ACC Autumn Colours Swiss

Tom Thomson painted “Autumn Foliage” in 1915.
The painting is in the AGO collection.

ACC Autumn Colours Swiss Tournament – starting October 1

October is here, and we’re welcoming in the fall with a new tournament. In three sections – Premier (over 1900), Reserve A (under 1900), and Reserve B (under 1500) – the five-round ACC Autumn Colours Swisss runs to November 5. The top section is FIDE-rated.

Round Five – November 5

When the dust cleared, there was a clear winner in each section. In the top section, FM Michael Humphreys and NM Dave Southam went into the last round tied for first at 3.5/4, having drawn each other in Round 2. Dave faced newly-titled National Candidate Master (NCM) Daniel Wiebe, while Michael was paired against NM Liam Henry. By the end of the night, Liam had handed Michael what might be his first ACC club tournament loss, and Dave beat Daniel to take clear first. Congratulations, Dave!

In the middle section, Michael Sutton, “Mr. Chess960,” went into the last round in clear first at 3.5/4. With his fourth straight win, this time against Kevin Gaffney, he kept his position on top of the leaderboard. Finishing first in this, his debut tournament at ACC, Michael qualifies to play in the top section of the upcoming ACC Roasted Chestnuts Swiss. Congratulations, Michael.

Finally, last but not least, Atharva Washimkar went into the last round of the bottom section with a perfect 4.0/4 record, a full point ahead of his closest competitor. So his final-round draw against Jean-Marc David guaranteed him first place. Congratulations, Atharva!

Next week is our Bughouse tournament, and the next club Swiss starts November 19!

Final Results after Round 5

SwissSys Standings. ACC Autumn Colours Swiss: Premier

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 David Southam 102535 2206 W18 D2 W3 X9 W6 4.5
2 Michael Humphreys 131628 2269 W5 D1 W8 W6 L3 3.5
3 Liam Henry 127769 2253 H— W4 L1 W7 W2 3.5
4 Pavel Peev 122223 2216 H— L3 W12 H— W7 3.0
5 Erik Malmsten 100196 1905 L2 H— W14 H— W11 3.0
6 Daniel Wiebe 132137 2028 W13 W9 H— L2 L1 2.5
7 Pepin Manalo 112277 1844 H— H— W15 L3 L4 2.0
8 Geordie Derraugh 132393 2235 W12 H— L2 H— U— 2.0
9 Rolando Renteria 152626 2229 B— L6 W13 F1 U— 2.0
10 Alex T. Ferreira 127516 2065 H— H— W11 U— U— 2.0
11 David Cohen 100234 1844 L16 W12 L10 D13 L5 1.5
12 Hayk Oganesyan 152587 1881 L8 L11 L4 H— W14 1.5
13 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 146626 1800 L6 B— L9 D11 U— 1.5
14 Andrew Pastor 1907 L17 D15 L5 H— L12 1.0
15 Mario San Cristobal 2200 H— D14 L7 U— U— 1.0
16 Wajdy Shebetah 148432 2155 W11 U— U— U— U— 1.0
17 Zehn Nasir 148198 1915 W14 U— U— U— U— 1.0
18 Daniel Zotkin 146857 1865 L1 U— U— U— U— 0.0

SwissSys Standings. ACC Autumn Colours Swiss: U1900

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Michael Sutton 151225 1695 D2 W8 W5 W4 W3 4.5
2 Jack Maguire 144604 1551 D1 W13 L3 W5 W4 3.5
3 Kevin Gaffney 102701 1594 W7 L4 W2 W8 L1 3.0
4 Ulli Diemer 153538 1619 W10 W3 H— L1 L2 2.5
5 Harmony Zhu 151635 1472 H— W19 L1 L2 W9 2.5
6 Kuhan Jeyapragasan 147906 1533 L14 L10 D7 W15 W8 2.5
7 George Supol 152286 1401 L3 L16 D6 D11 W10 2.0
8 Bill Thornton 131181 1536 W9 L1 W10 L3 L6 2.0
9 Daniel Sirkovich 145096 1663 L8 H— W17 H— L5 2.0
10 Abdolreza Radpey 149018 1442 L4 W6 L8 D12 L7 1.5
11 Mathanhe Kaneshalingam 149319 1311 H— H— U— D7 U— 1.5
12 Chris Wehrfritz 151679 1662 H— H— U— D10 U— 1.5
13 Michael Sharpe 9012666 1519 H— L2 H— U— U— 1.0
14 Marcus Wilker 102713 1633 W6 U— U— U— U— 1.0
15 Arhant Washimkar 153286 1146 H— H— U— L6 U— 1.0
16 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 146626 1800 U— W7 U— U— U— 1.0
17 Ian Prittie unr. H— H— L9 U— U— 1.0
18 Eli Teram 107314 1254 W19 U— U— U— U— 1.0
19 Edmond Jodhi 150171 1640 L18 L5 U— U— U— 0.0

SwissSys Standings. ACC Autumn Colours Swiss: U1500

# Name CFC ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Atharva Washimkar 153285 1356 W11 W9 W7 W3 D2 4.5
2 Jean-Marc David 151900 1260 W10 W17 L4 W12 D1 3.5
3 Christopher Field 108098 1221 L17 W15 W13 L1 W12 3.0
4 Arhant Washimkar 153286 1146 W14 W6 W2 U— U— 3.0
5 Yanfeng Zhao 154318 1404 W8 H— H— W11 U— 3.0
6 Milan Cvetkovic 150817 1257 D7 L4 W19 W8 L14 2.5
7 Raymond Lin 150193 958 D6 W19 L1 D17 D9 2.5
8 Ian Prittie 153588 1203 L5 H— W20 L6 W17 2.5
9 Eli Teram 107314 1254 B— L1 D12 H— D7 2.5
10 Marc Antonio Nunes 154427 1144 L2 L11 B— H— W18 2.5
11 Enrique Rodriguez 154428 1171 L1 W10 W17 L5 U— 2.0
12 Dennis Li 153129 952 H— W18 D9 L2 L3 2.0
13 Jeremy Wichrowski unr. H— H— L3 L16 W19 2.0
14 Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy 153938 1328 L4 H— H— U— W6 2.0
15 Brian Groat 153518 666 H— L3 L18 H— B— 2.0
16 Josep Sobrepere 152976 1538 H— H— U— W13 U— 2.0
17 Teresa Lee unr. W3 L2 L11 D7 L8 1.5
18 Stone Hu unr. H— L12 W15 U— L10 1.5
19 Roland Csik unr. H— L7 L6 H— L13 1.0
20 Jeffrey Zhu 154492 928 H— H— L8 U— U— 1.0
21 Rolando Renteria 152626 2229 U— U— U— U— U— 0.0

Fall Colours

Our fall CFC-rated club tournament celebrates the beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows in and around the city, and is named in their honour. Indeed, views of Ontario’s fall foliage are so famous that the colour changes are tracked by Ontario Tourism.

Round One – October 1

It’s a new month, a new tournament, and we’ve got some new players. In the U1500 section, Teresa Lee, a long-time casual player at the club, made her CFC-rated tournament debut – in fine style, with a win over Chris Field (Chris, by the way, is now famous as the only player at the club to have beaten young superstar Harmony Zhu). The brothers Washimkar, Atharva Washimkar and Arhant Washimkar, debuted at the club as well, and both won.

In the U1900 section, George Supol made the move up from the 1500 section, but he lost his first-round game. Harmony Zhu has also newly joined the U1900 section, but she took a bye. So it was left to Eli Teram to lead the newcomers with a first-round win (Eli joined the U1900 section just for one round after a pairing re-shuffle to deal with no-shows).

In the Premier section, 2012 club champion FM Michael Humphreys has returned! And he won his first game quite handily against Erik Malmsten in the Fantasy variation of the Caro Kann – it wasn’t pretty. The other newcomer in the section was Arkadiy Ugodnikov, who moved up from the U1900 section, but lost his first-round game to expert, Daniel Wiebe.

Round Two – October 15

Ulli Diemer, with 2.0/2, is alone in first in the middle section; and Daniel Wiebe, with 2.0/2, is leading the top section; but there’s a three-way tie for first in the U1500 section: Jean-Marc is tied with the Washimkar Bros. at 2.0/2.

Round Three – October 22

In the top section, leader Dan Wiebe took a bye, while Michael Humphreys and David Southam both defeated their opponents to join him in first place at 2.5/3. In the middle section, leader Ulli Diemer took a bye, while Michael Sutton got a full point to join him in first with 2.5/3. The bottom section, the Washimkars left Jean-Marc behind, and now are joint leaders at 3.0/3.

Round Four – October 29

With the remnants of Hurricane Sandy blowing outside, our Monday-night chess numbers were down a little, but we still had a decent turnout.

In the top section, Michael Humphreys beat co-leader Daniel Wiebe, but remains tied for first with Dave Southam (who got a forfeit win). In the middle section, Michael Sutton beat Ulli Diemer, and is alone in first. (Michael’s training method is no secret – playing Chess960 might be the chess equivalent of training at high altitudes.) Finally, in the bottom section, the Washimkar brothers finally separated, as Atharva Washimkar beat Chris Field to take sole possession of first with a perfect 4.0/4 – while his brother Arhant, who’ll be away next round at the 2012 WYCC in Slovenia, guest-starred in the middle section.


Autumn Foliage

Here’s another “Autumn Foliage” by Tom Thomson, showing the province’s fall colours:

“Autumn Foliage” by Tom Thomson
c. 1915-1916

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