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Next event: 2024 Hart House Reading Week Open

Event Release: 2024 Reading Week Open

We are thrilled to announce to the Hart House community that the annual Hart House Reading Week Open Chess Tournament is back for another year! We invite you to join us from Saturday February 17th to Monday, February 19th at Hart House for another edition of our annual flagship event. Featuring seven sections designed to…
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Event Release: Hart House Holidays Open 2023

We are thrilled to announce to the Hart House community that the annual Hart House Holidays Open Chess Tournament is back for another year! We invite you to join us from Friday, December 8th to Sunday, December 10th at Hart House for another edition of our annual flagship event. Featuring seven sections designed to accommodate…
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Nikolay Noritsyn Wins in Strong Crown Section at 2023 Reading Week Open

From February 18th to 20th, 2023, a record-breaking 226 players spent their Family Day weekend at the Hart House Reading Week Open. The tournament was the first since the COVID-19 pandemic postponed events in 2021 and 2022 and this featured a very strong Crown section highlighted by Grandmaster Razvan Preotu and multi-time winner International Master…
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2023 Reading Week Open Begins in 2 Days

The 2023 Hart House Reading Week Open is in just two days! A record-breaking number of players are attending this year’s tournament! All spots are now sold out. Our capacity is near the 225 mark and we do not plan on adding extra spots for this tournament. We are working on securing extra space at…
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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:…
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Event Release: 2023 Hart House Reading Week Open

The Hart House Holidays Open Tournament is back February 18th – 20th this year during Family Day Weekend! Join 200+ community members and students for this cannot-be-missed chess spectacle in the Great Hall. UofT students and unrated players receive a $35 discount. Early-bird registration is open until January 26th. This website, http://harthousechess.sa.utoronto.ca/, will be used for…
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2022 Hart House Holidays Open Attracts Record Breaking Crowd of 212 players

The 2022 Hart House Holidays Open took place in Toronto, Ontario, from December 9th – 11th, 2022, marking the celebration of both the upcoming holiday season, and the return of the Club’s annual chess events. It was the first Holidays Open since 2019, and the Club’s first major tournament since the 2020 Reading Week Open.…
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Hart House Holidays Open Begins Tomorrow!

The Hart House Holidays Open kicks off tomorrow night with Round 1 at 6:30 pm at the Great Hall of Hart House at the University of Toronto. For tournament details, see the original post. Those participating are asked to bring chess sets and clocks (if possible), as HHCC will only have a limited supply of…
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New Event Webpage

Hi all, We are pleased to announce a tournament-specific webpage for the 2022-2023 season of chess tournaments at the Hart House Chess Club. This website, harthousechess.sa.utoronto.ca, contains tournament information that we hope will improve participants’ experiences.  At least one month before our major events, such as the Hart House Holidays, and Hart House Reading Week,…
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Early Bird Deadline Coming Soon

Hello everyone!  Tonight, at 11:59 pm, is the early bird entry deadline for the 2022 Hart House Holidays Open, happening December 9th – 11th!  With 105 registrants already, you don’t want to miss out on the return of this Toronto chess tradition! The tournament will be hosted in the Great Hall of Hart House —…
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