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SUMMER CLASSICAL OPEN 2023 & BONUS BLITZ (3-day event)

(SPONSORED BY CLA CITY SERVE)

Event Type : CFC Rated (Classical + Blitz)

Event End Date & Time : July 29, 2023 (Saturday) - 5:00 pm

Event Details

Welcome to the 2nd edition of our CFC Rated Classical tournaments – Summer Classical Open 2023 with a 9-rounds Blitz Bonus. Please find below all the required information to register and participate. Entry Fee CAD $90. All players participate in the OPEN section for this event – with various prize categories as per rating thresholds. Exact cash prizes for each winner will be declared 48 hours prior to the tournament based on the total number of entries then. Current cash prize pool is $2000 confirmed for a minimum 50 entries. Refer to the prizes section for more details.

Each admission ticket to the Classical event allows you play and compete in the 9-rounds Blitz section at no extra cost. Both sections will be played at different time slots and eligible for separate prizes. Participation in the BLITZ section is OPTIONAL ONLY – players can inform the TD on day 1 to not include them for Blitz play. Both tournaments will be CFC-rated.

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

Venue

Main Conference Hall, Christian Life Assembly Church 21277 56 Ave, Langley, BC V2Y 1M3, Canada.

Fees

CAD $90 per admission to Classical section. All players get auto-registered to the CFC-rated Blitz section under same admission ticket at no extra cost. Participation in the BLITZ section is OPTIONAL ONLY – players can inform the TD on day 1 to not include them for Blitz play.

Rewards & Recognition

CLASSICAL OPEN

1st place: $350 + Medal & Certificate
2nd place: $250 + Medal & Certificate
3rd place: $150 + Medal & Certificate
4th place: $100 + Medal & Certificate
5th place: Medal & Certificate

Best U1400: $50 + Medal & Certificate
Best U1000: $50 + Medal & Certificate
Best Unrated: $50 + Medal & Certificate

BLITZ OPEN

1st place: $125 + Medal & Certificate
2nd place: $100 + Medal & Certificate
3rd place: $75 + Medal & Certificate
4th place: Medal & Certificate
5th place: Medal & Certificate

*We will call or email you with the trial confirmation and try our best to accommodate the preferred trial date requested in the form."
1Step 1 (CFC Info)
2Step 2 (Player Info)
3Step 3 (Payment Info)
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. Long story short, all tournaments with long games (60+ min per player) use your CFC regular rating. Tournaments with shorter games (< 60 min per player) use your CFC quick rating. They are different ratings and do NOT overlap. This tournament uses CFC Regular ratings for Classical and Quick ratings for Blitz**
Player Name
CFC ID
Rating
Section Name
Ryan Leong
150533
OPEN
Jasper Zhang
176162
OPEN
Alok Bhiwani
OPEN
Aniket Kathpal
183921
Unrated
OPEN
Arnav Gautam
177588
1217
OPEN
Elijah Chemen
182644
1200
OPEN
William He
180750
Unrated
OPEN
Peter He
180751
875
OPEN
Aditya Bhiwani
182761
Unrated
OPEN
BARIS Erturk
183790
Unrated (1686)
OPEN
Zhengyu Chen
166532
1670
OPEN
Tyler Hun
182014
600
OPEN
Umang Banatwala
176962
1536
OPEN
Mohammad Reza Shahidi
Unrated
OPEN
Simar Singh
179768
885
OPEN
Owen Cranswick
178791
828
OPEN
Nimit Naman
Unrated
OPEN
Hoi Fei Mok
Unrated
OPEN
Aidan An
175049
1199
OPEN
Harshawn Pandher
Unrated
OPEN
Ethan Yang
174694
736
OPEN
Braden Sawatsky
Unrated
OPEN
Christian Grecu
172908
1298
OPEN
Zachary Chruszcz
182104
1313
OPEN
Brady Li
176108
858
OPEN
RYAN ZHOU
179770
656
OPEN
Daniel Zhu
175185
1003
OPEN
Matthew Martin
180759
Unrated
OPEN
Brandon Yu
177514
1073
OPEN
Tyler Eckert
183686
Unrated
OPEN
Aiden X Wang
NA
Unrated
OPEN
Andrew Ferguson
182784
1274
OPEN
Xavier McFadden
182533
659
OPEN
Adam (AJ) Mizuyabu
NA
unrated
OPEN
Ayansh Tandon
180100
507
OPEN
Sherwin Garcia
175062
1320
OPEN
jofrel landingin
141991
1675
OPEN
Justin Liu
176323
1300
OPEN
Daryl Ho
NA
Unrated
OPEN
Andrew Yin
177701
1218
OPEN
Aiden Yin
176770
1293
OPEN
Tyler Elderkin
182011
618
OPEN
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Format: Swiss Classical: 60 min + 10 sec increment per move.
Event type: CFC Regular Rated.

Schedule: 6 rounds.

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

Jul 27th, 2023 (Thursday) – Arrive by 9:15AM.
Round I: 9:30AM to 12PM         BLITZ R1 to R3: 12:45PM to 1:45PM       Round II: 2:30PM to 5:00PM

Jul 28th, 2023 (Friday) – Arrive by 9:15AM.
Round III: 9:30AM to 12PM       BLITZ R4 to R6: 12:45PM to 1:45PM       Round IV: 2:30PM to 5:00PM

Jul 29th, 2023 (Saturday) – Arrive by 9:15AM.
Round V: 9:30AM to 12PM         BLITZ R7 to R9: 12:45PM to 1:45PM       Round VI: 2:30PM to 5:00PM

Prize Ceremony 5:15PM on July 29th, 2023 (Saturday)

**About CFC Membership and 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 with long games (60 min or more per player) use your CFC regular rating. Tournaments 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 CFC Regular ratings for Classical and Quick ratings for Blitz.
  • 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 CFC rating. For ex: if a player is Unrated for “Quick” tournaments but has more than 1400 rating points under “Regular” – they qualify to play under OPEN section only. This is to be fair with all players in both sections and to avoid sandbagging.
  • You may request a maximum of two ½ point byes.
  • No byes on Round 6 of Classical (requests for a bye on Round 6 will be ignored, or you will receive a 0-point bye) No byes allowed on round 8 & 9 of the Blitz section.
  • 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:
    • Cumulative score of opponents
    • Average opposition
    • 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..