Alberta Chess Association
2014 Battle of Alberta

Date: September 13, 2014
Red Deer Lodge, Pine Lake Room
Address: 4311 49th Ave., Red Deer, Alberta

Battle Regulations

North battles South. Dividing line: Red Deer river or 5216'05" elsewhere in the province.
12 players per team are arranged according to rating from highest down to lowest.
Each player plays two rounds against the same opponent, one game with white, the other with black.
Drawing of lots for colours will be done immediately before round 1.

Tournament Arbiter: Alexey Taranik

Captain of the North is Micah Hughey: 780-807-6365

Captain of the defending champion South is Vlad Rekhson: 403-970-8032

The winning team gets the Battle of AB trophy.
If the match ends up in a 12-12 tie, the defending champion South keeps the trophy.

CFC & FIDE rated
CFC membership is required and may be purchased on site.
Expired CFC memberships must be renewed prior to round 1.

Time control: Game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment

Round times: 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. The Arbiter at his discretion may postpone the start by up to half hour if many of the players from one team are not available at the start for a good reason.

Default late time: 60 minutes unless the Arbiter decides otherwise.

Final roster/board order announcements must be made by noon, Wednesday, September 10th.
Players' ratings will be determined by the CFC rating list published on September 4th.
After the official roster announcement, replacements must be lower rated then the players they are replacing, and replace them on the same board. Replacements after the first game will only be allowed in case of an emergency. The final decision on whether to allow a replacement will be made by the Arbiter.

ACA will cover the venue rental costs including complimentary coffee and tea, CFC/FIDE rating fees as well as the TD fee. The captains must ensure that all their players are current CFC members or have purchased a tournament membership ($21 for adults and $11 for juniors).
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