Summer 2023 Update

From May 1st – August 31st, the Hart House Chess Club is open this Summer semester with adjusted hours. The Club will be open every Friday from 6 pm – 11 pm and will host a few events. See the following schedule for notable events planned this upcoming Summer.

Additional events and details will be added in due course.

  1. Casual Play
    • 6 pm – 11 pm every Friday at the Hart House Reading Room. However, starting from June 2nd, the locations will change due to the renovations by Hart House. The scheduled location is listed here: June 2: ECR June 9: Debates June 16: ECR June 23: Debates June 30: ECR July 7: ECR July 14: ECR July 21: Debates July 28: ECR August 4: Debates August 11: Debates August 18: Debates August 25: Debates
    • Free for all students and community members
    • Chess boards and sets will be set out for everyone interested in playing the Royal Game
  2. Toronto Chess Festival for Women & Girls– Sunday, May 14th, 2023
    • The Club will host the first chess festival for women and girls in Toronto. The event is supported by the Ontario Chess Association, Canadian Chess Federation, and the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess.
    • Free entry for all events
    • Lectures, Simuls, and a Rapid Tournament with $1250 in prizes.
    • More info here.
  3. GM Lecture with Gergely Szabo – Friday, June 2nd, 2023
    • Grandmaster Gergely Szabo will make a visit to Hart House to conduct a lecture on Calculation.
    • More info here
  4. Beginner Lessons – Fridays for 8-weeks starting June 9 (6 pm – 7:30 pm)
    • Group lessons taught by Bowen Zhang
    • Room Bickersteth Room, Hart House
  5. Hart House Summer Rapid and Blitz – July 15
  6. Summer Junior Open – Sat. August 25th
    • Free analysis will be provided to participants by UofT students.