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It’s Here!

2011 Hart House Holidays Open – December 16 to 18

Chess in the Great Hall at Hart House

From the neo-Gothic architecture of the building to the huge ceilings of the Great Hall, chess tournaments don’t get any more beautiful than this. It’s chess as you see it in the movies!

Organized by U of T’s Hart House Chess Club, this top-notch event has 128 players pre-registered – among them, some of the best players in the nation. In the Open Section, Slovakia’s IM Peter Vavrak and Spain’s IM Renier Castellanos join Canada’s elite: GM Bator Sambuev, IM Nikolai Noritsyn, IM Lawrence Day, and six other players with international titles. In the class sections, club players young and old – including five brand new, unrated players – are battling it out for rating points and prizes.

If you’ve never played in a real, CFC-rated tournament before, don’t miss this opportunity: Hart House is offering free tournament entry if you join CFC for the first time!

  • Format: 5-Round Swiss in 4 sections: Open, U2200, U1900, U1600
  • Rounds: 6 pm on Friday; 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: Hart House, U of T
  • Take TTC: 10-min walk SE from St. George or 5-min walk SW from Museum
  • Entry Fee: $70 if you’ve registered 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 December 17th, 1993), Seniors (60+), Women, FIDE Masters, and University of Toronto students (show ID card). Only one discount per player. Free for IMs before December 9th, $60 afterwards, $70 on-site.
  • full details | flyer | pre-registered | map | email: hhchess@utoronto.ca

Note: If you plan to play Round One, make sure you get to the site for 5:30 pm at the latest. And don’t forget to bring your own chess clocks and chess pieces. Only boards are provided.

2011 Hart House Holidays Open

CFC Newsletter – Free

Download Free November Canadian Chess News

Canadian Chess News, the official newsletter of the CFC, is usually e-distributed exclusively to members. But this month’s issue is available for free download to members and non-members alike. (Members should have received download instructions by email.)

November Canadian Chess News

The cover story is an analysis of games from the Canadian Women’s Championship by IM Lawrence Day.

Download your copy of the .pdf newsletter and .pgn gamefile, today!

Equipment Store

In other Chess Federation of Canada news, the online CFC equipment store looks to be up and running. Order chess boards, chess sets, chess clocks, chess scoresheets, chess medals, chess keychains, etc.

Annex Chess Club in Toronto Star

Lawrence Day’s weekly column features our club’s opening night

In the weekly chess column in the Puzzles and Comics section of the Saturday Star, Canadian IM Lawrence Day discusses the “tranquil space” at our clubhouse at 918 Bathurst, and the “dramatic details” from the Olympiad related by GM Mark Bluvshtein. Day was in attendance at our opening night celebration, featuring Bluvshtein’s talk. If you can’t get a copy of the Star from October 30, we will be posting the article at the club soon.