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91 Skyway Ave, Suite 206
Toronto, ON  M9W 6R5


2023 Canadian Closed Championship

9 rounds, 6 days; from April 6 to April 11

April 6 @ 5pm, April 7 @ 11am and 5pm, April 8 @ 11am and 5pm, April 9 @ 11am, April 10 @ 11am and 5pm, and April 11 @ 11am
**Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier

Norms possible but no titles granted

ENDORSEMENT: Chess Federation of Canada (CFC)


Excelsior Chess Club

91 Skyway Ave, Suite 206 Toronto, ON M9W 6R5

Onsite Registration

3:30pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, April 6, 2023


4:00pm to 4:30pm on Thursday, April 6, 2023

Tournament Details


Canadian residents having a CFC or FIDE rating equal or greater than 2100

CFC & FQE Membership Required

Players can pay the annual CFC membership on-site. ($32 / Juniors; $48/ Adults)

Entry Fees

$150 by March 10
$175 by April 5
$200 on-site
Free for GM/WGM and IM/WIM


60 players


Time Control

90 minutes + 30 seconds a move


Zero-point byes only


Open (rated CFC and FIDE)


9 Round Swiss (using CFC regular rating)


Hal Bond


$1,000 – $600 – $400
(guaranteed minimum)

(Additional: based on entries)

Trophy for the Champion and medals for the first three players.
All cash prizes are in Canadian dollars.


in case of equality of points the ranking will be decided by tie-break using Buchholz system as the first tie-break; however, prizes will be split based on the number of points.


provided; 8 DGT boards available; live streaming on Excelsior website, and club premises (three monitors available).

Other Benefits:

Plenty of free parking available, large individual washrooms for female and male available, safety assured by security cameras, two separate cubicles of 8 players each available for the first 16 players playing the DGT boards, skittles room available if running under 88 players, Swiss Manager tool used for running the tournament, a team of experienced arbiters, microphone available, HVAC, quality wood boards and DGT 3000 limited edition clocks for all players, monitors used to post the pairings, results and rankings after each round, lot of food places and hotels nearby, TTC available and close to HYW 401, HYW 27, and HWY 427, music available before the tournaments start, friends, family or supporters allowed, free Wi-Fi, and a big commitment from the club’s team for providing participants with the best chess experience possible.

Accommodations: For those looking for accommodations here are a few affordable options:

Best Western Plus Toronto Airport Hotel | Hotel Rooms

Comfort Inn – Hotel in Mississauga, ON (choicehotels.com)

Monte Carlo Inn – Toronto West Suites | Hotels In Mississauga (montecarloinns.com)


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How to Register

Online registration is open through April 5th, 2023 at 11:59pm. Please complete the form below and submit payment via etransfer to contact@excelsiorchessclub.ca.

Players may register in person on-site April 6th 2023 from 3:30pm to 4:00pm. Please pay cash for on-site registration.

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