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Upcoming Events

Here are our ACC events for the next few weeks…

RSVP upcoming events by email or just show up at the club a little ahead of time to register.

Check the Events Calendar and the Events page for more details.

ACC “Ritz” Speed Tournament – July 4

A one-night 10-minute speed tournament will be held this coming Monday, before we get started with our new CFC-rated tournament on July 18. The tournament starts at 7:30. Come early to register, and don’t miss Wajdy Shebetah’s chess lecture at 7:00.

ACC closed – July 11

We’re closed for the 2011 Canadian Open Chess Championship, since many of our members will be participating in this 9-day tournament. Feel free to come down to Queen’s Quay and check all the action at the Harbour Castle Westin. Don’t miss the Canadian chess event of the year!

Visit by GM Dejan Bojkov – July 18

GM Bojkov will play casual chess with kids and adults, starting at 6:30 pm.

ACC Late Summer Swiss – July 18, July 25

A new 5-round CFC-rated club tournament is starting – one round every Monday night. The tournament round starts at 7:30 pm.

ACC closed – August 1

We’re closed for the August Civic Holiday, “Simcoe Day.”

ACC Late Summer Swiss (cont.) – August 8

Our ongoing CFC-rated club tournament resumes – one round every Monday night. The tournament round starts at 7:30 pm.

ACC Children’s Chess – July 4, July 18, July 25, August 8

6:30 to 8:30 pm: Yakos Spiliotopoulos, who has been leading our kids’ chess lessons for the past few weeks, is away on holiday, but our children’s programme (in its new group-lesson form) continues every Monday throughout the summer. Note that the club is closed July 11 and August 1.

Reminder – ACC Closed Easter Monday

Just to remind you…

Annex Chess Club is closed Easter Monday, April 25.

We will be back in full swing Monday May 2 (Election Night!), with all our usual activities:

  • kids’ chess tournament 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • chess lecture 7:00 – 7:30 pm (David Cohen has volunteered to give the lecture. Please offer your suggestions below if there’s a topic you’re interested in.)
  • Spring Swiss round 5, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Don’t forget to check out the Canadian Junior U20 Chess Championship, running all weekend in Mississauga.

Join the Spring Swiss

Spring is here (despite the snow!)

This coming Monday March 28, we’re launching a new 5-round Spring Swiss, one round every Monday night, March 28 to May 2, starting at 7:30 pm.

Please arrive by 7:00 pm on Monday March 28 to register, or email your registration to info@annexchessclub.com

CFC membership and club membership (full-year, five-week, or nightly drop-in) are required

Three sections:

  • premier section (minimum rating of 1900) that will play G/90+30s (game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment) which allows the section to be FIDE-rated
  • reserve A section (minimum rating of 1600) that will continue to play G/90 SD (game in 90 minutes, sudden death)
  • reserve B section (under 1600 and unrated players) that will also continue to play G/90 SD (game in 90 minutes, sudden death)

Half-point byes are available if you need to miss a week or two – please contact the tournament director at 647-772-9984, or email the club at info@annexchessclub.com if you are unable to attend.

NB: the club will be closed Easter Monday April 25


  • Natalia Khoudgarian (2248)
  • Wajdy Shebetah (2211)
  • Joel Graham (2100)
  • Steve Fairbairn (2054)
  • Joseph Bellissimo (2012)
  • Hugh Siddeley (1995)
  • Daniel Wiebe (1965)
  • Bruce McKendry (1862)
  • Arkadiy Ugodnikov (1854)
  • Yakos Spiolotopoulos (1734)
  • Marcus Wilker (1666)
  • Dan Geambasu (1522)
  • Shabnam Abbarin (1479)
  • George Supol (1404)
  • Jan-Lukas Wolf (1379)
  • Joseph Nguyen (1356)
  • Aleksandra Milicevic (1200)
  • Jean-Marc David (1164)
  • Jennifer Ugodnikov (1106)
  • Ljudmila Milicevic (993)
  • Jason Waugh (unr)

Chess for the Rest of Us

“The Unglamorous Majority: insights into rank-and-file chess.”

Yakos Spiliotopoulos is delivering a chess lecture at the Annex Chess Club on Monday February 7, at 7:00 pm. We’re not all grandmasters, and Yakos promises an exciting talk on the real-life chess games of the club player, full of confused thinking, negative emotions, and bad moves.

Entry: $5 for non-members, includes casual chess after the talk.

The lecture schedule is posted on our events page.