Past Events

Past Events

2013 CITL Festival

 

2013 Spring Open 

Location: Jarvis Collegiate, 495 Jarvis st.

Time: March 30th 2013

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.

Read more at the blog post here! http://chessinthelibrary.blogspot.ca/2013/04/the-2013-cfc-spring-open.html

 

2013 East Region Swiss

Location: North York Central Library

Time: February 16th, 2013

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?

See the gallery here! http://www.chessinthelibrary.com/gallery/2013-east-region-tournament-gallery/

Read more at the blog post here: http://chessinthelibrary.blogspot.ca/2013/04/east-region-swiss.html

 

2012 West Region Swiss

Location: Downsview Library (auditorium), 2793 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3M 2G3, Canada

Time: December 1st, 2012 12P.M. – 3P.M.

The east region Swiss was held earlier this year in March, and the west region Swiss was held in the winter.  Like the previous tournament, this style of the competition was also Swiss. There was four rounds in total, with the winners receiving medals, ribbons, and books! Read more about the event here: http://chessinthelibrary.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-2012-west-region-swiss.html.

Gallery: http://www.chessinthelibrary.com/2012-west-region-tournament/

 

2012 CITL Tournament

Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 6W8, Canada.

Time: June 30th, 2012

To celebrate Chess in the Library’s 3 years of existence, the 2011-2012 CITL Executive Board and staff members worked hard to prepare the 3rd Annual Festival! The main event was an exclusive CITL tournament, where representatives of different CITL locations gathered together to compete for the best team prizes! Read more about the event here: http://yuanlingyuan.blogspot.ca/2012/06/chess-in-library-3rd-annual-festival.html

Gallery: 2012 CITL Third Annual Festival

 

 2012 Toronto East Region Swiss

Location: Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr., Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4S4, Canada.

Time: March 10, 2012

Expanding on the annual CITL festival, a regional tournament was held at Fairview Library following the Swiss system to promote chess in the Scarborough area. Read more about the event here: http://kevinwu-chessinthelibrary.blogspot.ca/2012/03/citl-2012-east-region-swiss.html

Gallery: 2012 CITL Toronto East Region Swiss

 

2011 Toronto West Region Winter Swiss

Location: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9W 7A6

Time: December 2011

Just before Christmas, CITL and Humberwood branch of the Toronto Public Library organized a regional tournament that turned out to be a great success. Competitors played four rounds under the Swiss system. The turnout was great and almost everyone was at a comparable level, which has led to the unusual occurrence of a 5-way tie for second place! Read more about the event here: http://chessinthelibrary.blogspot.ca/2012/01/happy-new-year-everyone-at-inaugural.html

Gallery: 2011 Toronto West Region Winter Swiss

 

2011 CITL Second Annual Festival

Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 6W8, Canada.

Time: June 25th, 2011

To celebrate Chess in the Library’s 2 years of existence, the 2010-2011 CITL Executive Board and staff members worked hard to prepare the 2nd Annual Festival. The main event was an exclusive CITL tournament, where representatives of different CITL locations gathered together to compete for the best team prizes. Other side activities included puzzle competitions, chess jokes, a fun chess facts quiz, a “You think you know Chess in the Library” quiz and finally, the most exciting of all, activities with a giant chess set! Read more about the event here: http://yuanlingyuan.blogspot.ca/2011/06/citl-2nd-annual-festival.html

Gallery: 2011 CITL Second Annual Festival

 

2011 Humberwood Spring Tournament

Location: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9W 7A6

Time: March 11th, 2011

The Humberwood branch in Etobicoke held its very first official chess tournament and it was a great success! For the entire afternoon, young players ranging from 5 to 16 year olds battled their wits over the chessboard… Read more about the event here: http://yuanlingyuan.blogspot.ca/2011/03/2011-humberwood-spring-tourney.html

Gallery: 2011 Humberwood Spring Tournament

 

2010 CITL First Annual Festival

Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 6W8, Canada.

Time: June 26th, 2010

The first ever festival for CITL! Many fun and interesting events took place with chess puzzles, games, giant chess sets, and a chess tournament. Also, many speeches were made by various volunteers, librarians, executives, and donors/sponsors. Read more about the event here: http://yuanlingyuan.blogspot.ca/2010/07/chess-in-library-1st-annual-festival.html.

Gallery: 2010 CITL First Annual Festival

 

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