ACC Club Championship 2020

It’s that time of year again!

Club Championship starts February 24

It’s time for another edition of our annual Club Championship! (Check out the club championship tag for past editions!)

The format for the Club Championship is a little different than our regular Swisses: six rounds and just two sections, Championship and Reserve.

Club Championship trophies

The Championship section sees the top players at our club vie for the title of 2020 Club Champion! Josh Guo is the defending champion. The minimum rating to enter the section is 1700.

The Reserve section sees players rated under 1800 compete for the title of 2020 Reserve Champion. Last year it was Matthew Furrow.

All are welcome!

All are welcome to join us for the event, but only full-year members are eligible to win the Club Champion and Reserve Champion titles. Winners’ names will be engraved on permanent trophies at the club.

Rounds are at 7:30 pm on six Monday evenings, starting February 24 and running to March 30. Registered players may request a bye by email before 6:00 pm. New players are asked to please register on site by 7:00 to make sure that you’re paired for the night’s round.

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Round One – February 24

The tournament gets under way with 14 players in the Championship section and 18 in the Reserves.

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Round Two – March 2

After two rounds of play, there’s a three-way tie for the lead in the Championship section. Dave Southam, Syed Ibrahim Ahmed, and Farhad Panahov all have 2.0/2.

In the Reserves, with 23 players competing, only two are still perfect. Ian Greig and Ulli Diemer have 2.0/2.

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Round Three – March 9

Through three rounds, two players are still perfect in the Championship section – Dave Southam and Farhad Panahov have 3.0/3. In the Reserves, Ulli Diemer is now alone in first with 3.0/3. Three more rounds to go!

See results below.

Check full details at chess-results.

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Round Four – suspended

We are currently suspending chess club meetings as a Covid-19 precaution. ACC is currently scheduled to re-open April 6.


Ranking Cross-tables after Round 1

ACC Club Championship – Championship section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd Pts.
1 Panahov Farhad 1950 CAN 10b1 7w1 9w1 3
2 Southam David 2108 CAN 14w1 15b1 4w+ 3
3 Shabanaj Saimir 2216 CAN 8w1 4b0 13w1 2
4 Ahmed Syed Ibrahim 2086 CAN 11b1 3w1 2b- 2
5 Campbell Brett 2194 CAN 6w½ 11b1 2
6 Vinuya Ruth Joy 2052 CAN 15w½ 5b½ 14w1 2
7 Siddeley Hugh 2181 CAN 16w1 1b0 1.5
8 Gao Lucy 1848 CAN 3b0 15w1 1.5
9 Vinuya Reign Joshua 1818 CAN 12w1 1b0 1.5
10 McSherry Peter 1767 CAN 1w0 14b½ -1 1.5
11 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1802 CAN 4w0 16b1 5w0 1
12 Munro Allan 2212 CAN 9b0 1
13 Fines John 1783 CAN 3b0 1
14 Furrow Matthew 1810 CAN 2b0 10w½ 6b0 0.5
15 Chen Sihao 1784 CAN 6b½ 2w0 8b0 0.5
16 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1757 CAN 7b0 11w0 0.5

Check full Championship results at chess-results.

ACC Club Championship – Reserve section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd Pts.
1 Diemer Ulli 1535 CAN 26w1 15b1 4w1 3
2 Belanger Colton 1688 CAN 17w1 13b½ 14w1 2.5
3 Costales Dan 1670 CAN 15w½ 25b1 13w1 2.5
4 Greig Ian 1628 CAN 7b1 20w1 1b0 2
5 D’Souza Carina 1571 CAN 14w½ 24b1 2
6 Phillips Arthur 1545 CAN 22b1 2
7 Dixon Javier 1412 CAN 4w0 26b+ 20b1 2
8 Randle Bill 1295 CAN 16b1 12w½ 2
9 Ali Shafkat 1627 CAN 17w1 2
10 Supol George 1518 CAN 18w1 2
11 Teram Eli 1015 CAN 21w1 2
12 Helwig Frank 1672 CAN 23b+ 8b½ 2
13 Hillier Paul 1594 CAN 19b1 2w½ 3b0 1.5
14 Guo Richard 1236 CAN 5b½ 23w1 2b0 1.5
15 Tuchow Ryan 1422 CAN 3b½ 1w0 24w1 1.5
16 Kraus Tony 0 CAN 8w0 -1 1.5
17 Jevtic Dragan 1504 CAN 2b0 19w1 9b0 1
18 Barrie Ethan 1400 CAN 20b0 22w1 10b0 1
19 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1242 CAN 13w0 17b0 26b1 1
20 Armstrong Robert J. 1604 CAN 18w1 4b0 7w0 1
21 Lambert Peter 1483 CAN 11b0 1
22 Donegan Lawrence 1114 CAN 6w0 18b0 23b½ 0.5
23 Moiseev Alex 1440 CAN 12w- 14b0 22w½ 0.5
24 Westcott Todd 997 CAN 5w0 15b0 0.5
25 Lillico Margarita 1027 CAN 3w0 0 0.5
26 Souchko Larissa 862 CAN 1b0 7w- 19w0 0

Check full Reserve section results at chess-results.

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