ACC Get Your Skates On Swiss

From the rink in your neighbourhood to Nathan Phillips Square, get your skates on and enjoy the frosty air – See a list of Toronto outdoor rinks here, and check the photo essay by Bea Labikova at juliekinnear.com to get inspired!

ACC Get Your Skates On Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm on Monday nights Dec 4 and 11, then a break for the holidays, and then Jan 8, 15, and 22. (We’ll have a special rapid event on Dec 18.) Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – Dec 4

The tournament begins with 38 players in three sections. The first round of a Swiss always pits favourites against underdogs, and there are always a few dogs who pull off an upset. In the Crown, Max England (2071) defeats Sergey Malakhovets (2237). In U1800, Dragan Jevtic (1475) holds against Bob Armstrong (1711) and Evgeny Kalmanson (1346) gets a promising position against Michael Saltat (1503), but only manages to draw. And in U1400 Ambarish Chandra (731) scores an upset win from the black side of a Sicilian against Rose Tuong (1046).

Round One Games

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Round Two – Dec 11

See results below

Don’t miss the Hart House Holidays Open next weekend – December 15-17.

Next week, Dec 18 is a special rapid tournament night, and then we’re off for two weeks.

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Round Three – Jan 8

Some players are still on holiday, but many are back at it with the third round of this tournament. (Who got their skates on over the break? – For those interested, there’s a new skating rink just opened up, under the highway down at Fort York.)

In third-round action, Guillermo Mansilla is without an opponent, so he makes a cameo appearance in U1400 to knock out number one, Alex Moiseev, and Ambarish Chandra now leads the section with 2.5/3. In U1800, Sihao Chen wins on top board to lead the section with a perfect 3.0/3. And in the Crown section, Michael Humphreys is held to a draw by Sergey Noritsyn, but he still leads the section with 2.5/3.

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Round Four – Jan 15

The round starts at 7:30 pm. New players are 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. If you’ve joined the tournament, but you can’t make the round, please email to request a bye!


Ranking cross-tables after Round 3

ACC Get Your Skates On Swiss – Crown

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd Pts.
1 Humphreys Michael 2351 CAN 7w1 8b1 2w½ 2.5
2 Noritsyn Sergey 2186 CAN 13w1 1b½ 2
3 Yu Jonathan 2150 CAN 12w1 5b½ 2
4 Southam David 2201 CAN 10b1 2
5 England Max 2071 CAN 6w1 3w½ 2
6 Malakhovets Sergey 2237 CAN 5b0 9w½ 11b1 1.5
7 Wiebe Daniel 2086 CAN 1b0 13w1 1.5
8 Mcsherry Peter 1841 CAN -1 1w0 1.5
9 Guo Josh 2236 CAN 6b½ 0 1
10 Li Kevin Yunhong 1565 CAN 4w0 1
11 Akophyan Nika 1877 CAN 6w0 1
12 Ferreira Alex T. 2078 CAN 3b0 0 0.5
13 Alakov Sergey 2064 CAN 2b0 7b0 0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Get Your Skates On Swiss – U1800

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd Pts.
1 Chen Sihao 1586 CAN 10b1 8w1 5b1 3
2 Jevtic Dragan 1475 CAN 7w½ 13b1 15w1 2.5
3 Diemer Ulli 1606 CAN 16w1 5b0 7w1 2
4 Li Kevin Yunhong 1565 CAN 14w1 9b1 0 2
5 Schwartz Lorne 1517 CAN 18b1 3w1 1w0 2
6 Ogunlana Ayo 1551 CAN 14b1 2
7 Armstrong Robert J. 1711 CAN 2b½ 17w1 3b0 1.5
8 Ramesh Bharath 1627 CAN 12w1 1b0 1.5
9 Gryn Maksym 1609 CAN 11b1 4w0 1.5
10 David Jean-Marc 1396 CAN 1w0 12b1 13w½ 1.5
11 Mansilla Guillermo 1429 CAN 9w0 16b½ -1 1.5
12 Dixon Javier 1448 CAN 8b0 10w0 16w1 1
13 Saltat Michael 1503 CAN 15b½ 2w0 10b½ 1
14 Supol George 1356 CAN 4b0 -1 6w0 1
15 Kalmanson Evgeny 1346 CAN 13w½ 2b0 1
16 Guo Haotong Hazel 1419 CAN 3b0 11w½ 12b0 0.5
17 Guntoori Bhargava 1495 CAN 7b0 0 0.5
18 Matetski Konstanstin 1208 CAN 5w0 0 0.5

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Get Your Skates On Swiss – U1400

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd Pts.
1 Chandra Ambarish 731 CAN 19b1 14w½ 10b1 2.5
2 Moiseev Alex 945 CAN 18w1 19b1 8b0 2
3 Kamnitzer Benjamin 875 CAN 4b0 20w1 17b1 2
4 Kalniev Stefan 1209 CAN 3w1 12b1 0 2
5 Stroganov Valery 945 CAN 16b1 2
6 Patton Mark A. 1237 CAN 14b1 2
7 Stroganov Victor 1091 CAN 12w1 2
8 Mansilla Guillermo 1429 CAN 2w1 2
9 Dong Yiwei 1138 CAN 14b½ 17w1 0 1.5
10 Noritsyn Ivan 1029 CAN 11b1 1w0 1.5
11 Zuo Roger 710 CAN 10w0 15b1 1.5
12 Teram Eli 936 CAN 20b1 4w0 7b0 1
13 Pancer Jeff 1050 CAN 17b½ 0 1
14 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 0 CAN 9w½ 1b½ 6w0 1
15 Finkelstein Michael 1289 CAN 11w0 1
16 Lambert Peter 1116 CAN 5w0 1
17 Souchko Larissa 932 CAN 13w½ 9b0 3w0 0.5
18 Hibbard Linda 640 CAN 2b0 0 0.5
19 Tuong Rose 1046 CAN 1w0 2w0 0.5
20 Cvetkovic Nikola 361 CAN 12w0 3b0 0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

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3 thoughts on “ACC Get Your Skates On Swiss”

  1. Not that I’m proud of it (!), but my latest rating is 2158, not 2201 as listed in the table. It may affect pairings, so please correct. Thank you, keep up the good work!

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