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Member Events

The Scarborough Chess Club (SCC) holds Chess Federation of Canada-rated tournaments on Thursday evenings (except July and August). Weekend tournaments are occasionally held. Most events use a Swiss pairing format except for the round robin format used for club championship games. Time controls vary depending on the event. Chess pieces, boards and clocks are provided by the club for the Thursday night tournaments.

For crosstables of ongoing and recently completed tournaments, click here.

More tournaments to be announced on an ongoing basis. Check the website regularly.

2018-2019 Tournament Schedule
Event Name Date of First Round  No.of Rounds
Howard Ridout Memorial Swiss  September 13, 2018 7
Falling Leaves Swiss November 1, 2018 7
Jack Frost Swiss January 10, 2019 6
Winter Swiss February 21, 2019 6
Club Championship & Reserves April 4, 2019 8
Spring into Summer Swiss May 30, 2019 5


Tournament Director: Omar Shah

What's On Now

Howard Ridout Memorial Swiss

The 2018-2019 chess season kicks off the following Thursday (September 13, 2018) with the 7 round Howard Ridout Memorial Swiss. You can register in advance by emailing or you can register in person at the club on September 13.

Holiday Closures

The club is closed for the holiday season on December 20, 2018, December 27, 2018 and January 3, 2019. Regular play resumes Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Thursday Night Swisses

Thursday night tournaments run year round (except for the months of July and August). Members can join in a tournament at any time with byes. Please note that a CFC membership required for tournament play.

All Thursday night events are located at:

Birkdale Community Centre
1299 Ellesmere Road
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Please click here for a map to the clubhouse.



Upcoming Events

Falling Leaves Swiss

The Falling Leaves Swiss starts Thursday, November 1, 2018 and runs for 7 rounds, finishing on December 13, 2018. You can enter in advance by emailing or at the club prior to the first round. As with all SCC tournaments, you can join in a later round and get byes for the rounds that you've missed.