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2018 Junior Open Tournament.


The Hart House Chess Club is hosting its first Youth Chess Championship on Saturday, April 29. The event is a celebration of youth chess, a gathering of Toronto's future chess stars, and serves as an opportunity for students to visit the University of Toronto.

The event also serves as a qualifier for the 2023 Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC) in Calgary, Alberta.

Championship details


  • 9:30 am
  • 10:45 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • (lunch)
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:15 pm

Award Ceremony: 5:00 pm or ASAP after Round 5.

Style: 5 Round Rapid (swiss) in 6 age sections: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18.

Time Control: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment per move from move 1, for all sections.

Byes: 0 point byes allowed. Players must play all games to qualify for the CYCC. 

Prizes: Trophies for top-3 in each section, 1st overall and top-woman in each section is awarded entry to CYCC ($3000 in bursaries).

Please note: No onsite registrations. Capacity is 170. Free entries for FMs.

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Event Website: Official Website
  • Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2023
  • Time & Duration: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (EST) (8h)
  • Cost:
    • Before March 31


    • Before noon on April 28


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Debates Room & Music Room
  • Note: Registration closes after April 28th at noon.
  • Event Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)