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Event Type : FIDE/ CFC Rated Classical + FIDE/ CFC Bonus Blitz

Event Start Date & Time : December 28, 2023 (Thursday) - 9: 30 am

Event End Date & Time : December 30, 2023 (Saturday) - 5: 30 pm

Event Details

Welcome to Goodbye 2023 FIDE U-1800 – Our very first FIDE RATED Classical Tournament. A unique opportunity to work on your FIDE and CFC ratings at the same time. And did we forget to mention that we are adding a 9-round Blitz that will be a FIDE + CFC-rated tournament as well (at no extra cost)!

Please find below all the required information to register and participate. For additional queries/ to volunteer, email us at [email protected].


Fraser Valley Chess Academy,
20486 64 Avenue,
Langley, BC, V4Y 2N1


CAD $110 per entry. No minimum age required. Registration closes Dec 27th, 2023 at 11:59pm. No refunds after registration closes/ for no shows/ withdrawals.

Rounds & Timings

Program DetailsStart TimeEnd Time
Arrival & check-in Dec 28th/ Thu
9:00 am9:20 am
Round 1 (FIDE Classical) - Dec 28th/ Thu
9:30 am12:00 pm
Round 1-4 (FIDE BLITZ Open) - Dec 28th/ Thu
12:30 pm1:30 pm
Round 2 (FIDE Classical) - Dec 28th/ Thu
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Round 3 (FIDE Classical) - Dec 29th/ Fri
9:00 am11:30 am
Round 4 (FIDE Classical) - Dec 29th/ Fri
12:00 pm2:30 pm
Round 5 (FIDE Classical) - Dec 29th/ Fri
3:00 pm5:30 pm
Round 6 (FIDE Classical) - Dec 30th/ Sat
9:00 am11:30 am
Round 5-9 (FIDE BLITZ Open) - Dec 30th/ Sat
12:00 pm1:10 pm
Round 7 (FIDE Classical) - Dec 30th/ Sat
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Prize ceremony & closing party
4:45 pm5:30 pm

Please arrive 15 min prior.

Rewards & Recognition

FIDE + CFC Classical

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


FIDE + CFC Blitz

1st Place: Medal + Cash
2nd Place: Medal + Cash
3rd Place: Medal + Cash


1Step 1 (CFC Info)
2Step 2 (Player Info)
3Step 3 (Payment Info)
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is the governing body of the sport of chess, and it regulates all international chess competitions. Constituted as a non-governmental institution, it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a Global Sporting Organization in 1999.

FIDE currently has its headquarters in Lausanne, but it was initially founded in 1924 in Paris under the motto “Gens una Sumus” (Latin for “We are one Family”). It was one of the very first International Sports Federations, alongside the governing bodies of the sports of Football, Cricket, Swimming, and Auto Racing. It is now one of the largest, encompassing 199 countries as affiliate members, in the form of National Chess Federations. Chess is nowadays a truly global sport, with dozens of millions of players in all the continents, and more than 60 million games on average played every day.

If you do not have a FIDE ID - please obtain the same before tournament start date. The link to the details on how to do it is:
Player NameFIDE IDRating
Jofrel Landingin
Brian Davidson
steve harms
Reece Harms
Umang Banatwala
Ameet Kumar Dalal
Aniket Kathpal
Displaying 1 – 7 of 7

Format: FIDE Rated Classical (60 min + 30 sec increment per move) AND Blitz (3 min + 2 sec per move increment)

Event type: FIDE Rated Classical

Schedule: 7 rounds (FIDE + CFC Rated)
Time control: 60 min + 30 sec increment per move

Round I: 9:30 AM, Dec 28th
Round II: 2:00 PM, Dec 28th
Round III: 9:00 AM, Dec 29th
Round IV: 12:00 PM, Dec 29th
Round V: 3:00 PM, Dec 29th
Round VI: 9:00 AM, Dec 30th
Round VII: 12:00 PM, Dec 30th

Between rounds: Run a 9-round Blitz (FIDE + CFC Rated)

Round I: 12:30 PM, Dec 28th
Round II: 12:45 PM, Dec 28th
Round III: 1:00 PM, Dec 28th
Round IV: 1:15 PM, Dec 28th
Round V: 12:00 PM, Dec 30th
Round VI: 12:15 PM, Dec 30th
Round VII: 12:30 PM, Dec 30th
Round VIII: 12:45 PM, Dec 30th
Round IX: 1:00 PM, Dec 30th

Prize Ceremony & Closing Party: 4:45 PM

Policies and Guidelines:

1. A valid FIDE membership is mandatory for participation.
2. We’ll be using FIDE rules. For more information, Refer to FIDE Handbook.
3. A full refund can be requested until the registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after that time.
4. 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 U-1800 section. This measure is implemented to ensure fairness among players in both sections and prevent sandbagging.
5. You are allowed a maximum of two byes (equal to 1/2 point each). Please note that no byes are permitted in Round 7, and requests for a bye in that round will be disregarded, resulting in a 0-point bye.
6. During live matches, the consumption of food or beverages is not permitted.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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 be 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
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.
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