Rapid Team Chess Championship – June 25

Toronto’s Rapid Team Chess Competition is coming…

The GTCL Cup is Monday June 25 at Annex Chess Club

The GTCL Cup is Toronto’s Annual Rapid Team Chess Championship. For this year’s Cup, we’re welcoming teams in two categories:

Club Championship Teams
Each chess club in Toronto is entitled to enter one official club team in the championship. This team consists of four players (plus an alternate) who represent the club. Clubs are entitled to enlist their strongest players, so there is no rating cap in this category. The winning Club Championship team will win the 2012 Cup for their club, and will receive trophies from the GTCL.

Open Competition Teams
This category is open to any four players (plus one alternate) who want to play together on a team, but subject to a rating cap: the average rating of the top four players must be under 1800. This ensures parity among the various “pick up” teams. The best team in this Open Competition category will win the 2012 Cup for their team, and will also receive trophies from the GTCL.


Check tournament results on the Results page.

Here are the tournament details:

Format: 5-round Swiss (team vs. team) in a single section – club-championship and pick-up teams play together

Round Times: Round 1 starts at 7:30 pm sharp; subsequent rounds to begin every 45 minutes; event expected to be over by 11:30 pm

Time Control: G/15’+5″ (15 minutes per player, plus a 5-second-per-move increment from move 1)

Registration: On-site, between 6:30 pm and 7 pm; email notification is also appreciated

Entry Fee: $5 per player or $20 per team (free for ACC members)

CFC-Rated: The event is to be CFC quick-rated, so players must be CFC members in good standing

Single Players: If you haven’t got a team, come along anyway – we’ll be putting teams together on-site

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