Approximate Schedule on March 24
Registration: 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Rounds 1 and 2: 11 am - 1 pm
Lunch: 1 pm - 2 pm
Rounds 3 and 4: 2 pm - 4 pm
Tie-breaks (if necessary) and awards: immediately after the completion of the last round
Prizes in each section
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers will receive trophies.
Section winners will represent team Alberta at the 2018 Canadian Chess Challenge. The ACA will provide a $650
travel grant to help offset expenses for travel to St. John's, Newfoundland for the May 19-21 tournament. Travel
JUNIOR DRAW RULE (adopted by the board on January 13, 2018)
In junior only events, the draw offer and acceptance is only allowed once both players have played 30 moves. They
need to prove that 30 moves have been played by showing it on their scoresheet. For games without scoresheets,
allowing the draw will be at the TD's discretion.
In case two or more players are tied for places 1-3, the following tie-break procedure will apply:
1) Head to head result. This will only apply if all the players in a tied group played each other.
2) Tie-break match. If two players are tied, they will play a two-game match. If the tie is for first place, a two game
match will be held with the time control of Game/10 minutes + 5 seconds per move. If the tie is for second, third or
best girl prize, the time control will be Game/3 minutes + 2 seconds per move, each. If more than two players are
tied, they will play a round-robin tournament with the same time controls. If the tie is still not broken, the procedure
will be repeated; however, if only two players are tied, they will only play one game with the colours determined at
random. If the tie is not broken for the 1st place, they will repeat the procedure but with the Game/3 minutes + 2
seconds/move time control.
3) Tie-breaks for all other places will be determined by the following criteria:
a) Head to Head
b) Buchholz (total scores of opponents)
c) Sonnenborn-Berger (total scores of opponents beaten plus half the scores of opponents drawn)
d) Cumulative score after each round
e) Total wins