In keeping with previous traditions, Annex Chess Club will hold its annual ACC Halloween Rapid on Monday, October 31, at The 918 Bathurst Street Centre.
This scary event will be CFC quick-rated for 5 rounds using a 10-minute + 5-second increment time control, with one large section of players. The first round will start at 7:30 PM sharp. CFC classical ratings will be used for Rd #1 pairings and final prizes. Unrated players are eligible to win only the 1st place prize.
ACC members get free entry into this fun event, as do all FIDE-titled players who register. Other players may attend by paying a $30 registration fee, which will be used to cover some expenses plus the prize fund. The prize fund (est. $600) would be split as follows: 1st – $300; Top U2200 – $150; Top U1800 – $100; Top U1400 – $50.
Three prizes will also be provided for the best three Halloween costumes worn by players and invited guests.
Online registration is now OPEN to only ACC Members and FIDE-Titled players until Monday, October 10 at 6:00 PM. After that date, other players may also register and pay their individual $30 registration fee.
Notes: The Toronto Closed (TC) will hold its Rd #7 games in both the Sun Room and the Star Room, while the Halloween Rapid will run in the Great Hall (aka “the Sanctuary”). TC Players who want to attend the Halloween Rapid would need to schedule a makeup game with their opponent’s agreement (and then communicate that to ACC club management) before registering themselves for the Halloween Rapid.
The planned maximum capacity for the ACC Halloween Rapid is 102 players. The normal ACC weekly tournament (Rd #3) will skip this night. Casual chess will run downstairs in L5/L6. Chess classes also continue downstairs in L3/L4.