2024 Zonals to be hosted by Hart House

The Hart House Chess Club is pleased to announce that the 2024 Canadian Zonal and 2024 Canadian Women Zonal will be held from Wednesday, March 27th to Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, at Hart House, University of Toronto. In addition, a 7-round Swiss event will be held from Friday, March 29th to Monday, April 1st and will be open to all.

For all the details, please visit: https://harthousechess.com/2024-canadian-zonals/


The Canadian Zonals, also known as the Canadian Closed, is the most important Canadian chess event of the year, with winners going on to represent the Canadian Chess Olympiad team and the Canadian World Cup contingent.


The Hart House Chess Club has served as one of the premier destinations for Canadian chess for the past 128 years. The Club has hosted numerous Canadian Zonal/Closed Chess Championships in the past, including events in 1972 and 1978 (see photos below).


The tournament will be hosted at the historic, neo-gothic building, Hart House, at the University of Toronto. Hart House is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful student centers and is a visual icon of the University of Toronto. Since its founding in 1919, Hart House has hosted numerous Canadian Open and Closed tournaments and welcomed many World Champions. Since 2008, the venue has hosted two of the biggest Toronto chess events yearly, the Hart House Holidays and Hart House Reading Week Open Chess Tournaments. 


Those interested in sponsoring are welcome to reach out to our team at zonal@harthousechess.com 


Registration for the 2024 Zonals and Swiss will open in mid-December at https://harthousechess.com/2024-canadian-zonals/


Please email zonal@harthousechess.com for any inquiries.