2018 Hart House Holiday Open: Early Bird Registration by December 12th!!!

Where: Great Hall, Main Floor, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
When: December 14th-16th, 2018.
Round times:  Friday 14th at 6:00pm, Saturday 15th at 10am & 4pm, Sunday 16th at 10am & 4pm.
Style: 5 rounds in 6 rating sections – Crown (2200+), Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 & U1000 Sections.
Time Control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

Prize Fund: $5000 based on 120 entries!
Rating: All sections will be CFC rated. Crown, Under 2200 & Under 1900 sections will also be FIDE rated.
Byes: Maximum 2 half-point byes in rounds 1-4 if requested in advance before the start of Round 1.
Arbiters:  Alex Ferreira, Tyler Longo
Organizer: Hart House Chess Club
Email: hhtournaments@gmail.com


  • Email registrations must be completed by December 12th, or else considered late.
  • After pre-registering by email, please bring cash payment to the playing site before 5:30pm on December 14th, or mail a cheque which arrives by December 12th. If online registrants paying in cash arrive after 5:30pm on December 14th, they cannot be guaranteed a pairing in Round 1. No cheques on-site.
  • To register in advance by mailing a cheque (arrival by December 12th, 2018), make cheque payable to Hart House Chess Club, at 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto ON, M5S 3H3. No postdated cheques.
  • Registrants after December 12th, 2018 are not guaranteed to be paired in Round 1, and must pay on-site entry fee ($80).
  • Players taking a bye in Round 1 can pay the entry fee thirty minutes before the start of Round 2 (9:30am).

Entry Fee: $60 in advance, $80 cash only on-site. Extra $20 to play up a section. Playing 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 who wants to play up in the Under 1900 section must have a rating no lower than 1500.

Discounts: $20 less University of Toronto students. Free entry for IMs and WIMs if registered by December 7th.

Special Discount: Free entry for players who have never played in any CFC or FIDE rated tournament. Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) membership purchase still required for $48, and entrants will not be eligible for prize money.

Other Info: Please bring chess sets and clocks. Registrants must be current CFC members or bring payment prior to playing – http://chess.ca/membership-rates.

Website: harthousechess.com

Facebook Page: TheHartHouseChessClub