Tournaments and Activities - Older Tournaments
Last updated July 14, 2008
The tournaments reported here are really old, dating from before 2000;
- Glenn Charlton of Halifax won the 1998 Nova Scotia Open
on November 13, 14 15, 1998 in Bridgewater in convincing fashion with four straight
wins after a first round bye. It's believed that Glenn achieved the rating points required to be considered a master by the Chess Federation of Canada.
The rest of the pack were left a point and half behind! Steve
Karis of New Glasgow won the under 1900 section while Lloyd Lombard of Middleton took the
under 1400 prize. Norman Conrad of Bridgewater won the unrated prize. See our
on line report.
- Curtis Robarts of Blockhouse Nova Scotia won the youth
tournament that was held in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Open on November 14.
A report is on line!
- A few of Nova Scotia's top chess players are participating in an unrated tournament on
Sunday afternoon's at St. Mary's University. Contact
Ed Urquhart firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Nova Scotia Cadet Chess Championship for young
Nova Scotian's under the age of 16 on January 1, 1999 was won by Tyler Reddy of Halifax
on November 7. A report is online.
Shearwater Fall Open, November 7 and 8,
Canadian Armed Forces Base Shearwater in Dartmouth was won by Alvah Mayo of Pictou
County with John Klapstein placing second. A report is
- The 1999
Canadian Open Championship
- Tyler Reddy (right) of
Halifax won the Atlantic
Junior Chess Championship in Charlottetown on October 25 while Dartmouth's
Jason Kenney finished a clear second, a half point behind. Concurrently,
Alvah Mayo of Westville NS took first place in the concurrent PEI Open
with a score of 4.5/5.
- Nova Scotia Chess News - Volume 13 - October 1998
. This newsletter is now on-line with lots of help from David and Jason Kenney!
Elista Olympiad 1998 the World F.I.D.E. Chess Olympiad starts October 1.
The event is hosted by the Republic of Kalmykia, where the FIDE President
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is also president of the former Soviet Republic.
See the Nova Scotia Chess Tournament schedule
or visit Fred McKim's Maritime Chess Centre Web Site
for a complete schedule of chess tournaments in the Maritimes.
- Rob Villeneuve and Antoni Wysocki won the
8-round Halifax Labour Day Open Chess Tournament
that ran September 4-7, 1998.
- Glenn Charlton won the Veranda Invitational Chess Tournament.
- Alvah Mayo of Westville, Nova Scotia won the Atlantic Closed Championship while David Kenney of
Dartmouth won the Atlantic Open in Charlottetown, PEI on August 1, 2, 3, 1998. A
report, crosstables and some games are on the
North Bay International Open Chess tournament which was supported by many
Nova Scotian chess enthusiasts. Chess Federation of Canada
has complete crosstables.
- Justin Gulati of Charlottetown accomplished a back-to-back sweep of the Loyalist Open,
in St. John New Brunswick July 10, 11, 12 and the
the Shearwater Open on July 18-19, 1998 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Shearwater Open was a
termendous success, to the credit of the rookie organizers Joseph Shea and John Klapstein. A report
will be on line soon.
- Antoni Wysocki won the Blindfold Chess Event held July 5
in Halifax using special Blindfold Rules.
- The 1998 Unama'ki Open was won by Alvah Mayo on June 26 to 28, 1998 in
Whycocomagh, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They even play chess on the hood of the car in
Cape Breton! A report is now on line.
- The 1998 Unama'ki Open was won by Alvah Mayo on June 26 to 28, 1998 in
Whycocomagh, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A report to come.
- Bluenose Chess Club's Rapid Chess Tournament Results.
- The results Nova Scotia's participation in Chess and
Math's Chess Challenge in Winnipeg on the Victoria Day weekend 1998.
- The Nova Scotia Blitz Chess Championship on Saturday May 16 was
won by Anthony Howarth of PEI and Ed Urquart of Nova Scotia.
- The Great Taste Active Chess Tournament #4 on Sunday, May 17
was won by Fred McKim and Anthony Howarth both from PEI.
- Damir Miletic won the Membertou Open
on May 29 to 31, 1998 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia A report is coming soon.
On April 26, 1998, Glenn Charlton of
Halifax and Alvah Mayo of Pictou County placed first in the
Nova Scotia Closed with 3 1/2 out of 5.
Competition was tight. A report to is now online.
- On April 19, 1998, Glenn Charlton took first place at the Lunenburg County Open with 4 1/2
out of 5;
Ed Urquhart won the Lunenburg County Open Chess championship.
A report is online .
- On April 5, 1998 Gary Phillips won the
1998 Atlantic Native Closed Championship.
- On April 4 and 5 Mike Eldridge of Falmouth NS won the
in Truro NS.
- The Results of the Nova Scotia Chess Challenge from
Saturday April 11 at Carrefour du Grand Havre (French School) in Dartmouth.
- See how Nova Scotia's Tyler Reddy did in the
1998 Canadian Cadet Chess
Championship in Saskatoon, March 23 to 27.
- Gary Ng and Stefan Behme won their sections at the Chocolate Lake
Recreational Center Chess Tournaments on Tuesday, March 18.
- Dartmouth Library Children's Chess Tournament was a big hit on
Saturday March 14, now with the complete standings! We added pictures on May 26.
- Local Chess Master Ed Urquhart gave a Simultaneous Chess
Exhibition at the Chapters Bookstore Sunday March 15. We added pictures on May 26.
- Results of the Bluenose Chess Club versus East Kings Chess Club match.
- Bluenose Chess Club Open Chess championship results from February 13-15, 1998 saw Justin Gulati of Charlottetown take first, followed by Damir Miletic of Sydney.
- Jim Brennan placed first in the 3rd Great Taste Coffee Shoppe Active Chess Tournament of March 1
- Sydney Open was won by Alvah Mayo and Damir Miletic on January 17 and 18.
Maritime Junior Chess Champion Justin Gulati, 19, of Charlottetown, PEI, won the
first Truro Open Chess Championship. The tournament was held November 22-23, 1997 Truro,
Nova Scotia and featured an accelerated time control. See the
Despite the snow storm the Nova Scotia Youth Chess Festival went on! Qualifiers for the next leg the Maritime Final were Tyler Reddy and
Matthew Furrow in the under 18 years old category, Patrick Roy and Bassam Mathara in the under 14 years old, Anthony Federico, Alex Livingston, Gary Ng and Jeffrey Veniot in the under 12 years old and Robin Thorsen and Ian MacMullin in the under 10 years old. See the complete report.
Fall 1997 Bluenose Sectional Tournament is now underway at the Bluenose Chess Club at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Follow our weekly reports.
When the Halifax Open Chess Tournament finally concluded late Sunday
night, it was the younger generation of Nova Scotians who took the top
prizes. Alvah Mayo, 22, and Cedric Davies, 18, shared first place with 4 out of a possible 5 points, while Tyler Reddy, 14, was tied for 3rd, and
Jason Keddy, 15, was the "most improved" and tied for 5th. In the rated under 1800 Section Jack Hynes amd Garrett Keddy tied for first with 4/5. A report is available now.
There are reports on the
the Young peoples Saturday tournaments, held November and December 1997 at Carrefour du Grand Havre.
Tyler Reddy qualified for both the Maritime Junior and Cadet by winning the combined junior and cadet championship. Cedric Davies qualified for the other Junior spot and while Matthew Furrow qualified for the
Cadet spot. Congratulations all. See the report.
Ed Urquhart of St. Mary's University (seated right) won the Maritime Open Chess Tournament on the Thanksgiving Day weekend at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Cedric Davies (seated left) was second and Mike Eldridge was a clear third. Albert Ede and Jim Brennan did a terrific job organizing the first 8-round tournament in Nova Scotia. A full report with photographs are available.
Charlottetown's Justin Gulati won the 13th Annual Pictou County Chess
Challenge in Westville, Nova Scotia
on the Labour Day weekend. Tournament organizer, Alvah Mayo placed a clear second. A report, crosstable and
pictures are now available on this website. 13 chess players participated.
Two of the Maritime's candidate masters, Alvah Mayo of Westville, Nova Scotia and Justin Gulati of Charlottetown PEI squared off in 4-round match at the Edward Chess Club in Charlottetown. See the game scores by Justin and the report by Alvah!
Nova Scotians and Maritimers didn't do badly at this year's Financial Concepts Group North Bay International Open. In fact Justin Gulati (PEI), Alvah Mayo (NS) and Tyler Reddy (NS) all brought home some cash. (Or did they spend it all in the Chess Federation of Canada Bookstore?) Read about the tournament and see some photos.
The Nova Scotia Open chess tournament
took place July 18-20, 1997 at Dalhousie University and ended with Justin Gulati
of Charlottetown, PEI, Mike Guignard of Bathurst NB and Steve Saunders of
Blockhouse NS tied in first place with 4 1/2 our of 6.
In the Under 1600 rating
section, Kevin Priest, Halifax took a clear 1st place.
In total 38 chess players
participated while others helped from the side lines. Many thanks to Kim Tufts
for directing the tournament with help from Alvah Mayo and Rob Villeneuve.
The 1997 Loyalist Open was won by Canadian Chess
Master Anthony Howarth of Saint John NB. Rob Villeneuve of Halifax NS took
second. (In the photograph on the left, Anthony Howarth seated talking to Rob
Villeneuve). Many Nova Scotians participated and did well. A total of 26 chess
players participated and 9 were from Nova Scotia. It was a very strong tournament
- over half the players were A class - above a rating of 1800.
Many thanks to Fred
McKim for directing the tournament and to the King Con Society Science Fiction
Society for their support.
Damir Miletic, a recent immigrant from Bosnia living in Sydney, Nova Scotia, took clear first place in the Unama'ki Open in Cape Breton June 27, 28, 29 with a score of 4.5 and a performance rating
of about 2191 plus or minus 5. Gerald Leblanc, also of the Sydney area, took second with 4.0 out of 5.0. Gilbert Bernard organized this very successful event.
Alvah Mayo writes, "After seeing Damir up close and personal I can honestly say that we have a new gunslinger in town. We'll know more after Damir plays the
Nova Scotia Open in July, but the opinion is pretty well universal that
guys like Charlton, Mathers, Urquhart etc. are about to get a wakeup call
in just a few weeks."
Nova Scotia's Andrew Wallbank scored 4 points to tie with Fred McKim for first place in the first Charlottetown Open, June 7 and 8. He was also the "most improved player." Andrew says found out about organized chess in the Maritimes only a year ago through the Nova Scotia Chess web site! Impressive! See the report here.
The North Shore Open was won by Cedric Davies of Halifax Nova Scotia, tied with Justin Gulati of PEI. Alvah Mayo took a clear third. A report is available.
This year's New Brunswick Open resulted in a 3 way tie for first place - Randy Maillet of Fredriction, Robert Breau of Moncton and Justin Gulati of Charlottetown shared the prize money with Randy taking the trophy on tie break. At total thirty-four chess players participated including four from Nova Scotia and three from PEI. Check out the surreal chess mural in the background!
Canadian Chess Challenge Was held May 18-19, 1997 in Montréal. Nova Scotia finished in 10th spot, not many points behind. However, there's lots of promise for the future and will a bit of luck and hard work Nova Scotia will do better in Toronto next year.
See the Nova Scotia Report or go directly to the
Chess'n Math website
for more details.
Nova Scotia won the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia Chess Team Chess match at
St. Mary's University in Halifax, May 17, 18, 19, 1997! See the report. Nova Scotia's Glenn Charleton had the best result and his performance projected him closer to a national master status.
- The 1997 Nova Scotia Chess Challenge was a very successful event with 76 young people participating on March 29, 1997. A report listing all the winners, who qualify for the National championships, is now online. Congratulations to all the participants for good sportmanship in all the games!
Ed Urquhart won the First Lunenburg County Open Chess Championship on March 16, 1997 and in doing so acquired enough rating points to break the 2200 barrier and be recognized as a National Master. Well done Ed! Rob Villeneuve and Brian Burgess tied for second.
All the Sunday and Saturday Active Tournament results are now listed here.
- The results of the Dalhousie University Sunday afternoon Chess Tournament and Chocolate Lake Chess Tournament are now on line. Our young people have a lot of potential! There will be more chess tournaments on Sunday afternoons to help them develop their skills.
The Dartmouth Library event was a fine success on Saturday, March 8, 1997. 76 kids took part, well organized Roy Yetman, Don Bidgood and Kim Tufts organizing and the Library staff.
The winners in each section were:
Advanced: 1st Jason Kenney 2nd Jarrett Gabriel
Novice 1st Alex Livingston 2nd Joel Morin
Beginner 1st Chris Witters 2nd Stefan Behme
On February 21-23, 1997, Gerald Lomond of Wolfville won the Open championship with 4.5/5; Robert Villeneuve took clear second with 4/5; David Kenney and Steve Saunders split the -1900 section with 3.5/5; In the under 1700 rated section Alex Fraser won with a 4.5/5, John Klapstein had 4/5 Jason Kenney took the under 1500 prize with my 3/5.
On January 5, 1997, Tom Cosman beat Cedric Davies in the last round of
the Antigonish Open resulting
in a 3-way tie first place. So at the first tournament of the year, Tom Cosman, Cedric Davies
and Joe Clair tied for first, while the top three ranked players at the open had to settle
for a more humble placings. Could this be the sign of things to come in 1997?
Nova Scotian's participated in the
North Bay (Ontario) International Chess
Tournament. Pictures and notes are now available here. Who's that with WGM Sofia Polgar? Could it be Nova Scotia's Gilbert Bernard?
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