Peterborough Chess Club Champion Brandon Hannah (fifth adult from the left in above photo) competed in the Aurora Summer Open chess tournament in July, 2017, and won third place in the highly competitive Under-2000 rating section. Hannah scored 3.5/5 and performed with a rating of 1904, which is considered “Class A” by the Chess Federation of Canada.
The Aurora tournaments attract such high caliber chess players that the World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), endorses the tournaments, officially making them international events.
Hannah played five games of chess over two days in the Swiss style tournament, with each game lasting between 3 and 5 hours in length. He won three games, got a draw in another game, and lost one (to the player who won the tournament). That’s roughly 20 hours of chess between 9am Saturday and 6pm Sunday–an intellectual marathon!
The Peterborough Chess Club is truly a collection of players of all skill levels, from complete beginners (like yours truly!) to players like Hannah who compete in high level international events and bring home prizes. So whether you are just learning to move the pieces, or you are a Master-level player looking for a challenge, you will find a good match on Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm to 9:45pm at the Rotary Building at the Riverview Park and Zoo.