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Halloween Chess Fest 2023

(SPONSORED BY ZEBRA ROBOTICS)

Event Type : Workshop & CFC Rated Blitz

Event Details

Welcome to the Halloween Chess Fest 2023 – sponsored by Zebra Robotics Langley! We’re excited to have you join us for this spooktacular chess event. Below, you’ll find all the necessary information to register and participate. We are providing a full-day and a half-day participation option based on your availability & interest.

What is included:

1. Workshop on middle-game improvement strategy
– Includes a presentation from our Senior Coaches James Kerry (CFC-Regular High = 2024) and team.
– Simultaneous play and analysis time. (Can take home the game study).
– Puzzle solving contest.
2. CFC-rated Blitz tournament (13 rounds) with time control of 3 min + 2 sec increment per move.
– Various prizes to be won.
3. Snacks for all participants provided by FVCA
4. Halloween treats for all & prizes for best dressed Halloween participant.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Venue

Zebra Robotics, 20486 64 Ave #108, Langley, BC V2Y 1N4

Fees

Workshop only: CAD $50 per entry.
Blitz Tournament only: CAD $35 per entry.
Workshop + Blitz Tournament Combo: CAD $75 per entry. SAVE $10!

No minimum age required. Registration closes Oct 28th, 2023 at 11:59pm. No refunds after registration closes/ for no shows/ withdrawals. Fee is inclusive of all taxes.

Rewards & Recognition

OPEN

**Surprise prizes/ upgrades possible based on final num. of entries**

1st Place: Medal & Certificate + $100
2nd Place: Medal & Certificate + $75
3rd Place: Medal & Certificate + $50

Best U1700 Player: Medal & Certificate

Best U1400 Player: Medal & Certificate

Best U1000 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 (Event Info)
2Step 2 (Player Info)
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Player Name
CFC ID
Rating
Registration type
Ethan Carpenter
OPEN
Ilan Keshet
103255
OPEN
Nimit Naman
183976
OPEN
Pascal Moore-Arbour
181760
1439
OPEN
Sasikumar Kalyanasundaram
177553
1208
OPEN
Chamath Tennakoon
Unrated
OPEN
Mayo Fuentebella
104947
2145
OPEN
Andrew Ferguson
182784
1129
OPEN
Aaron Creor
184170
893
Ryan Leong
150533
1767
OPEN
Aniket Kathpal
183921
1304
OPEN
Mohammad Reza Shahidi
183975
939
OPEN
Rio Vilches
176716
1302
OPEN
Nolan Sahota
182018
813
OPEN
Ansson xue
178987
868
OPEN
Felix Fang
182373
1100
OPEN
Zachary Liu
169307
2165
OPEN
Masha Lysenko
Unrated
OPEN
Misha Lysenko
Unrated
OPEN
Tyler Elderkin
182011
737
OPEN
Matthew Martin
180759
1038
OPEN
Xavier McFadden
182533
865
OPEN
Simar Singh
179768
826
OPEN
Andy Diep
179963
1189
OPEN
Rocky Hu
Unrated
OPEN
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Format: Swiss Rapid: 3 min + 2 sec per move increment.
Event type: CFC Quick Rated.

Schedule: 13 rounds.

** 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 12 & 13, and requests for a bye in those rounds 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.
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