Mark S. Dutton

International Arbiter (2004); International Organizer (2011)

Canada's most prolific tournament organizer and director since

1972, having directed more than 300 tournaments

Served on Executive and Board of Directors of Toronto Chess

Club, Greater Toronto Chess League, Ontario Chess 

Association; and more than 12 years as Governor of Chess Federation of 


President, club manager Scarborough Chess Club, 1993-8

Candidate Master; 1st place 1993 Macedonian

Labour Day Open, Intermediate Section, with 5.5/6, $600 prize; 

active member of CFC, FQE, USCF 1972-95, playing many World Open, U.S.

Open, National Opens all over North America

Founded Dutton Chess, with his wife and partner, Christine

Dutton in 1998; assisted by son Warren Dutton, National Master and 3 time

Canadian Junior Championship participant

Founder, manager Dutton Chess Club, Toronto, 1999.08-2002.12

Chief Arbiter, Toronto Closed and Reserves Championships, 2000-2

Organized, Chief Arbiter, 1st Toronto Summer International, 2000.08

Organized, directed 30th Ontario High School

Championship, Toronto, 2000.05

Organized, directed 1st Ontario Women's Championship, Toronto, 2002.08

Chief Arbiter, Canadian Closed & Zonal Championships, Toronto

(77th: 2004.08, 78th: 2006.08)

Chief Arbiter, 38th Canadian Junior and 15th Canadian Youth Championships, Victoria 2009.07

Chief Arbiter, Grand Pacific Open, Victoria, British Columbia (2nd: 2008.03, 3rd: 2009.04, 4th: 2010.04)

Chief Arbiter, 95th British Columbia Closed Championship, Victoria 2010.10

Appointed Chief Arbiter, 48th Canadian Open Championship 2011

Here is Mark Dutton's choice for his best game:

Boris Spassky - Mark Dutton

GM Spassky Simultaneous Exhibition, Pickering, Ontario, 1995


Contributor: Mark S. Dutton

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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