Alberta Chess Association
9th Calgary International Qualifier/Fundraiser
Dates: June 4-5, 2016
Venue: Calgary Chess Club
Address in Calgary: 3359 27th Street NE
Tournament Organizer and TD: Vlad Rekhson
Sections: Open and Under 1400.
Tournament format: 5-round Swiss, CFC rated. The Open section will also be FIDE rated.
CFC membership is required and may be purchased on site. Annual membership is $43 for adults, $28 for juniors.
CFC tournament membership is $21 for adults, $11 for juniors.
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move
Registration: Fill out the form above. Payment will be made on site by cash.
Pre-registered players must come by 9:45 am on Saturday, June 4, or they won't be paired for round 1.
On-site registration and payment: 9:15 am - 9:45 am on Saturday, June 4.
Estimated Round Times (Open Section)
Saturday, June 4: 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm
Sunday, June 5: 10 am, 2 pm
Estimated Round Times (Under 1400 Section)
Saturday, June 4: 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm
Sunday, June 5: 10 am, 12:30 pm
Players are guaranteed 30 minutes between games.
Rounds will not start if games from previous round are still in progress.
Entry Fee: $30 if registered online by June 2, $35 afterwards and on site.
Prizes: 50% of entry fees will be returned as prizes, the rest will be used to fund the 9th Calgary International. First place finisher in the Open section will receive a free entry to the 2016 Calgary International. ACA tie-break rules will be used to determine the winner in case of a tie for the first place.
Estimated prizes are based on 15 players in the Open and 10 players in the Under 1400 section. Actual prizes may vary.
First - $100
Second - $65
Best Under 1800 - $60
First - $100
Second - $50
Byes: A maximum of two half-point byes available in rounds 1-4 if requested before the start of round 1.
Default late time: 60 minutes
Accommodation at the Executive Royal Hotel: please visit the Calgary Chess Club website for details.
This is a Road Warrior event