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ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss

August is a great time to relax and unwind. Chess can be a stressful game, but the opportunity to completely focus on the flow (and stress) of the game, while setting everything else aside, can also be very relaxing.

ACC Relax and Unwind 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 July 30 to September 10. (Off August 6 for Simcoe Day and September 3 for Labour Day.) New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – July 30

In Round One U1400 action, Carina d’Souza gets her first draw since joining the club, sacking a rook to get a perpetual. Way to go, Carina! In U1800, unrated Josh Scott scores his first victory in an official game. And in the Crown, the last game of the night is a tough match between David Cohen and Josh Guo.

See full results below!

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Off-week – August 6

We’re off for Simcoe Day. Get away from the city to “relax and unwind” for the long weekend. Or alternatively, stay and take part in Toronto’s annual Caribana festival – where di gyal dem whine up! A million tourists can’t be wrong. The Grand Parade is on Saturday August 4.

Round Two – August 13

Big thanks to Keith Denning for filling in behind the desk, and Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy for helping out! Results may not be available till next week.

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Round Three – August 20

Join us for Round Three! 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 1

ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd Pts.
1 Guo Josh 2234 CAN 12b1 1
2 Southam David 2108 CAN 13b1 1
3 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1692 CAN 11b1 1
4 Noritsyn Sergey 2282 CAN 8w1 1
5 Malakhovets Sergey 2158 CAN 9w1 1
6 Malmsten Erik 1938 CAN 10w1 1
7 Subramanian Arun 1981 CAN 0.5
8 Bitton Michael 1882 CAN 4b0 0
9 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1727 CAN 5b0 0
10 Daldal Erdem 1684 CAN 6b0 0
11 Fines John 1885 CAN 3w0 0
12 Cohen David 1872 CAN 1w0 0
13 Tavana Joseph 1721 CAN 2w0 0

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

ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd Pts.
1 Belcadi Salim 1653 CAN 9w1 1
2 Ramesh Bharath 1624 CAN 7w1 1
3 Wagner Robert 1608 CAN 10w1 1
4 Scott Josh 1500 CAN 8w1 1
5 Saltat Michael 1602 CAN -1 1
6 Grisar Charlie 1337 CAN 0.5
7 Bentley Robert 1643 CAN 2b0 0
8 Bathaie Sina 1618 CAN 4b0 0
9 Gao Lucy 1509 CAN 1b0 0
10 Stroganov Victor 1445 CAN 3b0 0

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

ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd Pts.
1 Belanger Colton 1298 CAN 9b1 1
2 Lambert Peter 1173 CAN 10b1 1
3 Davies Philip 1267 CAN 7w1 1
4 Chandra Ambarish 1120 CAN 8w1 1
5 Stroganov Valery 1117 CAN 6b½ 0.5
6 D’Souza Carina 655 CAN 5w½ 0.5
7 Teram Eli 999 CAN 3b0 0
8 Bentley Grigoris 0 CAN 4b0 0
9 Noritsyn Ivan 1045 CAN 1w0 0
10 Souchko Larissa 966 CAN 2w0 0
11 Brent-Hurst Liam 785 CAN 0 0

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

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2018 Toronto Open – Sept 1-3

The annual Toronto Open Chess Championship is coming to 918 Bathurst in downtown Toronto, September 1-3.

Don’t miss out on this Toronto Labour Day chess tradition!

$7000 projected prize fund, including $1000 first prize, based on 150 entries.

Flyer: 2018 Toronto Open

Advace registration now open! https://guestli.st/574671

Over 75 players are already registered.

More details, including registration list, coming soon. Advance entry only available till August 27. Get yours today!

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ACC Strawberry Season Swiss

June is the Strawberry Moon – Dewmin-Giizis (or Ode’min-Giizis) in the local Nishnaabe language. It’s strawberry season in Ontario, and farms outside the city will soon have pick-your-own available. Meanwhile, downtown Toronto chess players are playing in the ACC Strawberry Season Swiss.

ACC Strawberry Season 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 June 11 to July 23. (Off June 18 for the GTCL Cup and July 2 for Canada Day.) Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – June 11

We’re off and running. Dave Southam gives up a Rd-1 draw to fall to third behind the top two seeds, Sergey Noritsyn and Sergey Malakhovets. See full results on the cross-table.

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Off-week – June 18

Don’t miss the GTCL Cup, Toronto’s Rapid Team Chess Championship. $20 per team, or $5 per player – free for ACC players. Put your team together and email it in, or we’ll put teams together between 6 pm and 7 pm on site.

Round Two – June 25

Sergey Malakhovets wins with black on top board to take a lead in the Crown section with 2.0/2 as Southam and Liao are tied for second at 1.5/2.

In U1800, it’s Robert Wagner and Hooshang Ab-Barin who are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

And finally, in U1400, as one game runs late, nobody is perfect, but there’s a big tie for the lead at 1.5/2.

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Off-week – July 2

It’s a Canada Day long weekend! The club will be closed.

Round Three – July 9

We’re back up and running on July 9. It’s a bit of a strange night as many of our regulars are away for one reason or another, while quite a few new players drop in, especially in the casual section. If you’re in Toronto for whatever reason this summer, come check us out on a Monday night!

In the Crown, Dave Southam scores a win on Board 1 to take a share of the lead at 2.5/3 with Sergey Malakhovets.

In U1800, Toy Chack Kwan scores a win to take a share of the lead at 2.5/3 with Hooshang Ab-Barrin.

And in U1400, there’s a three-way tie for the lead with Ivan Noritsyn, Charlie Grisar, and Peter Lambert all sharing first with 2.5/3.

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Round Four – July 16

In U1400, Charlie Grisar takes sole possession of first place, rising to 3.5/4 with a win over Peter Lambert.

In U1800 play, Bharath Ramesh is proud of his miniature against the higher-rated Arkadiy Ugodnikov, while Hooshang Abbarin with a win over Toy Chack Kwan who takes sole first with 3.5/4.

And in the Crown, it’s Sergey Noritsyn in first with 3.0/4 with a win over Dave Southam.

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Round Five – July 23

With a win on top board, Sergey Noritsyn takes the tournament with a score of 4.0/5.
In U1800, Hooshang Ab-Barin wins his last-round game to take the section with 4.5/5.
And in U1400, Charlie Grisar scores a final win to take the section with 4.5/5.

Congratulation to the winners! See full results below.

Join us for a new club tournament starting July 30 – next week! 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.


Final Ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2284 CAN 8b1 2w0 10b1 4b1 5w1 4
2 Malakhovets Sergey 2122 CAN 3b1 1b1 5w0 4w1 3.5
3 Bitton Michael 1726 CAN 2w0 8w1 5b0 9b1 10w1 3
4 Southam David 2176 CAN 9w½ 5b1 6b1 1w0 2b0 2.5
5 Subramanian Arun 1959 CAN 4w0 3w1 2b1 1b0 2.5
6 Liao Run Ming 1761 CAN 9b1 4w0 0 2
7 Guo Josh 2232 CAN 0 0 8b1 2
8 Fines John 1907 CAN 1w0 3b0 9w1 10b½ 7w0 1.5
9 Tavana Joseph 1739 CAN 4b½ 6w0 8b0 3w0 -1 1.5
10 Gao Raymond 1762 CAN 1w0 8w½ 3b0 1.5

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

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1545 CAN 5b1 13b1 10w1 3w1 4.5
2 Wagner Robert 1568 CAN 15b1 18w1 10b0 8w1 3.5
3 Daldal Erdem 1705 CAN 18b0 9w1 19b1 11w1 1b0 3
4 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1689 CAN 19w0 14b1 15w1 6b0 10b1 3
5 Supol George 1331 CAN 1w0 11b0 14w1 13b1 16w1 3
6 Ramesh Bharath 1591 CAN 21b1 4w1 0 3
7 Gao William (zhimao) 1465 CAN 0 18w1 11b1 3
8 Saltat Michael 1626 CAN 10w0 22b1 9w1 2b0 2.5
9 Gao Lucy 1576 CAN 14w½ 3b0 21w1 8b0 15w1 2.5
10 Kwan Toy Chack 1505 CAN 8b1 2w1 1b0 4w0 2.5
11 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 20b0 5w1 16b1 3b0 7w0 2
12 Moiseev Alex 1182 CAN 18b1 0 0 2
13 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1741 CAN 22b1 1w0 0 5w0 21b½ 1.5
14 Kalmanson Evgeny 1447 CAN 9b½ 4w0 5b0 22w1 0 1.5
15 Belanger Colton 1281 CAN 2w0 21w1 4b0 9b0 1.5
16 Stroganov Victor 1297 CAN 11w0 5b0 1.5
17 Randle Bill 1094 CAN 0 21b½ 0 1.5
18 Schwartz Lorne 1542 CAN 3w1 2b0 12w0 7b0 0 1
19 Armstrong Robert J. 1529 CAN 4b1 0 3w0 0 0 1
20 Terra Arthur Schneider 1518 BRA 11w1 0 0 0 0 1
21 Dixon Javier 1483 CAN 6w0 15b0 9b0 17w½ 13w½ 1
22 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1329 CAN 13w0 8w0 14b0 0 0.5

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

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Grisar Charlie 1232 CAN 2w½ 13b+ 3b1 6w1 5b1 4.5
2 Noritsyn Ivan 969 CAN 1b½ 4w1 7b1 5w0 6b½ 3
3 Davies Philip 1298 CAN 12b1 6w½ 1w0 4b½ 10w1 3
4 Teram Eli 989 CAN 11w½ 2b0 10w1 3w½ 7b1 3
5 Shogilev Sandon 1125 CAN 7w1 2b1 1w0 3
6 Lambert Peter 1185 CAN 9w1 3b½ -1 1b0 2w½ 3
7 Souchko Larissa 963 CAN 13w1 5b0 2w0 10b1 4w0 2
8 Stroganov Victor 1297 CAN 14w1 0 0 0 1.5
9 Brent-Hurst Liam 0 CAN 6b0 12w- -1 0 1.5
10 D’Souza Carina 0 CAN 4b0 7w0 3b0 1
11 Wadhwa Rymn 902 CAN 4b½ 0 0 0 1
12 Moiseev Alex 1182 CAN 3w0 9b- 0 1
13 Patton Mark A. 1192 CAN 7b0 1w- 0 0 0 0
14 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1003 CAN 8b0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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2018 GTCL Cup – Toronto Rapid Team Chess Championship – June 18

Thank you

Thanks to all who attended. We had a great turnout with 19 teams taking part.

Winners

2015 winners, bested by Nikolay Noritsyn’s Starks in 2016, and by Sasha Starr’s Chess Stars in 2017, it’s Hart House again in 2018. Meanwhile, Hart House also takes the U1800 prize with their C team. Congratulations, Hart House and Hart House C!

Results

Full board results are now posted on the Chess-results server.

Final Team Cross-table

Rk. Team 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd TB1 TB2
1 Hart House A 15b4 4w3 5b4 2w3 6b3 10 17
2 Chess Stars 7w4 3b2½ 8w2½ 1b1 4w2½ 8 12.5
3 Pinoy CC 13w4 2w1½ 6b3½ 8b2 9w3 7 14
4 Dads and Kids 12w4 1b1 10w4 7b4 2b1½ 6 14.5
5 London Fire 18w4 16b4 1w0 6w1½ 11b2½ 6 12
6 Hart House Legacy 17w4 9b3½ 3w½ 5b2½ 1w1 6 11.5
7 Hart House C 2b0 17w3 18b4 4w0 16w4 6 11
8 Aurora CC 14b4 11w4 2b1½ 3w2 0w0 5 11.5
9 Willowdale CC 19b4 6w½ 13b4 11w2 3b1 5 11.5
10 Annex Old Players 11b½ 14w4 4b0 19w4 12b2 5 10.5
11 Annex A 10w3½ 8b0 12w3 9b2 5w1½ 5 10
12 Hart House Chillies 4b0 15w3 11b1 13w2½ 10w2 5 8.5
13 Running Pawns 3b0 19w4 9w0 12b1½ 15b2½ 4 8
14 Cool Cats 8w0 10b0 17b2½ 15w1 18b3½ 4 7
15 Ryerson CC 1w0 12b1 16w2 14b3 13w1½ 3 7.5
16 Pancer’s Patzers –0 5w0 15b2 18w3 7b0 3 5
17 Team Maddy 6b0 7b1 14w1½ –0 19b3½ 2 6
18 CCYC A 5b0 –0 7w0 16b1 14w½ 0 1.5
19 CCYC B 9w0 13b0 –0 10b0 17w½ 0 0.5

Player Results

1. Hart House A (RtgAvg:2301, TB1: 10 / TB2: 17)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Ivanov Mike 2357 CAN 1 1 1 1 1 5
2 Zhao Jim 2262 CAN 1 1 1 1 1 5
3 Bellissimo Joseph 2280 CAN 1 0 1 0 ½ 2.5
4 Nasir Zehn 2306 CAN 1 1 1 1 ½ 4.5
2. Chess Stars (RtgAvg:2308, TB1: 8 / TB2: 12,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Rabinovich Alex 2439 CAN 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 3
2 Vettese Nicholas 2330 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 2
3 Barron Michael 2318 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
4 Starr Sasha 2146 CAN 1 ½ 1 0 1 3.5
3. Pinoy CC (RtgAvg:2118, TB1: 7 / TB2: 14)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Teodoro IV Eduardo D. 2334 CAN 1 0 1 0 1 3
2 Franco Ryan 2272 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
3 Calvelo Jelvis 1927 CAN 1 1 0 1 3
4 Nazareno Merlin 1938 CAN 1 ½ ½ 1 0 3
5 Orozco Joey 1750 CAN 1 1
4. Dads and Kids (RtgAvg:2129, TB1: 6 / TB2: 14,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Plotkin Victor 2393 CAN 1 0 1 1 ½ 3.5
2 Plotkin Mark 2327 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
3 Rusonik Max 1999 CAN 1 1 1 1 0 4
4 Rusonik Greg 1796 CAN 1 0 1 1 0 3
5. London Fire (RtgAvg:1836, TB1: 6 / TB2: 12)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Bao Tony Bohan 1984 CAN 1 1 0 1 1 4
2 Adamo Brendan 1821 CAN 1 1 0 ½ 1 3.5
3 Blake Matthew 1817 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 2
4 Huang Tony 1722 CAN 1 1 0 0 ½ 2.5
6. Hart House Legacy (RtgAvg:2239, TB1: 6 / TB2: 11,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Li William 2204 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 2
2 Yu Jonathan 2225 CAN 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 2
3 Agbabishvili Lali 2296 CAN 1 1 2
4 Perelman Leon 2230 CAN 1 1 2
5 Ferreira Alex T. 2090 CAN ½ 1 ½ 2
6 Ng Kit-Sun 2206 CAN 0 1 ½ 1.5
7. Hart House C (RtgAvg:1425, TB1: 6 / TB2: 11)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1741 CAN 0 1 1 0 1 3
2 Bakiskan Atakan 0 CAN 0 1 1 0 1 3
3 Moore Jonathan 1495 CAN 0 1 0 1 2
4 Venkataramanan Vikram 1099 CAN 0 1 1 0 1 3
5 Chen John 1363 CAN 0 0
8. Aurora CC (RtgAvg:2205, TB1: 5 / TB2: 11,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Cummings David 2406 CAN 1 1 ½ 1 3.5
2 Dougherty Michael 2238 CAN 1 1 1 0 3
3 Zeromskis Egidijus 2153 CAN 1 1 0 1 3
4 Macleod David 2021 CAN 1 1 0 0 2
9. Willowdale CC (RtgAvg:2140, TB1: 5 / TB2: 11,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Kimelman Michael 2244 CAN 1 0 1 0 0 2
2 Chernik Dmitry 2111 CAN 1 ½ 1 0 0 2.5
3 Tonakanian Stephan 2090 CAN 1 0 1 1 0 3
4 Ryadnov Denis 2114 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
10. Annex Old Players (RtgAvg:1492, TB1: 5 / TB2: 10,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1545 CAN 0 1 0 1 0 2
2 Diemer Ulli 1611 CAN 0 1 0 1 1 3
3 Radpey Abdolreza 1305 CAN ½ 1 0 1 0 2.5
4 Kwan Toy Chack 1505 CAN 0 1 0 1 1 3
11. Annex A (RtgAvg:1746, TB1: 5 / TB2: 10)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Malakhovets Sergey 2122 CAN 1 0 1 1 0 3
2 Mcsherry Peter 1832 CAN 1 0 0 1 0 2
3 Ali Shafkat 1667 CAN ½ 0 1 0 1 2.5
4 Dong Yiwei 1364 CAN 1 0 1 0 ½ 2.5
12. Hart House Chillies (RtgAvg:1425, TB1: 5 / TB2: 8,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Rajendran Vignesh Kumar 1482 CAN 0 0 0 1 1 2
2 Aliaj Jurgen 1521 CAN 0 1 1 0 2
3 Karunaratne Sahan Wickramarac 1337 CAN 0 0 0 1 1
4 Yakobovits Dylan 1005 CAN 0 1 0 0 1
5 Bandara Ranmal 1360 CAN 1 1 ½ 2.5
13. Running Pawns (RtgAvg:1510, TB1: 4 / TB2: 8)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Tavana Joseph 1739 CAN 0 1 0 0 ½ 1.5
2 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1689 CAN 0 1 0 0 1 2
3 Belanger Colton 1281 CAN 0 1 0 ½ 0 1.5
4 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1329 CAN 0 1 0 1 1 3
14. Cool Cats (RtgAvg:1137, TB1: 4 / TB2: 7)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Liang Yunpeng 1548 CAN 0 0 1 1 1 3
2 Shah Rahul 0 CAN 0 0 ½ 0 1 1.5
3 Shah Raj 0 CAN 0 0 1 0 ½ 1.5
4 Panchal Pratik 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 1 1
15. Ryerson CC (RtgAvg:1335, TB1: 3 / TB2: 7,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Saltat Michael 1626 CAN 0 1 0 0 ½ 1.5
2 Tran Dennis 1483 CAN 0 0 1 1 0 2
3 Grisar Charlie 1232 CAN 0 0 1 1 1 3
4 Wadhwa Rymn 902 CAN 0 0 0 1 0 1
16. Pancer’s Patzers (RtgAvg:1176, TB1: 3 / TB2: 5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 0 1 1 0 2
2 Ugodnikov Jennifer 1031 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
3 Souchko Larissa 963 CAN 0 0 1 0 1
4 Pancer Jeff 1041 CAN 0 1 1 0 2
17. Team Maddy (RtgAvg:1270, TB1: 2 / TB2: 6)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Schwartz Lorne 1542 CAN 0 0 0 1 1
2 Pell Richard 1414 CAN 0 0 ½ ½ 1
3 Liang Thomas Mingen 0 CAN 0 1 0 1 2
4 Shogilev Sandon 1125 CAN 0 0 1 1 2
18. CCYC A (RtgAvg:939, TB1: 0 / TB2: 1,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Li Eric 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
2 Zhang Shuhan 228 CAN 0 0 1 0 1
3 Huang Justin 756 CAN 0 0 0 ½ 0.5
4 Feng Carina 200 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
19. CCYC B (RtgAvg:1000, TB1: 0 / TB2: 0,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Lee Owen 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
2 Zhuang Jeffrey 323 CAN 0 0 0 ½ 0.5
3 Guan Marie 485 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
4 Kur Javpivit 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 0

Entry Form and Tournament Details

GTCL Cup Team entry form – 2018

Hart House wins the 2015 GTCL Cup!
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