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2024 Ontario Open!

May 22, 2024 7:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

What a fantastic event! The 2024 Ontario Open has concluded. We're very grateful to the volunteers, arbiters and staff that made this event possible.

Around 250 players battled for prizes in every category. 

Thank you to Black Diary Investments and the Ontario Chess Association for their sponsorship of the event, the Schleifer family for funding of the Michael Schleifer Brilliancy Prize (which will be awarded shortly.)

Thank you also to St. Casimir's Parish for opening their venue to us, and to Hart House Chess Club and Chess Institute of Canada for the use of their equipment.

And of course, thank you to our great arbiter team, staff and volunteers!

Congratulations to the winners, as follows:


  • 1st Place: Vadim Razin (5/6)
  • 2nd Place: IM Nicholas Vettese (5/6)
  • 3rd Place: GM Bator Sambuev, IM Nikolai Noritsyn, WGM Maili-Jade Ouellet (4.5/6)


  • 1st Place: Jaipreet Singh Dhaliwal (6/6!)
  • 2nd Place: Larry Yang (5/6)
  • 3rd Place: Brendan Tan, Leon Perelman, Anthony Maulucci (4.5/6)


  • 1st Place: Henry Yao (5.5/6)
  • 2nd Place: Marie Guan (5/6)
  • 3rd Place: Raunak Amit Ramesan (5/6)


  • 1st Place: Ariel Emengga (5.5/6)
  • 2nd Place: Elyas Samano (5.5/6)
  • 3rd Place: Scott Ecksel, Ryan Guo (5/6)

Other Prizes

  • Top Woman: Maili-Jade Ouellet
  • Top Senior: Mario Moran-Venegas, Aaron Sponagle
  • Top Junior: Jaipreet Singh Dhaliwal
  • Top Junior Girl: Marie Guan
  • Top ACC Member: Scott Ecksel, Ryan Guo

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