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Math and Spelling Contest 1


Event Start Date & Time : April 28, 2024 (Sunday) - 9:45 am

Event Details

Greetings, and welcome to the Math and Spelling Contest #1 – a new series introduced by Fraser Valley Chess Academy! We warmly invite students from grades 3–8 to participate in this intellectual challenge. This event is open to all kids in the relevant age group all over the world. You need not be an attending FVCA student to enter the contest. Please note, this is an in-person event and you must be physically able to attend the venue to participate.

Participants will engage in solving a diverse array of math and spelling problems with time control, and shortlisted TOP 8 will progress to the LIVE Quarter/ Semi & Final round. Parents are welcome to drop off or attend. Eliminated participants are encouraged to witness the Rapid fire and learn from the experience. Join us as we celebrate young minds and foster a spirit of healthy competition while offering a wonderful platform for kids to showcase their knowledge. Various prizes to be won.

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

Schedule: April 28th, 2024 (Sunday)
Entry fee: $30 + GST per participant.
Registration deadline: April 26th, 2024.

Section 1 (Morning): For Grades 3, 4 & 5 only. From 10 am to 1:30 pm.
9:45 am: Arrival Time
10 am to 10:45 am: Mathematics shortlist round – Competitors will solve a written math worksheet.
11 am to 11:30 am: Spelling shortlist round: Competitors write down the spellings of the words announced by our host.
11:30 am to 12 pm: Solutions will be displayed and discussed by our math & spelling experts.
12 om: Top 8 participants announced for LIVE rounds
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm: Quarter-Final/ Semi-Final & Final round (without breaks): Live Questions and Answers
1:15 pm to 1:30 pm: Prize ceremony & disperse

Section 2 (Afternoon): For Grades 6, 7 & 8 only. From 2:30 pm to 6 pm.
2:15 pm: Arrival Time
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm: Mathematics shortlist round – Competitors will solve a written math worksheet.
3:30 pm to 4 pm: Spelling shortlist round – Competitors write down the spelling of the announced words.
4 pm to 4:30 pm: Solutions will be displayed and discussed by our math & spelling experts.
4:30 pm: Top 8 participants announced for LIVE rounds.
4:45 pm to 5:45 pm: Quarter-Final/ Semi-Final & Final round (without breaks): Live Questions and Answers.
5:45 pm to 6 pm: Prize ceremony

Event Rules & Guidelines:
– Cumulative score of written rounds (Math + Spelling) will be considered to shortlist TOP 8 Live round contestants.
– Eliminated participants are highly encouraged to attend the live rounds for a learning experience.
– Usage of any reference material/ online tools/ devices etc. is prohibited during rounds.
– Participants must not carry cell phones/ iPads during rounds.
– Parents/ other players prompting any answers will lead to immediate disqualification.
– Please carry your water bottles – we do not provide paper/ plastic cups.
– We reserve the right to limit participation to the first 32 entries for each section.
– Each participant receives a juice box and pack of chips during the break.

Prizes will include raffle prizes, gift cards & medals for winners/ runner-ups. Certificate of participation for all.

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

Rewards & Recognition

Grades 3 to 5

Winner: Math & Spelling Contest
2nd Place: Math & Spelling Contest

Best Grade 3 Participant
Best Grade 4 Participant
Best Grade 5 Participant

Best Math Participant (Overall)
Best Spelling Participant (Overall)

*Certificate of participation for all participants

Grades 6 to 8

Winner: Math & Spelling Contest
2nd Place: Math & Spelling Contest

Best Grade 6 Participant
Best Grade 7 Participant
Best Grade 8 Participant

Best Math Participant (Overall)
Best Spelling Participant (Overall)

*Certificate of participation for all participants

*We will call or email you with the trial confirmation and try our best to accommodate the preferred trial date requested in the form."
Anirudh Annal
Grades 3 to 5
Grade 4
Colin Cui
Grades 3 to 5
Grade 4
Darsh Salooja
Grades 3 to 5
Grade 3
Shreejan Jati
Grades 6 to 8
Grade 6
Grades 3 to 5
Grade 5
Arjun Bal
Grades 3 to 5
Grade 3
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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.
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