ACC Changing Leaves Swiss

It’s that time of year again. Despite the hot weather last weekend, the trees are starting to show us that fall is coming.

ACC Changing Leaves 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 September 17 to October 22. (Off October 8 for Thanksgiving.) New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – September 17

Round One of a Swiss tournament pits the top half of each section against the bottom half, so it’s favourites versus underdogs. Some of the underdogs who scored victories against the favourites were Lucy Gao, Yiwei Dong, Victor Stroganov, Lorne Schwartz, and Grigoris Bentley.

After a reminder before the round by George Supol, many members pitched in to help clean up tonight. Thanks, everyone!

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Round Two – September 24

After two rounds, there are two-way ties for first in each section. Michael Humphreys and Sergey Noritsyn are tied for the lead with 2.0/2 in the Crown. In U1800, it’s Ayo Ogunlana and Lucy Gao in a tie for first with 2.0/2. And in U1400, it’s Alexis Stefanovic-Thomson and Ambarish Chandra tied for the lead, again with 2.0/2.

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Round Three – October 1

After a draw on the top board, it’s still a two-way tie for first in the Crown between Michael Humphreys and Sergey Noritsyn. It’s the same story in U1400, with Alexis Stefanovic-Thomson and Ambarish Chandra still tied for the lead at 2.5/3. But in U1800, Lucy Gao takes sole possession of first with a perfect 3.0/3!

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Round Four – October 8

In the Crown, Michael Humphreys and Sergey Noritsyn are still tied for the lead, now at 3.5/4. In U1800, Lucy Gao holds onto her lead with a draw and 3.5/4. And in U1400 Ambarish Chandra now shares his lead with Mark Patton, both at 3.0/4.

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Round Five – October 22

In the Crown, Dave Southam takes first, with 4.0/5 – after finally scoring a victory over Michael Humphreys.
In U1800, Dragan Jevtic is happy to take another first-place result in the section, but even happier to defeat the young chess phenom, Lucy Gao, who has been shredding her opponents lately.
In U1400, Mark Patton wins his final-round game to take first in the section with 4.0/5.
Congratulations to the winners! See full results below.

Next week, October 29, is our Halloween Rapid. Then on November 5, join us for Round One of a new club tournament. 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.


Final ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Changing Leaves Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Southam David 2083 CAN 9b1 3w0 14b1 12w1 2w1 4
2 Humphreys Michael 2341 CAN 14b1 12w1 3b½ 6w1 1b0 3.5
3 Noritsyn Sergey 2300 CAN 6w1 1b1 2w½ 11b1 4b0 3.5
4 Munro Allan 2249 CAN 0 8b1 3w1 3
5 Malakhovets Sergey 2108 CAN 0 14w1 6b1 3
6 Bitton Michael 1824 CAN 3b0 14w1 13b+ 2b0 5w0 2
7 Yu Jonathan 2225 CAN 0 0 12b1 2
8 Bzikot Robert 2030 CAN 0 4w0 14b1 2
9 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1734 CAN 1w0 10b0 11w1 2
10 Guo Josh 2233 CAN 0 9w1 0 2
11 Ivanov Venci 1813 CAN 13w½ 12b½ 3w0 9b0 1.5
12 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1710 CAN -1 2b0 11w½ 1b0 7w0 1.5
13 Sivapathasundaram Manojh 1860 CAN 11b½ 6w- 0 0 1
14 Fines John 1872 CAN 2w0 6b0 1w0 5b0 8w0 0

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

ACC Changing Leaves Swiss – 1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 10b0 17w1 6b1 14w1 3b1 4
2 Ogunlana Ayo 1586 CAN 15b1 21w1 3b0 16w½ 12b1 3.5
3 Gao Lucy 1479 CAN 9b1 16w1 2w1 5b½ 1w0 3.5
4 Bentley Robert 1607 CAN 11b0 22w1 21b1 12w½ 5w+ 3.5
5 Baguinat Danilo 1657 CAN 12w½ 24b1 10w1 3w½ 4b- 3
6 Dixon Javier 1430 CAN 1w0 15b1 10w1 3
7 Deol Gagandeep 0 CAN 0 21w1 17b1 3
8 Grisar Charlie 1406 CAN 16b0 9w0 17b½ 24w1 21b1 2.5
9 Ramesh Bharath 1619 CAN 3w0 8b1 14w0 16b1 2.5
10 Schwartz Lorne 1496 CAN 1w1 5b0 19w1 6b0 2.5
11 Stroganov Victor 1409 CAN 4w1 13b0 17w0 19b1 2.5
12 Armstrong Robert J. 1519 CAN 5b½ 19w1 4b½ 2w0 2.5
13 Daldal Erdem 1652 CAN 11w1 0 2.5
14 Saltat Michael 1600 CAN 21b0 15w1 9b1 1b0 0 2
15 Belanger Colton 1291 CAN 2w0 14b0 20b1 6w0 23b1 2
16 Chen Sihao 1606 CAN 8w1 3b0 18w½ 2b½ 9w0 2
17 Wagner Robert 1590 CAN 24w½ 1b0 8w½ 11b1 7w0 2
18 Supol George 1390 CAN 16b½ 0 2
19 Kalmanson Evgeny 1395 CAN 12b0 24w1 10b0 11w0 1.5
20 Dong Yiwei 1459 CAN 22b1 15w0 0 0 1.5
21 Minhas Usman Afzal 1400 CAN 14w1 2b0 4w0 7b0 8w0 1
22 Tran Dennis 1578 CAN 20w0 4b0 0 -1 0 1
23 Belcadi Salim 1652 CAN 0 0 15w0 1
24 Lambert Peter 1321 CAN 17b½ 5w0 19b0 8b0 0 0.5

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

ACC Changing Leaves Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Patton Mark A. 1167 CAN 9b1 3w0 21b1 5w1 6b1 4
2 D’Souza Carina 762 CAN 8w½ 6b0 13w1 14b1 3w1 3.5
3 Chandra Ambarish 1135 CAN 7w1 1b1 5b½ 6w½ 2b0 3
4 Lillico Margarita 0 CAN 0 19w1 8b1 3
5 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1313 CAN 6w1 14b1 3w½ 1b0 0 2.5
6 Noritsyn Ivan 1015 CAN 5b0 2w1 19b1 3b½ 1w0 2.5
7 Kamnitzer Benjamin 975 CAN 3b0 13w1 22b1 8w0 12b0 2
8 Teram Eli 1027 CAN 2b½ 16w0 7b1 4w0 2
9 Wang Sophia 1007 CAN 1w0 15b0 13b½ 20w1 2
10 Stroganov Valery 1265 CAN 18w1 0 0 2
11 Lau Joshua 1017 CAN 0 0 14w1 2
12 Supol George 1390 CAN 0 0 7w1 2
13 Souchko Larissa 1024 CAN 14w0 7b0 2b0 9w½ 19b1 1.5
14 Bentley Grigoris 721 CAN 13b1 5w0 2w0 11b0 1.5
15 Ohapkin Yuval 1232 CAN 17b0 9w1 0 0 1.5
16 Rogers John A 1216 CAN 8b1 0 0 0 1.5
17 Weng David 1184 CAN 15w1 0 0 0 1.5
18 Denning Keith 1254 CAN 10b0 0 1.5
19 Mak Logan 783 CAN 6w0 4b0 13w0 1
20 Cameron Asa 0 CAN 0 0 9b0 1
21 Tuong Rose 974 CAN 1w0 0 0 1
22 Guan Marie 653 CAN 7w0 0 0 1

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

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The feature image is from the Kortright Centre for Conservation, one of the great places to see the changing leaves in and around Toronto.

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