Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tournament Update (Mainly Ontario)

Juniors

Canadian Chess Academy
- January 10 (free tournament)
- January 17 - March 7 (8 week program with lessons and tournaments)
- Bayview Golf and Country Club, 25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill
- Jan. 10 --> 12 pm - 2:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 5 pm
- 8 week program --> 12 pm - 5 pm
- 8 week program $220, family discount and individual session pricing available
- http://www.chess.ca/chess_clubs.htm#ontoronto
- http://www.chess.ca/misc2009/ChessAcademy2010.pdf

Knights of Chess Sunday Rated Tournaments
- Every Sunday, starting January 10, 2010
- 5635 Yonge Street, Toronto
- 2:30 pm, tournament starts at 3 pm
- $15 per tournament, family discount available
- http://chess-math.org/pdf/childrens_sunday_instructional_chess_info.pdf

Oriole Chess Club Junior Tournaments
- January 10, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21
- Oriole Community Centre, Toronto
- 12:45 pm, tournament starts at 1:15 pm
- $8 for members, $12 for non-members (per tournament)
- http://chess-math.org/pdf/oriole_winter_2010.pdf

Swansea Chess Club Saturday Rated Tournaments
- Every Saturday
- Swansea Town Hall Community Centre
- 12:30 pm, tournament 1 - 4 pm
- $15 per tournament, family discount available
- http://chess-math.org/chess/ontario.php?fonction=begin-ON-Toronto-SwanSea
- http://www.chessforchildren.ca/

OYCC/CYCC 2010: http://www.chessreg.ca/

CFC

Canadian Post-Secondary Chess Championship
- January 15 - 17, 2010
- Hart House, University of Toronto
- 6:30 pm Friday, 10 am & 3 pm Saturday & Sunday
- $120 per team
- http://hhchess.sa.utoronto.ca/cpscc
- http://www.chesstalk.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2103

Ontario Recreational Chess Championship (Active Tournament)
- January 16, 2010
- Brampton Soccer Centre, Brampton
- 12:30 pm, tournament starts at 1 pm
- $20, must pre-register by January 11, 2010
- http://www.horizoncricketclub.com/horizon2/CHESS%20flyer%20ont%202010.htm

2010 RA Winter Open (CFC and FIDE rated)
- January 22 - 24, 2010
- RA Centre, Ottawa
- 7 pm Friday, 1 pm & 6 pm Saturday, 9 am & 2 pm Sunday
- free for IM and GM, amateur $50, eligible for cash prizes $75 (pay in December $60), RA members save $5
- January and on-site entries must be paid in cash
- looking for "floater players" who play and are rated for free in rounds where another player cannot otherwise be paired
- http://www.chess.ca/ontario.htm
- http://www.eoca.org/htm/tournaments_2009-2010.html

London January Open
- January 30, 2010
- Hillside Church, London
- 9:30 am, tournament starts with 10 am
- $20
- now a SWOCL Grand Prix event
- http://www.chess.ca/ontario.htm (check website for further monthly tournaments in London)

Guelph Winter Pro-Am
- February 6 - 7, 2010
- Guelph University Centre, Guelph
- 10 am, 1:30 pm, & 6 pm Saturday, 10 am & 2 pm Sunday
- $55 Pro section, $35 other sections (add $10 for all on-site entries)
- All equipment and snacks/refreshments provided
- Pro section plays for cash, other sections play for trophies
- http://www.chesstalk.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2500

+ support the 2010 olympiad teams...
Victoria Active Fundraiser
- February 20, 2010
- Victoria Chess Club, Victoria, BC
- 9 am, tournament starts at 10 am
- $10 pre-register and pay before Feb. 15, $11 pre-register by Feb. 15, $13 at the door
- $10 donation option online (even if you don't attend the event)
- paypal online registration and payment available
- http://victoriachessclub.pbworks.com/Active-Fundraiser-For-the-2010-Olympiad

+ another post-secondary event....
2010 University Battle of Alberta Open
- January 16 - 17, 2010
- details online: http://www.chesstalk.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2459

+ 2010 Carnaval Chess Tournement in Quebec City (FQE)
- January 29 - 31, 2010
- details online: http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/index.php?typ=actu&type=1&id=2686

Results in December across Canada - congrats to all participants

National Capital Open (December 4 - 6, 2009)
Top section winner: IM Artiom Samsonkin
U2000 winner: Laurent Allard
U1600 winner: Kevin Wan
More results and crosstables: http://www.eoca.org/htm/tournaments_2009-2010.html
Games available for download: http://www.mediafire.com/?w0iijyn2zwm

2009 Winter Super Challenge (December 5, 2009)
Open winner: IM Nikolay Noritsyn and NM Arthur Calugar
U1600 winner: Yutong Luo
U1200 winner: Keith Tang
U1000 winner: Richard Guo
U800 winner: Kevin Ku
U600 winner: Kevin Lu
Youngest boy: Edward Li
Youngest girl: Miriam Tam
More results and crosstables: http://chesstournamentintoronto.webs.com/

William F. Darch Memorial VI (December 5, 2009)
Winner: Jaime Solis
More results: http://www.chesstalk.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2435

Victoria City Junior Championships (December 6, 2009)
Grade 8 to 12 winner: Josh Wild
Grade 4 to 7 winner: Jason Cao
Grade K to 3 winner: Matthew Geng
More results: http://victoriajuniorchess.pbworks.com/

Edmonton International & Chess Festival (December 17 - 21, 2009)
Winner: GM Josh Friedel
More results and crosstable: http://www.albertachess.org/EICF2009/EICF_Standings.html

Hart House Holiday Open (December 18 - 20, 2009)
Open winner: IM Nikolay Noritsyn
U2100 winner: Geordie Derraugh
U1800 winner: Jim Zhao
U1500 winner: Adrian Botescu
Team competition winners: YoYos and ARBYS
More results and crosstables: http://www.chesstalk.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2505
Photos: http://www.kris-egis.com/egisphoto/thumbnails.php?album=20

Further tournament notes:

Scarborough Chess Club is moving as of January 7, 2010 to:
Birkdale Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough
More information: http://www.scarboroughchessclub.ca/

Space available for 24 players at Strategy Games Toronto
701 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto
Contact: bevand@chess-math.org

Don't see your tournament listed? Send me an email: chezzstar@gmail.com

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