Chess In The Library

Chess In The Library

Sunday, 28 April 2013

2013 Volunteer Appreciation Party!

CITL's annual volunteer appreciation party was held on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at Snakes and Lattes, a boardgame cafĂ©. This appreciation party gives a chance for Chess in the Library volunteers from all the different branches to come together and interact during a funfilled day of games, games and more games!  

This year, there was a total of 12 enthusiatic volunteers who came out to the event and had lots of fun! Some games that were played include Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly, Cranium etc. In addition, entry fees were covered by CITL; making it an amazing opportunity to just relax and get to know all the different volunteers. The annual party is held to show the team's gratitude towards the wonderful volunteers who dedicate much of their time and energy to help CITL function smoothly at various branches. Our program wouldn't be possible without the hardwork and dedication of all our volunteers.

It was a day of laughter, smiles and loads of fun! We'd like to thank everyone for participating as well as ALL of Chess in the Library's amazing volunteers for their support and dedication. We hope you all decide to come out next year to the 2014 appreciation party that strives to be even bigger and better :)

Monday, 15 April 2013

East Region Swiss!

For every West there has got to be an East right?

Few months ago there was the West Region Swiss. Now, it’s only fair if we have on in the East too. This year, 30 chess warriors gathered at the North York Central Library Concourse to participate in the CMA rated tournament. Isn't it a great sight to see everyone gathered in the library room to play chess?

Our filled Tournament hall

Girl power :D
There were three separate categories for the tournament: Grade 3 and under, Grade 6 and under, and Open. The tournament was CMA rated, and you can find the official results here.

Special congratulations to the winners:
Grade 3 and Under:

1. Sivan Xu
2. Joey Qiao
3. Christian Choi

Grade 6 and Under:

1. Evan Wong
2. Pirathapan Ahilan
3. Cindy Qiao


1. Yi Deng
2. Kayton Yan
3. Joshua Pavusthy

As always, participation and enjoyment is far more important than the competition result. So congrats to all participants! Winning prizes is nice, and don't forget there's always next time :)

Group participation photo!

Every CITL tournament promises to be exciting. This time, we have implemented food in the tournament process! Don’t want to find places to eat? We serve it right in our tournament hall (outside the playing hall, of course). It is both convenient and delicious.

Once again, we are fortunate to have received generous donations at the event. Thank you to all who have supported us at the event. Whether it's by donating some of your pocket change, taking pictures at the event, or simply participating, you has made CITL tournaments bigger and better.

If you missed this awesome event, you can make sure you won't by follow our updates on Facebook, our website and our blog!

Until the next CITL event :)


Sunday, 14 April 2013

The 2013 CFC Spring Open!

CITL's first ever CFC Spring Open tournament was held on Saturday, March 30th at Jarvis Collegiate Institute. This exciting event provides competitors of various ages from all across Toronto, with a chance to challenge other skilled individuals in multiple games of chess.

This year's tournament was a great success, for there was a turnout of 24 talented participants! The tournament was divided between Junior and Senior sections and consisted of 5 competitive rounds. In addition, winners for the Open section were awarded cash prizes and Juniors with certificates.

Without further ado, here are the winners of our 2013 Spring Open!
Junior Section: (with all participants winning 4/5 games and sorted through tiebreaks)
1) Hazel Guo
2) Sudhir Pokhrel
3) Binil Pokhrel

Open Section: (with a 4-way tie for first and all participants winning 4/5 games)
1) Mike Ivanov
1) Roman Sapozhnikov
1) Konstantin Semianiuk
1) Dmitri Chernik

We would like to congratulate our winners and thank ALL of our lovely participants for coming out and having a great time! Our next CFC tournament aspires to be even better! :)