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Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3


Event Start Date & Time : April 17, 2024 (Wednesday) - 3:30 pm

Event Details

Welcome to Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3, hosted at Hope Lutheran Christian School.

Event guidelines:
This event is open to school students across BC from Kindergarten to grade 12. It is a CFC-rated quick event. Various prizes to be won in both sections.

Hope Lutheran Christian School, Elementary Campus
3151 York St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 4A7
Main playing area: School gym
Waiting area & pairings: Inside the chapel

Format: Swiss Blitz with a total of 9 rounds. Rounds 1 to 5 will be 5 min + 2 sec increment & rounds 6 to 9 rounds of 3 min + 2 sec increment.
Event type: CFC Quick Rated/OTB

Schedule: 9 rounds
– Arrival and check-in: From 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm.
– Opening comments & pairing: 3:45 pm to 3:55 pm.
– Round 1 starts at 4pm. Consecutive rounds to follow ASAP with a 10 minutes break after round 5.
– Prize ceremony: 6:45 pm or ASAP.

OPEN (CFC Rated)
U1000 (CFC Rated)

Tournament Fee: $25 + GST. The registration deadline is April 16th, 2024 at midnight.
No on-site registration. No refunds after registration closes/ for no-shows & withdrawals.

  • There will be a concession table available from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Parents can sit in the chapel while their child plays in the gym
  • There is extra parking across the street at McLean Park
  • School parking lot will be open after 3:15 pm to allow our students to be safely picked up by their parents

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

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

Rewards & Recognition


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

Best U1400 Player: Medal + Certificate


1st Place: Medal + Certificate
2nd Place: Medal + Certificate
3rd Place: 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."
Format: Swiss Blitz : 5 min + 3 sec increment
Event type: CFC Quick Rated/OTB

Schedule: 9 rounds.

Round I: 3:45 PM         Round II: 4:00 PM        Round III: 4:15 PM           Round IV: 4:30 PM           Round V: 4:45 PM

**Short Break from 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm**

Round VI: 5:15 PM      Round VII: 5:30 PM          Round VIII: 5:45 PM          Round IX: 6:00 PM

Prize Ceremony 6:15 PM

** 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 actual grades in school.
  4. You are allowed a maximum of two byes (equal to 1/2 point each). Please note that no byes are permitted in Round 8 & 9, 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
  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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