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2016 Toronto Team Rapid Chess Championship – June 6

Annex Chess Club is proud to host the 2016 GTCL Cup, Toronto’s Rapid Team Chess Championship.

big crowd watching a game from the GTCL Cup

Results

Results are now posted on the chess-results server.

Chess is a team sport!

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!

Registered Teams

Championship

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

Manila Chess Club 2045
1. Jelvis Calvelo 2080
2. Armand Jess Mendoza 1910
3. Andrew Picana (C) 2068
4. Pepin Manalo 1714
5. Erwin Casareno 2125

Aurora Chess Club
Players TBA

U1800

Manila Boys 1708
1. Albert Ranola 1526
2. Federico Austria (C) 2025
3. Trefe Miaco 1849
4. Jose Cabioc 1432

SCC Terminators
1. TBA
2. Paul Corvo 1910
3. Greg Beal 1624
4. Bob Armstrong (C) 1607

C = Team Captain

Chess Academy

gtcl cup 2015

You can put together a team to represent your club, or any four players can put together a team in the U1800 section.

A-team

team of 4

See full details or print an official entry form:
gtcl cup

Last year’s winning team was Hart House Chess Club:

Hart House wins the 2015 GTCL Cup!
Hart House wins the 2015 GTCL Cup!
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2015 Toronto Team Rapid Chess Championship

Hart House wins the 2015 GTCL Cup!
Hart House wins the 2015 GTCL Cup!

Thanks to all who attended. Congratulations to the Hart House Chess Club who took the Cup this year, and “Vi the North” who took the U1800 prize.

Egis Zeromskis took some nice photos of the event.

Full results are posted on chess-results.

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Registered Teams

Hart House A (RtgAvg: 2342)
1. Vavrak Peter
2. Derraugh Geordie
3. Ivanov Mike
4. Yu Jonathan
5. Ding Jack

Nikolay’s Students (RtgAvg: 2260)
1. Plotkin Victor
2. Plotkin Mark
3. Vettese Nicholas
4. Zotkin Daniel

Aurora Chess Club (RtgAvg:2208)
1. Cummings David
2. Zeromskis Egidijus
3. Noritsyn Sergey
4. Macleod David

Willowdale Chess Club A (RtgAvg:2188)
1. Barron Michael
2. Kimelman Michael
3. Starr Sasha
4. Starr Nava

Annex Chess Club (RtgAvg:2125)
1. Humphreys Michael
2. Evans Bill
3. Stefanovic Miroslav
4. Wiebe Daniel

Hart House Chess Club B (RtgAvg:2115)
1. Du Digeng
2. Agbabishvili Lali
3. Perelman Leon
4. Kitaygorodsky Alex
5. Stein Jacob

Kitchener (RtgAvg:2106)
1. Peredun Andrew
2. Aniunoh Chike (jude)
3. Goldstein Rhys
4. Li Hongyi

Willowdale Chess Club B (RtgAvg:2098)
1. Tonakanian Stephan
2. Chernik Dmitry
3. Fradkin Benjamin
4. Strugach Alexander

Pinoy (RtgAvg:2050)
1. Zuniga Dante
2. Manalo Pepin
3. Orozco Joey
4. Mendoza Armand Jess
5. Batistil Rulix
6. Casareno Erwin

The Golden Gaels (RtgAvg:2039)
1. Gladstone Simon
2. Farine Jonathan
3. Gellner Nicholas
4. Longo Tyler

Commandos (RtgAvg:1882)
1. Siddeley Hugh
2. Ibrahim Ismail
3. Sirkovich Daniel
4. Armstrong Robert J.

Rolling Pawns (RtgAvg:1782)
1. Roller Robert
2. Marshal Fernando
3. Ugodnikov Arkadiy
4. Souchko Larissa

East to West (RtgAvg:1564)
1. Ab-Barin Hooshang
2. Amirirad Kamran
3. Diemer Ulli
4. Radpey Abdolreza

Vi The North (RtgAvg:1429)
1. Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth
2. Pirri Daniele
3. Stevelic Marko
4. Saltat Michael

Annex Juniors (RtgAvg:1390)
1. Wu Nicholas
2. Ghazarian Tigran
4. Yu Ryan

Bad Bishops (RtgAvg:1291)
1. Murray Michael
2. DeCelles Taylor
3. Macinnis Bruce
4. Kosick Allison Jennifer

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Toronto Rapid Team Championship – May 26

The 2014 GTCL Cup is at Annex Chess Club

Four-on-four team matches at a rapid time control of 15’+5″

Michael Humphreys leads the winning Annex team
FM Michael Humphreys leads the winning Annex team; Pavel Peev plays board 2
Zehn Nasir and Bill Evans hold down boards 3 and 4 for Annex Chess Club
Zehn Nasir and Bill Evans hold down boards 3 and 4

2014 Winning Teams

  • Annex Chess Club
    (Championship)
    1. FM Michael Humphreys
    2. Pavel Peev
    3. Zehn Nasir
    4. Bill Evans
  • Annex Models
    (U1800)
    1. Hugh Siddeley
    2. Miroslav Stefanovic
    3. Ben Tomic
    4. Daniele Pirri

SwissSys Standings. GTCL Cup 2014

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Match Pts Game Pts
1 Annex CC 2144 W11 W6 L4 W13 W2 4 13
2 Willowdale Chess Club 2243 W10 W5 W3 W4 L1 4 12
3 Aurora CC 2169 W13 W17 L2 W6 D7 3.5 14.5
4 Hart House CC 2314 W15 W8 W1 L2 D5 3.5 13
5 The Olden Gaels 2055 W9 L2 W7 W8 D4 3.5 11.5
6 Hart House CC B 1997 W12 L1 W14 L3 W13 3 12.5
7 Dads and Juniors 2010 D16 W15 L5 W10 D3 3 11
8 Annex Juniors 1977 W14 L4 W12 L5 D11 2.5 12
9 Annex Models 1695 L5 D10 D15 D12 W16 2.5 11
10 Pinoy Chess Club 1794 L2 D9 W16 L7 W15 2.5 10.5
11 Blackmar Diemers 1726 L1 L12 B— W14 D8 2.5 9
12 Titans II 1624 L6 W11 L8 D9 B— 2.5 9
13 CCC Commandos 1751 L3 W16 W17 L1 L6 2 7.5
14 Knights of the Square Table 1404 L8 B— L6 L11 W17 2 5.5
15 F4 1872 L4 L7 D9 W17 L10 1.5 8
16 Annex Warriors 1629 D7 L13 L10 B— L9 1.5 5.5
17 Blank unr. B— L3 L13 L15 L14 1 4.5

Check detailed results.


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Championship and U1800 Categories

Championship

In the Championship category, teams represent GTA Chess Clubs of all shapes and sizes.

Championship Winners:

  • 2014 Annex Chess Club (Michael Humphreys, Pavel Peev, Zehn Nasir, Bill Evans)

    Michael Humphreys accepts the GTCL Cup
    Michael Humphreys accepts the GTCL Cup
  • 2013 Hart House Chess Club (Bindi Cheng, Haizhou Xu, Geordie Derraugh, and Jonathan Yu)
  • 2012 Chess Academy

U1800

In the U1800 category, teams can have any four players with an average rating under 1800.

  • 2014 Annex Models (Hugh Siddeley, Miroslav Stefanovic, Ben Tomic, Daniele Pirri
    Hugh Siddeley
    Hugh Siddeley
    Miroslav Stefanovic
    Miroslav Stefanovic
    Ben Tomic
    Ben Tomic

    Daniele Pirri
    Daniele Pirri
  • 2013 Titans (Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy, Ammar Khairullah, and Arhant and Atharva Washimkar).
  • 2012 CCC Commandos

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Preregistered Teams

  • Hart House A
    (Championship; avg 2306)
    1. IM Bindi Cheng (2506)
    2. Geordie Derraugh ? (2344)
    3. Mike Ivanov (2303)
    4. Jonathan Yu (2072)
  • Willowdale Chess Club
    (Championship; avg 2250)
    1. IM Alex Rabinovich (2540)
    2. FM Michael Barron (2274)
    3. Michael Kimelman (2204)
    4. (C) Dmitry Chernik (1975)
  • Dads and Juniors
    (avg 2110)
    1. (C) Victor Plotkin (2442)
    2. Mark Plotkin (2254)
    3. Rebecca Giblon (2062)
    4. Andrew Giblon (1683)
  • Queen’s University
    (Championship; avg 2055)
    1. (C) Dan Abrahams (2205)
    2. Tyler Longo (2031)
    3. Jonathan Farine (2033)
    4. Nicholas Gellner (1949)
  • Aurora Chess Club (needs one more player)
    (Championship; avg ?)
    1. (C) Egidijus Zeromskis (2235)
    2. David MacLeod (2075)
    3. Sergey Noritsyn (2091)
    4. free
  • Annex F4
    (Championship; avg 1872)
    1. Wajdy Shebetah (2022)
    2. Daniel Wiebe (2041)
    3. Nick O’Bumsawin (1744)
    4. (C) Yakos Spiliotopoulos (1682)
  • Pinoy Chess Club
    (U1800; avg 1791)
    1. Zaldy Tabanao – 2011
    2. Armand Jess Mendoza – 1854
    3. (C) Joey Orozco – 1676
    4. Rulix Batistil – 1634
    5. Jose Cabioc – 1521
  • CCC Commandos
    (U1800; avg 1704)
    1. Erwin Casareno (2148)
    2. (C) Bob Armstrong (1657)
    3. Ben Lin (1608)
    4. Ken Kurkowski (1401)

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2013 GTCL Cup – April 8

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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!

GTCL Cup

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

May the best team win!

The team from Chess Academy won the GTCL Cup in 2012
Chess Academy won the GTCL Cup in 2012
CCC Commandos won the U1800 prize

Grab a flyer for this year’s event.

GTCL Cup flyer


Results

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!

Bindi-Nikolay

Check out the pictures of the event that Egis took!

Here is the team wall chart:

# Team Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Hart House +W8 +B4 +W5 +B6 +W2 5
3 3 2.5 3.5 2.5
2 Chess Academy +B9 -W6 +B13 +W5 -B1 3
3 1 4 3.5 1.5
3 Knights of Chess +W11 -B5 =W8 +B15 +B7 3.5
4 1.5 2 3.5 4
4 Meatheads +B12 -W1 +B14 +W7 +B6 4
4 1 4 4 3
5 Willowdale +B14 +W3 -B1 -B2 =W9 2.5
4 2.5 1.5 0.5 2
6 Annex 1 +W13 +B2 +B15 -W1 -W4 3
4 3 3 0.5 1
7 Aurora =W15 =W9 +B10 -B4

2
2 2 3 0 0
8 Annex Juniors -B1 +W12 =B3 =W9 +B10 3
1 4 2 2 4
9 King of Kings -W2 =B7 +W12 =B8 =B5 2.5
1 2 4 2 2
10 Isolated Pawns +B16 -W15 -W7 +B14 -W8 2
3 1 1 2.5 0
11 Titans -B3 -W14 =B16 +W13 +W15 2.5
0 1 2 3 2.5
12 CCC Commandos -W4 -B8 -B9 +W16 +B13 2
0 0 0 2.5 2.5
13 Annex Warriors -B6 +W16 -W2 -B11 -W12 1
0 3.5 0 1 1.5
14 Blackmar Diemers -W5 +B11 -W4 -W10 =B16 1.5
0 3 0 1.5 2
15 Ruthless Lions =B7 +B10 -W6 -W3 -B11 1.5
2 3 1 0.5 1.5
16 Drop-Ins -W10 -B13 =W11 -B12 =W14 1
1 0.5 2 1.5 2

Pre-registered

CCC Commandos (defending U1800 champions!)
1. Will Rutherdale (1761)
2. Greg Beal (1719)
3. Bob Armstrong* (1637)
4. Ken Kurkowski (1550)

Willowdale Chess Club
1. FM Michael Barron (2265)
2. Michael Kimelman (2206)
3. Alexander Strugach (1949)
4. Dmitry Chernik* (1998)

Scarborough Chess Club – Junior (a.k.a. “Isolated Pawns”)
1. Jeffrey Xu* (1936)
2. Wenyang Ming (1771)
3. Kevin Yie (1658)
4. Harry Zhao (1591)

The Blackmar Diemers
1. Ulli Diemer* (1641)
2. Jack Maguire (1497)
3. Bill Thornton (1496)
4. George Supol (1459)

Annex Chess Club
1. Liam Henry (2250)
2. Pavel Peev (2213)
3. Bill Evans* (2022)
4. Tyler Longo (1981)

Annex Chess Club – Junior
1. Zehn Nasir* (2188)
2. Joseph Bellissimo (2034)
3. Daniel Zotkin (1896)
4. Daniel Sirkovich (1782)

Hart House Chess Club
1. Bindi Cheng (2517)
2. Haizhou Xu (2347)
3. Geordie Derraugh* (2236)
4. Jonathan Yu (2136)

Aurora Chess Club
1. Egidijus Zeromskis* (2213)
2. David MacLeod (2084)
3. Mickey Stein (1857)
4. Alisher Kishkimbayev (1150)

Knights of Chess
1. Victor Plotkin (2390)
2. Vladimir Birarov (2242)
3. Mark Plotkin (2193)
4. Pi Nasir (1907)

Chess Academy
1. Nikolay Noritsyn (2585)
2. Konstantin Semianiuk (2293)
3. Liza Orlova (2119)
4. Sergey Noritsyn (2043)

Chess Academy – B (a.k.a. “Meatheads”)
1. Roman Sapozhnikov (2411)
2. Michael Song (2354)
3. Alexandru Florea (2117)
4. Ben Blium (1954)
5. Justin D’Souza (1625)

* team captain

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Chess Academy wins 2012 GTCL Cup

Chess Academy keeps the GTCL Cup for another year

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.

Winning Teams

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.

The CCC Commandos were the top Open Competition (U1800) team

Participating Teams

Chess Academy – 2012 Club Champions
Nikolay Noritsyn
Michael Song
Nikita Gusev
Konstantin Semianiuk

Willowdale A – second place (Club)
Alex Rabinovich
Michael Barron
Michael Kimelman
Dmitri Chernik

Annex A – third place (Club)
Geordie Derraugh
Pavel Peev
Wajdy Shebetah
Hugh Siddeley

Aurora:
Vladimir Birarov
Egis Zeromskis
Brian Fiedler
Bernie Prost
Nicole Birarov

Willowdale B:
Derrick Twesigye
Bill Evans
Ruperto Frilles
Mickey Stein

Iberia:
Ilya Bluvshtein
Carlos Romero Alfonso
Igor Glozman
Yakos Spiliotopoulos

Mafia:
Artiom Samsonkin
Juliaan Posaratnanathan
Sergey Noritsyn
Jeffrey Zhu

CCC Commandos – 2012 Open Champions
Erwin Casareno
Bob Armstrong
Ken Kurkowski
Steve Karpik

Hamilton – second place (Open)
Mike Ivanov
Daniel Coren
Ammar Khairullah
Patrick Bondy

Annex B:
Marcus Wilker
Chris Wehrfritz
Ulli Diemer
Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy

Annex C – third place (Open)
Arkadiy Ugodnikov
Hooshang Abbarin
Abdolreza Radpey
Shabnam Abbarin

Annex D:
Andrew Pastor
Peter McNelly
Kris Todi
Larissa Souchko
Brian Todi

Individual Board Winners

Board Winners are:
Board 1: Artiom Samsonkin with 5/5 (Mafia)
Board 2: Michael Song with 5/5 (Chess Academy)
Board 3: 3-way tie, with 4/5: Wajdy Shebetah (Annex A), Ruperto Frilles (Willowdale B), Sergey Noritsyn (Mafia)
Board 4: Konstantin Semianiuk with 5/5 (Chess Academy)

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