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Fraser Valley Women & Senior RAPID + Open BLITZ

(SPONSORED BY CLA CITY SERVE)

Event Type : CFC Rated Quick

Event Details

Welcome to the Fraser Valley Women & Senior Rapid + BLITZ (OPEN) 2023 (CFC Rated) Tournament. Please find below all the required information to register and participate. Entry Fee CAD $40. 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. Refer to the prizes section for more details.

EARLY BIRD ADMISSION is EXTENDED until April 9th, 2023 at CAD $35!

**Women (all ages) and Senior (Age 50+) sections would be played separately and at the same time.**
(Rapid – 6 rounds): Format: 15 min + 10 sec increment per move.

**Blitz – all ages (12 rounds): Format: 3 min + 2 sec increment per move.

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

EARLY BIRD ADMISSION is NOW OPEN at CAD $35 until March 31, 2023!
CAD $40 thereafter. Registration deadline is April 14, 2023 at 11:59PM. No refunds after registration closes/ for no shows/ withdrawals.

No minimum age required for Women section.

All participants in Senior section must be 55 years or older on/ before event date.

Rounds & Timings

Program DetailsStart TimeEnd Time
Round 1
10:00 am10:45 am
Round 2
11:00 am11:45 am
Round 3
12:00 pm12:45 pm
Lunch Break
12:45 pm1:45 pm
Round 4
2:00 pm2:45 pm
Round 5
3:00 pm3:45 pm
Round 6
4:00 pm4:45 pm
Prize Ceremony
5:00 pm5:15 pm
BLITZ (Round 1 to Round 6)
10:00 am12:30 pm
Lunch Break (For Blitz players)
12:45 pm1:45 pm
BLITZ (Round 7 to Round 12)
2:00 pm4:45 pm

Please arrive 15 min prior.

Free Parking

Free Coffee

Rewards & Recognition

WOMEN

*Exact cash prizes for each winner will be declared 48 hours prior to the tournament based on the total number of entries then.

Tournament Winners:
1st Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*
2nd Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*
3rd Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*

BEST U1700 Player – Medal + Certificate*

BEST U1400 Player – Medal + Certificate*

BEST U1100 Player – Medal + Certificate*

BEST UNRATED Player – Medal + Certificate*

SENIOR

*Exact cash prizes for each winner will be declared 48 hours prior to the tournament based on the total number of entries then.

Tournament Winners:
1st Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*
2nd Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*
3rd Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*

BEST U1700 Player – Medal + Certificate*

BEST U1400 Player – Medal + Certificate*

BEST Player above 70yrs – Medal + Certificate*

BEST UNRATED Player – Medal + Certificate*

BLITZ - OPEN

*Exact cash prizes for each winner will be declared 48 hours prior to the tournament based on the total number of entries then.

Tournament Winners:
1st Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*
2nd Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*
3rd Prize – Medal + Cash prize + Certificate*

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."
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

Prize Ceremony 5PM

** About CFC Membership and Quick 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 Quick ratings.
  • 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 (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..