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Hamilton Spring Series 2017: Datis Wins!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 01 April 2017 - 18:55:25 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations to Datis Azarpazhooh, you have won the Hamilton Spring Series 2017! Please remind us to give you your prize!

Honorable mention goes to Alex, Raymond and Kenneth who tied for second!

To see the cross table please visit the following link:

Hamilton Spring Series 2017
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Hamilton Winter Series 2017: Gillanders and Singh Win!!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Sunday 26 February 2017 - 02:26:58 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations Robert Gillanders and Raymond Singh. You have won!! Don't forget to demand your prize! To see the gory details of this event please click on the following link:

Hamilton City Chess Club pairings and cross table

Everyone should also remember that our next CFC events begins Friday March 31! Come to our club at 7pm to register!
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Low Budget Winter Special 2017: Mario and Al Win!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 21 January 2017 - 19:02:41 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations Mario Umana and Al Fabris, you have won the Hamilton Low Budget Winter Special 2017!

Honorable mention goes to Raymond Singh who came in clear second!

To see the details click the following link!

Low Budget Winter Special 2017
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Hamilton Holiday Series 2016: Raymond Singh Wins!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Wednesday 11 January 2017 - 01:35:54 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations Raymond Singh, you have won the Holiday Series! Honorable mention go to Alex Friedman, Kenneth, Joseph Callaghan and Andy
Medjedovic who tied for second!

To see the results click on the following link:

Hamilton Holiday Series 2016

Our next weekly event, The Low Budget Winter Special 2017, begins Friday Jan 20! Tell all your friends!

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Happy Holidays From the Hamilton Chess Club!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 17 December 2016 - 18:40:58 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Please note there will be no chess on Friday December 23 and Friday December 30! The next day the club is open is Friday January 6th!

And from the Hamilton City Chess Club, may you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Hamilton Club Championship 2016: Eugene Wins!!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Sunday 02 October 2016 - 02:11:13 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations Eugene Hua, you are the new Hamilton City Club Champion! Eugene has won the title with a score of 7/8.

Clear Second Was Bob Gillanders with 6 points!

The top U1600 prize went to Bodizar Fotic. And the junior prizes went to Zaynah Bhanji, Areez Bhanji and Michelle Hua who each got 4 points.


2016 Hamilton Club Championship
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Coming Up - Club Championship, Annual Meeting and Quick Event
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Monday 19 September 2016 - 20:08:40 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Here is the schedule for the next few events at the Hamilton City Chess Club


Annual Meeting/15 Minute Tournament - Sep 23
-At our annual meting this year we will talk about child safety at chess clubs in Ontario
-The annual meeting starts at 7:30pm


15 Minute Tournament
-We will have an event this year that anyone can attend. So invite your friends!
-The 15 Minute tournament starts as soon as the annual meeting is finished


Club Championship -Begins Sep 30
-Each week for 8 weeks 1 game is played in tournament conditions.
-The games start at 7:30pm but please register at 7pm on Sep 30.
-The entry fee for our Club Championship is 20 dollars plus membership fees (3 dollars per week for non members)
-On Friday Oct 28 the Church we rent from will be having Halloween Party so there is no chess that evening
-Kids from our club are invited to attend the Halloween party



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Hamilton August Series 2016: Joe Ellis Wins!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Sunday 04 September 2016 - 17:25:42 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations Joe Ellis, you have won the August Series! Honorable mention goes to Raymond Singh, Bodizar Fotic, Daniel Grinbergs and RF Puschke who tied for second.

Please select the following link to see the cross table and pairings for this event:

Hamilton August Series 2016
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Hamilton Summer Open 2016: Another Successful Year
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Tuesday 30 August 2016 - 20:44:39 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 


First of all I'd like to thank everyone for coming to our event. It was because of you all it was a success.

This year's Summer Open was not without its drama. William Hongyu Li wrote on facebook, that the only guy he beat was Richard Chen. The guy who happened to win the event. But in order to do that, Richard had to beat Dough Bailey, who was a full point ahead at the time...But Doug was a point ahead because of Richard's loss to William..and so on.

Final result for the open section was:

1st-2nd Doug Bailey and Richard Chen with 4 points each.
3rd-4th Eugene Hua and Jason Cai with 3.5.

In the under 2000 section there was a three way tie between Benjamin Lin, Alex Friedman and Alberto Ramola with 4 points each.

Emma He made sure that the only section that wouldn't have a Hamilton representative among the top finishers was the U1600 section. She did this by winning all 5 of her games.

We then had a complicated 5 way tie for second between Salim Belcadi, Bhargava Guntoori, David Shi, Allan She and William Ratelband. It should be understood that all these players came second even though a tie breaking formula was used to decide who would get our 3 remaining trophies.

The trophies were distributed as follows:

William Ratelband second place trophy. Salim Belcadi third place trophy. Allan She was given the top U1200 trophy.

The tie breaking formula used was Swiss Sys performance ratings under "Canada".
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Summer Series 2016: Raymond Singh Wins!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 16 July 2016 - 22:21:40 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations Raymond Singh, you have won the Hamilton Summer Series 2016. Honorable mention goes to Alex Friedman and Daniel Grinbergs who tied for second with 3.5 each. To see the crosstable please click on the following link:

Summer Series 2016
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