2012 Battle of Toronto

The Battle of Toronto Invitational Chess Tournament 2012

Bob Armstrong organized the Battle of Toronto as a project to give mid-level tournament players like himself the chance to play for a FIDE rating. Perhaps it will be a model for other small FIDE-rated tournaments to come.

The tournament took place at Annex Chess Club, from October 15 to December 3.

Tyler Longo took first place after an upset victory in a late make-up game against the tournament leader Michael Dougherty. With the win, Tyler tied on points, and won the head-to-head tie-break to take the tournament. Congratulations, Tyler!

Bob is already talking about a Battle of Toronto II in 2013!

# Name CFC rating FIDE rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 total
1 Robert Bzikot 1927 1881 × 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 0 2.5
2 Michael Dougherty 2275 2149 1 × 1 1 1 1 1 0 6.0
3 Wajdy Shebetah 2155 2026 ½ 0 × 1 ½ 1 1 1 5.0
4 Robert J. Armstrong 1633 0 0 0 × 0 1 0 0 1.0
5 Mohammad Zaki Uddin 1647 1 0 ½ 1 × 1 1 0 4.5
6 Marcus Wilker 1633 0 0 0 0 0 × 1 0 1.0
7 Mario Moran-Venegas 1757 1 0 0 1 0 0 × 0 2.0
8 Tyler Longo 2065 1956 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 × 6.0
Michael Dougherty
Zaki Uddin
Bob Armstrong
Mario Moran-Venegas
Tyler Longo
Rob Bzikot
Marcus Wilker
Wajdy Shebetah

Next round (Dec 3):
Armstrong – Longo (played in advance),
Uddin – Shebetah,
Wilker – Dougherty,
Moran-Venegas – Bzikot.

Rd 1 (Oct 15): 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5.
Rd 2 (Oct 22): 8-5, 6-4, 7-3, 1-2.
Rd 3 (Oct 29): 2-8, 3-1, 4-7, 5-6.
Rd 4 (Nov 5): 8-6, 7-5, 1-4, 2-3.
Rd 5 (Nov 19): 3-8, 4-2, 5-1, 6-7.
Rd 6 (Nov 26): 8-7, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4.
Rd 7 (Dec 3): 4-8, 5-3, 6-2, 7-1.

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3 thoughts on “2012 Battle of Toronto”

  1. Thanks to Annex CC for being a sponsor of the ” Battle ” tournament, by subsidizing their site/equipment rental fee for us. Canadian Chess Consulting Service, Tournament Organizer ( Bob Armstrong )

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