The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Feb. 17 - 23/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Feb. 21/12 – 3rd Jerry Hanken FIDE Open.

Canadians did well at this recent USA tournament this past weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In the Open Section ( 48 players, with 7 others above 2000 ), Can. IM Eric Hansen, of Alberta, placed first with 8 straight wins in 8 rounds ( commonly referred to as a “ picket fence “ ). In second was WCM Alexandra Botez, connected to BC, with 6/8 pts. ( 5 wins;1 draw; 1 loss; 1 bye ). Thx to Andrei Botez for drawing it to our attention.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Feb. 20/12 – Hart House Reading Week Open Result.

Played: February 18th, 19th, 20th (Sat, Sun, Mon), Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto.
.Style: 6 round Swiss in 4 sections: Open & U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 & U1600.
Open Section Winners: 1st – 5.5/6 – IM Nikolay Noritsyn.
2nd/3rd – 4.5/6 pts. - IM Tomas Krnan; IM Bindi Cheng.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Feb. 17/12 – Hart House Reading Week Open.

Over 110 Pre-registrations as of Feb. 16!
Starts tomorrow! February 18th, 19th, 20th (Sat, Sun, Mon)
Location: Debates & Music Rooms, 2nd floor, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
Style: 6 round Swiss in 4 sections: Open & U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 & U1600
Rounds: 10am & 4pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Time Control: 120 mins + 30 sec inc for Open & U2200 Sections, 30/90, SD/60 for U1900 & U1600 Sections
Registration: In advance by February 16th by cheque or email.
Registrants after February 16th are not guaranteed to be paired Round 1.
In advance (arrival by February 16th) by mail to:
Hart House Chess Club – 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Make cheque payable to Hart House Chess Club. No postdated cheques please.
Email registration to hhchess@utoronto.ca (by February16th – otherwise considered late). Email registrants must arrive onsite before 9:30am
February 18th to pay or will be charged onsite fee.
Membership: Registrants must be current CFC members or bring payment prior to playing.
Entry Fees: $70 in advance, $90 cash only on site. Extra $20 to play up each section.
Discounts: $10 less for juniors (born after Feb. 18th, 1994), seniors (60+), women, FM’s and University of Toronto students (show ID card). One discount per player.
Free for IMs before February 11th, $60 afterwards, $80 on-site.
Byes: Maximum of 2 in rounds 1-5 if requested in advance.
Hart House: 10 minute walk Southeast from St. George subway station or 5 minute walk Southwest from Museum subway station.
PRIZES: $5,000 (Based on 120 players)
1st place in Open Section - $800 minimum Guaranteed!

Other Info: No Smoking. Please bring Chess Sets and Clocks.
For parking and access information please visit our website.
Website: http://hhchess.sa.utoronto.ca/hhopen
Organizer: Hart House Chess Club

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator