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    round 3

    Round 3



    1 Silas Lund, IM, DEN, 2340 Eugene Hua, FM, CAN, 2298
    2 Jordan Clyde, CAN, 2165 Mark Plotkin, FM CAN 2395
    3 Liran Zhou, FM, USA, 2307 Nicholas Vettese, FM, CAN, 2225
    4 Tomas...
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    Round 2: 1 Eugene Hua, FM, CAN, 2298 Jason...

    Round 2:



    1 Eugene Hua, FM, CAN, 2298 Jason Liang, FM, USA, 2353
    2 Joshua Posthuma, FM, USA, 2353 Tomas Krnan, IM, CAN, 2420
    3 Tangi Migot, IM, FRA, 2384 Liran Zhou, FM, USA, 2307
    4 Nicholas...
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    2020 Oakville IM Norm

    begins NOW!!

    Round 1:



    1 Mark Plotkin, FM CAN 2395 Eugene Hua, FM, CAN, 2298
    2 Silas Lund, IM, DEN, 2340 Nicholas Vettese, FM, CAN, 2225
    3 Jordan Clyde, CAN, 2165 Tangi Migot, IM,...
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    Thanks, but I'm not that nice. The books were...

    Thanks, but I'm not that nice.

    The books were paid for from the $2 fees I collected from non-RACC members who played in the Sunday Rapid over the past year+. The remainder paid for the paint for...
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    It was because Aris drove from Ottawa to...

    It was because Aris drove from Ottawa to Mississauga to attend a wake for my mother, who he had never met.

    Toronto traffic makes that about 6 hrs, each way

    Thank you Aris, that was both classy...
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    Rd 5 - Provisional Pairings

    Pairings below are provisional = based on the ludicrous assumption that everyone who is registered plays, and no one who is not already registered joins.

    Open



    Bd # Res White ...
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    Round 4 Standings

    Standings of the 2019 RACC Ron Rodgers Memorial after 4/7 rounds:

    Open


    # Place Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
    1 1 David Gordon 2251 W22 W15 W4 W7 4.0
    2 2-3 Zachary...
  8. Final score by the GMs: +16 =2 -0. Draws by Fan...

    Final score by the GMs: +16 =2 -0.
    Draws by Fan Yang and Derek Wang.

    photos on the Chess Canada facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/ChessCanada/
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    2019 Ron Rodgers: provisional Rd4 pairings

    The following pairings are provisional: they are based on the obviously-ludicrous assumption that everyone who has played so far will show up for round 4.

    Pairings at the top of each section are...
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    2019 RACC Ron Rodgers Tournament

    The first big tournament of our 2019-20 year is the 7-round Ron Rodgers Memorial, named after the 7-time RACC Champion.

    Standings after 3 rounds:

    Open Section


    # Place Name Rtng Rd...
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    2019-10-13

    Thanks to the players who took some time out from a beautiful Sunday afternoon to play... including three first-timers!

    Everyone who played was a winner!

    But, in a more real sense, Ehsan...
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    2019-10-06

    Only 8 players, and a superfluous TD, and all of them were losers (at least once each)... Johnathan Han, Gordon Ritchie, and Alexander Stopic, dropped the fewest points and tied for 1st-3rd with 4/5....
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    2019-09-22

    The last hot Sunday of the year saw both first-timers and long-absent-returnees. Armando Valdizon looked to be a lock for the win with 4/4, but Derek Wang beat him in the final round to create a...
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    2019-09-15

    Another beautiful Sunday afternoon, another smallish turnout, and another win by the TD.


    # Place Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
    1 1 John Upper 2152 W5 W8 W2 W7 bye 4.5...
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    2019 RACC Intro Rapid: Final Standings

    Zach Dukic won all five games for a come-from-BYE-hind win 1/2 point ahead of his 2019 RACC co-champion Svitlana Demchenko.



    # Place Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd...
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    2019-09-08

    12 players on a cool Fall day, same boring winner as last week.



    # Place Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
    1 1 John Upper 2152 BYE W4 D6 W2 W3 4.5
    2 2-3 Mike...
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    Yes, and it would be much cheaper too. One...

    Yes, and it would be much cheaper too.

    One benefit of getting the players together might be for building some camaraderie for future team events, including Olympiads.
    It might also make it...
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    Something involving high-level training camps for...

    Something involving high-level training camps for Juniors.

    There are lots of variables here -- who is the lead trainer? where will the camps be held? how to select the qualifying players? etc. --...
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    2019 RACC Intro Rapid

    39 came out for the first night of the new RACC season. We're starting with a two-week, 10-round rapid tournament, and after the first 5 rounds the leader is the current NAYCC U16g and current CYCC...
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    2019-09-01

    Ottawa's last Sunday of the summer was far too beautiful to spend indoors playing chess... so only 10 players showed up for the Rapid, including two new players and two returnees.

    The TD raced out...
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    2019-08-25

    A disappointingly small turnout on a beautiful Sunday afternoon was followed by a disappointingly predictable finish with the top-rated players -- Jason Liang and the TD -- tied for first with 4/5.
    ...
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    2019-08-11

    17 players -- more-or-less -- enjoyed the comfy chairs in the Sport House executive meeting room, while Jason Liang (up from New York State!?) made the most of his sitting time by winning all 5...
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    2019-07-28

    David Gordon went through the field for a perfect 5 score. Kamal Balazadeh and Zhou Fang came in second with 3.5. We had a few new players - Eric Wan did extremely well.

    Thanks to Kamal for...
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    2019-07-21

    Good showing with 15 players so the TD had to sit out until round 4 when a player dropped out.

    2019 CYCC U10 Champion Jonathan Han went straight through the tournament with a perfect 5 points,...
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    2019.07.15

    12 humans thought it would be better to sit indoors at chess than enjoying a 24 degree sunny Ottawa day.

    OTOH, four of them realized their mistake and left without playing all five rounds, so...
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