We run five-week CFC/FIDE-rated competitive tournaments on Monday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m.
We typically have three sections of players – Crown, U1800, and U1400. Players may play up a section if their rating is within 100 points. Players must have a valid CFC membership which they can purchase from our STORE.
Time control is 90+30. Drop-in and membership options are available.
Our casual area (skittles room) opens at 6:30 and accommodates 24 players.
Kibitzing and social talk are welcome.
Our nightly casual drop-in fee is $10+HST payable at the front desk. Casual memberships are also available.
We have both in-person and online chess classes, which may be purchased as a drop-in or a whole.
We have classes for young people and adults, for beginners, intermediate players and advanced players. Each class involves a mix of lecture, discussion and play, and may run from 1 to 1.5 hrs. in length. Sometimes homework is assigned.
currently run on Tuesday evenings.
We run several special events throughout the year.
Our next upcoming events are the:
ACC Hallowe'en Rapid
Smaller events may include our Hallowe'en Rapid and guest GMs/WGMs or other titled players participating in simuls in our casual play area. We also organize and run larger events including GTCL and OCA tournaments. We periodically run GM/IM norm events (e.g. our recent Canadian Transnational Chess Championship).
The Toronto Women's Chess Club (TWCC) meets on the second Monday of each month at ACC. We welcome women and girls of any age or skill level to attend. At each meeting, ACC's Resident WGM Anna Burtasova delivers a chess lecture, followed by casual play.
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Above: "The Great Hall" at 918 Bathurst St.
On a typical Monday evening, we have 100+ people attending the club. It takes us a couple of hours to setup the club on those evenings and maybe half that time to do the teardown. Volunteers reduce setup and teardown times dramatically.
We encourage our members and visitors to help us with setup and teardown. If everyone takes a turn at helping, we all benefit!
High school students can help our local chess community and satisfy their volunteer hours requirements.
Read more (Our Contact Us page)
Read more (Volunteer Toronto)
ACC SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 2023
Annex Chess Club is hosting 9 important chess tournaments in 2023. Mark your calendar!
See our SPECIAL EVENTS page for more info including individual event flyers. ACC members receive discounts for most events.
TORONTO BLITZ (Mon. Aug 14, ACC) *
- 7-double round BLITZ (3|2); 100 players
TORONTO OPEN ( Sep 2 - 4, St. Casimir's Parish Hall)
- 6-round SWISS in 4-5 sections (90|30); 200+ players
TORONTO WOMEN'S CLOSED (Sep 18 - Nov 13, ACC) *
- 7-round SWISS (90|30); 20+ players
ACC HALLOWE'EN RAPID (Mon. Oct 30, ACC)
- 5-round RAPID (15|5); 80 players
GTCL CUP TEAM RAPID (Mon. Nov 27, ACC) *
- 5-round TEAM RAPID (15|5); 125+ players
* = Greater Toronto Chess League (GTCL) awarded bids.
ABOUT OUR NEW SYSTEM
In 2023, we installed a new online system with the following key features:
TORONTO HOSTS 2024 CANDIDATES
Toronto will host the 2024 FIDE Candidates and Women's Candidates Matches, scheduled for April 3-25, 2024, with a prize fund of EUR 750,000 (approx. $1.1 Million CDN).
It will be the first time in chess history that both events will be held at the same time and venue, and also the first time that the Candidates Tournament will be held in North America.
Read more (FIDE News Post)
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