ACC Strawberry Season Swiss

June is the Strawberry Moon – Dewmin-Giizis (or Ode’min-Giizis) in the local Nishnaabe language. It’s strawberry season in Ontario, and farms outside the city will soon have pick-your-own available. Meanwhile, downtown Toronto chess players are playing in the ACC Strawberry Season Swiss.

ACC Strawberry Season 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 June 11 to July 23. (Off June 18 for the GTCL Cup and July 2 for Canada Day.) Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – June 11

See full results below…

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Off-week – June 18

Don’t miss the GTCL Cup, Toronto’s Rapid Team Chess Championship. $20 per team, or $5 per player – free for ACC players. Put your team together and email it in, or we’ll put teams together between 6 pm and 7 pm on site.

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Round Two – June 25

Join us in Round Two! New players are always welcome. Please email before 6:00, or register on site before 7:00 pm to sign up. You need both CFC and club membership, but both can be purchased from us, and we have a variety of club membership options available. If you’re already signed up, but you can’t make it, again please email before 6:00 pm to let us know so we don’t put you in the pairings.

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Off-week – July 2

It’s a Canada Day long weekend! The club will be closed.

Round Three – July 9

We’re back up and running on July 9.

Round Four – July 16

Round Four.

Round Five – July 23

Final round.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 1

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2284 CAN 5b1 1
2 Malakhovets Sergey 2122 CAN 6b1 1
3 Tavana Joseph 1739 CAN 4b½ 0.5
4 Southam David 2176 CAN 3w½ 0.5
5 Fines John 1907 CAN 1w0 0
6 Bitton Michael 1726 CAN 2w0 0

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

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1800 section

Late update: Michael vs. Toy Chack 0-1

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd Pts.
1 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1741 CAN 18b1 1
2 Ramesh Bharath 1591 CAN 16b1 1
3 Wagner Robert 1568 CAN 19b1 1
4 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1545 CAN 17b1 1
5 Armstrong Robert J. 1529 CAN 13b1 1
6 Schwartz Lorne 1542 CAN 11w1 1
7 Terra Arthur Schneider 1518 BRA 12w1 1
8 Kalmanson Evgeny 1447 CAN 9b½ 0.5
9 Gao Lucy 1576 CAN 8w½ 0.5
10 Guo Haotong Hazel 1462 CAN 0.5
11 Daldal Erdem 1705 CAN 6b0 0
12 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 7b0 0
13 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1689 CAN 5w0 0
14 Saltat Michael 1626 CAN 15w 0
15 Kwan Toy Chack 1505 CAN 14b 0
16 Dixon Javier 1483 CAN 2w0 0
17 Supol George 1331 CAN 4w0 0
18 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1329 CAN 1w0 0
19 Belanger Colton 1281 CAN 3w0 0

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

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd Pts.
1 Davies Philip 1298 CAN 12b1 1
2 Stroganov Victor 1297 CAN 10w1 1
3 Lambert Peter 1185 CAN 11w1 1
4 Souchko Larissa 963 CAN 9w1 1
5 Noritsyn Ivan 969 CAN 7b½ 0.5
6 Wadhwa Rymn 902 CAN 8b½ 0.5
7 Grisar Charlie 1232 CAN 5w½ 0.5
8 Teram Eli 989 CAN 6w½ 0.5
9 Patton Mark A. 1192 CAN 4b0 0
10 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1003 CAN 2b0 0
11 Brent-Hurst Liam 0 CAN 3b0 0
12 Moiseev Alex 1182 CAN 1w0 0

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

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5 thoughts on “ACC Strawberry Season Swiss”

  1. Dear Sirs :
    I did not enjoy my pairing in the Strawberry Season
    Tournament. I did play that person three times. Also,
    the tournament director did not silence the other players surrounding me. There should be silence in the playing hall. All tournaments in my experience were silent. This is an affront to me as a player. Furthermore, it must be more of a club future
    that analysing or discussing a game must retire to the casual table. Analysing or discussing a game must needs be done at the casual table. This is to prevent the distraction of tournament players even if the casual players don’t like it(I notice those at the causal table try and prevent tournament players from this ).In closing let me say we as members should be informed of our rights and those I have previously stated. This could easily be done at start of a tournament by the tournament director. Yours Sincerely, Mark A. Patton

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Mark. We do try to keep casual players quiet, but you’re certainly welcome to come speak to us during the game if anything in the environment is a distraction, whether it’s your opponent, other players, or anything else.

      It does happen at a club that you play the same people more frequently. Our current sections range from 6 to 20 players, so that’s a smaller pool than at larger weekend events, for example. It can also be interesting sometimes to have a running series against the same opponent.

      In any case, thanks for sharing your experience, and we’ll certainly do what we can to minimize distractions.

  2. Round 5 of the current Strawberry Season Swiss should read July 23rd (above), not July 25th. Now if only I can be as observant during my chess games!

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