Alberta Chess Association
This is a Road Warrior event!
2017 Alberta Open Championship
$3,000 in Prizes Guaranteed
Tournament Flyer
Dates: October 7-9, 2017
Venue: Chateau Lacombe Hotel
10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 1N7
Organizer: Ali Razzaq
Tournament Director: TBD

Format
6-round open Swiss, CFC & FIDE rated. 40 moves in 90 minutes, then game in 30 minutes, 30 second
increment from move 1. 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. Two sections:
Open and Under-1600.

Prizes
The ACA guarantees a prize fund of $3,000 based on a minimum of only 30 participants. If fewer than 30
players participate in the tournament, the prizes will be reduced proportionally. Unrated players may only win
the open prize, unless they receive a special permission from the organizer to be assigned a rating before
the event if a proof of their strength can be provided.

The winner (if an Albertan) qualifies for the 2018 Alberta Closed.

Estimated prizes:
Section: Open
First - $1,000; Second - $500; Third - $300
U2100: $240, $160
U1800: $200, $140

Section: Under-1600
First - $160; Second - $100
U1400: $120, $80

Entry Fee
Open - Free for GMs and IMs. $40 for all others if pre-registered online by noon, Friday, October 6.
Registration after that and at the door is $45. Juniors (18 and under) and Seniors (65 and over) receive a $10
discount. Players in the Under-1600 section also receive a $10 discount.

Round Times
Saturday - 10 AM & 4 PM
Sunday - 10 AM & 5 PM
Monday - 10 AM & 2:30 PM or ASAP after round 5

A 45-minutes break between games is guaranteed. A maximum of two half-point byes are available in rounds
1-5 if requested before the start of round 1.

Registration
Fill out the form above to pre-register. Payment will be made on site by either cash or cheque made out to
"Alberta Chess Association." On-site registration: Saturday, October 7, 9:15 am - 9:45 am. Players who
show up after 9:45 am may not be paired for the first round even if pre-registered.

Miscellaneous:
The ACA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday, October 8, at 3:30 pm.

Hotel Reservations:
Chateau Lacombe Hotel (10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 1N7)
Reservations must be made by Friday, Sept 22 to guarantee rate & availability. Full hot breakfast buffet
included.

Here is the online booking link: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=2036955&hotelID=
85252
Guest may also call the hotel direct and book under the Alberta Open Chess Tournament  Block Code :
20171006ALB
Direct Tel: 780:428-6611; Toll Free: 1-800-661-8801
**Please note that guests can only book rooms online that are blocked for this group. If a guest requires
pre/post dates or an upgraded/different room type, they will need to call in to our reservations department to
book the room.**
  
ROOM TYPE: Standard Double & Standard King $110 per night


GROUP ROOM RATES:
Single & Double: $110
Triple: $120
Quad:  $130

Additional Room Types Available:
Concierge King  $149.00
Jr. Suite $169.00
Executive Suite $229.00
Pre-Registration
Player's Full Name
Email
Phone Number
Byes in rounds
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