ACC New Beginnings Swiss

Celebrating new beginnings in a new year, our latest installment of the 5-round club Swiss launches January 7, 2019.

ACC New Beginnings 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 January 7 to February 4. New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.

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Round One – January 7

Just 30 players face off in Round One as a new year starts at Annex Chess Club.

It’s a stormy beginning on many of the boards, and there are one or two upsets in each section – in the Crown section, Hooshang Ab-Barin (1762) defeats Sergey Malakhovets (2128); in U1800, Colton Belanger (1447) defeats Victor Stroganov (1587) and Peter Lambert (1471) defeats Dragan Jevtic (1625); and in U1400 Richard Guo (1078) defeats Margarita Lillico (1274), and Carina D’Souza (933) defeats Mark Patton (1228).

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Round Two – January 14

New players join in the second round, and the tournament grows to 40 players.

Now leading in U1400 is Roger Zuo with 2.0/2. In U1800, it’s Sihao Chen with 2.0/2. And in the Crown, with 2.0/2, it’s Dave Southam!

Latest tournament results are at Chess-Results.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 2

ACC New Beginnings Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Southam David 2130 CAN 5b1 3w1 2
2 Guo Josh 2245 CAN 6b1 1.5
3 Humphreys Michael 2350 CAN 4w1 1b0 1
4 Talsma Shawn 1859 CAN 3b0 8w1 1
5 Fines John 1831 CAN 1w0 7b1 1
6 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1762 CAN 8b1 2w0 1
7 Saltat Michael 1584 CAN 5w0 0.5
8 Malakhovets Sergey 2128 CAN 6w0 4b0 0

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

ACC New Beginnings Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Chen Sihao 1691 CAN 17b1 8w1 2
2 Belanger Colton 1447 CAN 16b1 3b½ 1.5
3 Ramesh Bharath 1640 CAN 6b1 2w½ 1.5
4 Furrow Matthew 1632 CAN 7w1 1.5
5 Wagner Robert 1560 CAN 14w1 1.5
6 Schwartz Lorne 1501 CAN 3w0 15b1 1
7 Grisar Charlie 1472 CAN 4b0 16w1 1
8 Lambert Peter 1471 CAN 15w1 1b0 1
9 Gao Lucy 1601 CAN 12b½ 1
10 Saltat Michael 1584 CAN 14b½ 1
11 Armstrong Robert J. 1569 CAN 13b½ 1
12 Dixon Javier 1324 CAN 9w½ 1
13 Chandra Ambarish 1310 CAN 11w½ 1
14 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1686 CAN 10w½ 5b0 0.5
15 Jevtic Dragan 1625 CAN 8b0 6w0 0
16 Stroganov Victor 1587 CAN 2w0 7b0 0
17 Marsh John 1610 CAN 1w0 0 0

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

ACC New Beginnings Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Zuo Zichen (roger) 1109 CAN 17b1 7w1 2
2 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1273 CAN 13w1 3b½ 1.5
3 D’souza Carina 933 CAN 8b1 2w½ 1.5
4 Kalmanson Evgeny 1309 CAN 10w1 1.5
5 Moiseev Alex 1145 CAN 16w1 1.5
6 Yueh Tony 1418 CAN 16b1 0 1
7 Macinnis Peter 1297 CAN 9w1 1b0 1
8 Patton Mark A. 1228 CAN 3w0 14b1 1
9 Teram Eli 1079 CAN 7b0 17w1 1
10 Guo Richard 1078 CAN 15w1 4b0 1
11 Rogers John A 1212 CAN 1
12 Yin Lucas 0 CAN 1
13 Tuong Rose 960 CAN 2b0 0.5
14 Kamnitzer Benjamin 990 CAN 8w0 0.5
15 Lillico Margarita 1274 CAN 10b0 0 0
16 Guo Rainyee 956 CAN 6w0 5b0 0
17 Souchko Larissa 874 CAN 1w0 9b0 0

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

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