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


2023 Excelsior September Open Championship

Wednesday, September 6 – Sunday, September 10, 2023

Top Section: Wed & Thu 10am, 7pm | Friday 7pm | Sat & Sun 10am & 4pm
 U2000: Friday 7pm | Sat & Sun 10am & 4pm


Excelsior Chess Club

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


Top Section:
9:00am to 9:30am on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
5:30pm to 6:00pm on Friday, September 8, 2023

Tournament Details

CFC Membership Required

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

Playing Up:

extra $100 to play up a section. Play-up is allowed only for players within 100 FIDE rating points of the section’s minimum rating. For example, a player in the U2000 section wanting to play up in the Top section must have a rating no lower than  FIDE 1900

Entry Fees

Top Section:
$200 Players rated FIDE 2000+
Free for GM/WGM, IM/WIM

U2000 Section:
$100 All Players

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+ FIDE) and U2000 (FIDE)


All sections will be CFC and FIDE rated


Top Section: 9 Round Swiss – IM and GM Norms possible
U2000: 5 Rounds Swiss


IA Hal Bond


Prize Fund: $3,000 based on 90 entries!

Predictions based on 90 paid entries:
TOP section: $1,000 – $700 – $300
U2200 section: $300 – $200
Seniors (50+): $150 – $100
Females: $150 – $100

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.


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How to Register

Online registration is open through September 5th, 2023 at 11:59pm for Top Section and September 7, 2023 at 11:59pm for U2000 section. Please complete the form below and submit payment via etransfer to contact@excelsiorchessclub.ca.

Players may register in person on-site Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 from 9:00am to 9:30am for Top Section or Friday, September 8th from 5:30pm to 6:00pm for U2200 and U1800 sections. Please pay cash for on-site registration.

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