The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of April 20 - 26/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 26/12 – Ottawa Spring Open Results.

Dates: April 20th-22nd.
Location: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa - East Wing, Courtside B.
Type: 5-round Swiss, in 3 sections: Open ( FIDE & CFC ); U 1900 ( CFC only ); U 1600 ( CFC only );
Winners :

Top :
1st&2nd : Aleksandr Torres : $250.
1st&2nd : Danail Donev : $250.
3rd : Bill Doubleday : $100.

U1900 :
1st : Ramon Cova : $300.
2nd : Patrick Scantland : $200.

U1600 :
1st : John Lukezich : $100.

Thanks to organizer/TD Aris Marghetis for the report.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 25/12 – Ontario Chess Challenge.

Over 400 players took part in the Provincial event, organized by the Chess ‘n Math Association, which was held north of Toronto on the weekend of April 21.

The 12 Ontario champions (there is no Kindergarten event at the Nationals) get their airfare to Halifax, NS paid for by the CMA.

Here is the post by Ontario Provincial Coordinator, Leslie Armstrong, which appeared at the CMA site today:

Website: www.chess-math.org.

Standings. 2012 Ontario Chess Challenge:

Kindergarten

# Name

1 Issani, Nameer
2 Noorali, Aahil
3 Radin, Andrew
4 Gilani, Mysha
5 Romanowich, Ivan
6 Tian, William
7 Lawrence, Akash
8 Walters, Joshua
9 Liu, Owen

Grade 1

# Name

1 Zhao, Jonathan
2 Mo, Aidan
3 Carrigan, Griffin
4 Guo, Tyler
5 Zhang, Richard
6 Hou, Alexander
7 Wu, Nicholas
8 Bivol, Mateo Adrian
9 England, Max
10 Martin-chase, Rose

Grade 2

# Name

1 Lin, Benjamin
2 Akophyan, Nika
3 Washimkar, Arhant
4 Wang, Thomas
5 Zheng, Ethan
6 Vettese, Nicholas
7 Li, Jack
8 Li, Alan
9 Mirabelli, Aidan
10 Chen, Michael

Standings. 2012 Ontario Chess Challenge:

Grade 3

# Name

1 Ming, Wenyang
2 Zhang, Taylor
3 Liu, Daniel
4 Guo, Thomas
5 Liu, Sam
6 Zhang, Jeannie
7 Azroy, Arman
8 Wang, Frank
9 Mangaleswaran, Thakeshon
10 Ruan, Colin

Grade 4

# Name

1 Zhao, Yue Tong
2 Sekar, Varun
3 Yie, Kevin Yi-xiao
4 Zhang, Michael
5 Huang, Immanuel
6 Zhou, Lily
7 Ene, Nicholas
8 Truong, Kyle
9 Hu, Bill
10 Paraparan, Varshini

Grade 5

# Name

1 Chen, Richard
2 Zotkin, Daniel
3 Xu, Jeffrey
4 Wang, Dinny
5 Liu, Jiaxin [Dora]
6 Shamroni, Dennis
7 Gugel, Brett
8 Wang, Constance
9 Zhao, Harry
10 Chen, George

Grade 6

# Name

1 Bellissimo, Joseph
2 Cheung, Benedict
3 Aghamalian, Derick
4 Wang, Michael
5 Selvanayagam, Yanojan
6 Song, Eric
7 Cheung, Lukas C
8 Yu, Jerry
9 Peng, Janet
10 Zhong, Joey

Grade 7

# Name

1 Li, Yinshi
2 Song, Michael
3 Preotu, Razvan
4 Kuttner, Simon
5 Ye, Hanyuan
6 Terry, Joshua
7 Liang, Phillip
8 Pandy, Saramae
9 Muntaner, Daniel
10 Li, Michael

Grade 8

# Name

1 Lin, Tony [jun Tao]
2 Nasir, Zehn
3 Plotkin, Mark
4 Yang, Bryant
5 Peng, Jackie
6 Thanabalachandran, Kajan
7 Zhang, Kevin Z
8 Li, Robert
9 Law, James
10 Mattekatt, Joe

Grade 9

# Name

1 Fu, James
2 Knox, Christopher
3 Qian, Owen
4 Giblon, Rebecca
5 Gomes, Michael
6 Fu, Jason
7 Yang, Yimang
8 Sharma, Vinay
9 Sheng, Jeff
10 D'Souza, Justin

Grade 10

# Name

1 Qin, Joey [zi Yi]
2 Florea, Alexandru
3 Denbok, Daniel
4 Myers, Joshua
5 Yang, Jerry
6 Siemeon, Jerick
7 Cottrell, Deparse
8 Padillo, John Mark F
9 Nassar, Ahmad
10 Soriano, Jonathan

Grade 11

# Name

1 Marinkovic, Mate
2 Ivanov, Michael
3 Itkin, David
4 Blium, Benjamin
5 Gusev, Nikita
6 Cunningham, Ross
7 Li, David (ruokai)
8 Lau, Joshua
9 Hulsebosch, Joseph
10 Bailey, James

Grade 12

# Name

1 Calugar, Arthur
2 Kleinman, Michael
3 Langridge, Johnathan
4 Sottile, Claudio
5 Eftekhari, Daniel
6 Kucher, Vadam
7 Roy, Andrew
8 Belmonte, Johnny
9 Kwiatkowski, Kyler
10 Bailey, Joshua

The last Provincial Championship will be held on Sunday, April 29 2012 in Montreal, Quebec.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 24/12 – Kitchener-Waterloo Quick Open Results.

There were 13 pre-registered players and it was uncertain if we would have many more. However, I'm glad to report that the tournament was attended by 24 players (Ed Thompson predicted 20-30 players) and everyone seemed to enjoy the day of QUICK chess.

Following are the results:

1st place - Jura Ochkoos 4.5/5.

2nd place - (father and son) Victor and Mark Plotkin 4/5.

3rd place - Derick Joshua Twesigye 3.5/5 (1st round bye).

The tournament was played in one "Open" section but since we had 8 players in the "B" section and 6 players in the "C" section, we had one prize for the highest score in both the "B" and "C" sections. They are as follows:

"B" section: Four people tied with 3/5 - Istvan Kiss, Hongyi (Tony) Li, Daniel Coren, and Garrett Forsyth.

"C" section: Daniel Yurkewich 2.5/5.

We started off playing round one in the Conastoga Room on the main floor but there was a bizarre/fair of sorts going on today, complete with musicians and "loud" volume so with the cooperation of all the players we moved to the cafeteria on the 10th floor. Thanks to everyone for your assistance and participation. You made it a great tournament.

( Report by Ralph Deline, Organizer ).

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 23/12 – Greater Toronto Chess League AGM.

The results of the GTCL AGM elections are ( held Sat ):

GTCL Executive.

President: Michael Barron.
Vice-President: Ilia Bluvshtein.
Secretary: Marcus Wilker.
Treasurer: Nicholas Varmazis.
Director of Communications: Egidijus Zeromskis.
Tournament Coordinator: Vladimir Birarov.
Three Directors at Large: Bob Armstrong, Francis Rodrigues, Erik Malmsten.

OCA Executive.

Regional OCA Vice-President: Egidijus Zeromskis.

Nominations for CFC/ OCA Governors:

Michael Barron,
Ilia Bluvshtein,
Marcus Wilker,
Egidijus Zeromskis,
Vladimir Birarov,
Bob Armstrong ,
Nikolay Noritsyn,
Christopher Field.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 20/12 – Ontario Youth Chess Championships ( OYCC ).

One Week Away!!


Dates : April 28/29
Location: City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario
Prizes: - will crown Ontario's champions in 12 age/gender categories: Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years of age. (open and girls sections)
- the main qualifier for Ontario to send kids on to the Canadian Youth Chess Championships (CYCC) in Vancouver, BC in July. Bursaries will also be available for top finishing kids to help with their expenses to go to the CYCC. [ you could also plan to attend the Canadian Open soon after in Victoria, BC. ]
Website: www.oycc.ca for all the details.
Registration: www.chessreg.ca

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator