2017 CITL Annual Festival

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Summer is arriving and school is almost over!  Join Chess in the Library as we host our annual CITL festival.  Everyone is welcome!  National Master Jason Cai will be doing a 15 player simul game, so come for a day of chess, puzzles, and fun! Date/Time: June 24th, 2017, from 10 AM to 4 PM Location: Fairview Library, 4th floor, room 3 City: Toronto Number of Rounds: 4 Time Control: 30 minutes each (Sudden Death) Entry Fee: $0.00 Prizes: Medals and certificates, Trophy for the winning library Activities: Chess books raffle, chess puzzle contest, simul game with National Master Jason Cai (spots...

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2016 Toronto Winter Open

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

On December 10th, we hosted the 2016 Toronto Winter Open!  It was such a huge success, registration was closed early because the maximum limit of players were reached.  A huge thank you to all who came out during the cold weather, and congratulations to the all the participants who did an amazing job!                       Players participated in 5 rounds of chess in four sections: Open, Grade 12 and Under, Grade 8 and Under, and Grade 4 and Under.  The tension could be felt in the room as the competitors focused on their games.  With tactical wit and and sometimes luck, each section...

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2016 CITL Toronto Winter Open

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in News | 0 comments

This December, Chess in the Library is hosting its first free CFC rated tournament! Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: Barbara Frum library, 20 Covington Road, Toronto, ON, M6A 3C1   For the all the details and to register, visit the information page at

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2016-2017 Junior Executive Applications

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Are you going to grade 9, 10 or 11?  Do you want to experience the leadership internship of a lifetime? Apply to become a Junior Executive today!  There are currently 5 open positions:   Junior President Junior Vice-President Junior Treasurer Junior Volunteer Coordinator Junior Media Coordinator   For each position, you will be working in an internship role with the respective executive member for the coming year.  It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills, grow bonds and gain leadership skills.  A leadership experience you do not want to miss! If you are interested in...

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2016 Annual Festival

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The seventh Chess in the Library festival took place on July 9th, 2016 where we continued our tradition of celebrating the tournament at North York Central Library.  Like always, there were tons of things to do, including playing on our giant chess set, guessing the chess riddles, doing chess puzzles, guessing how many queens and of course our simultaneous chess with Mike Ivanov and then Rebecca Zhang! This year the participants played four rounds of chess and were split three divisions: The Grade 3 and under section, the Grade 6 and under section and the Open section.  Everyone played their...

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Upcoming Elections for 2016-2017 CITL Executives

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again! The executive elections for Chess In The Library for the 2016-2017 term have officially begun. Please read the following post carefully for the full campaign rules, as well as executive roles and responsibilities. Campaign Rules: The campaign of all candidates is limited to two forms: a written platform submitted to the official CITL blog that will be presented as a 2-minute speech to CITL volunteers on July 9th, prior to the Annual Festival. All other campaigns are strictly prohibited in order to maintain equity and equality. Positions: President: The...

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