889 1332 L7 L12 H— 0.5
15 Teresa Lee 154501 1091 L2 L8 L13 0.0
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