Chess Tournaments

By Peter Hum In 2007, the organizers of the Canadian Open and Canadian Youth Chess Championships in Ottawa raised more than $90,000 in cash and many invaluable in-kind donations from sponsors and donors to stage the two events. We had no other choice — we lacked the government support that some of our predecessors in other cities enjoyed. Fortunately, we secured support from telecommunications giant TELUS (far and away our biggest…
2006 Canadian Closed Chess Championship, Toronto How do you feel?I feel exhausted, but exceedingly happy. What does the Canadian Zonal 2006 tournament mean to you? It meant the crown of the new Canadian Champion and once again handing off the torch to a younger individual and in this particular tournament a junior who I watched grow up in Toronto since the beginning of his chess career. Igor is a peer…
15 August 2006
By Chris BirdI  was the Bulletin Editor at this year's US Open (and also the Las Vegas Masters and National Open) and liaised with the MonRoi representatives in regards to collecting game scores for publication and also to help them set up their necessary equipment that allowed for spectators to observe the games of the top 6 boards on a big screen and provide live broadcast of the games on…
Kitchener, Ontario, CanadaThe first annual Kitchener Chess Festival, in Kitchener, Ontario, this July was a veritable potpourri of activities and presentations. For the first time ever the Canadian Open, Canadian Youth Chess Championships, and the Canadian Junior took place in the same location. In addition to the three major tournaments there were club displays, simultaneous exhibitions, blitz tournaments, bug house competitions, commentaries, live human chess games and the CFC Annual General…
Montreal, Canada The 2006 Quebec Open saw a change of venue after a number of years at the CEGEP de Vieux Montreal. The new location was the third floor of the Just For Laughs Festival headquarters at 2111 St. Laurent Blvd. It was there, from July 7-15th that 168 players gathered to compete in three sections for a prize fund of $10,500.  Ukrainian Grandmaster Alexander Moiseenko allowed only two draws, to GM Abhijit Kunte of Indiaand National Master Sylvain…
Philadelphia, USA The 34thAnnual World Open was held at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania from June 28th to July 4th, 2006. Despite heavy rainfall in the area, around 1500 players in total came to this year’s World Open.   The open section attracted 237 players, including 46 GM’s, 26 IM’s, and 5 WGM’s (all of the WGM’s from India !). When the smoke had cleared there was a nine…
Las Vegas, USA The Las Vegas Masters Chess Tournament took place from June 10 - June 14 at the School House Chess Centeron Rigel Avenue. Thirty six players competed in this nine round Swiss System invitational event, including six Grandmasters. The co-winners with 6 ½ points were GM Dejan Antic of Serbia and Montenegro, GM Robert Fontaine from France and the German GM Leonid Fritz. The Monroi system was used by all the players in the competition, so avid chess…
29 May 2006
Turin, ItalyThe Open A Tournament took place in Turin, from May 22-29 2006, as part of the 37th Chess Olympiad Festival. The tournament was organized by the Olympiad Organizing Committee, the Gruppo Scacchi Torino 2006, and the Italian Chess Federation under the aegis of FIDE. All 110 participants used electronic Personal Chess Managers (PCM) to record game scores. These PCMs were linked to the MonRoi Professional Tournament Manager in order…
Toronto, CanadaThe 39th annual High School Chess Championships took place from May 12-14 at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. This event, which was first held in 1968, was organized by the Ontario High School Chess Association under the able supervision of two youthful Ontario chess organizers, president Wilson Chan and tournament director Jack Wong. The Combined Team Champion was Upper Canada College, led by Brendan Fan with 4 points on 5 games, Daniel Wongwith 3 ½ and Adrian Kwokwith…
Toronto, CanadaDuring our stay in Toronto the MonRoi team had a chance to visit the Bayview Games Club at 1681 Bayview Avenue, two blocks south of Eglington. This is a large comfortable place to play chess seven days a week, in the old fashioned tradition of big city chess clubs. There is a snack bar serving hearty sandwiches, treats and beverages and a bulletin board so everyone can keep abreast of coming events.…

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