TORO 2013 : Results

TORO 2013

Author: Regis Bellemare

The TORO (Tounoi Ouvert Regional de l’Outaouais), the Outaouais Regional Open Tournament, was organized in Gatineau from June 7 to June 9. With 97 players in 3 sections, this tournament was a great success. The tournament rule of «no agreed draw before move 30» favored combative chess at every round.

There were 29 players in section A. With 9 masters, including GM Bator Sambuev (2589) and IM Jean Hébert (2409), we had to expect a good fight for the first place. Finally, Sambuev and Hébert drew their last game, giving a final score of 4.5 points to Sambuev, who took the first place ahead of Hébert with 4 points. Hébert's other draw was with NM Martial Larochelle in round 2. Larochelle shared the third place (3.5/5) with FM Robert Hamilton, NM Maroun Tomb and NM Kris Laptos.

 

Section B (-1900) had 28 players. Luc Villeneuve and Ananda Saha tied for the first place with 4.5 points. In Section C (-1500), Ben Kellar (1167) made his way to the top with 5 wins.

You will find the prize distribution bellow and the complete results are posted at http://pages.globetrotter.net/jrboutin/Standings.html.

 

Bringing back the TORO after a long pause, Marcel Laurin, organizer and president of the Outaouais Chess League did an outstanding work. He was seconded by National Arbiter Jean-Roger Boutin of Quebec, tournament director of the FIDE rated section A and Regis Bellemare, arbiter of sections B and C. The excellent work of the organizing team, the great tournament hall in Gatineau Town Hall and the $5000 guaranteed prize fund should make this tournament become a major chess event over the next years.

 

SECTION

RANK

NAME

POINTS

PRIZES

A

Open

1

GM Bartor SAMBUEV

4.5

1000$

 

2

IM Jean HÉBERT

4

500$

 

3

NM Martial LAROCHELLE

3.5

125$

 

4

FM Robert HAMILTON

3.5

125$

 

5

NM Kris LAPTOS

3.5

125$

 

6

NM Maroun TOMB

3.5

125$

 

-2100

Ramon J COVA

3

62,50$

 

-2100

Agastya KALRA

3

62,50$

B

-1900

1

Ananda SAHA

4.5

575$

 

2

Luc VILLENEUVE

4.5

575$

 

3

Nicolas DOUYERE

4

250$

 

4

Carol P. DIAZ

3.5

50$

 

 

Gabriel JUREIDINI

3.5

50$

 

 

Jean-Rock DUPLESSIS

3.5

50$

 

-1700

Stephane LEGAULT

3

100$

C

-1500

1

Ben KELLAR

5

550$

 

2

Carl MONTREUIL

4.5

300$

 

3

Rodoslav GUENTCHEV

4

75$

 

4

Jean-Guy BERGERON

4

75$

 

 

Jules BRETON

4

75$

 

 

Edward AMISHADOV

4

75$

 

-1300

Marcel CARABINEANU

3

18,75$

 

 

Terrence JU

3

18,75$

 

 

Steven CARRIERE

3

18,75$

 

 

Ksenia VLASENKO

3

18,75$

 

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