Reading Week Open Early Bird Deadline is in 2 days!

The Hart House Chess Club invites chess enthusiasts from the GTA and around the world to register for the 2023 Hart House Reading Week Open. It’s the return of our annual event, and you won’t want to miss it – the early bird deadline ends in just 2 days! Registration details can be found here:

Open to all, the tournament offers fun and competitive play for all levels. There are various skill level groups to accommodate all interested players, including beginners and unrated players. Official flyer. This year, we’ve reintroduced our Team Prize, $400 ($100 per player), teams of 4 players, representing at least 3 different sections so tell your friends, family, and coworkers and invite them to play!

  • WHERE: Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto.
  • WHEN: February 18th, 19th, 20th (Family Day Weekend)
  • SCHEDULE: 6 Round Swiss split in sections. Round times: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 10:00 am & 4:00 pm.
  • TIME CONTROL: 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move 1, for all sections.
  • STYLE: 6 Round Swiss split in 6 rating sections – Crown (2200+), Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 & Under 1000 Sections
  • RATING: All sections will be CFC rated. Crown, Under 2200, Under 1900, & Under 1600 sections will also be FIDE rated. Crown Section will be paired using FIDE ratings.
  • FORFEIT TIME: Players who do not arrive within 30 minutes of the round start time will be forfeited.
  • BYES: Maximum 2 half-point byes in rounds 1-4 if requested in advance before the start of Round 1.
  • PRIZE FUND: $8000 based on 200 entries
  • ORGANIZER: Hart House Chess Club with Alex Ferreira as arbiter.
  • EMAIL:
  • MAX CAPACITY: 240 players

See you there!

Photo: John Upper, CFC