Halloween Blitz Chess Tournament!


Come join us at the Hart House Reading Room for a spectacular Halloween Blitz Chess Tournament on the 26th of October, 6-8 PM! This is a theme chess tournament, which means all games have to follow a specific line in the opening. The opening we have picked for this tournament is, of course, the Halloween Gambit (see: 1.e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. Nc3 Nf6, 4. Nxe5?!)

Right before the tournament, at 5 PM our own National Master and Club Exec Zehn Nasir will offer a one-hour workshop on how to artfully play the Halloween Gambit! Do not miss out!

Gift-prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in the final standings as well as to the top woman and the top U1600 player. A special prize will be offered to the player wearing the best halloween costume!

Time Control: 3 minutes + 2 sec/move
Style: 5 double rounds, Swiss-system

When: Friday, October 26th, 2018, 6 – 8 pm
WhereHart House Reading Room

Rules: Forced byes will be awarded 1/2 point. Ratings will be used for seeding/pairing purposes but the tournament itself will not be rated.

Prizes: Top Player: $30 gift-card, Top Woman: $20 gift-card, Top U1600 Player: $20 gift-card, Top Costume: Special Prize. Only HHCC members are eligible for the gift-prizes.

Arbiter:  Mr. Alex Ferreira


Participants are kindly asked to pre-register online via e-mail at hhchess@utoronto.ca. Please include your full name and your CFC rating (if applicable).

Walks-ins will also be accepted. HHCC members get free entry but an entry fee of $10 applies to non-members.

Even if you are not going to be available for the full length of the tournament, you are still welcome to register and play some of the rounds.