2018 Toronto Open – Sept 1-3

The annual Toronto Open Chess Championship is under way at 918 Bathurst in downtown Toronto, September 1-3.

Flyer: 2018 Toronto Open

Registration is closed – https://guestli.st/574671

Over 190 players are competing for an $8200 prize fund, including a $2000 first prize. Thanks to all the players, and to the parents of our many young participants, for making this another great event!

Photo by Erik Malmsten.

2018 Toronto Open Chess Champion

When the final games were done, it was a tie for the Toronto Open Champion between Nicholas Vettese and Rohan Talukdar, each finishing with 5.0/6.

In U2200, Nikhil C. Joshi won clear first with 5.5/6.

In U1800, Henry Liu won clear first with 5.5/6.

And in U1400, it was Keith Denning in clear first with 5.5/6.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Results and Pairings

Updated Results and Pairings are posted on Chess-Results

Crown | U2200 | U1800 | U1400

Final Standings after Round 6

2018 Toronto Open Chess Championship – Crown Section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Vettese Nicholas 2341 CAN 16b1 9w1 5b½ 2b1 11w1 3w½ 5
2 Talukdar Rohan 2350 CAN 21b1 13w1 4b1 1w0 5b1 7b1 5
3 Noritsyn Nikolay 2604 CAN 8w1 5b0 6w1 13b1 9w1 1b½ 4.5
4 Zhao Jim 2317 CAN 20w1 6b1 2w0 14b1 7w0 18b1 4
5 Liang Hairan 2316 CAN 10b1 3w1 1w½ 11b½ 2w0 14b1 4
6 Li William 2200 CAN 26b+ 4w0 3b0 17w1 12b1 9w1 4
7 Noritsyn Sergey 2282 CAN 25b1 12w½ 11w0 15b1 4b1 2w0 3.5
8 Munro Allan 2229 TTO 3b0 10w0 25b1 23w1 16b½ 19w1 3.5
9 Dukic Zachary 2276 CAN 18w1 1b0 24w1 12w1 3b0 6b0 3
10 Atanasov Anthony 2126 CAN 5w0 8b1 13b0 25w1 14w0 20b1 3
11 Samsonkin Artiom 2553 CAN 15b½ 21w1 7b1 5w½ 1b0 0 3
12 Rek Viatcheslav (slava) 2344 CAN 22w1 7b½ 14w½ 9b0 6w0 25b1 3
13 Nasir Zehn 2283 CAN 23w1 2b0 10w1 3w0 18b½ 17b½ 3
14 Xu Jeffrey 2248 CAN 19b1 15w½ 12b½ 4w0 10b1 5w0 3
15 Zhang Henry 2217 CAN 11w½ 14b½ 18b½ 7w0 24b1 16w½ 3
16 Kang Dorian 2147 CAN 1w0 23b½ 22w½ 20b1 8w½ 15b½ 3
17 Zhao Harry 2205 CAN 24b½ 19w½ 6b0 22w1 13w½ 3
18 Aniunoh Chike (jude) 2084 CAN 9b0 -1 15w½ 19b1 13w½ 4w0 3
19 Baltzopoulos Giorgos 2036 GRE 14w0 20b1 17b½ 18w0 21w1 8b0 2.5
20 Chen Max 2136 CAN 4b0 19w0 21b1 16w0 23b1 10w0 2
21 Pramanik Projjwal 2163 IND 2w0 11b0 20w0 -1 19b0 24w1 2
22 Malakhovets Sergey 2158 CAN 12b0 25w½ 16b½ 24w½ 17b0 23w½ 2
23 Chernik Dmitry 2111 CAN 13b0 16w½ 8b0 20w0 22b½ 1.5
24 Rubanovski Vladimir 2014 CAN 17w½ 9b0 22b½ 15w0 21b0 1.5
25 Southam David 2108 CAN 7w0 22b½ 8w0 10b0 -1 12w0 1.5
26 Gerzhoy Leonid 2524 CAN 6w- 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Toronto Open Chess Championship – U2200 Section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Joshi Nikhil C. 2103 IND 31w1 32b1 8w½ 3b1 11w1 9b1 5.5
2 Ma Yue Ran 1825 CAN 10w1 15b1 3w0 7w1 27b1 13b1 5
3 Rusonik Max 2013 CAN 23b1 18w1 2b1 1w0 14b1 5w½ 4.5
4 Asadov Jabrayil 1994 AZE 5b0 38w1 25b1 16w1 13w½ 11b1 4.5
5 Fradkin Benjamin 2020 CAN 4w1 25b1 11w½ 8b½ 10w1 3b½ 4.5
6 Xu Eddie 1777 CAN 19b1 8w0 24w1 13b0 32b1 15w1 4
7 Palacios Bobby 2072 CAN 39w1 14b½ 9w½ 2b0 12w1 18b1 4
8 England Max 2008 CAN 21w1 6b1 1b½ 5w½ 9w0 16b1 4
9 Ganea Mihai 1867 CAN 28b½ 36w1 7b½ 15w1 8b1 1w0 4
10 Khachaturov Vadim 1970 CAN 2b0 34w1 18b1 26w1 5b0 14w½ 3.5
11 Posaratnanathan Juliaan 1890 CAN 12w1 24b1 5b½ 27w1 1b0 4w0 3.5
12 Zhao Jeffrey Renfei 2081 CAN 11b0 23w½ 35b1 22w1 7b0 27w+ 3.5
13 Lin Benjamin 2063 CAN 20b1 27w½ 14b½ 6w1 4b½ 2w0 3.5
14 Ning Eric 1910 CAN 16b1 7w½ 13w½ 28b1 3w0 10b½ 3.5
15 Zhao Jeffrey R. 1948 CAN 38b1 2w0 37w1 9b0 26w1 6b0 3
16 Ahmed Syed Ibrahim 1703 CAN 14w0 39b1 32w1 4b0 29b1 8w0 3
17 Malmsten Erik 1938 CAN 0 40w1 26b0 25w1 39b1 0 3
18 Finlay Ian 1920 CAN 36w1 3b0 10w0 30b1 28w1 7w0 3
19 Olden-Cooligan Ben 1958 CAN 6w0 26b0 38w1 21b1 23w½ 22b½ 3
20 Huang Youhe 1873 CAN 13w0 30b½ 23w0 34b½ 38w1 33b1 3
21 Leblanc Paul 1826 CAN 8b0 33w1 28b0 19w0 34b1 32w+ 3
22 Ajith Aayush 1925 USA 35b½ 28w½ 36b½ 12b0 24w1 19w½ 3
23 Sivapathasundaram Manojh 1833 CAN 3w0 12b½ 20b1 29w½ 19b½ 28w½ 3
24 Gao Raymond 1972 CAN 34b1 11w0 6b0 31w½ 22b0 39w1 2.5
25 Mao Fengxi 1806 CAN 33b1 5w0 4w0 17b0 37w1 29b½ 2.5
26 Moran-Venegas Mario 1741 CAN 32b0 19w1 17w1 10b0 15b0 31w½ 2.5
27 Calvelo Jelvis 1927 PHI 30w1 13b½ 29w1 11b0 2w0 12b- 2.5
28 Singh Malhar 2018 CAN 9w½ 22b½ 21w1 14w0 18b0 23b½ 2.5
29 Nemati Omid 1935 CAN 37b½ 35w1 27b0 23b½ 16w0 25w½ 2.5
30 Liao Joseph 1725 CAN 27b0 20w½ 31b½ 18w0 35b½ 36w1 2.5
31 Blium Benjamin 1904 CAN 1b0 30w½ 24b½ 33w½ 26b½ 2.5
32 Nazareno Merlin 1938 CAN 26w1 1w0 16b0 37b1 6w0 21b- 2
33 Zheng Kevin 1994 CAN 25w0 21b0 34w½ 36b1 31b½ 20w0 2
34 Liu Harrison (hangchen) 1803 CAN 24w0 10b0 33b½ 20w½ 21w0 38b1 2
35 Uthayakumar Ronan 1714 CAN 22w½ 29b0 12w0 38b0 30w½ 37b½ 1.5
36 Qu Greta 1706 CAN 18b0 9b0 22w½ 33w0 -1 30b0 1.5
37 Yuen Noah Nathaniel 1731 CAN 29w½ 15b0 32w0 25b0 35w½ 1.5
38 Qiao Joey 1743 CAN 15w0 4b0 19b0 35w1 20b0 34w0 1
39 Fines John 1885 CAN 7b0 16w0 17w0 24b0 1
40 Minhas Usman Afzal 0 CAN 17b0 0 0 0 0 0.5

2018 Toronto Open Chess Championship – U1800 Section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Liu Henry 1623 CAN 57b1 2b1 4w1 3w½ 11b1 12w1 5.5
2 Supsup Ferdinand 1770 CAN 10b1 1w0 49b1 22w1 16b1 3w1 5
3 Hsu Ted 1752 CAN 19w1 27b1 17w1 1b½ 13w1 2b0 4.5
4 Itkin Victor 1738 CAN 23b1 22w1 1b0 17w1 11b1 4.5
5 Zhou Joey (junhe) 1670 CAN 31w1 11b0 50w1 32b1 8w1 6b½ 4.5
6 Xie Austin 1682 CAN 30b½ 41w½ 23b1 40w1 24b1 5w½ 4.5
7 Wang Michael Grant 1399 CAN 49b1 14w½ 18b1 20w1 4.5
8 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1707 CAN 52b1 55w1 43b1 11w0 5b0 22w1 4
9 Daldal Erdem 1684 CAN 11w0 32w0 57b1 50b1 23w1 34b1 4
10 Tran Dennis 1519 CAN 2w0 50b0 37w1 53b1 32w1 25b1 4
11 Cao Bruce 1508 CAN 9b1 5w1 14b1 8b1 1w0 4w0 4
12 Fadeev Ilya 1713 CAN 29w½ 15b½ 56w1 27b1 25w1 1b0 4
13 Ali Shafkat 1667 CAN 44b1 21w½ 35b1 18w1 3b0 14w½ 4
14 Benggawan Undriadi 1667 CAN 50w1 7b½ 11w0 19b1 33w1 13b½ 4
15 Aliaj Jurgen 1469 CAN 51b½ 12w½ 22b0 49w1 40b1 24w+ 4
16 Dickson Raymond 1676 CAN 42w1 18b0 31w1 29b1 2w0 17b½ 3.5
17 Garel Richard 1636 CAN 54b1 33w1 3b0 43w1 4b0 16w½ 3.5
18 Cabioc Jose 1521 CAN 47b1 16w1 13b0 7w0 39b1 3.5
19 Li Adam 1515 CAN 3b0 36w½ 45b1 14w0 43b1 42w1 3.5
20 Locham Divjot 1492 CAN 25w0 39b1 34w½ 51b1 29w1 7b0 3.5
21 Xiao Edward 1523 CAN 39w1 13b½ 25w½ 24b0 46w1 27b½ 3.5
22 Saltat Michael 1602 CAN 37w1 4b0 15w1 2b0 30w1 8b0 3
23 Wing Richard 1515 CAN 4w0 37b1 6w0 47b1 9b0 45w1 3
24 Nimeroski Mark 1657 CAN 45b1 43w0 41b1 21w1 6w0 15b- 3
25 Maheux Pierre 1672 CAN 20b1 35w½ 21b½ 30w1 12b0 10w0 3
26 Zhang Henry Xianrui 1625 CAN 53w½ 46b1 29w0 33b0 54w1 36b½ 3
27 Liu Harry 1581 CAN 36b1 3w0 48b1 12w0 42b½ 21w½ 3
28 Gao William (zhimao) 1556 CAN 43b0 45w½ 30b0 52w½ 47w1 46b1 3
29 Armstrong Robert J. 1511 CAN 12b½ 51w1 26b1 16w0 20b0 35w½ 3
30 Guo Haotong Hazel 1504 CAN 6w½ 34b½ 28w1 25b0 22b0 48w1 3
31 Gao Lucy 1482 CAN 5b0 58w1 16b0 48w½ 45b½ 43w1 3
32 Jindal Keshav 0 CAN 34w½ 9b1 40b½ 5w0 10b0 49w1 3
33 Han Kevin 1332 CAN 56w1 17b0 26w1 14b0 40w½ 3
34 Terra Arthur Schneider 1640 CAN 32b½ 30w½ 20b½ 42w½ 44b1 9w0 3
35 Li Wing 1546 CAN 38w1 25b½ 13w0 46b½ 36w½ 29b½ 3
36 Dong Yiwei 1423 CAN 27w0 19b½ 54w½ 38b1 35b½ 26w½ 3
37 Cloete Jack 1425 CAN 22b0 23w0 10b0 58w½ 57w1 54b1 2.5
38 Stroz Michael 1394 CAN 35b0 52w½ 42b0 36w0 58b1 51w1 2.5
39 Miljkovic Bojan 0 CAN 21b0 20w0 47w1 41b1 18w0 2.5
40 Schneider Mitchell 1577 CAN 46w½ 53b1 32w½ 6b0 15w0 33b½ 2.5
41 Jeyakumar Bhavatharshan 1539 CAN 48w½ 6b½ 24w0 54b½ 39w0 53b1 2.5
42 Schwartz Lorne 1503 CAN 16b0 38w1 34b½ 27w½ 19b0 2.5
43 Schyngera Eli 1394 CAN 28w1 24b1 8w0 17b0 19w0 31b0 2
44 Gaffney Kevin 1481 CAN 13w0 49w0 58b1 56b1 34w0 0 2
45 Wang Andrew 1472 CAN 24w0 28b½ 19w0 57b1 31w½ 23b0 2
46 Kalmanson Evgeny 1417 CAN 40b½ 26w0 52b1 35w½ 21b0 28w0 2
47 Minhas Usman Afzal 0 CAN 18w0 -1 39b0 23w0 28b0 52w1 2
48 Kulkarni Shridhar 1310 CAN 41b½ 27w0 31b½ 50w½ 30b0 2
49 Hazen Peter 1565 CAN 7w0 44b1 2w0 15b0 53w½ 32b0 1.5
50 Nixon Dave 1472 CAN 14b0 10w1 5b0 9w0 48b½ 0 1.5
51 Wu Benjamin 1652 CAN 15w½ 29b0 53w½ 20w0 52b½ 38b0 1.5
52 Brown John R. 1509 CAN 8w0 38b½ 46w0 28b½ 51w½ 47b0 1.5
53 Gillis Doug 1436 CAN 26b½ 40w0 51b½ 10w0 49b½ 41w0 1.5
54 Barmasch Oswald 1452 CAN 17w0 36b½ 41w½ 26b0 37w0 1.5
55 Chakkoli Anirud 1574 CAN 58b1 8b0 0 0 0 0 1
56 Beaubien Robert James 1543 CAN 33b0 57w1 12b0 44w0 0 0 1
57 Stroganov Victor 1430 CAN 1w0 56b0 9w0 45w0 37b0 58w1 1
58 Lin Angela 1409 CAN 55w0 31b0 44w0 37b½ 38w0 57b0 0.5

2018 Toronto Open Chess Championship – U1400 Section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Denning Keith 1206 CAN 39b1 36w1 26b1 8w1 13b½ 7w1 5.5
2 Stroganov Valery 1117 CAN 40w1 38b1 3w½ 16b½ 39w1 5b1 5
3 Kouzin Andre 0 CAN 67w1 6b1 2b½ 4w½ 25b1 13w1 5
4 Xu Alex 1202 CAN 46b½ 48w1 64b+ 3b½ 30w1 17w1 5
5 Sun Kevin 1154 CAN 49b1 9w1 17b½ 10w1 14b1 2w0 4.5
6 Hu Jacky 1143 CAN 62b1 3w0 49b1 37w1 35b1 9w½ 4.5
7 Randle Bill 1108 CAN 68w1 19b1 15w1 22b1 1b0 4.5
8 Cloutier Daniel 1036 CAN 63w1 58b1 23w1 1b0 18w½ 24b1 4.5
9 Guo Richard 795 CAN 24w1 5b0 34w1 33b1 21w1 6b½ 4.5
10 Lin Helen 1048 CAN 73b1 71w1 5b0 50w1 22w1 4.5
11 Sheppard Keith 0 CAN 37b1 12w0 36b1 25w0 34w1 33b1 4
12 Li Andrew 1229 CAN 27w½ 11b1 18w0 47b1 31w½ 39b1 4
13 Montinaro Louis 1209 CAN 53b1 35w1 25b1 22w½ 1w½ 3b0 4
14 Qiu James 1209 CAN 65w½ 27b1 30w½ 40b1 5w0 41b1 4
15 Sarkar Rishi 1206 CAN 54w1 30b½ 45w1 7b0 46w1 18b½ 4
16 Zhu Ricky 1192 CAN 28b1 64w½ 46b1 2w½ 17b0 35w1 4
17 Xu Xinge 1073 CAN 56w1 44b1 5w½ 18b½ 16w1 4b0 4
18 Men Jacky 1141 CAN 55w1 45b½ 12b1 17w½ 8b½ 15w½ 4
19 Terra Enzo Schneider 1350 CAN 51b1 7w0 37b0 53w1 52b1 25w½ 3.5
20 De Leon Raf Adrik 1318 CAN 41w1 33b0 38w1 30b0 54w1 31b½ 3.5
21 Zhang Ethan 1263 CAN 38w0 59b1 54w1 31b½ 9b0 46w1 3.5
22 Archibald Colin B. 1195 CAN 47w1 34b1 33w1 13b½ 7w0 10b0 3.5
23 Pishdad M. Hassan 1133 CAN 57b1 70w1 8b0 39w0 26b½ 48w1 3.5
24 Ajith Aarush 1115 CAN 9b0 62w½ 70b1 28w1 48b1 8w0 3.5
25 Zuo Zichen (roger) 1100 CAN 60w1 29b1 13w0 11b1 3w0 19b½ 3.5
26 Li Tristan 989 CAN 44w0 60b1 1w0 68b1 23w½ 50b1 3.5
27 Wang Sophia 969 CAN 12b½ 14w0 28b0 57w1 47b1 49w1 3.5
28 Lin Joey 886 CAN 16w0 42b½ 27w1 24b0 45w1 44b1 3.5
29 Davies Philip 1286 CAN 52b1 25w0 50w½ 38b1 30b½ 3.5
30 Hay John 1084 CAN 72b1 15w½ 14b½ 20w1 4b0 29w½ 3.5
31 Fan Haoran 1043 CAN 70b0 72w1 63b1 21w½ 12b½ 20w½ 3.5
32 Moiseev Alex 1199 CAN 47w½ 46b0 59w1 40b1 3.5
33 Babayev Elmar 1107 CAN 50b1 20w1 22b0 9w0 43b1 11w0 3
34 Mane Arnav 1066 CAN 61b1 22w0 9b0 62w1 11b0 53w1 3
35 Glinnyi Danylo 1063 CAN 66w1 13b0 68w1 44b1 6w0 16b0 3
36 Howson Ryan 1048 CAN 42w1 1b0 11w0 65b1 40w0 62b1 3
37 Souchko Larissa 1015 CAN 11w0 55b1 19w1 6b0 41w0 57b1 3
38 Teram Eli 999 CAN 21b1 2w0 20b0 63w1 29w0 55b1 3
39 Liu Zi 941 CAN 1w0 66b1 58w1 23b1 2b0 12w0 3
40 Chen Rae 820 CAN 2b0 51w1 71b1 14w0 36b1 32w0 3
41 Li Edward 0 CAN 20b0 50w0 72b1 70w1 37b1 14w0 3
42 Coat Patrick 0 CAN 36b0 28w½ 48b0 61w½ 72b1 51w1 3
43 Li Triston 0 CAN 64b0 49w0 -1 67b1 33w0 52w1 3
44 Coat Sven 1233 CAN 26b1 17w0 53b1 35w0 49b½ 28w0 2.5
45 Chen Alina 1021 CAN 69b1 18w½ 15b0 48w0 28b0 61w1 2.5
46 Yao Henry 921 CAN 4w½ 65b1 16w0 32w1 15b0 21b0 2.5
47 Yang Lefan 890 CAN 22b0 69w1 32b½ 12w0 27w0 65b1 2.5
48 Liu Gloria 880 CAN 4b0 42w1 45b1 24w0 23b0 2.5
49 Huang Ivan 860 CAN 5w0 43b1 6w0 58b1 44w½ 27b0 2.5
50 Fan Eric 690 CAN 33w0 41b1 67w1 29b½ 10b0 26w0 2.5
51 Rajadura Uthayan 1012 CAN 19w0 40b0 60w1 54b1 55w0 42b0 2
52 Li Gabriel 1001 CAN 29w0 68b0 56w1 55b1 19w0 43b0 2
53 Guo Rainyee 952 CAN 13w0 56b1 44w0 19b0 68w1 34b0 2
54 Jin Helena 923 CAN 15b0 61w1 21b0 51w0 20b0 69w1 2
55 Jeyakumar Mathusha 842 CAN 18b0 37w0 69b1 52w0 51b1 38w0 2
56 Zhao Yiming 423 CAN 17b0 53w0 52b0 69w1 62b0 72w1 2
57 Huang Justin 825 CAN 23w0 67b0 66w1 27b0 58w1 37w0 2
58 Kuzin Stephen 1180 CAN -1 8w0 39b0 49w0 57b0 68b1 2
59 De Leon Rut Jurry 858 CAN 71b0 21w0 61b½ 60w1 32b0 63w½ 2
60 Guan Marie 617 CAN 25b0 26w0 51b0 59b0 -1 67w1 2
61 Faizy Mohammed 411 CAN 34w0 54b0 59w½ 42b½ 67w1 45b0 2
62 Lin Brenton 844 CAN 6w0 24b½ 65w½ 34b0 56w1 36w0 2
63 Meitz Andrew 0 CAN 8b0 -1 31w0 38b0 65w½ 59b½ 2
64 Huot Jason Edward 1044 CAN 43w1 16b½ 4w- 0 0 0 1.5
65 Zhao Yicheng 948 CAN 14b½ 46w0 62b½ 36w0 63b½ 47w0 1.5
66 Wang William Kaiyuan 338 CAN 35b0 39w0 57b0 72w½ 69b0 -1 1.5
67 Liao Jody 1059 CAN 3b0 57w1 50b0 43w0 61b0 60b0 1
68 Zhu Jeremy 775 CAN 7b0 52w1 35b0 26w0 53b0 58w0 1
69 Selvarajah Kabhilan 0 CAN 45w0 47b0 55w0 56b0 66w1 54b0 1
70 Mcfaul Christopher 0 CAN 31w1 23b0 24w0 41b0 0 0 1
71 Ruchinskaya Valerie 1145 CAN 59w1 10b0 40w0 0 0 0 1
72 Stroganov Arnold 525 CAN 30w0 31b0 41w0 66b½ 42w0 56b0 0.5
73 Pancer Jeff 1041 CAN 10w0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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40 thoughts on “2018 Toronto Open – Sept 1-3”

  1. Hi Marcus:

    Will be in town the long weekend, and intend to play.

    I’ll register once you get a link up.

    Bob Armstrong

  2. I want to join your chess tournament here in Toronto my name is Danilo Botoy from Saskatoon Saskatchewan.
    Please reply me with the complete address of this chess event from September 1-3, 2018.

  3. Hi: I like to take part in Toronto Open Sept. 1-3. Please let me know how to register. My CFC membership No. is 146931
    Regards: M. Hassan Pishdad

  4. Paul: Looking forward to seeing you again, and finding out all about this great West Coast I ‘ve hearing about,incessantly, from all you guys out there (Say “Hi” to Mark from me).

    Bob Armstrong, Toronto

  5. Hi Marcus:

    The opening July 9 post says: “More details, including registration list, coming soon.”

    Today (Aug. 5) I couldn’t find a link to any “Pre-Registered Players’ List” anywhere.

    Do you have a target date for posting the first list?

    Thanks.

    Bob Armstrong (Pre-registered)

    1. Hi ACC:

      Further to my Aug. 5 Comment above (To which there was no response – this was almost 2 weeks ago), the current Toronto Open post on the ACC website is from July 9. The tournament is now about 2 weeks away.

      Also, I note that Rd. 3 of the ACC Relax & Unwind Swiss is on Aug. 20 – the current screen is from July 30. Rd. 2 was on Aug. 13, and the Rd. 2 cross-tables are not yet up.

      Is ACC having a problem updating their website? You guys are usually pretty quick……just wondering…..

      Bob Armstrong (Pre-registered for Toronto Open)

      1. Hi Bob,
        I’ve been away, and was happy to have Keith filling in. We’ll get the cross-tables updated on Monday.
        Best,
        Marcus

  6. Hi. I have pre-registered for this event. There was an option for $20 to get a CFC membership for just this event, which I did not choose. Is it possible to pay this $20 fee for one time entry on site? Or is this leaving it too late? Thanks!

  7. Could you please confirm when the registration list becomes available for viewing. Also, the registration link does not seem to ask for a CFC membership number, so is it verified at the event (for those who have it)?
    Thanks.

  8. I couldn’t find a phone number to call – I just wanted to confirm I’m registered (it’s been over 10 years since I’ve done a tournament!) Thanks a lot – Mark N., CFC # 103586

  9. Hi,

    I noticed some people have asked for the pre-registered list without a reply; I would also like to know when it will come out. Deadline is approaching, and less than 2 weeks before the tournament.

    Best,
    Tyler

  10. Hey,
    I’m interested in participating in the Toronto Open Chess Championship.I have recently purchased a new CFC membership online at CFC’s official website. However, there was no immediate email from CFC. So, should I get my membership onsite with the 32$ for the junior membership already being paid online?
    If so, how should I be able to register for the tournament given that I will obtain my membership onsite?
    I am a seasoned chess player and would like to play in the U-1800 rated section given that my rating has already not been determined….
    Your swift reply will be much appreciated given that today is the deadline for regular registration for the event.
    Thanks!
    ps. what is the difference between the junior (U18) and the Open sections? Will they be playing in separate rooms as though they are 2 different tournaments?
    I am thinking which section to play in given that I am 17. My birth date is in Februray 2001

  11. For those of you who did not join the last weekend tournament of ACC which was the 2018 Ontario Open, the hard working team of Marcus, Alex and Ted did a wonderful and exceptional job of chess organization providing players with new tournament size chess boards and pieces and chess clocks. Ample spaces between players. I was delighted and hope to experience similar environment with the 2018 Toronto Open. Congratulations ACC Team and Keep up the Good Job. Cheers!

  12. Hi Marcus,

    I see that there are players below the 2100 level playing in Crown. What is the requirement to play in the Crown section? Can anyone play in that section or do you have to be at least 2100 (playing-up within 100 pts)?

    My rating is currently 2076, and I am interested in playing in the Crown section.

    Kind Regards,

    Malhar

  13. Hi again, I still haven’t decided whether or not I should play, and the final deadline has passed. Do I have the option to pay onsite?

    Also, why are there 2 2000s in the Crown Section? Rating floor is 2100…

    Thanks

    1. Yes, there will be cash prizes. Total prize fund is projcted at $7000 with a top prize in the Crown of $1000. It won’t be that high in U2200, but it should still be a good prize. We’ll have the full prize fund breakdown soon once we see our final numbers.

  14. My son, Noah Nathaniel Yuen, is registered in the U1800 section. His new rating is 1731. He would like to play up in the U2200 section.

  15. Hi, is it late to register now?
    I want to join and play in all games.I don’t want “bye” in first round.

    1. Good morning Jabrayil,
      We have on site registration this morning and a few more spots available. On site registration is not guaranteed a pairing for Round One and pairings have already been set for the top two sections, but we will try to get you in if you’re there early.

  16. To all the chess players especially John Brown please join Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Beaubien in the VIP CFC title holders.

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