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CHRISTMAS OPEN RAPID 2023

(SPONSORED BY ZEBRA ROBOTICS)

Event Type : CFC Rated Quick

Event Details

A great opportunity for chess lovers to celebrate Christmas with a CFC-rated Rapid tournament. Please find below all the required information to register and participate. For additional queries/ to volunteer, email us at [email protected].

Venue

Fraser Valley Chess Academy,
20486 64 Avenue Unit #108,
Langley, BC

Fees

CAD $40 per entry. No minimum age is required.
Registration closes Dec 23rd, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

No refunds after registration closes/ for no-shows/ withdrawals.

Rewards & Recognition

OPEN

**50% of entry fee pool is GUARANTEED in cash prizes**
1st Place: Medal + Cash
2nd Place: Medal + Cash
3rd Place: Medal + Cash

Best U1700 Player: Medal + Certificate

Best U1400 Player: Medal + Certificate

Best U1100 Player: Medal + Certificate

Best Unrated Player: 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 Quick ratings**
Player Name
CFC ID
Section
Rating
Zhengyu Chen
166532
OPEN
Nolan Wong
OPEN
Mayo Fuentebella
104947
OPEN
2103
Zachary Liu
169307
OPEN
2092
Nick Beqo
120095
OPEN
2010
Rio Vilches
176716
OPEN
1326
Daniel Zhu
175185
OPEN
1421
ANDREW YIN
177701
OPEN
1235
AIDEN YIN
176770
OPEN
1264
Ikshaan Singh
184807
OPEN
838
Ishdeep Singh
184806
OPEN
867
Karson Lu
180931
OPEN
942
Jeffrey Jiang
169328
OPEN
1553
Bhuvanesh Hari Kosaraju
181388
OPEN
1324
Mandy Sidhu
OPEN
Kanish Raj Sathish Raj
184167
OPEN
654
Evan Geng
176927
OPEN
984
Bhell Ortiz
183312
OPEN
1714
Orven Ortiz
176812
OPEN
1718
Andrew Ferguson
182784
OPEN
1071
Khai Le
180765
OPEN
1114
RISHEEK KUNDURU
182130
OPEN
1269
Luc Poitras
103074
OPEN
2201
Lebron Clement
175677
OPEN
Neev Patel
185546
OPEN
546
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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 1:30pm**

Round IV: 1:30PM           Round V: 2:30PM           Round VI: 3:30PM

Prize Ceremony 4:30PM

** About CFC Membership and Quick Ratings

The CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) 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:

  1. A valid CFC membership is mandatory for participation. We can assist you with CFC membership registration when you enter the tournament. This tournament utilizes CFC Quick ratings.
  2.  Full refund can be requested until the registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after that time.
  3. We retain the authority to re-assign players to their appropriate sections based on their CFC ratings. For instance, if a player is unrated for “Quick” tournaments but holds a rating exceeding 1400 in the “Regular” category, they will be eligible to compete only in the OPEN section. This measure is implemented to ensure fairness among players in both sections and prevent sandbagging.
  4. You are allowed a maximum of two byes (equal to 1/2 point each). Please note that no byes are permitted in Round 6, and requests for a bye in that round will be disregarded, resulting in a 0-point bye.
  5. During live matches, the consumption of food or beverages is not permitted.
  6. Photos and videos are allowed during the rounds, but we kindly request that you be discreet and respectful so as not to disturb other players.
  7. Maintaining silence in the playing area is mandatory while games are in progress. Parents assisting their children or suggesting moves will lead to IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PLAYER.
  8. Any individual, including players, parents, or guardians, displaying frequent coughing, sneezing, or other visible symptoms of illness/ COVID-19 may be asked to withdraw from the tournament or leave the premises. Face masks are recommended for all attendees.
  9. If you have experienced COVID-19 or its symptoms within the past 14 days, we kindly request that you voluntarily withdraw from the tournament for the health and safety of all participants.
  10. All electronic devices capable of making noise, communicating, or playing chess must be turned off while playing and should not be placed on the table during live rounds.
  11. By entering the venue premises, you consent to being photographed or recorded in videos. This footage may be used for internal references, social media marketing, or promotional purposes. If you prefer not to be photographed, recorded, or promoted, you can contact us via email, and we will accommodate your request.
  12. In the event of a tie, prize money will be evenly split among all individuals tied for that position. Tiebreaks for non-cash prizes will be determined in the following order:
    a. Average rating of the opponent
    b. Buchholtz
  13. The decision of the Tournament Director is final in the event of a conflict. The final standings announced after the tournament cannot be altered or changed.
  14. Please note that the CFC website does not take into account custom tie-breaks used at individual tournaments when updating ratings. The sequence of players displayed on the CFC website may be based on the player’s overall “performance” rating or chosen randomly, and not necessarily in accordance with the tournament’s final standings issued by organizers or the Tournament Director.
  15. By submitting this form and accepting the Terms and Conditions, you give your consent to be contacted by Fraser Valley Chess Academy via email or phone number for event updates, announcements, news, and marketing emails. If you wish to unsubscribe or no longer wish to be contacted, please feel free to inform us, and we will process your request accordingly.