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IM Nikolay Noritsyn wins Ontario Open 2022

The Ontario Open Chess Tournament took place from May 21 through May 23, at the beautiful West Toronto Masonic Temple.

The event featured 4 tournaments: U2200, U1800, U1400 and the main tournament Ontario Crown Open 2022. The events gathered more than 170 players who fought for the total prize fund of 8.500$. All information about the events can be found here

After six played rounds IM Nikolay Noritsyn triumphed in the Crown section scoring 5/6 points. Noritsyn emerged as the sole Winner of the event having half-point more than the runner-ups: IM Mark Plotkin, IM Ameet Ghasi and CM Koosha Jaferian who tied for second place with score of 4.5 points. (final rankings of all sections can be seen below)

IM Noritsyn Nikolay, the Winner of Ontario Crown Open 2022
Beautiful West Toronto Masonic Temple venue

Final rankings – Ontario Chess Open 2022 – Crown section:

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts
13IMNoritsyn Nikolay CAN25665
24IMPlotkin Mark CAN25284.5
 5IMGhasi Ameet K ENG25154.5
 12CMJaferian Koosha IRI23334.5
57IMThavandiran Shiyam CAN24744
 8IMChiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta CAN24684
 9FMTalukdar Rohan CAN24544
 15WGMOuellet Maili-Jade CAN23004
91GMPreotu Razvan CAN26293.5
 10FMPlotkin Victor CAN23923.5
 11FMTeodoro IV Eduardo D. CAN23343.5
 14NMDerraugh Geordie CAN23303.5
 19WIMLi Yunshan CHN22623.5
142GMSambuev Bator CAN25683
 6IMRodrigue-Lemieux Shawn CAN25123
 16CMLi William CAN22753
 17WGMBurtasova Anna CAN22743
 20WIMDemchenko Svitlana CAN22443
 21IMBarron Michael CAN22343
 25 Huang Youhe CAN21843
 31 Gao Raymond CAN20583
2224 Malakhovets Sergey CAN21982.5
 29 Pramanik Projjwal IND20712.5
 30 Gavrilin Roman RUS20662.5
 32 Siegel Adam CAN18582.5
2622NMHan Johnathan CAN22342
 26 Lin Leo CAN21602
 27NMFilipovich David CAN21502
2913FMHumphreys Michael CAN23311.5
 23NMAbrahams Daniel CAN22261.5
3128WIMKasturi M IND21061
3218NMMalek Omid CAN22660.5


Matthew Shih and Victor Zheng tied for the top of U2200 category with 5/6 points, each.
Final rankings – Ontario Chess Open – U2200 section:

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts
112 Shih Matthew USA19855
 20 Zheng Victor CAN19185
315 Mendes Aaron Reeve CAN19594.5
 16 Ganea Mihai CAN19544.5
51 Adriaanse Adam CAN21944
 2 Dai Wenzhi CHN21774
 4 Bui Alan CAN21174
 6 Xu Eddie CAN20914
 26 Kim Noah CAN18844
103 Ishow Younan SYR21463.5
 13WFMHe Emma CAN19813.5
 14 Malmsten Erik CAN19753.5
 17 Yuen Noah Nathaniel CAN19483.5
 27 Oancea Nicolae ROU18303.5
 31 Mahtani Nitin BAR17733.5
 32 Lu Tony CAN17653.5
177NMSoutham David CAN20873
 18 Faraji Jafar CAN19413
 22 Chen Richard CAN19103
 33 Lefort Victor CAN17553
 36 Lu Eddie CAN16463
225 Loadman Ian CAN20912.5
 8 Nazareno Merlin CAN20832.5
 19 Lim Levi CAN19342.5
 28 Wu Benjamin CAN18282.5
 34 Orlovskii Konstantin RUS17342.5
279 Douglas Richard CAN20542
 10 Pimentel Sheldon CAN20262
 21 Cater Brendan CAN19162
 23 Laughlin Braden CAN19082
 24 Flores Marc CAN18942
 35 Li Ande CHN16752
3311 Mohan Abhinandan CAN19851.5
3425 Courson Wade CAN18861
 30 Rajsic Branislav CAN17841
 37 Sneeggen Espen NOR16461
3729 Jeyakumar Bhavatharshan CAN18270.5


Steven Guo, Leonardo Correa Braga Camara de Almeida, and Devid Nicholson shared the top of the U1800 section, each scoring 5/6 points.
Final rankings – Ontario Chess Open – U1800 section:

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts
16 Guo Steven CAN16265
 14 Correa Braga Camara de Almeida N Leonardo CAN14945
 19 Nicholson Devin CAN13765
415 Gaisinsky Jacob CAN14584.5
 23 Katrib Jordan CAN11964.5
65 Yao Henry CAN16624
 13 Mccutcheon Julian CAN15024
 20 Tseng Elliot CAN13764
93 Moon Ethan CAN17393.5
 8 Saltat Michael CAN16203.5
 17 Gutierrez Matias CAN14063.5
 22 Rozin Mark CAN12243.5
 29 Caughey Matt CAN03.5
149 Belcadi Salim CAN15923
 11 Xie Irene CAN15553
 24 Basi Karandeep CAN11773
 25 Shetty Akash CAN11643
 32 Granger Alec CAN03
192 Bolik-Coulon Nicolas CAN17552.5
 7 Helwig Frank CAN16262.5
 10 Chepelev Ivan CAN15612.5
 12 Perkins Simon CAN15522.5
 16 Greenblat Leeor CAN14162.5
 28 Bui Minh CAN02.5
 33 Little Brian CAN02.5
264AIMAdulfo Vincent Angel CAN17172
 30 Dennahower Michael CAN02
2818 Morin Sato CAN14021.5
2921 Mourgelas James CAN12931
 26 Tkachenko Kristine CAN5651
 34 Patel Aadi CAN01
 35 Supol George CAN15251
331 Milinkovic Mate CAN17940.5
3427 Avakian Anoush CAN00
 31 Gara Emil CAN00


Nathan Hilker clinched the event for players rated U1400, with the perfect score of 6/6 points.
Final rankings – Ontario Chess Open – U1400 section:

113Hilker Nathan CAN11436
27Charles Christopher CAN12605
 14Tsenter Ester CAN11435
43Allahverdi Umid AZE13404.5
 5Su Jayden Chenxuan CAN12894.5
 16Cawse James CAN10884.5
 20Mickelson Jonah CAN10224.5
 31Kuzin Stephen CAN8374.5
 56Liu Sean CAN04.5
 65Varol Cansin CAN04.5
1118Pan Nicholas CAN10724
 19Gerber Jerry CAN10704
 22Wang Mengxuan CAN9664
 26Lukinykh Slava CAN9154
 40Al Qadi Sad CAN04
 45Chen Aaron CAN04
 66Voleti Sreekar CAN04
184Bulatovic Marko CAN13323.5
 9Huang Eric CAN11993.5
 10Yang Lucy CAN11763.5
 11Shepherd Zachary CAN11613.5
 12Lesperance Charles CAN11453.5
 15Lim Justin CAN11413.5
 37Semianiuk Catherine CAN7263.5
 41Al Rashdi Loay CAN03.5
 55Liu Oscar CAN03.5
 63Shah Mustafa CAN03.5
281Kang Richard CAN13643
 6Wen Justin CAN12783
 24Zhan Jayden Zihan CAN9233
 28Li Yuming (Jerry) CAN9143
 30Trudeau Charlie CAN8823
 34Shen Yining CAN7703
 46Chen Timmy CAN03
 47Fakoorziba Payam CAN03
 51Gomes Gaspar Yago CAN03
 61Ragalie Michael CAN03
3817Hambardzumyan Narek CAN10742.5
 21Gay Heidi CAN10182.5
 25Takeuchi Nobuko CAN9202.5
 36Fiorucci Mario CAN7562.5
 38Fiorucci Marcus CAN6942.5
 50Goel Dev CAN02.5
 52Green Mike CAN02.5
 57Mcgowan Joseph CAN02.5
 60Prickett-Morgan Henry CAN02.5
 67Gara Emil CAN02.5
488Bala Mehar CAN12132
 23Guo Laura CAN9472
 27Wang William Kaiyuan CAN9152
 29Hu Ethan CAN9132
 32Sekaran Adithya CAN8052
 33Banerjee Evan CAN7902
 35Li Sophia Jiawei CAN7642
 39Lesperance Milan CAN6092
 48Fihrer Gidon CAN02
5754Le Nguyen Jennifer CAN01.5
5842Al Thubian Andre CAN01
 43Azbel Adam CAN01
 49Fortner Emily CAN01
 53Ishow Youssef CAN01
 58Mclean Robert CAN01
 64Tian Raymond CAN01
642Parakin Don CAN13440
 44Bruce Ian CAN00
 59Penthor Stacey CAN00
 62Rasul Samaira CAN00

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