ACC Update (Mon Nov 28)

A) FIDE 2022 World Senior Chess Championship

Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis, Italy’s patron saint

Nine Canadians competed in the FIDE 2022 World Senior Chess Championship which just ended in Assisi, within Umbria Italy. Presented below are the finishing places (using tiebreaks), titles, names, FIDE performance ratings and points scored for all participating Canadian players.

Open 50+ Years Category (148 competing):

  • 23rd place – IM David Cummings (2258) – 7/11
  • 33rd place – FM Victor Plotkin (2279) – 6.5/11
  • 38th place – FM Michael Dougherty (2172) – 6.5/11
  • 51st place – Yves Morin (2152) – 6/11
  • 56th place – NM David Filipovich (1902) – 6/11
  • 60th place – Dale Haessel (1881) – 6/11
  • 147th place – Mills Soskic (1377) – 3.5/11

FM Victor Plotkin has played in many ACC competitive chess events, including the recent Toronto Closed.

NM David Filopovich works for Chess Institute of Canada and can be often found teaching ACC students at 918 Bathurst Centre on many Monday evenings. He started the tournament as the 100th rated player in his section and finished 56th.

Open 65+ Years Category (150 competing):

  • 6th place – IM Jean Hébert (2324) – 8/11
  • 26th place – NM Steven Peter (2164) – 7/11

IM Jean Hébert’s 6th place performance was very good and we congratulate him on his success. He started the tournament as the 10th rated player in his section.

Congratulations to all the Canadian players for participating and finishing with credible performances in a very competitive tournament.

B) ACC in the News

Cecil Rosner, a Special Chess Writer for The Globe and Mail has written a short article about ACC’s Resident WGM Anna Burtasova.

This is the second article Cecil has written about Anna, though her first time mentioned as a member of the ACC team. Anna’s Toronto Women’s Chess Club (TWCC) next meets at ACC on Mon Dec 12.

Note: In Cecil’s article, he uses a mix of the terms “female” and “women.” At ACC, we prefer the consistent use of “men” and “women” to describe chess players, as the identification of gender is generally more relevant/meaningful than the identification of biological sex (as in “male” or “female” chess players). These days, many people are using “men” and “women” as adjectives even though the words are technically nouns.

C) New 5-Week ACC Tournament Starts on Mon Nov 28

Keith Denning, our ACC Arbiter, has named the next tournament “Winter is Coming.” It starts on Monday though we’ll only get Rounds #1 and #2 completed before the holidays. The Crown Section should be pretty much back to normal now that the Toronto Closed is completed. Good luck to all the players.

D) The GTCL Rapid Event is Coming on Mon Dec 5

We are now up to 26 teams including 11 ACC teams and 15 from other chess clubs and player groups from around the GTA. We think we can comfortably handle 34 teams at ACC, but get your team in before space runs out!

Here are links to our Registration Summary and to our Registration Page.

Note: Approximately 20 players need to renew (or purchase) their own CFC membership before Dec 5 in order to qualify themselves (and potentially their team) for the event. They are identified on the Registration Summary page by an asterisk (*).

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