2011 Toronto Thanksgiving Open – Oct. 8 to 10
Annex Chess Club presents the 2011 Toronto Thanksgiving Open.
Once again, legendary TD Bryan Lamb is bringing this popular fall chess tournament to Toronto.
The tournament is under way! – check the results page.
2011 Toronto Thanksgiving Open
Saturday October 8 to Monday October 10
- Bryan Lamb
- Annex Chess Club
- 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5
(near Bathurst Station)
- registration – Saturday @ 9 am
Round 1 – Saturday @ 10 am
Round 2 – Saturday @ 4 pm
Round 3 – Sunday @ 10 am
Round 4 – Sunday @ 4 pm
Round 5 – Monday @ 10 am
Round 6 – Monday @ 4 pm
- 6-round Swiss (no player is ever eliminated)
- Open (CFC rated 2000 and over)
U2000 (CFC rated 1600 to 1999)
U1600 (CFC rated under 1599)
- 40 moves/90 minutes; remaining moves/30 minutes; 30-s increment from move 1
- $95 by Thursday October 6
- $110 cash only at the door
- $10 extra to play up a section if not rated within 100 points of section floor
- family discount: second family member pays $15 less; third and following $45 less
- ACC member discount: $10 less – cannot be combined with family discount
- A Chess Institute of Canada camera crew will be on site, Monday October 10, filming for a video on chess in Toronto. By registering for the tournament, you are giving permission to appear in this film unless you indicate otherwise on your registration. If you do not wish to take part in the film, please inform the organizers on your registration form, and you will be seated so your game is not on camera.
- All players must be up-to-date CFC members. The top section will be FIDE rated.
- Up to two ½-pt byes are available in rounds 1 to 4 if requested in advance. Include bye requests with mailed-in entry or email email@example.com
- If a player does not show up within one hour of any round’s start, then the player will lose the game by forfeit; lose the CFC rating points for the game; not lose the FIDE rating points for the game (if FIDE rated); and be removed from the tournament.
- The Green P at 365 Lippicott Street is around the corner from the venue. Limited on-street parking is also available.
Take the TTC:
- The Annex Chess Club is a very short walk from Bathurst Station. Check the TTC trip planner to figure out how to get to Bathurst Station from wherever you are.
- Holiday Inn (single/double $130, triple/quad $140)
- Annex Quest House (single $89, double $99) Please mention the chess tournament
- Global Guest House (single $66, double $76) Please mention the chess tournament
- see also comments at the bottom of this page
Chess Books and DVDs:
Strategy Games has a wide selection of chess books, DVDs, and software at their Toronto store (open Thanksgiving weekend 10 am to 7 pm Saturday; noon to 6 pm Sunday).
Browse through their collection and take advantage of a 10% discount for players registered for the tournament.
- chess sets and chess boards will be provided – please bring digital chess clocks
- projected prizes, based on 100 entries
- Anti-sandbagging rule: Players are ineligible for class prizes if rated 100 points over prize ceiling in the past two years
- Unrated players are eligible for only the unrated prize in the U1600 section – or for top prizes in the open section
- A player cannot win more than one cash prize
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- If your company is interested in sponsoring the 2011 Toronto Thanksgiving Open, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The 2011 Thanksgiving Open runs concurrently with the 2011 Canadian Women’s Championship
- If you have any questions about the tournament, please email email@example.com
Guestlist Online Registration
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2011 Thanksgiving Open Chess Tournament
$95 before Thursday October 6 ($85 for ACC members)
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Note that the organizer reserves the right to refuse a registration. Your registration is not complete until you receive your registration number from the organizer.
71 players pre-registered as of October 7
|#||Name||CFC#||Expiry||CFC Rating||FIDE#||FIDE Rating||FIDE Title||FIDE Country||Byes||Film|
|9||Lawrence Day||101024||OK||2212||2600137||2224||IM||CAN||1, 3|
|32||Wajdy Shebetah||148432||OK||2124||11500131||2035||PLE||w/d rd.5|
|70||Bryant Yang||141088||OK||1669||2610361||0||CAN||1, 2|
|44||Lin (Xin) Song||146772||OK||1837||1923|
|40||Mohammad Zaki Uddin||152024||OK||1778||/14|
|53||Joey Orozco||148825||OK (pf)||1668||/24|
|5||Chris Wehrfritz||151679||OK||1419||/23||w/d rd. 3|
|58||WCM Mathanhe Kaneshalingam||149319||OK||956||956|