June 10 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by Sarah Subity

We had a great time at the last tournament of the year! Congratulations to everyone!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade.

The top winners in each section were as follows:

Group 1: Hewitt Ho (gold), Eric Lam (silver), Sachen Gombu (bronze)
Group 2: Micah Hewko (gold), Reuven Schuster (silver), John Mboutsiadis (bronze)
Group 3: Axel Montadon (gold), Michael Carik (silver), Leila Sehr (bronze)
Group 4: Roman Watling Edwards (gold), Osiris Rivera Sawyer (silver), Brendon Ma (bronze)

Spirit awards were given in each group as follows:

  • Group 1: Jack Bregman
  • Group 2: Rosie Brandon
  • Group 3: Samay Khanna
  • Group 4: Zyla Sharma-Packer

The top performers by grade were as follows:

  • JK-SK: Nola Wu
  • Gr 1: Emmett Ho
  • Gr 2: Dylan Citrin
  • Gr 3: Alex Ma
  • Gr 4: Elliott Gordon Graham
  • Gr 5: Jordan Wong
  • Gr 6: Ethan Citrin
  • Grade 7-8: Cameron Gillespie

For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

Our first tournament of 2016-2017 is on October 7th!  We can’t wait to see you there!

April 15 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Sarah Subity

We had a great time at the bonus April 15 tournament! Congratulations to everyone!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade.

The top winners in each section were as follows:

Group 1: Eric Lam (gold), Sachen Gombu (silver), Frank Willer (bronze)
Group 2: Sasha Tsatourian (gold), Ryan Ling (silver), Daniel Su (bronze)
Group 3: Elden Agrawal (gold), Emmett Ho (silver), Julius Addario (bronze)
Group 4: Leila Sehr (gold), Andrea Sehr (silver), Roman Watling Edwards (bronze)

Spirit awards were given in each group as follows:

  • Group 1: Nolan Wu
  • Group 2: Diya Kumar
  • Group 3: Sam Wexler
  • Group 4: Katie Edwards

The top performers by grade were as follows:

  • JK-SK: Owen Hewko
  • Gr 1: John Mboutsiadis
  • Gr 2: Nate Addario
  • Gr 3: Alex Ma
  • Gr 4: Spencer Fairweather
  • Gr 5: Hewitt Ho
  • Gr 6-7: Caleb Na

For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

Our last tournament of 2015-2016 is on June 10th!

February 12 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by Sarah Subity

We had a great time at the Family Day Weekend PA Day Tournament! Congratulations to everyone!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade.

The top winners in each section were as follows:

Group 1: Eric Lam (gold), Sachen Gombu (silver), Brian Zhang (bronze)
Group 2:  Nolan Wu(gold), Kaya Gombu (silver), Ryan Ling (bronze)
Group 3:  Micah Hewko (gold), Omar Al Janaideh (silver), Finn Stinson (bronze)
Group 4:  Declan Tunis (gold), Owen Hewko (silver), Sullivan Byrne (bronze)

For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

Our next tournament is on April 15th!

January 22 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by Sarah Subity

We had a great time at the first tournament of the 2016! Congratulations to everyone!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade.

The top winners in each section were as follows:

Group 1: Cian Hudder (gold), Eric Lam (silver), Laila Buchbinder (bronze)
Group 2: Elliot Mendes (gold), Ayaan Boegel (silver), Kaya Gombu (bronze)
Group 3: Daniel Columbo (gold), Elden Agrawal (silver), Chase Connor (bronze)
Group 4: Taehoon Kim (gold), Lucia Escobedo (silver), Tess Bowring (bronze)

The top performers by grade were as follows:

  • JK-SK: Theodore Kramer
  • Gr 1: Imran Boegel
  • Gr 2: Connor Chase
  • Gr 3: Alex Ma
  • Gr 4: Emily Lam
  • Gr 5: Patrick Sekora
  • Gr 6: Milan Mislov
  • Gr 7-8: Fabian Sekora

For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

Our next tournament is on February 12th!

November 13 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by Sarah Subity

We had a great time at the first tournament of the year! Congratulations to everyone!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade.

The top winners in each section were as follows:

Group 1: Eric Lam (gold), Evan Hudder (silver), Jacques Tessier (bronze)
Group 2: Remy Schmiedchen (gold), Daniel Su (silver), Elliott Gordon Graham (bronze)
Group 3: George Freeland-Haynes (gold), Charlie Willis (silver), Dimitrius Dick (bronze)
Group 4: Giacomo Barberis (gold), Rohan Dhir (silver), Nickolas Serio (bronze)

The top performers by grade were as follows:

  • JK: Yuri Kibbe-Resch
  • SK: Nolan Wu
  • Gr 1: Finn Killey
  • Gr 2: Daniel Columbo
  • Gr 3: William Mei
  • Gr 4: Benjamin Kamnitzer
  • Gr 5: Ellery Aziz
  • Gr 6: Grigoris Bentley
  • Gr 7: Cian Hudder

For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

Our next tournament is on January 22nd!

June 5 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Sarah Subity

We had a great time at the last tournament of the year! Congratulations to everyone!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade.

The top winners in each section were as follows:

Group 1: Alexander Lin (gold), Hewitt Ho (silver), Arbel Groshaus (bronze)
Group 2: James Windram (gold), Alex Alam (silver), Jaden Da Silva (bronze)
Group 3: Liam Hazlewood (gold), Thomas Harris (silver), Ayaan Boegel (bronze)
Group 4: Seth Freedman (gold), Jack Van Doorselaer (silver), Emmett Ho (bronze)

The top performers by grade were as follows:

  • Gr 1: Jesse Scott
  • Gr 2: Alex Ma
  • Gr 3: James Li
  • Gr 4: Peggy Zhang
  • Gr 5: Eric Lam
  • Gr 6, 7, 8: Jonah Mickelson

For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

Our next tournament is on June 20th at Harbourfront Centre as part of the Second Annual Chess Fest!

TDSB Elementary Team Chess Finals

Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Sarah Subity

The Chess Institute wishes to recognize Peter Boross-Harmer, Chairman of the TDSB Chess Association over 20 years, for his leadership and commitment to chess and education in general. As a gifted teacher, math specialist, Vice-Principal and currently principal of Ledbury Park Elementary and Middle School, Peter has inspired and shared his love of learning with literally thousands of children and their families.

The 2015 edition of the TDSB Team Chess Championships was held at Peter’s school on Friday May 8 and the results are posted below in a report written by Peter.

Once again, on behalf of the citizens of Toronto, the Chess Institute of Canada thanks Peter Boross-Harmer for his outstanding contribution to our community and its children.

TDSB Elementary Team Chess Finals report from Peter Boross-Harmer:

On May 8th, Ledbury Park hosted our annual TDSB elementary team chess finals. The top eight teams from each quadrant competed for the coveted Master’s trophy (in its final year as we will have a new design for next year’s competition )in round-robin format. All qualifying schools made it to the final by virtue of finishing in the top two in their respective qualifying events held throughout March/early April. In total close to six hundred students from across the TDSB represented their schools in this team format. The competition was incredible and we only paused for a brief respite with pizzas being delivered to all teams.

When the dust settled, the following teams finished on top:

Primary Division:
Champions – Seneca Hill
2nd Place – McKee
3rd Place – Howard
4th Place – Withrow
5th Place – Bellmere
6th Place – Ledbury Park
7th Place – Alvin Curling
8th Place – Hollywood

Junior Division:
Champions – Seneca Hill
2nd Place – Bellmere
3rd Place – Alvin Curling
4th Place – McKee
5th Place – Hollywood
6th Place – Huron
7th Place – Cummer Valley
8th Place – Eglinton

Intermediate Division:
Champions – Cummer Valley
2nd Place – JB Tyrrell
3rd Place – Queen Victoria
4th Place – Forest Hill
5th Place – Ernest McMillan
6th Place – Thomas Wells
7th Place – Blantyre
8th Place – Sir Alexander Mackenzie

Congratulations go out to all players and coaches as well as the entire organizing committee: David Daly, Jim Parker, Jim McColm, Ted Winick, Brett Campbell! Many thanks go out to our superintendent, Peter Chang for supporting all of our players!

December 5 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Sarah Subity

Over 100 children participated in the December 5 PA Day tournament! Congratulations to everyone!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade. For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

The top performers by grade were as follows:

  • SK: Arjun Prakash
  • Gr 1: Luka Zaherieh
  • Gr 2: Declan Gordon-Aucott
  • Gr 3: Leo Feldman
  • Gr 4: Brian Zhang
  • Gr 5: Arbel Groshaus
  • Gr 6, 7, 8: Alexander Lin

We can’t wait to see you at the next tournament on January 23rd!

November 14 PA Day Tournament Recap and Results

Posted on November 24th, 2014 by Sarah Subity

Thank you to all who attended our first tournament of the year! Congratulations to everyone – you all had wonderful games!

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top performers in each grade. For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the Canadian Chess Federation website:

The top performers by grade will be posted shortly.

We can’t wait to see you again at the next PA Day Tournament on December 5th!

November 15 P.A. Day Tournament

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by Sarah Subity

Thanks again to all those that joined us for our November tournament. Congratulations to everyone who attended. You all had wonderful games.

Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top winners in each grade. For a full list of the tournament results by section please refer to the crosstable listings below, as seen on the CFC website:

Top winners by grade:

  • Xavier Houser – SK/Gr. 1
  • Mark Kosals – Gr. 2
  • Evan Hudder – Gr. 3
  • Uriyah Ravitz-Heller – Gr. 4
  • Adin Aviv – Gr. 5
  • Daniel Leventis – Gr. 6