ACC Club Championship 2018

It’s that time of year again!

Club Championship starts January 29

It’s time for another edition of our annual Club Championship! (Check out the club championship tag for past editions!)

The format for the Club Championship is a little different than our regular Swisses: six rounds and just two sections, Championship and Reserve.

Club Championship trophies

The Championship section sees the top players at our club vie for the title of 2018 Club Champion! Dave Southam is the defending champion, after breaking a five-year streak by Michael Humphreys. The minimum rating to enter the section is 1700.

The Reserve section sees players rated under 1800 compete for the title of 2018 Reserve Champion. Last year it was Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy.

All are welcome!

All are welcome to join us for the event, but only full-year members are eligible to win the Club Champion and Reserve Champion titles. Winners’ names will be engraved on permanent trophies at the club.

Rounds are at 7:30 pm on six Monday evenings, starting January 29 and running to March 12 (no round on Family Day, February 19). Registered players may request a bye by email before 6:00 pm. New players are asked to please register on site by 7:00 to make sure that you’re paired for the night’s round.

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Round One – January 29

The first round sees 10 players in the Championship section, and 32 players in the Reserve section. New players are welcome to join next week in Rd 2!

In Round-One David-versus-Goliath match-ups, there are always a few upsets. In the Reserve section, Benjamin Kamnitzer (885) defeats Salim Belcadi (1438) and Valery Stroganov (975) defeats Dragan Jevtic (1511). And in the Championship section, Jonathan Yu (2149) defeats Sergey Malakhovets (2211), while Brett Campbell (2192) holds against Michael Humphreys (2361).

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Round Two – February 5

After two rounds of play, it’s Sergey Noritsyn alone in first in the Championship section with 2.0/2. And in the Reserve, it’s down to two players with a perfect score as Hooshang Ab-Barin and Ayo Ogunlana are tied for the lead with 2.0/2. Four rounds remain, and anything can happen…

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Round Three – February 12

With a few new additions, 47 players are now competing in the tournament (five took byes this round).

In the Reserve section, the two co-leaders, both with 2.0/2 scores, clash on top board, and only Hooshang Ab-Barin walks away with a perfect 3.0/3 score. He still has three rounds left to defend challenges from a long list of players who trail him by only half a point, including Michael Saltat, who grinds out a full point in a rook-and-pawn ending against last year’s Reserve Champion Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy.

In the Championship section, sole leader Sergey Noritsyn, the only player with a perfect 2.0/2 score, is defeated on board one by Dave Southam, who now shares the lead, at 2.5/3, with Jonathan Yu.

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OFF WEEK – February 19

There’s no club this week for Family Day, but don’t miss the Hart House Reading Week Open (Feb 17-19) at U of T.

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Round Four – February 26

In the Championship section, Dave Southam is alone in first with 3.5/4. And in the Reserves, Hooshang Ab-Barin is still perfect at 4.0/4. See full results below.

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Round Five – March 5

In the penultimate round, Michael Saltat wins on top board to take over the lead in the Reserve Section at 4.5/5. And in the Championship section, Michael Humphreys defeats Dave Southam on top board to tie him at 3.5/5, while Sergey Noritsyn takes over the lead at 4.0/5. See complete results below.

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Round Six – March 12

Congratulations to Sergey Noritsyn, 2018 Club Champion with 5.0/6, and to Michael Saltat, the Reserve winner with 5.5/6.

2018 ACC Club Champion, Sergey Noritsyn

Second place in the Championship section goes to Dave Southam with 4.0/6, and second place in the Reserve section is a four-way tie among Hooshang Ab-Barin, Ulli Diemer, Lorne Schwartz, and Bob Armstrong with 4.5/6. All first and second-place winners received Tim’s gift cards. And winners’ names will be engraved on our Club Trophies for posterity. Congratulations to the winners!

Next week (March 19) is the start of our ACC Spring Thaw Swiss – New players are most welcome to join in Round 1, or later. Please email before 6:00, or register on site before 7:00 pm. You need both CFC and club membership, but both can be purchased from us, and we have a variety of club membership options available.

Final ranking cross-tables after Round 6

ACC Club Championship – Championship section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2214 CAN 5b1 9w1 2b0 8w1 6b1 4w1 5
2 Southam David 2152 CAN 6w1 8b½ 1w1 5b1 3w0 7b½ 4
3 Humphreys Michael 2361 CAN 4b½ 12w1 8b0 9w1 2b1 0 3.5
4 Campbell Brett 2192 CAN 3w½ 6b½ 10w1 11b1 1b0 3.5
5 Wiebe Daniel 2080 CAN 1w0 -1 9b1 2w0 10b1 6w½ 3.5
6 England Max 2020 CAN 2b0 4w½ -1 7b1 1w0 5b½ 3
7 Malakhovets Sergey 2211 CAN 8w0 12b1 6w0 14b1 2w½ 3
8 Yu Jonathan 2149 CAN 7b1 2w½ 3w1 1b0 0 0 2.5
9 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1774 CAN -1 1b0 5w0 3b0 12w½ 10w1 2.5
10 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1710 CAN 4b0 12w1 5w0 9b0 2
11 Munro Allan 2189 CAN 0 14w1 4w0 0 2
12 Daldal Erdem 1762 CAN 3b0 7w0 10b0 9b½ 13w½ 1.5
13 Boles Fadi 1940 EGY 0 0 0 12b½ 1.5
14 Mcsherry Peter 1840 CAN 0 11b0 7w0 0 1

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Club Championship – Reserve section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Saltat Michael 1458 CAN 36b1 5w½ 29b1 8w1 2b1 6b1 5.5
2 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1630 CAN 12w1 24b1 7w1 3b1 1w0 5b½ 4.5
3 Diemer Ulli 1616 CAN 27b½ 22w1 17b1 2w0 14b1 10w1 4.5
4 Schwartz Lorne 1534 CAN 31w½ 32b1 23w1 9b1 6w0 12b1 4.5
5 Armstrong Robert J. 1644 CAN 10w1 1b½ 30w1 18b1 2w½ 4.5
6 Chen Sihao 1651 CAN 19w1 9b½ 14b½ 16w1 4b1 1w0 4
7 Ogunlana Ayo 1612 CAN 25b1 11w1 2b0 18w0 19b1 3.5
8 Jevtic Dragan 1511 CAN 24w0 19b1 15w1 1b0 22w½ 21b1 3.5
9 Dixon Javier 1466 CAN 26b1 6w½ 13b1 4w0 10b0 23w1 3.5
10 David Jean-Marc 1400 CAN 5b0 26w1 25b1 14w½ 9w1 3b0 3.5
11 Guo Haotong Hazel 1469 CAN 37w1 7b0 24w1 13b1 0 3.5
12 Finkelstein Michael 1229 CAN 2b0 31w1 20w1 16b1 4w0 3.5
13 Spahic Matt 0 CAN 15b1 9w0 23b1 11w0 35w1 3.5
14 Mansilla Guillermo 1439 CAN 33b1 6w½ 10b½ 3w0 17b1 3.5
15 Stroganov Victor 1106 CAN 34w0 13w0 8b0 36b1 26w1 31b1 3
16 Supol George 1337 CAN 32w1 6b0 12w0 28b1 3
17 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1165 CAN 31b1 3w0 21b½ 28w1 14w0 3
18 Lambert Peter 1076 CAN 36w1 7b1 5w0 0 3
19 Kalniev Stefan 1237 CAN 6b0 8w0 26b1 32w½ 30b1 7w0 2.5
20 Belcadi Salim 1438 CAN 32w0 36b1 28w1 12b0 0 2.5
21 Kalmanson Evgeny 1332 CAN 29w0 33b½ 17w½ 32b1 8w0 2.5
22 Shogilev Sandon 1090 CAN 3b0 33w1 8b½ 0 2.5
23 Cvetkovic Nikola 605 CAN -1 4b0 13w0 31w1 9b0 2.5
24 Stroganov Valery 975 CAN 8b1 2w0 11b0 27w0 25b0 33w1 2
25 Dong Yiwei 1244 CAN 7w0 37b1 10w0 28b0 24w1 0 2
26 Souchko Larissa 975 CAN 9w0 10b0 19w0 33b1 15b0 36w+ 2
27 Patton Mark A. 1255 CAN 3w½ 30b0 24b1 0 0 2
28 Teram Eli 950 CAN 20b0 25w1 17b0 16w0 2
29 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1689 CAN 21b1 1w0 0 0 2
30 Pancer Jeff 1047 CAN 27w1 5b0 19w0 0 2
31 Noritsyn Ivan 1001 CAN 4b½ 17w0 12b0 37w1 23b0 15w0 1.5
32 Kamnitzer Benjamin 885 CAN 20b1 4w0 16b0 19b½ 21w0 0 1.5
33 England Derek 820 CAN 14w0 21w½ 22b0 26w0 37b1 24b0 1.5
34 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1774 CAN 15b1 0 0 0 0 0 1
35 Tran Dennis 1215 CAN 0 0 0 13b0 1
36 Moiseev Alex 1082 CAN 1w0 20w0 18b0 15w0 -1 26b- 1
37 Zuo Roger 761 CAN 11b0 25w0 31b0 33w0 0 0.5

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

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