Ivy League Challenge 2023

The “Ivy League Challenge” is an invitational Team Chess Tournament which will take place in Hart House at the University of Toronto from March 24th until March 26th, 2023.

The tournament is organized for a 3rd time (in-person) and the University of Toronto is the host. Invitations to universities will go out by end of November, 2022.

The “Ivy League Challenge” is one of the strongest University Team Competitions in North America. In past years, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, University of Michigan, University of Waterloo, The University of Chicago, and University of Toronto were represented in the challenge.

Each team will have four players and may have up to two alternates. The rules for the “Ivy League Challenge” can be accessed here. All rounds will be held at the Hart House East Common Room and all games will be broadcast live on the Hart House Chess Club website.


The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

Friday, March 24th – Hart House East Common Room

Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM

Round 1: 10:30 AM

Round 2: 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 25th – Hart House East Common Room

Round 3: 10:00 AM

Round 4: 4:30 PM

Sunday, March 26th – Hart House East Common Room

Round 5: 9:30 AM

Closing Ceremony: 2:00 PM

A social event, open to the tournament participants and the club members, will be hosted on Saturday night after Round 4 of the Tournament.

For a sneak preview of what is to come…