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    1st Annual Vankleek Hill Open

    An EOCA Grand Prix Event

    The opening event of the 2022-2023 Eastern Ontario Grand Prix takes place at the Vankleek Hill Curling Club, in the middle of the “Gingerbread Capital of Ontario”, in Vankleek Hill. Enjoy a weekend of chess in a town with a rich history, situated about halfway between Montreal and Ottawa. Between rounds you could visit the Vankleek Hill Museum, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre, or go for a walk down touristy Main Street.

    Event Date: Saturday August 13 to Sunday August 14, 2022.

    Place: Vankleek Hill Curling Club, 136 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill ON, K0B 1R0. There is plenty of free parking on-site.

    Type: Regular Swiss Open, pairings in Open Section and an U1600 Section.

    A Word on Sections: Players must have a CFC rating below 1600 at the time of the tournament (or be unrated CFC, FQE, USCF and FIDE) to play in the U1600 section, otherwise they play in the Open Section. For players with no CFC rating but with a FQE, FIDE, or USCF rating, I will take the higher of these ratings, for which section you go into. Players with a CFC rating between 1500-1599 may play in the Open Section if they explicitly indicate this to me prior to Round 1 – and pay an additional $20 play-up fee – otherwise they will be paired in the U1600 section. Players below 1500 must play in the U1600 Section.

    Rounds: 5 rounds — Saturday @ 9am, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday @ 9am and 2pm.

    Time Control: Game in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move, starting from Move 1. The default time shall be 30 minutes after white’s clock has been started (i.e., if one player has not arrived at the board, within 30 minutes after white’s clock has been started, they shall be considered to have forfeited the game to their opponent). This will apply to all rounds, except Round 1, where the default time shall be 60 minutes.

    Prizes: Sections and prizes are based on entries and may change.

    Entry Fee: $80 for Open Section if pre-registered, $100 at site. $60 for U1600 Section if pre-registered, $80 at site. Cash or e-transfer to jsztukachess at gmail dot com ONLY. Free entry for GMs/WGMs & IMs/WIMs, if pre-registered by July 21, 2022. $40 for FM/WFM if pre-registered by July 21, 2022 and $60 for National Masters if pre-registered by July 21, 2022.

    CFC or FQE membership is required. If you do not have a regular CFC membership, Tournament Memberships will be available for $20. All games will be CFC rated.

    A limited number of clocks and sets will be provided, so please bring your own equipment if possible.

    Requesting byes: A maximum of two ½ point byes can be given in the first three rounds, which must be requested before Round 1.

    Organizer: Jeremy Sztuka Tournament Director: Jeremy Sztuka

    Registration options:
    1. Register in person at the RA Chess Club, July 28, August 4, or August 11, from 6:30-7:00 PM.
    2. Send an email to jsztukachess at gmail dot com. Please note in your email if any byes will be needed (or not).
    3. Register on-site on Saturday August 13th between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM.

    Please note in regard to all 3 Options above – in order to finalise registration, payment of entry fee (cash or etransfer) is due by 8:30am on August 13 in order to ensure eligibility for a pairing in Round 1. No cheques.

    About the Venue: The room at the Curling Club has ample space, including air conditioning plus a refrigerator, kitchenette, and coffee maker on site. Coffee, tea, and bottled water will be available to all players.

    Additional Information

    Directions From Ottawa: Follow the 417 East to exit 27, Highway 34. Turn left to go north on Highway 34 (6.6km) into Vankleek Hill, turn right at the first light and go 500 meters, then turn left at Stanley Avenue, go 140 meters, and turn left at Bond Street (first left) – Vankleek Hill Curling Club will be on your left.

    Directions From Montreal: Go on Autoroute 40, then continue on to Highway 417 West at Quebec-Ontario border. Follow the 417 West to exit 17, Regional Road 10. Turn right to go west on Regional Road 10 (6.7km) into Vankleek Hill, then turn right at Stanley Avenue, go 140 meters, and turn left at Bond Street (first left) – Vankleek Hill Curling Club will be on your left.

    Directions from Kingston/Toronto: Take Highway 401 East, and get off at Exit 789 (Cornwall). Go north 36km on Highway 138 to Highway 417 and get on Highway 417 East. Follow the 417 East to exit 27, Highway 34. Turn left to go north on Highway 34 (6.6km) into Vankleek Hill, turn right at the first light and go 500 meters, then turn left at Stanley Avenue, go 140 meters, and turn left at Bond Street (first left) – Vankleek Hill Curling Club will be on your left.

    Where to Stay:
     I recommend Quality Inn & Suites in nearby Hawkesbury (a 10 minute drive away). Phone # 613- 632-5941. Website: https://www.choicehotels.com/ontario...ity-inn-hotels
     There is also a Travelodge in Rigaud, Quebec, approximately a 20 minute drive away, phone # 450- 451-4726 and their website is: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/en-ca/...iguad/overview
     There is also a Microtel in Casselman, Ontario at 17 Industriel St, Casselman, ON K0A 1M0, approximately a 30 minute drive away, phone # 613-427-3550 and their website is: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/en-ca/...dham-casselman
     There are other various smaller motels available in surrounding areas as well
    *I would recommend booking a hotel/motel sooner rather than later as during the summer they tend to fill up fast!

    Where to Eat:
     I highly recommend Annie’s Chip Stand for lunch (they are open 11am-7pm). They are located at 5135 Highway 34, a 5-minute drive north of Vankleek Hill.
     Other options in town include Beau’s Brewery (they serve food on the weekends, open 10am-6pm) at 10 Terry Fox Drive; The Broken Kettle Bakery & Barkery, 52 Main Street East, (open 10am-4pm Saturday, closed Sunday); and Herb's Travel Plaza Restaurant, 21160 Service Rd (open 7 days a week, broad hours).
     For fast food, within walking distance of the Curling Club, there is also a Tim Hortons.

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    Just as a reminder, CFC members are entitled to a discount of up to 15% at Choice Hotels (such as Quality Inn).

    Full details are at:

    https://www.chess.ca/en/players/benefit-choice-hotels/

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    Also, for anyone looking to register early in person, I can confirm I will be at the Eastern Ontario Open in Ottawa (that runs from June 10-12) at the RA Centre and will be taking registrations.

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    Please note I recently received news that the RA Chess Club is closed until September, however I will still be taking in-person registrations from 7am to 8:30am SHARP on Saturday August 13 at the tournament site. Entry fees need to be paid in full by 8:30am August 13 in order to guarantee a pairing in Round 1. I will accept cash at the venue and etransfers that are sent to jsztukachess at gmail dot com. Please also indicate in your email if any byes are needed, or if you have any questions.

    With that being said, I look forward to seeing everyone August 13!


    Pre-Registered List:

    Open Section:

    Wall Chart. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: Open Section
    # Name/Rating/ID
    1 David Gordon
    2263 106629 (2246) (2602431)
    2 Dusan Simic
    2149 109808 (2055) (908150)
    3 Jake Van Rooy
    2038 152635 (2038) (2622670)
    4 Milos Petrovic
    2017 160269 (1772) (2633582)
    5 Marc Andre Jutras
    1958 131943 (1858)
    6 Derek Wang
    1934 166573 (1646) (2636115)
    7 Randika Balasooriya
    1886 150499 (1636) (2635968)
    8 Etienne Latreille
    1874 154563 (1916) (2634279)
    9 Henry Hughes
    1862 160188 (1744) (329219082)
    10 Anni Guo
    1849 163250 (2075) (2631350)
    11 Eric Qian
    1837 167975 (1646) (2637774)
    12 Ray Kuryliw
    1810 105482 (1840) (2604833)
    13 Zhou Fang
    1798 170276 (1713)
    14 Spencer Martin
    1693 103276 (1800) (2616882)
    15 Neil Moses
    1684 170949 (1723) (2640627)
    16 Anthony Masse-Garneau
    1651 158468 (1610) (2636000)
    17 Douglas Graham
    1637 169362 (1319) (2636182)
    18 Simon Perkins
    1578 107582 (1716) (2618737)
    19 Justin Jean
    1542 141554 (1436)


    Byes for Open Section:

    Round 3: Spencer Martin, Marc Andre Jutras


    U1600 Section:

    Wall Chart. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: U1600 Section
    # Name/Rating/ID
    1 Neerav Mullur
    1488 152505 (1316) (2642573)
    2 Ashley Qian
    1395 168050 (1447) (2636280)
    3 Maurice Smith
    1387 101793 (1548) (2606356)
    4 Doug Gillis
    1355 111022 (1638) (2604361)
    5 James Mourgelas
    1346 108540 (1583) (2613816)
    6 Don Parakin
    1344 106488 (1585) (2634759)
    7 Veronica Hitchlock
    1274 167285 (1273)
    8 Arnaud Jutras
    1263 172491 ( 650) (2642549)
    9 Justin Wen
    1250 174383 (1473) (2642360)
    10 Randall Engelby
    1215 166983 (1115)
    11 Dian Bing Jiao
    1188 170737 (1088)
    12 Rohan Mullur
    1167 157709 ( 882)
    13 Shivam Saheb
    1166 174755
    14 John Hay
    1132 162669 (1116) (2629046)
    15 Mathieu Duval
    1094 169340 (1453)
    16 John Eric Byrd
    1052 175902
    17 Marie Guan
    964 164627 (1020) (2635909)
    18 Oliver Bond
    912 176378
    19 Noah Guy
    861 175806
    20 Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky
    747 174541 (unr.) (2643200)
    21 Christopher Aung-Thwin
    unr.
    22 Mila Aung-Thwin
    unr. 175148
    23 Sébastien Belliveau
    unr. 175567
    24 Patrick Kopec
    unr. 176415
    25 Brian Manker
    unr. 175033
    26 Scott McInroy
    unr. 176456
    27 Nathan Saccon
    unr. 176496



    Byes for U1600 Section:

    Round 3: Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky, Mathieu Duval, Arnaud Jutras
    Last edited by Jeremy Sztuka; 08-11-2022 at 10:21 PM. Reason: More entries

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    $10 Gift Certificate Draws!

    I will be having a draw for one (1) $10 Gift Certificate, each immediately prior to Rounds 1, 2, 3, and 4. All players playing in the respective round will be eligible for each draw.

    All of the gift certificates are for local Vankleek Hill businesses.

    Round 1 - $10 Gift Certificate for: The Broken Kettle Bakery & Barkery, 52 Main Street East, (open 10am-4pm Saturday, closed Sunday)
    Round 2 - $10 Gift Certificate for: Annie’s Chip Stand (they are open 11am-7pm). They are located at 5135 Highway 34, a 2-minute drive (or 20 minute walk) north of Vankleek Hill.
    Round 3 - $10 Gift Certificate for: Herb's Travel Plaza Restaurant, 21160 Service Rd (open 7 days a week, 6am - 10pm).
    Round 4 - $10 Gift Certificate for: Annie’s Chip Stand (they are open 11am-7pm). They are located at 5135 Highway 34, a 2-minute drive (or 20 minute walk) north of Vankleek Hill.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sztuka; 08-10-2022 at 09:22 PM. Reason: Confirmation of operating hours for Herb's

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    Please note I will still be taking in-person registrations from 7am to 8:30am SHARP on tomorrow morning (Saturday August 13) at the tournament site. Entry fees need to be paid in full by 8:30am August 13 in order to guarantee a pairing in Round 1. I will accept cash at the venue and etransfers that are sent to jsztukachess at gmail dot com. Please also indicate in your email if any byes are needed, or if you have any questions.

    With that being said, I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning!

    Below is the updated registration list, with requested byes listed below each section:


    Open Section:

    Wall Chart. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: Open Section
    # Name/Rating/ID
    1 David Gordon
    2263 106629 (2246) (2602431)
    2 Dusan Simic
    2149 109808 (2055) (908150)
    3 Yuen Tak Mok
    2061 135116 (1933) (30922038)
    4 Jake Van Rooy
    2038 152635 (2038) (2622670)
    5 Milos Petrovic
    2017 160269 (1772) (2633582)
    6 Marc Andre Jutras
    1958 131943 (1858)
    7 Derek Wang
    1934 166573 (1646) (2636115)
    8 Randika Balasooriya
    1886 150499 (1636) (2635968)
    9 Etienne Latreille
    1874 154563 (1916) (2634279)
    10 Henry Hughes
    1862 160188 (1744) (329219082)
    11 Anni Guo
    1849 163250 (2075) (2631350)
    12 Eric Qian
    1837 167975 (1646) (2637774)
    13 Ray Kuryliw
    1810 105482 (1840) (2604833)
    14 Zhou Fang
    1798 170276 (1713)
    15 Spencer Martin
    1693 103276 (1800) (2616882)
    16 Neil Moses
    1684 170949 (1723) (2640627)
    17 Anthony Masse-Garneau
    1651 158468 (1610) (2636000)
    18 Douglas Graham
    1637 169362 (1319) (2636182)
    19 Simon Perkins
    1578 107582 (1716) (2618737)
    20 Justin Jean
    1542 141554 (1436)


    Byes for Open Section:

    Round 3: Spencer Martin, Marc Andre Jutras


    U1600 Section:

    Wall Chart. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: U1600 Section
    # Name/Rating/ID
    1 Neerav Mullur
    1488 152505 (1316) (2642573)
    2 Ashley Qian
    1395 168050 (1447) (2636280)
    3 Maurice Smith
    1387 101793 (1548) (2606356)
    4 Doug Gillis
    1355 111022 (1638) (2604361)
    5 James Mourgelas
    1346 108540 (1583) (2613816)
    6 Don Parakin
    1344 106488 (1585) (2634759)
    7 Veronica Hitchlock
    1274 167285 (1273)
    8 Arnaud Jutras
    1263 172491 ( 650) (2642549)
    9 Justin Wen
    1250 174383 (1473) (2642360)
    10 Randall Engelby
    1215 166983 (1115)
    11 Dian Bing Jiao
    1188 170737 (1088)
    12 Rohan Mullur
    1167 157709 ( 882)
    13 Shivam Saheb
    1166 174755
    14 John Hay
    1132 162669 (1116) (2629046)
    15 Mathieu Duval
    1094 169340 (1453)
    16 John Eric Byrd
    1052 175902
    17 Marie Guan
    964 164627 (1020) (2635909)
    18 Oliver Bond
    912 176378
    19 Noah Guy
    861 175806
    20 Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky
    747 174541 (unr.) (2643200)
    21 Christopher Aung-Thwin
    unr.
    22 Mila Aung-Thwin
    unr. 175148
    23 Sébastien Belliveau
    unr. 175567
    24 Patrick Kopec
    unr. 176415
    25 Brian Manker
    unr. 175033
    26 Scott McInroy
    unr. 176456
    27 Nathan Saccon
    unr. 176496



    Byes for U1600 Section:

    Round 3: Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky, Mathieu Duval, Arnaud Jutras

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    Round 1 Pairings:

    Pairings for Round 1. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: Open Section
    Bd # Res White # Res Black
    1 11 Anni Guo 1 David Gordon
    2 2 Dusan Simic 12 Eric Qian
    3 13 Ray Kuryliw 3 Yuen Tak Mok
    4 4 Jake Van Rooy 14 Zhou Fang
    5 15 Spencer Martin 5 Milos Petrovic
    6 6 Marc Andre Jutras 16 Neil Moses
    7 17 Anthony Masse-Garneau 7 Derek Wang
    8 8 Randika Balasooriya 18 Douglas Graham
    9 19 Simon Perkins 9 Etienne Latreille
    10 10 Henry Hughes 20 Justin Jean


    Pairings for Round 1. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: U1600 Section
    Bd # Res White # Res Black
    11 1 Neerav Mullur 15 Mathieu Duval
    12 16 John Eric Byrd 2 Ashley Qian
    13 3 Maurice Smith 17 Marie Guan
    14 18 Oliver Bond 4 Doug Gillis
    15 5 James Mourgelas 19 Noah Guy
    16 20 Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky 6 Don Parakin
    17 7 Veronica Hitchlock 21 Christopher Aung-Thwin
    18 22 Mila Aung-Thwin 8 Arnaud Jutras
    19 9 Justin Wen 23 Sébastien Belliveau
    20 24 Patrick Kopec 10 Randall Engelby
    21 11 Dian Bing Jiao 25 Jenson Lafrenière
    22 26 Brian Manker 12 Rohan Mullur
    23 13 Shivam Saheb 27 Scott McInroy
    24 28 Nathan Saccon 14 John Hay

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    Byes for Open Section:

    Round 3: Spencer Martin, Marc Andre Jutras


    Byes for U1600 Section:

    Round 3: Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky, Mathieu Duval, Arnaud Jutras, Randall Engelby, Brian Manker

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    Round 2 Pairings

    Pairings for Round 2. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: Open Section
    Bd # Res White # Res Black
    1 3 Yuen Tak Mok 9 Etienne Latreille
    2 12 Eric Qian 4 Jake Van Rooy
    3 5 Milos Petrovic 10 Henry Hughes
    4 7 Derek Wang 18 Douglas Graham
    5 1 David Gordon 6 Marc Andre Jutras
    6 16 Neil Moses 11 Anni Guo
    7 15 Spencer Martin 2 Dusan Simic
    8 17 Anthony Masse-Garneau 8 Randika Balasooriya
    9 20 Justin Jean 13 Ray Kuryliw
    10 14 Zhou Fang 19 Simon Perkins


    Pairings for Round 2. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: U1600 Section
    Bd # Res White # Res Black
    11 2 Ashley Qian 18 Oliver Bond
    12 14 John Hay 5 James Mourgelas
    13 6 Don Parakin 24 Patrick Kopec
    14 15 Mathieu Duval 7 Veronica Hitchlock
    15 8 Arnaud Jutras 26 Brian Manker
    16 23 Sébastien Belliveau 11 Dian Bing Jiao
    17 27 Scott McInroy 3 Maurice Smith
    18 17 Marie Guan 1 Neerav Mullur
    19 4 Doug Gillis 20 Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky
    20 19 Noah Guy 9 Justin Wen
    21 10 Randall Engelby 22 Mila Aung-Thwin
    22 12 Rohan Mullur 28 Nathan Saccon
    23 21 Christopher Aung-Thwin 13 Shivam Saheb
    24 25 Jenson Lafrenière 16 John Eric Byrd
    Last edited by Jeremy Sztuka; 08-13-2022 at 01:45 PM.

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    Standings as of end of Round 1:

    Standings. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: Open Section
    # Place Name ID Rating Rd 1 Total
    1 1-8 Yuen Tak Mok 135116 2061 W15 1.0
    2 Jake Van Rooy 152635 2038 W16 1.0
    3 Milos Petrovic 160269 2017 W17 1.0
    4 Derek Wang 166573 1934 W18 1.0
    5 Etienne Latreille 154563 1874 W19 1.0
    6 Henry Hughes 160188 1862 W20 1.0
    7 Eric Qian 167975 1837 W13 1.0
    8 Douglas Graham 169362 1637 W14 1.0
    9 9-12 David Gordon 106629 2263 D11 0.5
    10 Marc Andre Jutras 131943 1958 D12 0.5
    11 Anni Guo 163250 1849 D9 0.5
    12 Neil Moses 170949 1684 D10 0.5
    13 13-20 Dusan Simic 109808 2149 L7 0.0
    14 Randika Balasooriya 150499 1886 L8 0.0
    15 Ray Kuryliw 105482 1810 L1 0.0
    16 Zhou Fang 170276 1798 L2 0.0
    17 Spencer Martin 103276 1693 L3 0.0
    18 Anthony Masse-Garneau 158468 1651 L4 0.0
    19 Simon Perkins 107582 1578 L5 0.0
    20 Justin Jean 141554 1542 L6 0.0


    Standings. Vankleek Hill Open 2022: U1600 Section
    # Place Name ID Rating Rd 1 Total
    1 1-13 Ashley Qian 168050 1395 W22 1.0
    2 James Mourgelas 108540 1346 W23 1.0
    3 Don Parakin 106488 1344 W24 1.0
    4 Veronica Hitchlock 167285 1274 W25 1.0
    5 Arnaud Jutras 172491 1263 W26 1.0
    6 Dian Bing Jiao 170737 1188 W27 1.0
    7 John Hay 162669 1132 W28 1.0
    8 Mathieu Duval 169340 1094 W16 1.0
    9 Oliver Bond 176378 912 W17 1.0
    10 Sébastien Belliveau 175567 unr. W18 1.0
    11 Patrick Kopec 176415 unr. W19 1.0
    12 Brian Manker 175033 unr. W20 1.0
    13 Scott McInroy 176456 unr. W21 1.0
    14 14-15 Maurice Smith 101793 1387 D15 0.5
    15 Marie Guan 164627 964 D14 0.5
    16 16-28 Neerav Mullur 152505 1488 L8 0.0
    17 Doug Gillis 111022 1355 L9 0.0
    18 Justin Wen 174383 1250 L10 0.0
    19 Randall Engelby 166983 1215 L11 0.0
    20 Rohan Mullur 157709 1167 L12 0.0
    21 Shivam Saheb 174755 1166 L13 0.0
    22 John Eric Byrd 175902 1052 L1 0.0
    23 Noah Guy 175806 861 L2 0.0
    24 Elizabeth Nagnibedovsky 174541 747 L3 0.0
    25 Christopher Aung-Thwin unr. L4 0.0
    26 Mila Aung-Thwin 175148 unr. L5 0.0
    27 Jenson Lafrenière 176374 unr. L6 0.0
    28 Nathan Saccon 176496 unr. L7 0.0

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