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. See full results below.

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Round Five – October 22

Join us for Round Five! 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.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 4

ACC Changing Leaves Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Humphreys Michael 2341 CAN 13b1 9w1 2b½ 4w1 3.5
2 Noritsyn Sergey 2300 CAN 4w1 3b1 1w½ 8b1 3.5
3 Southam David 2083 CAN 11b1 2w0 13b1 9w 2
4 Bitton Michael 1824 CAN 2b0 13w1 10b+ 1b0 2
5 Munro Allan 2249 CAN 0 12b1 2
6 Guo Josh 2233 CAN 0 11w1 2
7 Malakhovets Sergey 2108 CAN 0 13w1 2
8 Ivanov Venci 1813 CAN 10w½ 9b½ 2w0 1.5
9 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1710 CAN -1 1b0 8w½ 3b 1.5
10 Sivapathasundaram Manojh 1860 CAN 8b½ 4w- 0 1
11 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1734 CAN 3w0 6b0 1
12 Bzikot Robert 2030 CAN 0 5w0 1
13 Fines John 1872 CAN 1w0 4b0 3w0 7b0 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 Pts.
1 Gao Lucy 1479 CAN 17b1 10w1 5w1 3b½ 3.5
2 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 6b0 11w1 12b1 9w1 3
3 Baguinat Danilo 1657 CAN 7w½ 23b1 6w1 1w½ 3
4 Bentley Robert 1607 CAN 19b0 22w1 20b1 7w½ 2.5
5 Ogunlana Ayo 1586 CAN 21b1 20w1 1b0 10w½ 2.5
6 Schwartz Lorne 1496 CAN 2w1 3b0 16w1 2.5
7 Armstrong Robert J. 1519 CAN 3b½ 16w1 4b½ 2.5
8 Daldal Erdem 1652 CAN 19w1 2.5
9 Saltat Michael 1600 CAN 20b0 21w1 17b1 2b0 2
10 Chen Sihao 1606 CAN 15w1 1b0 14w½ 5b½ 2
11 Wagner Robert 1590 CAN 23w½ 2b0 15w½ 19b1 2
12 Dixon Javier 1430 CAN 2w0 21b1 2
13 Deol Gagandeep 0 CAN 0 20w1 2
14 Supol George 1390 CAN 10b½ 2
15 Grisar Charlie 1406 CAN 10b0 17w0 11b½ 23w1 1.5
16 Kalmanson Evgeny 1395 CAN 7b0 23w1 6b0 1.5
17 Ramesh Bharath 1619 CAN 1w0 15b1 9w0 1.5
18 Dong Yiwei 1459 CAN 22b1 21w0 0 1.5
19 Stroganov Victor 1409 CAN 4w1 8b0 11w0 1.5
20 Minhas Usman Afzal 1400 CAN 9w1 5b0 4w0 13b0 1
21 Belanger Colton 1291 CAN 5w0 9b0 18b1 12w0 1
22 Tran Dennis 1578 CAN 18w0 4b0 0 -1 1
23 Lambert Peter 1321 CAN 11b½ 3w0 16b0 15b0 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 Pts.
1 Chandra Ambarish 1135 CAN 6w1 2b1 4b½ 3w½ 3
2 Patton Mark A. 1167 CAN 15b1 1w0 17b1 4w1 3
3 Noritsyn Ivan 1015 CAN 4b0 5w1 16b1 1b½ 2.5
4 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1313 CAN 3w1 12b1 1w½ 2b0 2.5
5 D’Souza Carina 762 CAN 7w½ 3b0 19w1 12b1 2.5
6 Kamnitzer Benjamin 975 CAN 1b0 19w1 18b1 7w0 2
7 Teram Eli 1027 CAN 5b½ 11w0 6b1 2
8 Stroganov Valery 1265 CAN 14w1 0 2
9 Lillico Margarita 0 CAN 0 16w1 2
10 Ohapkin Yuval 1232 CAN 13b0 15w1 0 1.5
11 Rogers John A 1216 CAN 7b1 0 0 1.5
12 Bentley Grigoris 721 CAN 19b1 4w0 5w0 1.5
13 Weng David 1184 CAN 10w1 0 0 1.5
14 Denning Keith 1254 CAN 8b0 1.5
15 Wang Sophia 1007 CAN 2w0 10b0 19b½ 1
16 Mak Logan 783 CAN 3w0 9b0 1
17 Tuong Rose 974 CAN 2w0 0 1
18 Guan Marie 653 CAN 6w0 0 1
19 Souchko Larissa 1024 CAN 12w0 6b0 5b0 15w½ 0.5

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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