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RAPHAEL U1500 & U2000 BLITZ

(HOSTED AT FRASER VALLEY CHESS CLUB)

Event Type : CFC Quick Rated

Event Details

Welcome to the first edition of our CFC Rated Blitz Tournament at FRASER VALLEY CHESS CLUB. Please find below all the required information to register and participate. For additional queries/ to volunteer, email us at [email protected]. Only 28 players per section – on a first-come basis!

Venue

Raphael Family Support Center, 20471 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC.

Fees

CAD $20. No minimum age is required. Registration closes Feb 4th, 2023 midnight. No refunds after registration close/ for no-shows/ withdrawals.

Rounds & Timings

Program DetailsStart TimeEnd Time
U1500 - 28 Player Limit
10:00 am12:45 pm
LUNCH BREAK
1:00 pm1:45 pm
U2000 - 28 Player Limit
2:00 pm5:00 pm

Please arrive 15 min prior.

Free Parking

Free Coffee

Rewards & Recognition

U1500

Winner gets FREE admission to Fraser Valley Rapid 3 (worth $40)

Medal of Recognition for Top 3 standings

U2000

Winner gets FREE admission to Fraser Valley Rapid 3 (worth $40)

Medal of Recognition for Top 3 standings

*We will call or email you with the trial confirmation and try our best to accommodate the preferred trial date requested in the form."
Event Type – Swiss Blitz: 3 min + 2 sec per move increment.
Format: CFC Quick Rated.

Schedule: Up to 10 rounds max (depending on time limit for that section). Please arrive 15 min prior.

Round I: Starts at 10AM. We will conduct back to back rounds as soon as possible.

**10 min break after 5 rounds completion**

Medals to be presented on Feb 25th, 2023 along with Fraser Valley Rapid 3 prize ceremony.

** 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 1500 rating points under “Regular” – they qualify to play under U2000 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 Rounds 9 & 10 (requests for a bye on Rounds 9 & 10 will be ignored, or you will receive a 0-point bye).
  • No food or beverages allowed during a live match.
  • Photos are allowed, 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).