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Toronto Open – Sept 2-4

2017 Toronto Open Chess Championship – September 2-4

Play in Toronto’s Fall Classic – All are welcome to join!

The Toronto Open Chess Championship is Greater Toronto’s marquee Open event of the year, sanctioned by the Greater Toronto Chess League.

The six-round chess tournament takes place over Labour Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with two rounds each day at 10:00am and 4:00pm. Games are played at 90 minutes per side, with a 30-second increment each move. Sets, boards, and clocks are provided.

Players will be sorted by rating into four sections: Crown, U2200, U1800, and U1400. Players within 100 points of the rating cut-off may elect to play in the next higher section.

Please note this is a CFC-rated tournament and CFC membership is required. Top two sections are also FIDE-rated. (CFC membership may be purchased on site at the tournament if necessary.)

Please note: Registrations after Thursday August 31 will not be paired for Round 1.

Tickets: https://guestli.st/472953
Flyer: 2017 Toronto Open Flyer

Featured Players

IM Nikolay Noritsyn
FIDE: 2473
CFC: 2633
Nikolay Noritsyn was born in Kaliningrad, Russia, and moved to Canada when he was 9 years old. He earned his International Master title by winning the 2007 Canadian Closed, and represented Canada in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Chess Olympiads. A frequent top finisher in Toronto events, he won the 2015 Toronto Blitz Championship and the 2016 Ontario Open. This year, he came second in the 2017 Canadian Closed after a controversial rapid play-off. He is currently the second highest CFC-rated player in the country.
WIM Natalia Khoudgarian
FIDE: 2100
CFC: 2248
Natalia Khoudgarian was born in Moscow. She earned her WIM title in 1996 and represented Canada in 2006 and 2012 at the Women’s World Championship and played on the Canadian Women’s Olympiad team in 1996, 2006, 2008, and 2012. She was the top-rated Canadian woman every year 1996 to 2007 and was 2011 Canadian Women’s Champion.

2017 Tournament Registration

https://guestli.st/472953

Save $10 before August 28. Advance Tickets on sale at $90. After Monday August 28, the price is $100. Discounts for Juniors under 18, Seniors 60 and better, and members of Annex Chess Club.

Register today!


Registration List

Last update: August 12, 2017, 10:00 am

Title First Name Last Name Rating Fed
1 IM Nikolay Noritsyn 2633  
2 IM Artiom Samsonkin 2524  
3 FM Mike Ivanov 2394  
4   Ochuko Emuakpeje 2384 NGR
5 FM Victor Plotkin 2375  
6   Mark Plotkin 2361  
7 FM Goran Milicevic 2333  
8   Eugene Hua 2317  
9   Jason Cai 2297  
10   Viatcheslav ( Slava ) Rek 2283  
11   Avinaash Sundar 2256  
12 WIM Natalia Khoudgarian 2248  
13   Sergey Noritsyn 2232  
14   Hairan Liang 2231  
15   Liam Henry 2227  
16   Zehn Nasir 2221  
17   David Southam 2201  
18   Jelvis Calvelo 2160 PHI
19   Kevin Yie 2146  
20   Jeffrey Xu 2110  
21   Ranel Lauron 2033  
22   Bobby R. Palacios 2033  
23   John Fines 1985  
24   Jonathan Hay 1971  
25   Dorian Kang 1951  
26   Richard Feng 1941  
27   Chakkoli Shiva 1886  
28 WFM Cindy Qiao 1877  
29   Kevin Zheng 1874  
30   Omar Shah 1868  
31   Mario Moran-Venegas 1864  
32   Emma He 1856  
33   Penelope González Diaz 1855 CUB
34   Brian Jiang 1839  
35   Jeffrey Renfei Zhao 1838  
36   ALEXANDER R.Z. CHANG 1805  
37   Shafkat Ali 1775  
38   Mihai Ganea 1747  
39   Ferdinand Supsup 1739  
40   Marco Greco 1711  
41   Joseph Liao 1678  
42   Patrick Xie 1659  
43   Jeffrey R. Zhao 1639  
44   YOUHE HUANG 1638  
45   Richard Wing 1627  
46   Henry Liu 1603  
47   Undriadi Benggawan 1588  
48   Austin Xie 1505  
49   Jeremy Sztuka 1455  
50   Joey Qiao 1446  
51   raymond gao 1436  
52   Yue Ran Ma 1436  
53   Wing Li 1399  
54   Michelle Hua 1383  
55   Doug Gillis 1379  
56   Colin B. Archibald 1352  
57   Lucas (YunKun) Lu 1351  
58   Isabelle Wang 1337  
59   Andrew Ma 1324  
60   SAVIO JOSEPH BENHER 1322  
61   Evgeny Kalmanson 1322  
62   Derek Chen 1314  
63   william gao 1313  
64   Noah Nathaniel Yuen 1312  
65   Henry Xianrui Zhang 1310  
66   William Xu 1286  
67   Henry Vu 1274  
68   Lucy gao 1225  
69   Neal Li 1200  
70   Amy Ai 1190  
71   Dennis Li 1174  
72   Jerry Li 1158  
73   James Qiu 1150  
74   Andrew Wang 1145  
75   Alex Zhao 1126  
76   Chakkoli Anirud 1122  
77   Ethan Zhang 1110  
78   Julia Plotkin 1090  
79   Larissa Souchko 1026  
80   Michael (Han Yang) Yu 1025  
81   Alex Xu 975  
82   Justin Greco 957  
83   Xinge Xu 955  
84   Richard Wang 933  
85   Vaamanan Mugunthan 913  
86   Edison Qu 910  
87   Sophia Wang 882  
88   Jodie Liao 879  
89   Shukun He 871  
90   Arnav Mane 870  
91   Helena Jin 810  
92   Sven COAT 806  
93   An Cheng Wang 751  
94   Dailiang chen 740  
95   Sarah Chi 740  
96   Alina Chen 692  
97   Adit Joshi UNR  
98   Anna Boyce UNR  
99   Yugpal Singh UNR  
100   Zi Liu UNR

A Little History

The Labour Day Open chess tournament in Toronto has been the one not-to-miss event of the year for quite some time. Many will remember Bryan Lamb’s tournaments at the Macedonian Chess Club of St. Clement of Ohrid. Here are Bryan Lamb and Randy Moysoski from 2013.

This year, Annex Chess Club is starting a new chapter in this tradition. We’re very pleased to announce the 2017 Toronto Open on Labour Day weekend, September 2-4. This also revives the Toronto Open, which has not run since 2014, and before that not since the PWC Toronto Open of 2009.

Thank you

We appreciate GTCL support making this the region’s marquee Open event of the year, and we have a great team with Alex Ferreira working with Annex Chess Club organizers to make it happen. We also appreciate the help of Omar Shah promoting the event. Finally, we would like to thank all the players and chess moms and dads who are helping us out by registering early for the tournament!

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2013 Toronto Labour Day Open

bryan lamb and randy moysoski

It’s a Toronto tradition! Bryan Lamb, Randy Moysoski, and the Macedonian Chess Club at St. Clement of Ohrid are once again bringing us the end-of-summer classic …

The 2013 Toronto Labour Day Open

Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2, 2013
6-round Swiss in 5 sections: Open, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600
St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Community Centre
76 Overlea Blvd., Toronto

macedonian community centre


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It’s the event of the year on the Toronto chess calendar!

  • Supporters have joined a Facebook event page – and there are pictures posted!
  • Official registration is by mail or email to Bryan Lamb (see details on the flyer).

Click below for a larger image of the flyer:

2013 Toronto Labour Day Open flyer

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Hart House to host 2012 Labour Day Open

It’s Toronto’s favourite annual chess event!

If you play chess in Toronto, you have no doubt played in the Labour Day Open before, and you are likely planning to play again this year. It’s the quintessential Toronto weekend Swiss!

This year’s edition of the ever-popular event is organized by the Hart House Chess Club. Do the organizers a favour and pre-register by email today!

Here are the details (copied from the Hart House website):


2012 Toronto Labour Day Open

When: September 1, 2, 3 (Sat, Sun, Mon)
Where: Hart House, University of Toronto, 2nd Floor
Style: 6-round Swiss in 4 sections: Open & U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 & U1600
Round Times: 10 am & 4 pm each day
Time Control: G/120′ + 30″ from move 1 (Open & U2200); 30/90′, SD/60′ (U1900 & U1600)
Byes: Maximum 2 byes, in rounds 1-4, if requested in advance.


Registration

Register in advance by August 30. Registrants after August 30 are not guaranteed to be paired Round 1.

  • mail (arrival by August 30) to: Hart House Chess Club – 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 with cheque payable to Hart House Chess Club. No postdated cheques, please.
  • email (by August 30) to: hhchess@utoronto.ca and pay cash on site before 9:30am September 1 – later arrivals will be charged onsite fee.

Membership: Registrants must be current CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) members or bring required CFC payment prior to playing.
Entry Fee: $70 in advance, $90 cash only on site. Extra $20 to play up each section. No cheques on site.
Discounts: $10 less for Juniors (born after September 1st, 1994), Seniors (60+), Women, FIDE Masters, and University of Toronto students (show ID card). Only one discount per player. Free for IMs before August 25th, $60 afterwards, $80 on site.


More information

No smoking. No mobile phones. Please bring sets and clocks.

Chief Arbiter: Geordie Derraugh
Deputy Arbiter: Bryan Lamb
Organizer: Alex Ferreira & Hart House Chess Club – hhchess@utoronto.ca

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Upcoming Toronto Weekend Chess Tournaments!

Chess tournaments over Labour Day and Thanksgiving weekends

Follow links below for details and registration:

ACC is also proud to present the following event:

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2011 Toronto Labour Day Open – registration

2011 Toronto Labour Day Open Chess Tournament – Sept. 3 to 5

Annex Chess Club is pleased to present the 2011 Toronto Labour Day Open.

Tournament director Bryan Lamb is a legend in the Toronto chess community, and his Labour Day Open is a much anticipated annual tradition.

Grab a 2011 Toronto Labour Day Open flyer – including entry form

The tournament is all wrapped up!


2011 Toronto Labour Day Open

Saturday September 3 to Monday September 5

Tournament Director:

  • Bryan Lamb

Organized by:

  • Annex Chess Club

Split Venue – Location and Schedule:

  • Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square
    (site for Saturday – rounds 1 and 2)
    registration: Saturday @ 9 am
    Round 1 – Saturday @ 10 am
    Round 2 – Saturday @ 4 pm
  • Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst Street
    (site for Sunday and Monday – rounds 3 to 6)
    Round 3 – Sunday @ 10 am
    Round 4 – Sunday @ 4 pm
    Round 5 – Monday @ 10 am
    Round 6 – Monday @ 4 pm
  • (Both sites are air conditioned)

Take the TTC:

  • The Westin Harbour Castle is right next to the Queen’s Quay Terminal (it’s one stop from Union Station on the Harbourfront LRT line) and Annex Chess Club is a very short walk from Bathurst Station. Check the TTC trip planner to figure out how to get to each location from wherever you are.

Format:

  • 6-round Swiss

Sections:

  • Open (CFC rated 2000 and over)
    U2000 (CFC rated 1600 to 1999)
    U1600 (CFC rated under 1599)

Time Control:

  • 40 moves/90 minutes; remaining moves/30 minutes; 30-s increment from move 1 (the popular time control from the recent Canadian Open)

Entry Fee:

  • $95 by Monday August 29
    Cash or cheque to Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5
    Pay by VISA, MC, or Amex through our PayPal account below
  • $110 cash only after August 29 or at the door
  • $10 extra to play up a section if not rated within 100 points of section floor
  • family discount: second family member pays $15 less; third and following $45 less
  • ACC member discount: $10 less – cannot be combined with family discount

CFC/FIDE:

  • All players must be up-to-date CFC members. The top section will be FIDE rated.

Byes:

  • Up to two ½-pt byes are available in rounds 1 to 4 if requested in advance. Include bye requests with mailed-in entry or email info@annexchessclub.com

Forfeited games:

  • If a player does not show up within one hour of any round’s start, then the player will lose the game by forfeit, lose the CFC rating points for the game, and be removed from the tournament; the player will not, however, lose the FIDE rating points for the game (if FIDE rated)

Equipment:

  • chess sets and chess boards will be provided – please bring digital chess clocks

Prize Fund:

Section Prize Value
Open 1st $2000
2nd $800
3rd $400
top U2200 $300
U2000 1st $1000
2nd $450
3rd $250
top U1800 $200
U1600 1st $1000
2nd $450
3rd $250
top UNR $200
top U1400 $100
Total $7400
  • Anti-sandbagging rule: Players are ineligible for class prizes if rated 100 points over prize ceiling in the past two years
  • Unrated players are eligible for only the unrated prize in the U1600 section – or for top prizes in the open section
  • A player cannot win more than one cash prize

Sponsors:


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Kaspersky Lab will be offering three one-year licenses of Kaspersky Internet Security in the 2011 Toronto Labour Day Open for the players who neutralize their opponent’s threats to secure the toughest draws (the tournament games drawn against the largest rating differential).


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Ripe Apps Inc. will be offering two iPod shuffles in the 2011 Toronto Labour Day Open for the biggest upsets (the tournament games won against the largest rating differential).

More information:


PayPal Registration

Pay by VISA, MC, or Amex:

2011 Labour Day Open Chess Tournament
$110 after Monday August 29 ($100 for ACC members)

PayPal advance entry is now closed …
Please register on site at Westin Harbour Castle (9:00 AM Saturday) cash only.


Note that the organizer reserves the right to refuse a registration. Your registration is not complete until you receive your registration number from the organizer.

Pre-registered list:

102 players pre-registered as of September 2

Open

# Name CFC# Expiry CFC Rating FIDE# FIDE Rating FIDE Title FIDE Country Byes
3 Bator Sambuev 146462 OK 2710 4128290 2528 GM CAN
54 Nikolay Noritsyn 132534 OK 2631 2604922 2425 IM CAN
80 Tomas Krnan 132215 OK 2503 14905361 2390 IM CAN
44 Jonathan Tayar 133658 OK 2460 2606534 2335 IM CAN
8 Roman Sapozhnikov 138609 OK 2407 2601842 2295 FM CAN
101 $ Robert Hamilton 2600234 OK 2386 2600234 2301 FM CAN
43 Michael Kleinman 132631 OK 2373 2609479 2221 FM CAN
95 $ Arthur Calugar 130889 OK 2352 2606933 2254 IM CAN
6 Michael Humphreys 131628 OK 2308 2607522 2111 CAN
96 Paul Gelis 140487 Exp 2239 2602350 2016 CAN
35 Ilya Bluvshtein 125934 OK 2228 2605317 2086 CAN
79 David Itkin 140216 OK 2200 2611813 2025 CAN
U2200
21 Mate Marinkovic 141393 OK 2188 2605201 2109 CAN
11 Dale McTavish 104887 OK 2180 2615894 UNR CAN
72 Daniel Aparicio 149967 Exp 2174 no UNR CAN
102 $ David Filipovich 103521 OK 2173 2600706 2100 CAN
15 Mike Ivanov 140557 OK 2146 2613158 1934 CAN
5 Alex Ferreira 127516 OK 2113 2606763 2019 CAN
98 Jackie Peng 142388 OK 2112 2609819 1899 WCM CAN
94 Michael Song 144236 OK 2107 2613190 2036 CAN
30 Derick Joshua Twesigye 150779 OK 2102 2614081 2129 CAN
78 Dave Southam 102535 OK 2077 2601044 2090 CAN
47 Razvan Preotu 146124 OK 2060 2613280 1974 CAN
22 Iulia Lacau-Rodean 144348 OK 2049 1211285 2018 CAN
12 Simon Gladstone 132497 OK 2046 2611791 1933 CAN
91 $ Daniel Wiebe 132137 OK 2023 2612275 1877 CAN
76 Dmitry Chernik 149932 Exp 2011 2613530 2004 CAN
23 Yuanchen Zhang 148449 OK 1989 2611902 1725 CAN
16 Agastya Kalra 137927 OK 1959 2604744 1717 CAN
60 Guannan Terry Song 146052 OK 1950 2614189 1879 CAN
75 Robert Bzikot 132541 OK 1931 2610990 1882 CAN
58 Mark Plotkin 141086 OK 1924 2611651 1788 CAN
81 Ian Finlay 101866 OK 1918 2604302 UNR CAN
7 $ Greg Stavropoulos* 108628 OK 1861 2613131 UNR CAN
46 Chang Yun** 149639 OK 1825 2615428 UNR CAN
77 Stephen (RenXi) Ye** 149965 OK 1824 2615916 UNR CAN
97 Bryant Yang** 141088 OK 1665 2610361 UNR CAN
# Name CFC# Expiry Rating FIDE# Rating Title Country Byes

* ineligible for U2000
** playing up
$ paying on site

U2000

# Name CFC# Expiry CFC Rating Highest Byes
70 Leslie Lako 102631 Exp 1923 1923
17 Rick Garel 105218 OK 1891 2049
71 Pepin Manalo 112277 OK 1835 1999 rd 1
9 Omid Nemati 130676 Tourn. 1832 1884
13 Mario Moran-Venegas 143315 OK 1827 1864
33 Lin (Xin) Song 146772 OK 1818 1923
U1800
2 Steve Nickoloff 108201 OK 1796 1912
64 Zehn Nasir 148198 OK 1772 1776
20 Mark Jubenville 106764 OK 1727 1813
4 Bob Armstrong 100034 OK 1725 1911
84 Patrick Yu 143209 OK 1721 1796
29 John Zhang 150339 OK 1713 1713 rd 2
32 Hanyuan Ye 144844 OK 1695 1709
24 Richard Wing 103265 Exp. 1681 1979
65 Pi Nasir 148197 OK 1680 1680
49 Richard Chen 148271 OK 1678 1678
68 Richard Marks 109180 OK 1677 2000
48 Martin Maister 101824 OK 1673 1952 rd 2
67 Daniel Zotkin 146857 OK 1666 1757
31 Zachary Dukic 149507 OK 1647 1668
82 Derick Aghamalian 146782 OK 1605 1605
69 Richard Laporte 144203 OK 1604 1668
10 Edward Chan 145594 Exp. 1603 1603
66 Zhanna Sametova 145911 OK 1603 1647
50 Yue Tong (Davy) Zhao 148512 OK 1578 1609
83 Ken Kurkowski 104537 OK 1579 1900
62 Yinshi Li 145175 OK 1573 1634
41 Rebecca Giblon 141076 OK 1564 1613
36 Jose Cabioc* 146261 OK 1527 1738*
14 WCM Jiaxin Liu 149747 OK 1501 1501
42 Melissa Giblon** 142624 OK 1474 1474
63 Mark Bercovici** 148103 OK 1393 1578
# Name CFC# Expiry Rating Highest Byes

* ineligible for U1600
** playing up
$ paying on site

U1600

# Name CFC# Expiry CFC Rating Highest Byes
27 Tetyana Tismenko 152743 OK 1597 /12
25 Alexandre Johnson 109239 Exp 1527 1580
18 Yin Lam 126891 Tourn. 1571 1571
87 Leonid Aghamalian 121022 OK 1496 1629
73 Hooshang Abbarin 152910 OK 1492 /13
1 George Supol 152286 OK 1490 /18
40 Andrew Giblon 148421 OK 1480 1480
28 Chris Wehrfritz 151679 OK 1480 /17
26 Dennis Tismenko 148985 OK 1475 1496
37 Jake Van Rooy 152635 OK 1424 /4
93 Jeffrey Xu 148513 OK 1411 1439
U1400
57 Christopher Field 108098 OK 1389 1636
61 Gordon Cui 143700 OK 1377 1403
88 Paul Radelicki 142392 Exp 1353 1401
86 Billy Carroll 150390 OK 1341 1429
99 $ Daniel Muntaner 151140 OK 1323 1323 rd 2
34 Eric Wang 149398 OK 1320 1351
89 Brian Zhang 143701 OK 1316 1316
100 $ Immanuel Huang 152690 OK 1286 /19
90 Lakes Liang 149333 OK 1277 1277
56 Dennis Shamroni 149741 OK 1270 1270
51 Daniel Sirkovich 145096 OK 1261 1327
59 Constance Wang 149748 OK 1248 1268
19 Milan Cvetkovic 150817 OK 1161 1161
55 Alexander Grynszpan 152220 OK 1154 1154
38 Kimia Moayyed 146784 OK 1151 1208
92 Richard Guo 148117 Exp 1140 1162
39 Dorsa Moayyed 147311 OK 994 1029
53 Varshini Paraparan 150463 OK 931 931
74 Evnato Frias 152975 Exp 931 /1 rd 1
52 Linda Fu 150904 OK 918 918
85 WCM Mathanhe Kaneshalingam 149319 OK 897 911
UNR
45 Daniel Garber NEW Exp. UNR UNR
# Name CFC# Expiry Rating Highest Byes

$ paying on site

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