|Remembrance Day Open 2013 (Halifax) November 8–10, 2013
|Thanksgiving Open 2013 (Halifax) October 12–14, 2013
|Paul Hake Labour Day Open 2013 (Halifax) August 31–September 2, 2013
|Maritime Open 2013 (Charlottetown) July 26–28, 2013
See the page on Fred McKim's Maritime Chess Tournaments site for details: http://reallyhightech.ca/chess/marop13.html.
|George Beals Open 2013 (Halifax) June 28–30, 2013
|Nova Scotia Open 2013 (Halifax) May 18–20, 2013
The Nova Scotia Chess Association would like to express condolences to the family of Carlos Jauregui, who died in March, 2013. Originally from Chile, Carlos moved to Canada in the mid-1970s and for a time lived in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Most recently, he lived for a short period in Dartmouth, NS while visiting his daughter there. During that time he played chess occasionally at the Bluenose Chess Club. For his chess playing, Carlos is perhaps best known for winning a game of chess against Bobby Fischer in 1959 in Santiago.
JAUREGUI, Carlos -- 80, died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Milan, Italy. Carlos was a highly respected physicist, university Professor, Chess Master and Translator. In Chile, he worked at the University of Chile until 1974 when he moved to Canada with his wife Nelly and four children. In 1974, he started teaching at the Coast Guard College in Sydney until his retirement in 1993. His passion for chess was unparalleled. He travelled the world representing Chile playing chess tournaments, but his biggest accomplishment in chess came when he beat Bobby Fisher [sic Fischer] in 1959. Carlos was auto-didact and a lifelong learner. He spoke several languages fluently, loved classical music and politics. He was charming, kind and very generous. He shared his knowledge willingly with others and always helped the less fortunate. He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed by us all. Carlos is survived by his daughters, Marie-Claire, Jacqueline and Virginia; his grandchildren, Cristina, Diana, Thomas, Victoria and Richard, and great-grandchildren, Alexander and Daniel. The funeral took place in Milan, Italy Tuesday, March 12.
[Halifax Chronicle-Herald, March 29, 2013]
|Halifax Open 2013 (Halifax) March 29–31, 2013
Winner: Adam Dorrance.See our Recent Results page for details.
|March Break Children's Chess Tournament (Dartmouth) March 9, 2013
Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth. Open to children ages 7 to 16 this is a free tournament. Each child will play five games for Trophies, Prizes and Medals in Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced categories.
Reserve a place for your child by calling Library Youth Services at 490-5748.
Don Bidgood, Dartmouth Junior Chess Club, Tel: 463-7667.
|Bluenose Chess Club Open 2013 (Halifax) March 8–10, 2013
Equal first: Adam Dorrance & Zachary Burrows.
See our Recent Results page for details.
|Canadian Open 2013 July 13–20, 2013
|CYCC 2013 July 10–13, 2013
|Remembrance Day Open Chess Tournament 2012 (Halifax) November 9–11, 2012
Equal first: Gordon Giacomin, Brian McKay, David Kenney & David Poirier.
See our Recent Results page for details.
|Maritime Open Chess Tournament 2012 (Halifax) October 6–8, 2012
Equal first: Victor Havik and Adam Dorrance, with Victor Havik taking the title of Maritime Open Champion on tie-break. See our Recent Results page for details.
The Best Game Prize donated by Walter MacNeil has been awarded to Antoni Wysocki for the Pentz-Wysocki game in Round 5. Two game files from the tournament, in PGN format, have been posted in our Games Collection area and can easily be downloaded; one of the files (with 36 games) has the game moves only and the other file includes some engine analysis. Thanks are due to Walter MacNeil for preparing these files. A collection of games from the tournament has been prepared for online viewing on this site, in the Games Collection.
|Active Tournament (Halifax) September 30, 2012
Note from tournament organizer Chris Felix:
I will be running an active tournament on September 30 at MSVU Rosaria 4th Floor. This tournament will be held in conjunction with the kids NSSCA tournament, and any of the kids attending are welcome to join our group. The event will once again be unrated, so CFC membership is not required.
As we will be in the same room with the NSSCA tournament, note that the noise level may be a bit higher than we're used to. Regardless, I encourage everyone to come out and play some chess!
The entry fee will be $5, and all money collected will be given back as cash prizes for the winners. Registration is between 12:00 and 12:30, and games starting at 12:30.
Time controls will be game in 25 minutes, with no increment or delay.
Format will depend on number of entrants. Most likely it will be a 4 or 5 round swiss, and running roughly till 5pm.
|UPEI Fall Quick CHESS Tournament (Charlottetown) Saturday, September 15, 2012
Note from tournament organizer Fred McKim:
Last reminder for the quick chess tournament this Saturday at UPEI. Each player has 30 minutes per move. If we have enough digital clocks, I am hoping to play with 25 min and a 5 second delay. This would be the first use of delay/incremental time controls in a tournament here in PEI (or perhaps even Atlantic Canada).
At the moment I have 11 confirmed entrants with at least another 3 or 4 ranging from maybe to probable..... Remember $5 entry fee discounts if you pre-register by Friday.
For those younger players, who haven't played in CFC events before, probably a CMA rating of 700-800 would be a starting point for those interested in coming out. We have a good mixture of adults and kids playing.See http://reallyhightech.com/chess/upeifqck12.html for details.
|Paul Hake Labour Day Open Chess Tournament 2012 (Halifax) September 1–3, 2012
First place: Adam Dorrance. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Summer Knights 2012 Chess Tournament (Halifax) August 19, 2012
Notice from David Kenney:
The 2012 Veranda Invitational Chess Tournament gets underway July 28 and will wrap up the following weekend on Sunday August 5. This year's lineup includes the following six players:
Brief report from David Kenney: Antoni Wysocki won the Veranda Invitational chess tournament with a 4.5/5.0 result. Glenn Charlton and Gordon Giacomin tied for 2nd-3rd place both scoring 3.0/5.0 points. Antoni defeated all his opponents with the exception of Rex Naugler who managed to hold Antoni to a draw in the last round.
CFC Cross Table.
Congratulations to Jason Kenney, who has recently been awarded the National Master (NM) title by the Chess Federation of Canada. Jason completed the qualifications for the title with his splendid performance in the recent Canadian Open held in Victoria, July 2012.
Details of the qualification rules for this and other titles, as well as a list of existing titleholders, may be found at http://www.chess.ca/titleholders.
Congratulations to Antoni Wysocki, who has recently been awarded the National Master (NM) title by the Chess Federation of Canada. Antoni qualified for the title by achieving his third "norm" (performance rating of 2300 or higher) in the Nova Scotia Closed Chess Championship held in May 2012.
Details of the qualification rules for this and other titles, as well as a list of existing titleholders, may be found at http://www.chess.ca/titleholders.
|George Beals Open Chess Tournament 2012 (Halifax) June 22–24, 2012
Winners: Antoni Wysocki, Adam Dorrance and Eric Newman.See our Recent Results page for details.
|Nova Scotia Closed Chess Tournament 2012 (Halifax) May 19–21, 2012
Winner: Antoni Wysocki.See our Recent Results page for details.
|Nova Scotia Open Chess Tournament 2012 (Halifax) May 19–21, 2012
Co-Winners: Anthony Leonard and Brian McKay.See our Recent Results page for details.
|Canadian Chess Challenge 2012 (Halifax) May 20–21, 2012
The Nova Scotia team:
Detailed results available at CCC May 2012.
Some Nova Scotia highlights: Adam Dorrance (Grade 8) - 1st place; Lucas Dorrance (Grade 5) - 2nd place; Callum Brown (Grade 2) - 5th place. Congratulations to all our Nova Scotian players!
|Canadian Chess Challenge Blitz Tournament 2012 (Halifax) May 19, 2012
The tournament will be held in the McNally Theater at St. Mary's University in Halifax, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; further details available on a poster.
|Halifax Open Chess Tournament 2012 (Halifax) April 6–8, 2012
Winner: David Kenney.See our Recent Results page for details.
|Bluenose Chess Club Open 2012 (Halifax) February 24–26, 2012
Winner: Chris Felix.See our Recent Results page for details.
|Veranda Invitational 2011 (Nova Scotia) July 8–August 18, 2011
|Canadian Open 2011 (Toronto) 8–17 July, 2011
|Canadian Closed 2011 (Guelph) 6–11 May 2011
http://monroi.com/2011-canadian-open-chess-championship-home.html. The new Canadian Closed Champion is GM Bator Sambuev.
|Thanksgiving Open 2011 (Halifax) 7–10 October, 2011
First: Gordon Giacomin. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Paul Hake Labour Day Open 2011 (Halifax) 2–5 September, 2011
Tied for first: Jean Desforges and Jose Gonzalez-Cueto. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Halifax Dartmouth Natal Day Open 2011 (Halifax) 29 July–1 August 2011
Tied for first: Alvah Mayo, Jose Gonzalez-Cueto, Adam Dorrance and Paulo Ferreira. See our Recent Results page for details.
|George Beals Canada Day Open 2011 (Halifax) 30 June–3 July 2011
Tied for first: Jasmine Du and Adam Dorrance. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Nova Scotia Open 2011 (Halifax) 20–23 May 2011
Tied for first: Jason Kenney and Jasmine Du. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Bluenose Chess Club Open Championship 2011 (Halifax) 22–24 April 2011
Tied for first: Elias Oussedik and Brandon Martin. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Sunday Chess Actives (Halifax) 20 February, 20 March, and 1 May 2011
Note from Organizer Kim Tufts:
(Registration from 10:00 - 10:30 am)
Mount St. Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax
Rosaria Student Center
4th Floor, Don MacNeil Room
Open to all adults with CFC memberships. Juniors (U18) are not required to have a CFC membership, though that is encouraged. The format will be a 4 round Swiss, sections to be determined by turnout. Please bring your own sets and chess clocks.
For more information phone Kim Tufts at 429-8959
Or e-mail at email@example.com
See also our Upcoming Tournaments page and Tournament Reports.
|39th Chess Olympiad (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) 21 September –3 October 2010
The 39th Chess Olympiad takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 21st September (Round 1) - 3rd October (11th Round) 2010.
For further details go to the official site and TWIC. Other excellent sources for following online games and results are Susan Polgar Chess Daily and this excellent site: Chess Olympiad Pairings and Results. Another valuable resource is the Chess Results site.
|London Chess Classic 2010 (London, England) 8–15 December 2010
Viswanathan Anand will become the first reigning world chess champion to play in a major tournament in London since Anatoly Karpov in 1984 when he joins the eight-player field for the second London Chess Classic, which runs from 8-15 December 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre.
Alongside him will be World Number one Magnus Carlsen, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, US number one Hikaru Nakamura and the top four English players Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell.
For further details go to the official site and TWIC.
|Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 (Wijk aan Zee) 14–30 January 2011
The 73nd Corus Chess tournament will be held from 14 January - 30 January 2011 in Wijk aan Zee.
Quoting from Rob's Chess Blog: (now apparently defunct)The traditional Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands gets a new name. The 73rd edition will be named Tata Steel Chess Tournament and it will take place from Friday January 14 until Sunday January 30, 2011.
The international famous chess festival, also referred to as Wijk, started in 1938 as Hoogovens Schaaktoernooi and when in 2000 Hoogovens and British Steel started to cooperate it continued as Corus Chess Tournament.
The 73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament promises to become a very strong one already with the secured participation of Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. The playing venue is still the same, Sporthal De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee.
The website also will be changed, from the current http://www.coruschess.com it will become http://www.tatasteelchess.com.
(Source: Coruschess.com )
See also the ever reliable (and amazing) TWIC (The Week In Chess, by Mark Crowther).
Group A consists of Magnus Carlsen (2814), Viswanathan Anand (2810), Levon Aronian (2805), Vladimir Kramnik (2784), Alexander Grischuk (2773), Hikaru Nakamura (2751), Ruslan Ponomariov (2744), Ian Nepomniachtchi (2733), Wang Hao (2731), Alexei Shirov (2722), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2715), Anish Giri (2686), Jan Smeets (2662), Erwin L'Ami (2624).
This year Group C includes our own GM Mark Bluvshtein (2590) for the first time. Good luck Mark!
Group A was won by GM Hikaru Nakamura.
|Maritime Open 2010 (Halifax) 8–11 October 2010
To be held at Mount Saint Vincent University on the Thanksgiving Day weekend. First place: Gary Ng. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Paul Hake Labour Day Open 2010 (Halifax) 3–6 September 2010
To be held at Mount Saint Vincent University on the Labour Day weekend. First place: Jasmine Du. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Natal Day Open 2010 (Halifax) 30 July–2 August 2010
To be held at Mount Saint Vincent University on the Natal Day weekend. First place: Stephen Duffy and Brendan Martin. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Verandah Invitational 2010 (Halifax & Fancy Lake) 24 July–1 August 2010
First place: Antoni Wysocki. Three-way tie for second place: Glenn Charlton, Gordon Giacomin, and Brian Pentz.
|George Beals Canada Day Open 2010 (Halifax) 1–4 July 2010
To be held at Mount Saint Vincent University on the Canada Day weekend. First place: Chris Spicer and Brian Pentz. See our Recent Results page for details.
|Canadian Chess Challenge (Montréal) 23–24 May 2010
This is an invitational event. The Nova Scotia team is:
Detailed results available at CCC National Results: May 2010.
Some Nova Scotia highlights: Jasmine Du (Grade 12) - 2nd place; Adam Dorrance (Grade 6) - 2nd place; Lucas Dorrance (Grade 3) - 3rd place. Congratulations to all our Nova Scotian players!
|NS Open 2010 (Halifax) 21–24 May 2010
To be held at Mount Saint Vincent University on the Victoria Day weekend. First place: Brian Pentz. See our Recent Results page for details.
|March Break Children's Chess Tournament (Dartmouth)
Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth: Saturday, March 13, 2010
Space is limited. Pre-register to ensure a place:
Mar 3 - Mar 11 call Youth Services Department at (902) 490-5748. Only registrations made by parents or guardians for individual children will be accepted.
Registration and other fees: Free.
Competitors must pick up their registration package on Saturday, March 13 between 9 and 9.30 am. Those who have not pre-registered may register on the day of the tournament between 9.30 and 10.00 am, space permitting. Play will begin at 10.15 am.
Open to young players ages 7 - 16, there are three levels of play - beginner, intermediate and advanced. Prizes and/or medals awarded for first, second and third place in each level. All competitors will receive a Chess and Math Association Rating.
|Canadian Junior Chess Championship (Toronto) 30 April–4 May 2010
Hart House Chess Club will be hosting this year's Canadian Junior Chess Championship! Canadian players born after Jan 1st, 1990 are eligible to play.
When: April 30th - May 4th (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue)
Where: South Dining Room, 2nd Floor, Hart House, University of Toronto
Style: 9 round Swiss
Rounds: 6pm Friday evening, 10am & 4pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
Time Control: All Rounds: 90 mins for 40 moves, 30 minutes added + 30 sec inc from move 1
Entry Fee: $150 in advance by April 26th
For more details see this ChessTalk post, or the tournament web site http://hhchess.sa.utoronto.ca/cj.
|MTel Masters (Sofia, Bulgaria) 25 May–5 June 2010
A preliminary report is here.tournament cancelled
|World Chess Championship Match (Sofia, Bulgaria) 23 April–12 May 2010
Participants: Veselin Topalov and Vishy Anand. Some details here. As always, TWIC is an excellent resource. The first round takes place 24 April 2010 (opening ceremony on the 21st); the games start at 15:00 local time in Sofia (9:00 am ADT - note that Sofia will be on Summer Time by then). The opening round start date of Saturday, April 24, is a delay of one day from the originally scheduled April 23, since the volcanic ash over Europe caused serious delay in GM Anand's arrival in Sofia. I think the first game begins at 11 a.m. ADT, but the following games will begin at 9 a.m. ADT. The official site is here.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010: GM V. Anand defeated GM V. Topalov in the 12th and final game of the regular games portion of the match. The 12th game win was the first in the match with the black pieces. Congratulatinos to GM Anand on retaining the title of World Chess Champion!
|Linares 2010 (Linares, Spain) 12–25 February 2010
Participants: Veselin Topalov, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Boris Gelfand, and Vugar Gashimov.
|North America Youth Championships 2010 16–18 August 2010
Post on ChessTalk by Larry Bevand, 14 January 2010 (repeated here for convenience)
As you may know, this year, the Chess'n Math Association (CMA) is celebrating 25 years of service to the chess community!
We have festivities running from Aug 16-22, 2010.
Thanks to Canadian FIDE rep Hal Bond, the CMA will be organizing the North American Youth Championship in Canada for the first time ever. While it has been in the works for a little while, we only received official confirmation today as it now appears on the World Chess Federation calendar.
It will be held in Montreal from Aug 16 -18, 2010. On Aug 19, we will have a blitz event and, double replacement, simuls etc. From Aug 20 - 22 we will have an open tournament. I should confirm all details within 10 days.
Our 25th anniversary celebrations will be held in memory of 3 people, no longer with us, who contributed greatly to our organization over the the last quarter century:
Chess'n Math Association
Canada's National Scholastic Chess Organization
|2010 Canadian Open 10–18 July 2010
The tournament was won by British GM Luke McShane.
|The Canadian Youth Chess Championship 6–9 July 2010
The national tournament for the top junior chess players in Canada—to be held in Windsor, Ontario. Winners in each section will represent Canada at the World Youth Chess Championship.
The tournament is divided into 12 sections, based on age and gender (details here).
The event will be held at the fabulous Caesars Convention Centre (next to the casino) in July 2010. Check out the Augustus Tower hotel and Caesars Convention Centre.
The final standings may be seen at the Monroi site.
|World Cup 5 November–15 December 2009
The event is part of the next world championship cycle – 7 rounds of knockout chess. The first round pairing has World #8 GM Peter Svidler (2754) vs Canadian IM Jean Hébert (2420). Note folllowing Day 2 of Round 1: unfortunately IM Hébert was knocked out 2-0 by GM Svidler.
|Tal Memorial 5–14 November 2010
Features ten of thirteen top players according to the September rating list — Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko, Boris Gelfand, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Svidler and Ruslan Ponomariov.
|72nd Corus Chess tournament (Wijk aan Zee NED) 15–31 January 2010
|17th European Team Championship 2009 (Novi Sad, Serbia) 21–31 October 2009
Features Topalov, Aronian, Radjabov, Morozevich, Jakovenko, Svidler, Gashimov, Grischuk, Shirov, etc. Official site is here.
|Maritime Open 2009 (Fredericton) 9–12 October 2009
Held at Saint Thomas University, with 23 competitors participating. Anthony Howarth came in first with 5/6 (and is over 2200 again), with Elias Oussedik in second place with 4.5/6. There was a three-way tie for 3rd: Bill Bogle, Jonathan MacDonald, and Joe Horton with 4/6. The CFC crosstable is here.
|Paul Hake Labour Day Open 2009 (Halifax) 4–7 September 2009
|Natal Day Open 2009 (Halifax) 31 July–3 August 2009
|George Beals Canada Day Open 2009 (Halifax) 27 June–1 July 2009
|NS Open 2009 (Halifax) 22–25 May 2009
|Canadian Open Chess Championship 2009 (Edmonton) 11–19 July 2009
See http://www.edchess.ca/ for details. GM Mark Bluvshtein won the trophy on tie-breaks.
|Canadian Junior Chess Championship 2009 (Victoria) 25–28 July 2009
See http://cycc2009.pbworks.com/Canadian-Junior for details.
|Canadian Chess Challenge 2009 (Toronto) 17–18 May 2009
|Linares 2009 (Linares, Spain) 18 February–8 March 2009
The entire tournament will be played in Spain this year; the first round is on Thursday, 19 February. Participants: Viswanathan Anand (India), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Wang Yue (China), Alexander Grischuk (Russia) and Lenier Dominguez (Cuba). GM Anand has won the previous two Linares tournaments (2008, 2007) and is the top seed this year.
Tournament won by Alexander Grischuk on tiebreak with Vassily Ivanchuk.
|Canadian Post-Secondary Championship 2009 (Kingston) 16–18 January 2009
Reports from Gary Ng and Frank Dixon here.
|Bluenose / Dalhousie Chess Club Open 2009 (Halifax) 20–22 February 2009
|Topalov - Kamsky Challenger Match 2009 (Sofia, Bulgaria) 16–28 February 2009
ChessBase Announcement. February 26, 2009: Topalov wins the match in 7 games, 4.5 - 2.5.
|Nova Scotia Youth Chess Championship 2009 (Halifax) 19 April 2009
12:30 pm — 4:00 pm, Sunday, 19 April 2009, at Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax. Entry Fee $10.00; Registration 12:00 to 12:30 pm Sunday; open to all students (play will be by age group). See the NS Scholastic Chess Association pages for further details.
|Canadian Youth Chess Championship 2009 (Victoria) 21–24 July 2009
CYCC 2009 - Home Page.
|Corus 2009 (Wijk aan Zee) 16 January–1 February 2009
Corus Chess 2009 will include the Dutch players Stellwagen, Smeets, and of course van Wely; also Carlsen, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Kamsky, Radjabov, and Karjakin; the complete field will have 14 participants. The web site for the tournament is here.
Update (Nov. 6/08) - the complete field was published today (see the official site): A. Morozevich (RUS; 2787), V. Ivanchuk (UKR; 2786), M. Carlsen (NOR; 2786), L. Aronian (ARM; 2757), T. Radjabov (AZE; 2751), Wang Yue (CHN; 2736), M. Adams (ENG; 2734), S. Movsesian (SLW; 2732), S. Karjakin (UKR; 2730), G. Kamsky (USA; 2729), L. Dominguez (CUB; 2719), L. van Wely (NED; 2618), D. Stellwagen (NED; 2605), J. Smeets (NED; 2604).
GM Sergey Karjakin won the A Section with 8 points, ahead of three others (Aronian, Radjabov, Movsesian) with 7.5.
|Chess Olympiad 2008 (Dresden) 12–25 November 2008
Official Olympiad site. Opening ceremony November 12; first round Thursday, November 13 starting at 10 am AST. The official site is excellent, with live games (on all boards) available.
As of 11 am AST Tuesday, 25 November 2008, it is known that Armenia has won in the Open Section, followed by Israel in second place. Other results in this and in the Women's section not yet clear. Check the usual news sources (ChessBase, TWIC) for the latest reports.
It now appears that the USA has won the bronze medal in both the Open and in the Women's Sections. Georgia and Ukraine take gold and silver, respectively, in the Women's.
Details of all results are at the Chess Results site. Canada (Open Team; seeded 48th) placed 28th; the Canadian Women (seeded 53rd) placed 65th.
|World Blitz Championship (Almaty, Kazakhstan) 8 November 2008
Sixteen players, round robin, five minutes per game, no increment. The competitors include Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Grischuk, Polgar, and Svidler. Official site is here.
Won by Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez Perez.
|Chess for Alzheimer's (Halifax) 1 November 2008
It's Your Move: Chess for Alzheimer's Charity Event Chess Tournament. This tournament is a charity event aimed at promoting chess in Nova Scotia and raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease. The entry fee is $10 and all cash prizes will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Please note that the DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED to Saturday, November 1, 2008.
The event was a great success - read a report (with pictures) here.
|Maritime Open 2008 (Fredericton) 11–13 October 2008
|Grand Slam Final Masters (Bilbao) 2–13 September 2008
Six players: Anand, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Topalov, Radjabov, and Aronian. Some details are here.
|Paul Hake Memorial / Labour Day Open 29 August–1 September 2008
Tournament results are here.
|Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day Open 1–4 August 2008
8 round Swiss; begins Friday August 1 at noon; registration at 11:15am; Mount St. Vincent University. More details here.
|M-Tel Masters Tournament 7–18 May 2008
The official site is here. Opening round May 8. Players: Veselin Topalov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Ivan Cheparinov and Bu Xiangzhi.
The tournament was won by Ivanchuk with 8/10, followed by Topalov (6.5), Radjabov (5.5), Cheparinov (4), and finally Bu and Aronian both at 3/10.
|Canadian Open 2008 19–27 July 2008
Details here, and an advance entry list here. Standings are available here, and pairings here. MonRoi is carrying live games. Egidijus Zeromskis has provided a nice viewer for a large collection of the Canadian Open games. After 3 rounds Brian McKay and Eric Newman have 2/3 and are paired together for round 4! Some of Brian's and Eric's games from the tournament are available in our Games Collection.
Winners with 6.5/9 points: GM Alexander Moiseenko, IM Matthieu Cornette, GM Victor Mikhalevski and GM Eduardas Rozentalis.
|Canadian Youth Chess Championships 14–17 July 2008
|Canadian Chess Challenge 18–19 May 2008
|FIDE Grand Prix Baku 20 April–6 May 2008
On Sunday, April 20, 2008 the first Grand Prix tournament, Baku 2008, will be officially opened. Fourteen of the strongest chess grandmaster will compete in the capital of Azerbaijan (taken from the official web site). The top seed for this first event in the Grand Prix, which runs over 2008-09, is Magnus Carlsen of Norway. The official site is here. Round 1 goes on Monday, 21 April.
Updated 5 May 2008: V. Gashimov (AZE), Wang Yue (CHN), and M. Carlsen (NOR) tied for the lead with 8/13; Gashimov is (I think) the winner of the tournament (won more games against higher rated players).
|World Championship Match 14 October–2 November 2008
The Match for the World Champion title between Viswanathan Anand (India) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) will take place in Bonn, Germany, with the first game to be played on 14 October 2008. The official site is here. The match ended in 11 games; final score 6.5 to 4.5, Anand over Kramnik.
|George Beals / Canada Day Open 28 June–1 July 2008
Won by Liam Keith-Jacques with 7.0/8. Tournament results are here.
|Nova Scotia Open 16–19 May 2008
Won by Antoni Wysocki with 6.5/8. Tournament results are here.
4 Aug 2008: IM Tom O'Donnell and Antoni Wysocki win the 2008 Natal Day Open with 6.5/8.
2 Jul 2008: Liam Keith-Jacques win the George Beals / Canada Day Open with 7/8.
2 Jul 2008: Antoni Wysocki wins the Nova Scotia Closed 2008 with 4.5/5.
19 May 2008: Antoni Wysocki wins the Nova Scotia Open 2008 with 6.5/8.
24 Feb 2008: Jason Kenney and Gary Ng win the Bluenose Open with 4.5/5.
12 Nov 2007: Antoni Wysocki wins the Remembrance Day Open with 6.5/8.
8 Oct 2007: Anthony Howarth wins the Maritime Open with 6.5/8.
3 Sep 2007: Antoni Wysocki wins the Paul Hake / Labour Day Open with 6.5/8.
6 Aug 2007: Jean Desforges and Jose Gonzalez-Cueto win the Natal Day Open with 6.5/8.
2 Jul 2007: Rex Naugler wins the George Beals / Canada Day Open with 6/8.
21 May 2007: Jim Gilks wins the NS Open with 6.5/8.
4 Mar 2007: Jason Kenney and Antoni Wysocki win the Bluenose Open with 4.5/5.
14 Nov 2006: Antoni Wysocki wins the Remembrance Day Open with 6.5/8.
9 Oct 2006: Gary Ng wins the Maritime Open / Thanksgiving Day Open with 7/8.
4 Sep 2006: Jean Desforges and Shane Wang tie for first place in the Paul Hake Memorial / Labour Day Open with 7/8.
3 Jul 2006: Alex Livingston wins the George Beals / Canada Day Open with 7/8.
11 Jun 2006: Jason Kenney and Gary Ng win the NS Closed 2006 with 4.5/5.
22 May 2006: Jean Desforges wins the Victoria Day / NS Open with 6.5/8.
26 Feb 2006: Jason Kenney wins the BCC Open with 4.5/5.
30 Dec 2005: Antoni Wysocki wins the Comfy Corner Café Active Tournament.
13 Nov 2005: Shane Wang wins the Remembrance Day Open.
5 Sep 2005: Jason Kenney wins the Paul Hake Memorial / Labour Day Open.
3 Jul 2005: Antoni Wysocki wins the George Beals / Canada Day Open.
23 May 2005: Jean Desforges and Jason Kenney tie for first place in the NS Open.
15 May 2005: Antoni Wysocki wins the NS Closed with 4.5/5.
28 Mar 2005: Alvah Mayo wins the Halifax Open with 6.5/7.
27 Feb 2005: Jason Kenney and Gary Ng tie for first place in the BCC Open with 4.5/5.
14 Nov 2004: Jason Kenney wins the Remembrance Day Open with 7/8.
6 Sep 2004: Jason Kenney wins the Paul Hake Memorial Open with 6.5/8.
2 Aug 2004: Antoni Wysocki wins the George Beals Open with 7/8.
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