Simon Ong

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Simon Ong
Born (1988-10-03) October 3, 1988 (age 33)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Chess career[edit]

Simon Ong (born October 3, 1988) is a Canadian chess arbiter and organizer.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ong was one of two Canadians participated in the first Internet-based FIDE Arbiters' Seminar, and was awarded a norm for the title of FIDE Arbiter.[1] Ong was awarded the title of FIDE Arbiter and International Organizer by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, in 2011.[2][3][4] Ong was also given the title of National Tournament Director and National Tournament Organizer by the Canadian Chess Federation in 2012.[5]

In 2011, Ong was listed as a Class A chess player under the Chess Federation of Canada titleholders.[6] The Class A title is the third highest rating class awarded by the Canadian Chess Federation, after the National Master (NM) and National Candidate Master (NCM) classes.

In 2012, Ong was one of the "Volunteer of the Year" nominees of the "Chess in the Library Program" of Canada.[7] Ong was later elected as the vice-president of the Chess Federation of Canada from 2013 to 2014, under the presidency of Vlad Drkulec.[8][9]

Running career[edit]

Ong started running as a healthy lifestyle change.[10][11][12] He used to weigh 230 pounds before his running days, and lost 60 extra pounds from running.[13]

On April 18, 2016, Ong made an appearance at the 2016 Boston Marathon and finished with a net time of 3:29:04.[14][15]

On June 10, 2018, Ong was the fastest Canadian and eighth overall at the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon Half-Marathon, qualifying for the TCS New York City Marathon, with a net time of 1:18:11.[16][17][18][19][20]

On April 15, 2019, Ong made an appearance at the 2019 Boston Marathon [21] and finished with a net time of 3:16:52.[22][23]

On August 18, 2019, Ong competed at the 5K run during the Edmonton Marathon weekend, and finished third overall with a net time of 17:03.[24][25]

Ong currently competes in various long-distance road races.

Personal bests[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Beside Ong's chess and running careers, he is practicing in the nursing profession.[36][37][38]


  1. "FIDE Arbiters' Seminar".
  2. "Ong, Simon FIDE Chess Profile".
  3. "International titles by Canadian chess players". Canadian Chess Titles. David Cohen.
  4. "Chess Federation of Canada".
  5. "Canadian Chess - Titles".
  6. "Canadian Chess - Titles".
  7. "Volunteers of the Year Nominees".
  8. "Historical National Chess Officers".
  9. "CFC Executive".
  10. "My Best Runs".
  11. "Canadian Running Magazine". 2018-06-12.
  12. "Runners Connect".
  13. "Impact Magazine".
  14. "2016 Boston Marathon, Overall Results".
  15. "Athlink, 2016 Boston Marathon Results".
  16. "Athlinks".
  17. "Canadian Running Magazine". 2018-06-12.
  18. "My Best Runs".
  19. "Run RocknRoll Top Finishers".
  20. "Runners Connect".
  21. "Boston Sports".
  22. "2019 Boston Marathon, Overall Results".
  23. "Athlink, 2019 Boston Marathon Results".
  24. "Canadian Running Magazine". 2019-08-18.
  25. "Ahotu Marathons". 2019-08-19.
  26. "Sportstats".
  27. "Canadian Running Magazine". 2019-08-18.
  28. "Startline Timing".
  29. "Startline Timing".
  30. "Run RocknRoll".
  31. "Run RocknRoll Top Finishers".
  32. "Runners Connect".
  33. "Athlinks".
  34. "Athlinks".
  35. "Sportstats".
  36. "My Best Runs".
  37. "Canadian Running Magazine". 2018-06-12.
  38. "Impact Magazine".

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