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2nd Annual BC Inter-School Chess Championship

(Hosted at Trinity Western University, Langley)

Event Start Date & Time : June 1, 2024 (Saturday) - 9:30 am

Event End Date & Time : June 2, 2024 (Sunday) - 5:00 pm

Event Details

Welcome to the 2nd Annual BC Inter-School Junior Chess Championship! This year we are hosting this event at the wonderful Trinity Western University campus in Langley, BC. A wonderful opportunity for school chess clubs to compete as a team and win prizes in the Rapid/ Classical/ Blitz sections. Top games from each section will be broadcasted LIVE on social media.

Guaranteed prizes worth $2000 plus medals & trophies for individual/ best school positions. Various other door prizes and certificate of participation for all players. Students across G1-12 can register via school sponsorship or parents can register directly (players get to represent their school in either case). For bulk entries, school can contact us via email and request for a bulk entry form.

Location: Trinity Western University, 22500 University Dr, Langley Twp, BC V2Y 1Y1
Main playing area: Robert G. Kuhn Building, Room # 116 (First floor).
– Ample indoor waiting area for parents/ visitors.
– On-site restaurant: Starbucks adjacent to the waiting area.

Section A. Grade 1 to 4 (Rapid – 6 rounds): Format: 15 min + 10 sec increment per move.
Section B. Grade 5 to 8 (Classical – 6 rounds): Format: 55 min + 5sec increment per move.
Section C. Grade 9 to 12 (Blitz – 12 rounds): Format: 5 min + 2 sec increment per move.

Tournament Fee:
– Section A (G1-4 Rapid): $40 + GST per player.
– Section B (G5-8 Classical): $80 + GST per player.
– Section C (G9-12 Blitz): $40 + GST per player.

Registration closes May 30th, 2024 at midnight.
No onsite registration. No refunds after registration closes/ for no-shows or withdrawals.

Section A: Grades 1 to 4 RAPID (CFC Quick Rated, 6 rounds)
Format: Swiss Rapid: 15 min + 10 sec per move increment.

June 1, 2024 (Saturday) – Arrive by 9:30am

Round 1: 10am; Round 2: 11am; Round 3: 12pm
Lunch break from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Round 4: 2pm; Round 5: 3pm; Round 6: 4pm

Section B: Grades 5 to 8 CLASSICAL (CFC Regular Rated, 6 rounds): 2 days event
Format: Swiss Classical: 55 min + 5 sec per move increment.

June 1, 2024 (Saturday) – Arrive by 9am.
Round 1: 9:30am to 11:30am; Round 2: 12:15pm to 2:15pm; Round 3: 3pm to 5pm

June 2, 2024 (Sunday) – Arrive by 9:15am
Round 4: 9:30am to 11:30am; Round 5: 12:15pm to 2:15pm; Round 6: 3pm to 5pm

**GAME NOTATION IS MANDATORY FOR THIS SECTION****45 min break between each round**.

Section C: Grades 9 to 12 BLITZ (CFC Quick Rated, 12 rounds)
Format: Swiss Blitz: 3 min + 2 sec per move increment.

June 2, 2024 (Sunday) – Arrive by 9:30am.
Round 1: 10am; Round 2: 10:30am; Round 3: 11am; Round 4: 11:30am; Round V: 12pm; Round 6: 12:30pm
**Lunch break from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm**
Round 7: 2pm; Round 8: 2:30pm; Round 9: 3pm; Round 10: 3:30pm; Round 11: 4pm; Round 12: 4:30pm

Prize Ceremony at 5:30pm (or ASAP) on June 2, 2024 (Sunday) for all sections.

Scoring System for SD & School prizes:
Rapid: Each win = 1 point/ Draw = 1/2 point/ Loss = 0 point.
Classical: Each win = 2 points/ Draw = 1 point/ Loss = 0 point.
Blitz: Each win = 1 point/ Draw = 1/2 point/ Loss = 0 point.
Up to top 5 players from each school shall be able to contribute towards the school team points.
All tied players from each section receive a Medal of recognition + cash prize split.

For additional queries/ to volunteer, email us at [email protected].

Please read and ensure that you adhere to our Tournament Policies & Guidelines.

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Rewards & Recognition

Section A: Grades 1 to 4 Rapid

1st: $200 + Trophy + Cert
2nd: $150 + Trophy + Cert
3rd: $100 + Trophy + Cert
4th: $50 + Medal + Cert

Best Unrated: Medal + Cert

Best Female: $50 + Medal + Cert

Section B: Grades 5 to 8 Classical

1st: $325 + Trophy + Cert
2nd: $250 + Trophy + Cert
3rd: $200 + Trophy + Cert
4th: $75 + Medal + Cert

Best Unrated: Medal + Cert

Best Female: $50 + Medal + Cert

Section C: Grades 9 to 12 Blitz

1st: $200 + Trophy + Cert
2nd: $150 + Trophy + Cert
3rd: $100 + Trophy + Cert
4th: $50 + Medal + Cert

Best Unrated: Medal + Cert

Best Female: $50 + Medal + Cert

Team Prizes:

Best School District:
Cumulative scores of all schools in each SD across 3 formats gets bragging rights.

Best Overall School:
Cumulative scores of all schools across the 3 sections

Best School by Section: Rapid/ Classical/ Blitz: Trophy

*We will call or email you with the trial confirmation and try our best to accommodate the preferred trial date requested in the form."
Player NameCFC IDGradeRating
Kriyaansh Banatwala
179308
Grade 3
Jordan Wang
182766
Grade 9
Sebastian Lam
Grade 2
Nikita Makogon
179316
Grade 7
Leon Makogon
179315
Grade 2
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Section A: Grades 1 to 5. May 27th, 2023 (Saturday) – Arrive by 9:45AM.
Format: Swiss Rapid: 15 min + 10 sec per move increment.

Event type: CFC Quick Rated.
Schedule: 6 rounds.

Round I: 10AM         Round II: 11AM        Round III: 12PM
**Lunch Break from 12:45pm to 1:45pm**
Round IV: 2PM      |     Round V: 3PM      |     Round VI: 4PM

Section B: Grades 6 to 9. May 27th, 2023 (Saturday) – Arrive by 9:15AM.
Format: Swiss Classical: 55 min + 5 sec per move increment.

Event type: CFC Regular Rated.
Schedule: 6 rounds.

**NOTATING THE GAME IS MANDATORY FOR THIS SECTION**

Round I: 9:30AM to 11:30AM     |    Round II: 12:15PM to 2:15PM   |   Round III: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
**45 min BREAK between each round**
May 28th, 2023 (Sunday) – Arrive by 9:15AM.
Round I: 9:30AM to 11:30AM    |    Round II: 12:15PM to 2:15PM    |   Round III: 3:00PM to 5:00PM


Section C: Grades 10 to 12. May 28th, 2023 (Saturday) – Arrive by 9:45AM.
Format: Swiss Blitz: 3 min + 2 sec per move increment.

Event type: CFC Quick Rated.
Schedule: 12 rounds.

Round I: 10AM  |  Round II: 10:30AM  | Round III: 11AM | Round IV: 11:30AM  |  Round V: 12PM  |  Round VI: 12:30PM
**Lunch Break from 12:45pm to 1:45pm**
Round VII: 2PM    Round VIII: 2:30PM Round IX: 3PM Round X: 3:30PM Round XI: 4PM Round XII: 4:30PM
Prize Ceremony 5:30PM on May 28th, 2023 (Sunday)


** About CFC Membership and Quick/ Regular Ratings

The CFC (Canadian Chess Federation) represents Canada to the world as a member of FIDE, the international chess body. As a CFC member, you have access to all CFC rated events across Canada, and will obtain national CFC chess ratings.

There are two types of CFC ratings: Regular, and Quick. Tournaments/ section with long games (60 min or more per player) use your CFC regular rating. Tournaments/ section with shorter games (less than 60 min per player) use your CFC quick rating. They are different ratings and do NOT overlap.

Policies and Guidelines:

  • Active CFC membership is required to play. We assist with CFC membership registration along with tournament entry. This tournament uses both CFC Quick & Regular ratings depending on the section.
  • You may request a full refund before registration closes. No refunds after that.
  • We reserve the right to move players to the appropriate section based on their grade/ age group.
  • You may request a maximum of two ½ point byes.
  • No byes on Round 6 (requests for a bye on Round 6 will be ignored, or you will receive a 0-point bye).
  • No food or beverages allowed during a live match.
  • Photos are allowed for the first 5 minutes of each round, but please be discrete and respectful to not disturb players.
  • Silence is required in the playing area while games are in progress. Parents assisting their kids/ suggesting moves will lead to IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PLAYER.
  • Any player/ parent/ guardian with frequent coughing, sneezing, other visible symptoms of illness may be asked to withdraw from the tournament/ leave the premises.
  • If you have experienced COVID-19 or its symptoms in past 14 days, we request you to voluntarily withdraw from the tournament for health and safety of all our patrons. Face masks are recommended for all.
  • All electronics capable of making noise, communicating, or playing chess must be switched off while playing and should not be placed on the table during the live rounds.
  • Anyone entering the venue premises consents to being photographed/ videos recorded. This footage may be used for internal references, social media marketing or promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be clicked/ recorded/ promoted – you may contact us via email and we will take care of your request.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money split evenly among everyone tied for that position. Tiebreak for non-cash prizes decided by:
    • Head-to-head score of tied players
    • Cumulative score of opponents
    • Armageddon Blitz 5|4
  • Decision of the Tournament Director will be final in the event of a conflict. The final standings declared after tournament completion cannot be altered or changed.
  • The CFC website does not factor custom tie-breaks used at individual tournaments while updating ratings. The sequence of players displayed on CFC website may be based on player’s overall “performance” rating or random (NOT as per tournament final standings issued by organizers/ TD)..
  • By completing an admission form with your contact details and accepting the T&Cs, you consent to be contacted by Fraser Valley Chess Academy through email or phone number for our event updates, announcements, news and marketing mails from time to time. If you do not wish to be contacted/ want to unsubscribe from our mailing list, please feel free to inform us and we will take care of your request..