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


2023 Excelsior October Open Championship

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29, 2023

Friday 7pm – Saturday 10am & 4pm – Sunday 10am & 4pm

GM Bator Sambuev, GM Razvan Preotu, IM Nikolay Noritsyn are playing


Excelsior Chess Club

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


6:00pm to 6:30pm on Friday, October 27, 2023

Tournament Details

CFC Membership Required

Players can pay the annual CFC membership on-site. ($32 / Junior and $ 48 / Adult)

Playing Up:

Top: extra $30 | U2000: extra $20
Play-up is allowed only for players within 100 rating points of the section’s minimum rating. For example, a player in the Under 1600 section wanting to play up in the Under 2000 section must have a rating no lower than 1500

Entry Fees

$100 Early (before Oct 23)
$120 Late (between Oct 23 and Oct 26)
$135 On site
Free for GM/WGM and IM/WIM if registered before Oct 23; full fee after
$70 Players rated CFC 2000-2199 if registered & paid before Oct 23; full fee after
$50 Players rated CFC 2200 and above if registered & paid before Oct 23; full fee after
20% discount for Club Members
20% discount for Families with two participants
30% discount for Families with three or more participants


100 players


Time Control

90 minutes + 30 seconds a move


1, is 1/2 -point if requested with registration


Players who do not arrive within 30 minutes of the round start time will be forfeited


Top (2000+ CFC), U2000 (CFC) and U1600 (CFC)


All sections will be CFC and FIDE rated


5 Round Swiss


IA Omar Shah


Prize Fund: $2,250 based on 90 entries!

Predictions based on 90 paid entries:
TOP section: $700 – $400 – $200
Under 2000 section: $200 – $125
Under 1600 section: $200 – $125
Seniors (50+): $100 – $50
Females: $100 – $50

Club Members 1st Place:

Free entry to the next tournament
Members will not get this prize if already won other bigger prize(s) in the tournament;
If the prize was not rewarded, it will go to the second placed member, and so on.

Diplomas and medals for the first three places in each section.
All cash prizes are in Canadian dollars.


Sign up

How to Register

Online registration is open through October 26th, 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 October 27th 2023 from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Please pay cash for on-site registration.

CFC Membershp(Required)
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See you at the tournament!