What’s happening this Monday?

We’ve got lots of chess through the fall and winter! Our chess classes are back in full swing, so everyone can learn the moves or improve their game. Sign up for a class, come out for some casual chess or join our current regular club tournament.

  • Casual section. Drop in and find your own opponents among our friendly casual players! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Pick-up games run all evening, 6:30 to 11:00 pm.
  • Chess classes. Learn the game from a master: our instructors will help you take your game to the next level. Kids’ and adult classes are scheduled through the evening, in 7-week sessions through the year. Check our schedules and come try a class!
  • CFC-rated tournament play. Information on our current club tournament can be found in the results tab in the menu. Club tournaments run one round each Monday night, starting at 7:30, for 5 weeks. New players are welcome any round!

Current ACC Events

Join the Sub-zero Swiss on Monday nights November 7 to December 5. A 5-round Swiss in three sections, Crown, U1900, and U1500.

Upcoming Toronto Events

Don’t miss the 2016 Hart House Holidays Open – December 16 to 18.

For other chess tournaments in and around Toronto, check official CFC website and forum listings, or browse the more boisterous but often more complete ChessTalk forum.

Past Events

Championship Tournaments at ACC

ACC Club Tournaments

Club Speed Tournaments

Toronto Tournaments at ACC

Chess Lectures

Come to a chess talk, on certain scheduled Mondays at 6:50 pm

On lecture dates (see below), come to the club at 6:50 pm, before the tournament starts, to hear a half-hour chess talk. One of our players will discuss an interesting aspect of chess, or a piece of chess history.

2016 Lectures

Future dates are available, and members are invited to offer lectures. Email us if you’d like to give a lecture in the upcoming weeks.


  • no lectures are currently scheduled


2015 Lectures

2014 Lectures

  • August 25, 2014 – Omar Shah: “Musings from Canadian Open Montreal 2014”
  • January 6 – Bill Evans: “Mating patterns – when they work and when they don’t”

2013 Lectures

2012 Lectures

2011 Lectures

2010 Lectures

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