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2011 Hart House Holidays Open – December 16 to 18

The holidays are coming… and Toronto chess players are looking forward to the annual Holidays Open.

The Gothic architecture of U of T’s Hart House makes a beautiful setting for chess tournaments, and our friends at the Hart House Chess Club always run top-notch Toronto chess events.

Friday December 16 to Sunday December 18, they’re hosting the: 2011 Hart House Holidays Open. Please do the organizers a favour by pre-registering as soon as possible!

The event is also posted on facebook – RSVP if you plan to attend, and share the word with all your facebook friends!

If you’ve never played in a real, CFC-rated tournament before, don’t miss this opportunity: Hart House is offering free tournament entry if you join CFC for the first time!

  • Format: 5-Round Swiss in 4 sections: Open, U2200, U1900, U1600
  • Rounds: 6 pm on Friday; 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: Hart House, U of T
  • Take TTC: 10-min walk SE from St. George or 5-min walk SW from Museum
  • Entry Fee: $70 in advance (cheques to: Hart House Chess Club, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3); $90 cash only on site. Extra $20 to play up each section. No cheques on-site.
  • Discounts: $10 less for Juniors (born after December 17th, 1993), Seniors (60+), Women, FIDE Masters, and University of Toronto students (show ID card). Only one discount per player. Free for IMs before December 9th, $60 afterwards, $70 on-site.
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Chess photos from the 2010 Toronto Open at Hart House

Bator Sambuev, Hart House 2010
GM Bator Sambuev
(2010 Toronto Open, Hart House)
photo: David Farrant
Bindi Cheng, Hart House 2010
IM Bindi Cheng
(2010 Toronto Open, Hart House)
photo: David Farrant

Check out more Hart House pictures in this set by David Farrant.

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