Alberta Chess Association
Venue: Delta Hotel
Address: 209 Fourth Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0C6
Organizer: IA Vlad Rekhson
Tournament Director: IA Vlad Rekhson, TBD, TBD
Tournament Flyer; Tournament Flyer - Girls

Sections: Championship, Girls, Open, Under 1300, Under 800 (see below)
Eligibility:
Anyone born after January 1, 1998. ACA junior membership ($1/year, included in CFC memberships) required.
Registration: Online registration is available at the CJCC site for the Girls, Open, Under 1300, and Under 800 sections.
Entry fee: $30 if preregistered online by noon, Friday, November 17. $35 onsite. Championship players are free. Payment will be made onsite by either cash or cheque made out to "Alberta Chess Association." Pre-registered players must come by 9:45 am on the morning of the first round, or they won't be paired.

Section: Championship
This is a closed 6-player round robin. No byes available. Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move. No entry fee. Alberta residents only. The winners of the 2017 Edmonton Junior Regional and Calgary Junior Regional will automatically qualify. The other four spots will be filled by players with the highest CFC rating between July 19 and Oct 18, 2017. Players are eligible only by gaining a full participation point since the 2016 Alberta Junior Championship. 1 participation point is awarded for the Edmonton and Calgary Junior Regionals. All other ACA tournaments are worth a half point. All qualifiers must confirm their entry by emailing vrekhson@yahoo.ca.

1st place: $1,000 travel grant to 2018 Canadian Junior Championship + Trophy
2nd: $100 coaching award + Trophy
3rd: Trophy

Section: Girls
This tournament is a qualifier for the 2018 SPFGI in St. Louis. The winner will be the official Alberta representative to this tournament. Alberta residents only. Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move. Additional age restriction: must be born after July 22, 1999.

1st place: $500 travel grant (airfare) to the 2018 SPFGI in St. Louis + Trophy
2nd: $100 coaching award + Trophy
3rd: Trophy

Section: Open
This is a five round, open Swiss. Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move.

1st place: $100 coaching award + Trophy
2nd/3rd: Trophy

Sections: Under-1300 & Under-800

These sections will be 7-round Swisses (or round robins if small). Restricted by rating. Game in 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move.

1st place: $100 of professional coaching + Trophy
2nd/3rd places: Trophy

Schedule (Championship, Girls, and Open sections)
Saturday, November 18:
On-site registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Opening ceremony: 9:45 am - 9:55 am
Rounds 1-3: 10 am, 1:30 pm, 5 pm
Sunday, November 19:
Rounds 4 and 5: 10 am, 1 pm
Tie-breaks: immediately after the completion of round 5

Schedule (Under 1300 & Under 800) - Approximate
Saturday, November 18:
On-site registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Opening ceremony: 9:45 am - 9:55 am
Rounds 1-4: 10 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 4 pm
Sunday, November 19:
Rounds 5-7: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm
Tie-breaks: immediately after the completion of round 7

All sections CFC rated.
All non-prize winning participants will receive ribbons
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Reservations
Rooms are available at the Delta Hotel starting at $109/night + fees for Friday and Saturday night. The cutoff date for booking is Monday, October 23. Please identify yourself as a member of Alberta Junior Chess.

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      2017 Alberta Junior Championship
November 18-19, 2017 - Calgary