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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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2015 Toronto Closed Chess Championship

The 2015 Toronto Chess Championship is in the books!

Results are posted on chess-results.com

2015 Toronto Closed Flyer

The Toronto Closed is an annual city (now regional) chess championship, sanctioned by the GTCL. The history of the tournament can be traced back to 1854.

The new 2015 Toronto Champion is Geordie Derraugh!

Geordie Derraugh, 2015 Toronto Champion
Geordie Derraugh
2015 Toronto Champion

And the winner of the 2015 Toronto Closed Reserve Section is Dave Southam – with a dominant score of 6.5/7!

David Southam
David Southam
2015 Toronto Closed Reserve Winner

Toronto Closed 2015

This year’s event included the following 16 players:

Victor Plotkin (2446)
Michael Humphreys (2347)
Mike Ivanov (2343)
Geordie Derraugh (2291)
Nicholas Vettese (2275)
Michael Barron (2267)
Mark Plotkin (2246)
Andrei Moffat (2196)
– see pairings and results

David Southam (2166)
Brian Fiedler (2134)
Sergey Malakhovets (2102)
Daniel Zotkin (2071)
Miroslav Stefanovic (2043)
Dmitry Chernik (2041)
Daniel Wiebe (2024)
Omar Shah (1921)
– see pairings and results

Latest results are posted!

Here are the last fifteen years’ winners:

2015 Geordie Derraugh
2014 Victor Plotkin
2013 Michael Song
2012 Artiom Samsonkin
2011 Victor Plotkin
2010 Victor Plotkin
2009 Michael Barron
2008 Nikolay Noritsyn
2007 Michael Barron
2006 Leonid Gerzhoy
2005 Sami Ademi
2004 Tomas Krnan, Yaaqov Vaingorten
2003 Goran Prpic
2002 Isai Berengolts
2001 Brett Campbell

For full details on the 2015 Toronto Closed, check the tournament flyer (.pdf file): 2015 Toronto Closed Flyer

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Chessfest returns – Sunday August 10

It’s back …

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Here’s your copy of the flyer:
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Chessfest returns to Toronto’s waterfront

Sunday August 10, the first annual Harbourfront Chessfest presented by Scotiabank returns to the North Exhibition Common.

  • Visit the Chessfest page for full details
  • Register your child entering grades 1 to 7 in the Harbourfront Kids’ Tournament through the Chess Institute of Canada for a $5 entry fee

beautiful weather on the north exhibition common at harbourfront

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Chessfest a success!

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Photo by Egidijus Zeromskis.

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Chess for everyone!

The first annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest presented by Scotiabank took place on Sunday June 15, 2014.

Beautiful weather, a strong blitz tournament, a great team of volunteers, and all kinds of players, old and young, made for a great event. Thanks to all who attended.

Kids and families loved getting into the game at Chessfest, at the same time as our top national players clashed in one of the strongest blitz tournaments this city has ever seen. It was truly inspiring to see chess so enjoyed at all levels of the game.

Hal Bond, Canada’s FIDE representative, loved the way Chessfest celebrated “chess as a family activity.” He praised the event for “helping chess advance a little deeper into the consciousness of the general public.”

Hans Jung, the blindfold master, described the event as “a terrific time” and “the best combined birthday and Father’s Day present” he’s ever had.

Chessfest at Harbourfront Centre is returning this year on Saturday-Sunday June 20-21, 2015. See the Chessfest page for details.

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Pictures

Photos by Egidijus Zeromskis

ted behind the desk

ted and liza

toronto blitz chess championship

giant chess with a little coaching

blindfold chess with hans jung

lots of casual chess players on the open tables

beautiful weather on the north exhibition common at harbourfront

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Meet Chess Queen Yelizaveta Orlova

WNM Yelizaveta Orlova
WNM Yelizaveta Orlova

Women’s National Master Yelizaveta Orlova will hold court once again at the third annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest on June 25-26.

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As an ambassador for the game, Queen Orlova meets young players and shares her love of chess.

Accomplishments

Yelizaveta Orlova was a member of the Canadian Women’s Olympiad Team in 2010 and 2012. She is 5-time Canadian Girls’ Champion, 6-time Ontario Girls’ Champion, and 2-time Toronto Women’s Champion.

Read more in the Toronto Standard article, “Meet Yelizaveta Orlova, Canada’s Teenage Chess Ambassador.”

WCM Yelizaveta Orlova
Yelizaveta Orlova
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