Chess players and chess clubs around the GTA are putting together teams of four to compete in team-versus-team match play on Monday, June 6, at 918 Bathurst, Toronto, home of Annex Chess Club. Send us your four players and your team name!
Annex Chess Club 2227
1. Michael Humphreys (C) 2361
2. Joseph Bellissimo 2256
3. William Li 2173
4. Daniel Zotkin 2118
Chess Supersite 2215
1. Michael Barron (C) 2342
2. Michael Kimelman 2240
3. Alexander Starr 2137
4. Nava Starr 2142
Willowdale Chess Club 2109
1. Dmitry Chernik (C) 2122
2. Denis Ryadnov 2076
3. Benjamin Fradkin 2136
4. Alexander Strugach 2101
Annex Chess Club is proud to host the 2013 GTCL Cup, Toronto’s Rapid Team Chess Championship.
Chess players and chess clubs around the GTA are putting together teams of four to compete in team-versus-team match play on Monday, April 8, at 918 Bathurst, Toronto, home of Annex Chess Club. Send us your four players and your team name!
Here are the details:
When: Monday, April 8th, start time 7:00 pm Where: 918 Bathurst, Great Hall, Annex Chess Club Teams Composition: Four players, plus one alternate (optional) Team Categories: Championship (no rating limit) and U1800 (team’s top 4 players’ average CFC regular rating under 1800) Format: 5-Round Team Swiss – both team categories in a single playing section Rounds: Round 1 at 7:00 pm, with subsequent rounds’ expected start times every 45 minutes Time Control: Game in 15 minutes, with a 5-second increment from move 1 Entry Fee: $5 per player or $20 per team (free for ACC members) Registration: On site between 6:30 and 7:00 pm or preferably in advance by e-mail CFC Quick-Rated: Players must have up-to-date CFC membership Single Players: If you don’t have a team, come on out anyway – we’ll be putting teams together on site
Organizer: Marcus Wilker, Annex Chess Club Arbiter: Alex Ferreira
It was a busy night at Annex Chess Club, with sixteen teams (over 64 players!) playing in this five-round rapid tournament, along with a busy club casual section – and final registration for the Toronto Closed.
In the end, Hart House Chess Club carried off the GTCL Cup, ending several years of Cup ownership by Chess Academy. Congratulations to Bindi Cheng, Haizhou Xu, Geordie Derraugh and Jonathan Yu! It came down to the final round with Hart House playing Chess Academy, needing a draw to clinch. Bindi accepted a draw in his game with Nikolay after ensuring that his team had 2/3 on the other boards.
Among U1800 teams, the Titans took first by half a point with 2.5/5. Congratulations to Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy, Ammar Khairullah, and Arhant and Atharva Washimkar!
The 2012 GTCL Cup took place on June 25, 2012 at Annex Chess Club, Toronto.
Twelve teams took part, competing for prizes in two categories, the traditional Club Championship (elite teams representing a chess club in the GTA) and a new Open Competition category (pickup teams with an average rating under 1800). Check the GTCL Cup announcement page for tournament format, etc.
The Club Championship was won – once again – by the Chess Academy, while the Open Competition ended in a tie between Hamilton and the CCC Commandos – both on match points and on board points. The decision was to award the prize to the CCC Commandos since the players are GTCL members. Check the complete results on the 2012 GTCL Cup Teams Results cross-table.
Chess Academy – 2012 Club Champions
Willowdale A – second place (Club)
Annex A – third place (Club)
Aurora: Vladimir Birarov
Willowdale B: Derrick Twesigye
Iberia: Ilya Bluvshtein
Carlos Romero Alfonso