VCS Chess Tournaments

Vancouver Chess School is committed to provide quality education and to promote chess participation in the Lower Mainland.  Starting September 2014, we are organizing a series of chess tournaments that would provide opportunities for different levels of players to enrich their tournament experiences. All tournaments are open to public, and are held at Vancouver Chess School, Arbutus Shopping Centre location.  Seating is limited.  Please pre-register on our website.   Here is a summary of different categories of tournaments:

Tournament

Who is eligible

Rating system

Time control

Format

Total time 

(approximate)

 Frequency

Fee

(CAD$)

Prize

Friday Quads

Open to all age groups and chess levels. No rating requirement

CMA

Rapid

Round Robin & Regular Swiss:  Grouping 4- 6 players by rating level.

3-4 rounds

7:00-9:30pm Friday night

Weekly

10

Medals for winners with perfect score

VCS Monthly Active (Open Section)

Above 1200 CMA

CMA

25 mins with 5 sec increment

Regular Swiss

6 rounds

10am-6pm

1 day (Saturday/Sunday)

Monthly

 

25

Guaranteed first prize of $250

VCS Monthly Active (Junior Section)

Below 1200 CMA

CMA

25 mins with 5 sec increment

Regular Swiss

5 rounds

10am-6pm

1 day (Saturday/Sunday)

Monthly

 

25

Trophies/Medals

Vancouver West Open (Open  Section)

Above 1100 CFC

CFC & CMA

60 minutes

Regular Swiss

6 rounds

2 days (Saturday & Sunday)

Monthly

50-60

Guaranteed first prize of $600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vancouver West Open (Junior CFC Section)

Above 800 CMA & Below 1100 CFC

CFC & CMA

60 minutes

Regular Swiss

6 rounds

2 days (Saturday & Sunday)

Monthly

50-60

Trophies/Medals

Vancouver West Open (Junior CMA Section)

Below 800 CMA

CMA

25 mins with 5 sec increment

Regular Swiss

5 rounds

1 day (Saturday/ Sunday)

Monthly

25

Trophies/Medals

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