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FVCA Students & Coaches Rapid 1


Event Start Date & Time : September 22, 2024 (Sunday) - 10:00 am

Event Details

Get ready for an electrifying experience! Introducing the inaugural edition of the Fraser Valley Rapid tournament series, exclusively for students and coaches at FVCA. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to polish your skills & get OTB practice!

Format: Swiss Rapid. 10 min + 5 sec per move increment.
Event type: CFC Quick Rated. 6 rounds.

Entry fee: $20 + GST
Tournament date: Sep 22nd, 2024 (Sun)

Registration closes on Sep 21st, 2024 (midnight)

Fraser Valley Chess Academy, Unit #108, 20486 64 Avenue, V2Y1N4, Langley, BC
(Free onsite parking)

Round 1: 10 am (please arrive 15 min prior)
Round 2: 10:30 am
Round 3: 11 am
Break from 11:30 am to 11:45 am
Round 4: 11:45 am
Round 5: 12:15 pm
Round 6: 12:45 pm
Prize Ceremony: 1:30 pm

Our dedicated coaches are stepping up to motivate the students, not for the rewards but to inspire and lead with example to help bring your A-game to the competition. Only students will be eligible for prize money & other rewards.

We may split into sections based on entries.

Unrated players who have opted to obtain their CFC membership on their own, must complete the same before round 1 starts and submit their CFC ID via email to us. Failure to do so may result in denied entry.

Also refer the FIDE handbook  

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

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

Note: Players do not receive a bonus time for the 1st illegal move from their opponent, while it is considered a warning and the 2nd illegal move shall lead to forfeit/ game loss. All other FIDE rules are applicable throughout the tournament.

Rewards & Recognition


1st Place: Medal + $80
2nd Place: Medal + $60
3rd Place: Medal + $40
4th Place: Medal + $20

E-certificates for winners!!!

*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 Name
Hannah Li
Kriyaansh Banatwala
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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
    c. Armageddon Blitz 5|4
  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.