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


2023 Ontario Seniors Chess Championship

Starts on Friday, October 6, 2023

SCHEDULE: Oct 6 @ 7pm, Oct 7 @ 10am and 4pm, Oct 8 @ 10am and 4pm, Oct 9 @ 10am and 4pm
The default time for any game is 30 min.

Endorsement: Ontario Chess Association (OCA)

Tournament Director: Nicolae Oancea


Excelsior Chess Club

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


6:00pm – 6:30pm on October 6th, 2023

Tournament Details


Ontario residents if age 50 and over by Dec 31,2023;
registrants will mention their age on the registration form; no rating restrictions

CFC Membership Required

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

Entry Fees

$100 by September 15
$120by October 5
On site
FREE for GM/WGM and IM/WIM if registered before September 15th; full fee after
20% discount for Club Members
20% discount for Families with two participants
30% discount for Families with three or more participants

Refund Policy

No refunds


100 players


Time Control

90 minutes + 30 seconds a move


Single half point bye in rounds 1 – 6 if requested before or during the tournament; zero points byes are allowed for round 7




CFC and FIDE rated


7 Rounds Swiss (using CFC regular rating)


IA Omar Shah


(All prizes guaranteed)
50+ and 65+
$200 – $150 – $50

Trophies and medals for the first three places in each age category.
All cash prizes are in Canadian dollars.

Special Notes:

in case of equality of points the ranking will be decided by tie-break as follows: Tie Break 1: Direct Encounter (the result of the players in the same point group); Tie Break 2: The greater number of victories (variable); Tie Break 3: Buchholz Tie-Breaks (variable with parameter); However, the prizes will be split based on the number of points accumulated (for example, if three players accumulate the same number of points for the first position, the prizes from first, second, and third places will be added and split equal between the three players; the next prizes will start from position number four and split as described before, and so on)


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


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How to Register

Online registration is open through October 5, 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 on October 6th, 2023 from 6:00pm to 6:30pm.  Please pay cash for on-site registration.

Date of Birth(Required)
CFC Membershp(Required)

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