Ted Winick is the founder of Annex Chess Club, as well as Chess Institute of Canada. In honour of what would have been Ted’s 75th birthday on Thursday, and the club’s 9th anniversary this October, we are dedicating this tournament to his memory.
The Ted Winick Memorial Swiss is a five-round ACC club tournament running from September 30 to November 4. (No round on Oct 14.) It’s a CFC-rated tournament, divided in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.
Round One – September 30
The tournament gets under way with 37 players registered.
Here’s the game from the top board:
Round Two – October 7
After two rounds, Richard Guo already has clear first in U1400, the only player with 2.0/2. In U1800, it’s a three-way tie with Peter McSherry, Bob Armstrong, and Colton Belanger all tied at 2.0/2. And in the Crown, it’s a two-way tie at 2.0/2 between Dave Southam and Kevin Ozuna Ramos.
Off week – October 14
We’re CLOSED for Thanksgiving.
Round Three – October 21
Some are away from the club to watch the election results. Among those who came out to play their weekly chess game, Dave Southam leads in the Crown section with 3.0/3. In U1800, Peter McSherry and Colton Belanger are tied for the lead with 3.0/3. In U1400, Richard Guo draws but still holds first place with 2.5/3.
Round Four – October 28
Halloween is coming. We missed our annual Halloween Rapid this year, so we’ll have to schedule another Club Rapid soon! Through four rounds, Dave Southam is still perfect with 4.0/4. In U1800 Colton Belanger also has the lead with a perfect 4.0/4. And in U1400, it’s Richard Guo alone in first with 3.5/4. One more round!
Round Five – November 4
When the dust settles, the Ted Winick Memorial U1400 winner is Richard Guo, dominating with 4.5/5. In U1800, it’s Colton Belanger with a perfect 5.0/5. And taking the Crown, it’s Dave Southam with a perfect 5.0/5.
Congratulations, winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!
New club tournament – November 11
We’re starting a new club tournament next week – running on Mondays November 11 to December 9. New players are welcome to join any round. Club and CFC membership can be purchased on site if you don’t already have it. Please arrive by 7:00 pm, or email before 6:00, to let us know you’re coming. If you’ve already entered and you need a bye, please email before 6:00 pm.
Final Ranking Cross-tables after Round 5
ACC Ted Winick Memorial Swiss – Crown section
|4||Ozuna Ramos Kevin||1935||MEX||11b1||13w1||0||0||0||2|
|9||Ferreira Alex T.||2084||CAN||-½||8b1||0||0||0||1.5|
See full Crown results on the Chess-results server.
ACC Ted Winick Memorial Swiss – U1800 section
|7||Armstrong Robert J.||1618||CAN||3w1||2b1||4w0||5b0||12w1||3|
|15||Patton Mark A.||1349||CAN||2w0||19b½||21w½||12b0||24w+||2|
|23||Gao William (zhimao)||1545||CAN||-½||-½||0||6b0||0||1|
See full U1800 results on the Chess-results server.
ACC Ted Winick Memorial Swiss – U1400 section
See full U1400 results on the Chess-results server.