In the Beginning:

Reports in the old CFC Bulletin (predecessor of En Passant) show that the Ontario High School Chess Championship began in 1968. We would like to complete the story of the early years and pose this as a challenging project to interested players. E-mail for help with possible sources.

In 1978, Ed Thompson of Cameron Heights CI in Kitchener re-organised the Championship. It was held in 1978 and for the next several years at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo.

In the mid 1980s, the coaches at the annual meeting decided to move the tournament around the province in an effort to get teams in all parts of Ontario more involved. It was recognised that the centrality of Toronto, in addition to its large chess and school populations, made it logical to hold the Championship in Toronto every second year. The rotation shcedule has the tournament - in non-Toronto years - move east one year and west the next. A complete history of host universities will be posted soon. The rotation schedule for the imminent future and from the last few years follows:

2010 New College,
University of Toronto
2009 Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
2008 University of Toronto at Mississauga

2007 Trent University, Peterborough
2006 New College, University of Toronto
2005 University of Western Ontario, London
2004 New College, University of Toronto
2003 Trent University, Peterborough
2002 University of Western Ontario, London
2001 Tartu College, Toronto
2000 New College, University of Toronto
1999 Carleton University, Ottawa
1998 New College, University of Toronto
1997 Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
1996 Queen's University, Kingston
1995 New College, University of Toronto

The Medallion:

In 1988, the coaches decided to commission the striking of a distinctive medallion for awards for the Championship. The medallion, which is seen throughout this website, was designed by
Chong Wong
, a student and chess team member at Cameron Heights CI in Kitchener.

Combined Team Champions:

The Combined Team Trophy was first awarded in 1996. Prior to 1996, the Championship was comprised of only 2 sections: Championship and Reserve (under 1500 / unrated).

2010
Don Mills CI
(Toronto)
Jack Ding, Keshev Kulkarni, Jie Kang

2009 - 2006 not known

2005
University of Toronto Schools

2004 not known

2003
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)
Evgeni Miller, Vladimir Rascanu,
Brian Wang

2002
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)
Artem Gurevich, Waqas Iqbal, Michael Kop, Viktoras Borodinas, Svetlana Kostina

2001 (Co-Champions)
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)
Artem Gurevich, Thang Nguyen, Michael Lau, Toan Nguyen

University of Toronto Schools
Stephen Glinert, Michael Wan,
Gary Ng

2000
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)
Artem Gurevich, Hung Van,
Waqas Iqbal, Tommy Tran,
Sopheak Seng

1999 (Co-Champions)
Victoria Park SS (Toronto)
Northern SS (Toronto)

1998 Northern SS (Toronto)

1997 Bell HS (Nepean)

1996 Northern SS (Toronto)

Championship
Team Champions:

2010
Lisgar CI
(Ottawa)
Karoly Szolay, Jerry Xiong, Sonja Xiong

2009 - 2007 not known

2006
Upper Canada College
(Toronto)

2005
University of Toronto Schools

2004
Upper Canada College
(Toronto)


2003
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)
Evgeni Miller, Michael Kop,
Viktoras Borodinas

2002
University of Toronto Schools
Hao Yuan Wang,
IM Stephen Glinert, Jonathan Yu

2001
University of Toronto Schools
Stephen Glinert, Anil Vassanji,
Peter Chan

2000
University of Toronto Schools
Stephen Glinert, Anil Vassanji, Douglas Poon, Alexandre Manea

1999
Northern SS
(Toronto)
Warren Dutton, Huachen Li, Nina Resetkova

1998
Stephen Leacock CI (Scarborough)
Arash Asgari-Shekhy, Jack Wong, Dan Chien, Shan Iqbal

1997
W. D. Lowe SS
(Windsor)
Meng Lou, Justin Garant, Chi Phong Chan

1996
W. D. Lowe SS
(Windsor)
Meng Lou, Pushpinder Singh, Huang Nguyen

1995
Winston Churchill CI (Scarborough)
Sudip Das, Steve Guidi,
Pradeepan Gunabalasingam, Ismail Ibrahim

1994
W. D. Lowe SS
(Windsor)
Meng Lou, Pushpinder Singh,
Huang Nguyen, Peter Ho

1993
Ridgemont HS
(Ottawa)

1992
Lisgar CI
(Ottawa)

1991
Cedarbrae CI
(Scarborough)
Anson de Peiza, John Hall, David Scott

1990
University of Toronto Schools
Roland Lee, Morgan Butt, Kevin Chan

1989
University of Toronto Schools
Roland Lee, Morgan Butt, Kevin Chan, Derek Ung

1988
Glenforest SS (Mississauga)
Chien Pham, Charles Lee, Carl Mizuyabu

1987
University of Toronto Schools
Todd Southam, Morgan Butt, Derek Ung

1986
University of Toronto Schools
Todd Southam, Morgan Butt, Derek Ung

1985
University of Toronto Schools
Todd Southam, Morgan Butt, Derek Ung

1984
Harrow HS
(Harrow)
Michael Meleg, Stephen Putman, Michael Bilek

1983
Glenforest SS
(Mississauga)

1982
Ashbury College
(Ottawa)

1981
York Mills CI
(North York)

1976
Central Peel SS
(London)

1975
London Central SS
(London)

1974
Bishop Ryan HS
(Hamilton)

1972
Forest Hill CI
(Toronto)

1970
Scott Park SS
(Hamilton)

Championship Individual Champions:

2010 Karoly Szolay
Lisgar CI
(Ottawa)

2009 not known

2008 Co-Champions
Hazel Smith
University of Toronto Schools

Paul Gelis
Michael Power CSS

2007 Co-Champions
Lucian Lacau-Rodean

Yuanling Yuan
Pleasant View JHS
(Toronto)

2006 Brendan Fan
Upper Canada College
(Toronto)

2005 Jeff Willms
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
(Kitchener)

2004 Shiyan Thavandiran
Highland Creek PS (Gr 6)
(Toronto)

2003 Evgeni Miller
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)

2002 Hao Yuan Wang
University of Toronto Schools

2001 Co-Champions
Stephen Glinert
University of Toronto Schools

Artem Gurevich
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)

2000 Co-Champions
Kevork Hacat
Victoria Park SS
(Toronto)

Artem Gurevich
Northview Heights SS (Toronto)

1999 Kevork Hacat
Victoria Park SS
(Toronto)

1998 Kevork Hacat
Victoria Park SS
(North York)

1997 Meng Lou
W. D. Lowe SS
(Windsor)

1996 Meng Lou
W. D. Lowe SS
(Windsor)

1995 Meng Lou
W. D. Lowe SS
(Windsor)

1994 Meng Lou
W. D. Lowe SS
(Windsor)

1993 Armando Valdizon

1992 Adam Littke

1991 Bryan Lamb
Pope John Paul II SS (Scarborough)

1990 Adam Littke

1989 Peter Jelic

1988 Chien Pham
Glenforest SS
(Mississauga)

1987 Nelson Marcelino (Windsor)

1986 Vinny Puri
Bayview SS
(Richmond Hill)

1985 Todd Southam
University of Toronto Schools

1984 David Southam

1983 Alex Kuznecov

1982 Kevin Waghorn
Sir Oliver Mowat CI (Scarborough)

1981 Co-Champions
Paul Abela, Jay Bidal

1980 Co-Champions
David Filipovich, Jay Bidal

1979

1978

......

1969
Mohon Rajagopol

1968
Robert Kiviaho


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The 1985 Championship at
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
, Toronto.

 

Organiser Chris Field presenting some of the trophies

The Championship Team trophy presented to the 1985 winning team from University of Toronto Schools: Morgan Butt, Derek Ung, and Todd Southam

Todd was also the Individual Champion that year.

A trophy for Michael Meleg. Michael was the captain of the Harrow HS team which had won the Team Championship in 1984.

The 1991 Championship Team from Cedarbrae CI (Scarborough) won what they called the Triple Crown of Chess that year: Scarborough, Metro Toronto, and Ontario.

The large trophies around the table are (left to right): Cedarbrae CI Individual Championship,
Scarborough Championship, Ontario High School Team Championship, and Metro Toronto Team Championship.

Captain Anson de Peiza prepares to cut the chess cake. Cedarbrae CI Principal Walter Miller (behind Anson) hosted this reception for the team in his office.

Team members stand around staff advisor Chris Field. Beside him is Cedarbrae Vice Principal Sharyn Devine and Principal Walter Miller. Centred behind their staff advisor are the 1991 Ontario High School Team Champions (left to right):
David Scott, John Hall, and Anson de Peiza
.