GTCL Cup Completed – Team Chess for Everyone!

Below are pics and results from the 2022 GTCL Cup Team Rapid, held on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at ACC. Thirty-two teams and 130 players participated in the event. It was quick chess (15′ 5″)—sometimes noisy and chaotic fun—and we had great representation of teams from GTA chess clubs, including many juniors, women, and senior men.

A few selected images, from those we posted on our ACC Facebook page, are also shown below. The pics were all taken by Mel Directo.

Our Arbiters for this event are currently preparing individual performance records for quick rating by CFC.

Congratulations to all teams that participated, and thank you to our Arbiters (Alex Ferreira and Keith Denning) and Staff/Helpers who organized and co-managed the event and helped to set up/tear down the playing halls.

Championship Section

CFC link to individual player results for this section.

Final crossable for this section:


Rk.

Name

Club
Team
Captain
Reg
#
Reg
Rtg
Quick
#
Quick
Rtg

1.Rd

2.Rd

3.Rd

4.Rd

5.Rd
Final
Score
1Kids + Dads  IM Mark Plotkin2232422253  5b1  4w1  2b1  3w1  7b15
2Chess Sharks  ACC FriendliesWGM Anna Burtasova1239212383  7w1  3b1  1w0  4b1  6w14
3ACC Masters  ACCFM Eddie Teodoro3225832233  8w1  2w0  7b1  1b0 10w13
4Get in the Sac  AGINMax Chen5219762082  9w1  1b0  8w1  2w0  5b½2.5
 The Meteorites  HHJonathan Yu7206271945  1w0  9b1  6w0 10b1  4w½2.5
6Chess Stars  IM Michael Barron4225042179 10b½  7w0  5b1  8w½  2b02
 Willowdale Bandits  WCCSergey Malakhovets6214752084  2b0  6b1  3w0  9b1  1w02
8Friends of Chess  NM Daniel Abrahams8204481903  3b0 10w1  4b0  6b½  9w01.5
 Bold Knights  TMUJames Taptelis101899101829  4b0  5w0 10b½  7w0  8b11.5
10Oh My Park  CITPDavid Gunapalan9193491884  6w½  8b0  9w½  5w0  3b01

The Championship Section’s results correlate well with team averages for both regular and quick ratings.

The top team (Kids+Dads) which scored 5/5 match points consisted of: IM Mark Plotkin, FM Victor Plotkin, Jura Ochkoos, Max Rusonik and Greg Rusonik.

The second place team (Chess Sharks), which scored 4/5 match points, consisted of: IM Nikolay Noritsyn, IM Nicholas Vettese, FM Vinni Puri and WGM Anna Burtasova.

The third place team (ACC Masters), which scored 3/5 match points, consisted of: FM Eddie Teodoro, FM Michael Humphreys, CM Koosha Jaferian and WCM Olena Kucherenko.

U1800 Section

CFC link to individual player results for this section.

Final crossable for this section.


Rk.

Name
Club/
Org
Team
Captain
Reg
#
Reg
Rtg
Quick
#
Quick
Rtg

1.Rd

2.Rd

3.Rd

4.Rd

5.Rd
Final
Score
1Fellowship of the Board  HHAnde Li3158771540 17b1 11w1  4b½  6w1  2b½4
 Whiz Kids  ACCArtur Jankobayev (K)12135631699  3w½  8b1 16w1 14b1  1w½4
3En Passant  Carina D’Souza (W)1177621718  2b½ 13w1  5b1  4w½  6b½3.5
 The Amazons  ACCAdie Todd (W)71532121418 21b1 14w1  1w½  3b½  7b½3.5
 Tigers of the Park  CITPFrank Helwig11136491527 22b1  6w½  3w0 12b1 10b13.5
6Cool Cucumbers  Tony Bao2177111820  9w1  5b½ 19w1  1b0  3w½3
 Grey Lighting  ACCErik Malmsten (S)6154141672 14w0 12b½ 20w1 19b1  4w½3
 Charlie’s Angels  ACCCharlie Grisar91500101457 18b½  2w0 13b1 15w1  9b½3
 The A-Team  CICNolan W (K)131330131404  6b0 22w1 15b½ 18b1  8w½3
10The Barnstormers  ACC/SCCJohn Fines8152651609 19w0 21b1 12w½ 16b1  5w02.5
 Fianchettoing You  ACCLeon Merse101371111433 20w1  1b0 14b0 17w1 15b½2.5
 The Cool Ones  ACCGlib Dunikov (K)151246171348 15b½  7w½ 10b½  5w0 19b12.5
 The Bored Ones  ACCSalim Belcadi161242161351 16w½  3b0  8w0 22b1 20w12.5
 Smooth as Glass  ACCDavid Dunikov (K)171158181325  7b1  4b0 11w1  2w0 16b½2.5
15Those Who Can’t  CICNM David Filipovich4157181530 12w½ 19b½  9w½  8b0 11w½2
 World-Wise Lunch Club  Bob Armstrong (S)5156061563 13b½ 18w1  2b0 10w0 14w½2
 Four Aces  ACCMarko Bulatovic141281211172  1w0 20b½ 18w½ 11b0 22w12
 The Protagonists  ACCShafkat Ali201101141370  8w½ 16b0 17b½  9w0 21b12
19HH Stars  HHJoshua Bakradze191109151362 10b1 15w½  6b0  7w0 12w01.5
 Chess Pirates  ACCJustin Huang (K)211053201186 11b0 17w½  7b0 21w1 13b01.5
21The B-Team  CICVihaan Viya (K)181151191273  4w0 10w0 22b½ 20b0 18w00.5
 The Four Knights  CCYCMichael Wu (K)2257822716  5w0  9b0 21w½ 13w0 17b00.5

For the U1800 Section, the correlation between overall performance and ratings is not quite as strong as in the Championship Section.

The top U1800 team (Fellowship of the Board) which scored 4/5 match points and won on tie-breaks, consisted of: Ande Li (Team Captain), Saarthak Malakar, Nick Pestov and Bowen Zhang.

The second place team (Whiz Kids), which also scored 4/5 match points, consisted of: Charis Zhu, Umid Allahverdi, Artur Jankobayev and Sam Ghamarimonavvar. This was also the top Kid’s team in the tournament.

Three teams tied for third place with 3.5/5 match points. From these teams, one team (The Amazons, captained by Adie Todd) had 4 women players and another team (En Passant) had two women players—all from ACC. Kamila Kalposhnikova of The Amazons actually won all five of her games with board position #1. She recently tied Carina D’Souza (captain of team En Passant) for 1st place in the Toronto Closed – Annex Section. Congratulations to all three third-place teams—En Passant, The Amazons and Tigers of the Park!

Grey Lightning, consisting of Erik Malmsten, Michael Sharpe, Ulli Dimer and James Mourgelas, was the top senior team finishing in a tie for 6th place with 3/5 match points. Congratulations to Grey Lightning!

Several other teams in both sections were also sprinkled with junior, women and senior players.

Note to the Winners

Michael Barron of GTCL intends to distribute engraved trophies to the two winning teams, Kids+Dads and Fellowship of the Board, in the near future. A few remaining Timmies cards will also be available to the Kids+Dads team at the upcoming Hart House Holiday Open. (The Fellowship of the Board and Whiz Kids teams already received their cards.) Please see George Supol at the HH event.

Here is a link to our previous post about the event.

Here is a link to our Registrations Summary.

Clubs/Orgs/Team types: ACC=Annex Chess Club; AGIN=Agincourt CC; CCYC=Canada Chess Youth Club; CIC=Chess Institute of Canada; CITP=Chess in the Park CC; HH=Hart House CC; SCC=Scarborough Chess Club; TMU=Toronto Metropolitan University CC; WCC=Willowdale CC; (K)=Kid’s Team, a subset of Juniors; (S)=Senior’s Team; (W)=Women’s Team.

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