Canadian Open Chess Championship 2012
Saturday, 14 July 2012 13:17
The 2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship was held on 8-13th July in Victoria, BC, Canada. The Championship was organized by Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson. Chief Arbiter was IA Mark S. Dutton.
78 players competed in the Premier Section. The winner and new champion is IM Eric Hansen who finished on 7.5 points, half a point clear of GM Eugene Perelshteyn. Hansen also earned $2,000 for the effort.
Final standings in Premier section:
1. IM Eric Hansen - 7.5
2. GM Eugene Perelshteyn - 7.0
3-7. FM Richard Wang, GM Victor Mikhalevski, GM John Peter Fedorowicz, IM Steven C. Zierk and IM Edward Porper - 6.5
8-11. NM Howard Wu, FM John C. [Jack] Yoos, IM Leon Piasetski and FM Loren Brigham Laceste - 6.0 etc
The U2000 Section had 46 players. Robert North, Paul Leblanc, Yifei Han and Darren Bates shared the first place with 6.5 points each.
The U1600 Section had 32 players. Kajan Thanabalachandran and Kristijan Gjorgjevik shared the first place with 7 points each.