ACC “No Snow Please” Swiss

As October ends and November approaches, we know it’s coming, but we’re not ready for winter yet. No snow, please! (Thanks to Bob Armstrong for the name.)

This is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in four sections, Masters, U2200, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm every Monday night Oct 23 to Nov 27, except Mon Oct 30, when we’re having a special rapid event. Register on site by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6.

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Round One – Oct 23

In the Masters, William Li wins his Round-One game to take an early lead, as Humphreys and Sergey Noritsyn draw, while Southam takes a bye. In U2200, Arkadiy Ugodnikov starts off strong with a win over last tournament’s section winner Shawn Talsma, while John Fines scores a full point against newcomer Sergey Alakov. In U1800, the favourites dominate, except for Michael Saltat, who continues his streak from last tournament with an upset win over Dragan Jevtic, and Evgeny Kalmanson, who holds against Maksym Gryn. In U1400, the results sheet is unusually one-sided as the white side wins almost every game, including upset wins by Rose Tuong and Valery Stroganov; only young Victor Stroganov and top seed Mark Patton score with black.

See full results in the cross-tables below.

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Off-week – Oct 30

We’re taking a week off from our regular club tournament to run a special rapid tournament.

Round Two – Nov 6

As the games go late in the Masters, …
In U2200, Peter McSherry re-joins the section and his game with Sergey Alakov ends in a draw, so Arkadiy Ugodnikov holds the lead with a bye at 1.5/2. In U1800, Michael Saltat and Bob Armstrong are now tied for the lead at 2.0/2. And in U1400, Mark Patton and Konstantin Matetski are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

With only 3 players remaining in the U2200 section, we will be forced to end the “Masters Section experiment” and go back to a combined Crown section for Rounds 3-5. While the Masters section failed to attract new players, which was the hope of the venture in the first place, it’s interesting that it was the dwindling U2200 section that finally finished it. New players are welcome to join the combined Crown section with ½-point byes in Rounds 1 and 2.

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Round Three – Nov 13

In the Crown section, Dave Southam scores a win over William Li to lead the section at 2.5/3. In U1800, Bob Armstrong puts an end to Michael Saltat’s streak with his third win of the tournament to take sole first at 3.0/3. And in U1400, it’s Konstantin Matetski with his third win for a perfect 3.0/3.

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Round Four – Nov 20

In U1400, Rose Tuong knocks off leader Konstantin Matetski to take first place in the section with 3.5/4. In U1800, leader Bob Armstrong takes a bye, allowing Bhargava Guntoori to catch him at 3.5/4 with a win over Ulli Diemer. And in the Crown section, and the last game to finish, Michael Humphreys defeats Dave Southam to take the lead at 3.0/4.

See full results on the cross-tables below.

Round Four Games

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Round Five – Nov 27

The final round starts at 7:30 pm. New players are still welcome! Please register on site before 7:00 pm if you would like to play, or email in advance before 6:00 pm. CFC membership is required ($48 per year; $32 for juniors) but you can purchase it from us, and we offer a variety of club membership options including a drop-in membership ($15 per night or $10 for juniors) to play in one round of the tournament.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 4

ACC No Snow Please Swiss – Crown

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Humphreys Michael 2343 CAN 8w½ 5b1 2w1 3
2 Southam David 2203 CAN 8b1 9w1 1b0 2.5
3 Malakhovets Sergey 2246 CAN 9w½ 11b1 4w½ 2.5
4 Alakov Sergey 2000 CAN 10b0 11w½ 8w1 3b½ 2
5 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1742 CAN 13b1 1w0 2
6 England Max 2040 CAN 0 11w1 2
7 Zotkin Daniel 2232 CAN 9b0 -1 2
8 Noritsyn Sergey 2207 CAN 1b½ 2w0 4b0 12w1 1.5
9 Li William 2205 CAN 7w1 3b½ 2b0 0 1.5
10 Fines John 1883 CAN 4w1 0 0 0 1
11 Mcsherry Peter 1846 CAN 4b½ 3w0 6b0 1
12 Ali Shafkat 1769 CAN 0 8b0 1
13 Talsma Shawn 1965 CAN 5w0 0 0 0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC No Snow Please Swiss – U1800

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Armstrong Robert J. 1657 CAN 8w1 12w1 9b1 3.5
2 Guntoori Bhargava 1480 CAN 19b1 -1 7w1 3.5
3 Ramesh Bharath 1608 CAN 20b1 11w½ 8b1 3
4 Sutton Michael 1692 CAN 5w1 0 13b1 2.5
5 Guo Haotong Hazel 1365 CAN 16w1 4b0 18w1 2.5
6 Gryn Maksym 1604 CAN 19w½ 17b1 2.5
7 Diemer Ulli 1664 CAN 14b1 9w0 16b1 2b0 2
8 Li Kevin Yunhong 1521 CAN 1b0 14w1 12b1 3w0 2
9 Saltat Michael 1374 CAN 18w1 7b1 1w0 11b 2
10 Ogunlana Ayo 1564 CAN 11b0 19w1 12w½ 2
11 Dixon Javier 1450 CAN 10w1 3b½ 9w 2
12 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1678 CAN 13w1 1b0 8w0 10b½ 1.5
13 Chen Sihao 1555 CAN 12b0 20w1 15b½ 4w0 1.5
14 Schwartz Lorne 1553 CAN 7w0 8b0 18w½ 19b1 1.5
15 Babaoglu Doruk 1702 CAN 13w½ 0 1.5
16 Supol George 1348 CAN 5b0 18b1 7w0 0 1
17 Mansilla Guillermo 1420 CAN 6w0 0 1
18 Jevtic Dragan 1573 CAN 9b0 16w0 14b½ 5b0 0.5
19 Kalmanson Evgeny 1431 CAN 6b½ 2w0 10b0 14w0 0.5
20 Yueh Tony 1439 CAN 3w0 13b0 0 0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC No Snow Please Swiss – U1400

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Tuong Rose 862 CAN 17w1 7b1 2w1 3.5
2 Matetski Konstanstin 1237 CAN 14w1 12b1 18w1 1b0 3
3 Kalniev Stefan 0 CAN 4b0 21w1 16b1 13w1 3
4 Pancer Jeff 1035 CAN 3w1 0 15b½ 14b1 2.5
5 Patton Mark A. 1240 CAN 21b1 13w1 0 2.5
6 Dong Yiwei 1179 CAN 9w0 14b0 21w1 18b1 2
7 Lambert Peter 1227 CAN 12b0 -1 1w0 15b1 2
8 Randle Bill 1154 CAN 15w0 19b1 2
9 Stroganov Victor 1057 CAN 6b1 0 2
10 Chandra Ambarish 0 CAN 0 20b1 2
11 Libman Nathaniel 0 CAN 0 21b1 2
12 Stroganov Valery 830 CAN 7w1 2w0 -1 0 2
13 Noritsyn Ivan 1071 CAN 15w1 5b0 14w½ 3b0 1.5
14 Moiseev Alex 869 CAN 2b0 6w1 13b½ 4w0 1.5
15 Kamnitzer Benjamin 852 CAN 13b0 8b1 4w½ 7w0 1.5
16 Teram Eli 919 CAN 3w0 1.5
17 Shogilev Sandon 1195 CAN 1b0 0 1
18 Zuo Roger 694 CAN 2b0 6w0 1
19 Hibbard Linda 643 CAN 0 8w0 1
20 Cvetkovic Nikola 0 CAN 0 10w0 1
21 Souchko Larissa 970 CAN 5w0 3b0 6b0 11w0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

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