Date Sunday, April 24, 2022
Time 12:30 PM-04:30 PM
Location Online
Rounds 5
Time control 15|10
Format Grade K-12
Players 90 players maximum
Entry Fee $45. Sibling discount: $10 off for 2nd member or higher in the family
Сancellation time 24 hours
Registration No registration after 8pm night before tournament
Organizer Maxim Doroshenko


2021-2022 Regional Qualifier to B.C. Chess Challenge


All B.C. students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to participate in this annual marquee event, marking the beginning of the annual Chess Challenge series which culminates in the Canadian Chess Challenge. Players can qualify to the B.C. Chess Challenge, itself a qualifier to the national event, by scoring 2.5 points or higher in a regional event.  

Players of all skill levels are highly encouraged to participate in this event. Not only is it a chance to compete against the top players in their grade, it is a chance for all players to continue to improve their general tournament skills. Players are encouraged to enter more than one qualifier to accumulate even more tournament experience but can only claim one trophy or medal in all their participated qualifier events.


For a full report, please see the article in our 2016 Team B.C. at the Canadian Chess Challenge Regina

Click here to find out more about all the Regional, Provincial, National or the World Chess Tournament. 


Provincial Organizers  

Vancouver Chess School (VCS) will be organizing the Regional qualifiers and the Provincial Chess Challenge. Victoria Junior Chess Society will be hosting the Victoria Regional. 


Regional Qualifier - Vancouver

Qualification  参赛条件

B.C. students only Grade P - 12

Time Control  赛时限制


Format  赛制

5-round Swiss format

Ratings  等级分

CMA rated

Schedule  时间表

1st round – 12:30pm

2nd round – 1:15pm

3rd round –2:00pm

4th round – 2:45pm

5th round – 3:30pm

Awards – estimated at 4:15pm

Prizes  奖品

Grade K-12: Trophies to top 3 players if section has 6 or more participants; for sections with less than 6 players 1 trophie and 2 medals will be awarded 

Award certificates to all participants 所有参赛者均获得奖证书




In order to perform well and stay focus for the entire tournament, please reframe your child from using the computer for other games except chess. Playing or running around will result in burning their energy faster especially for the last 2 rounds.

Notice to players 


o   Playing up is not allowed  不容跳组

o   May combine if sections are small   如人数太少,有些组别可能合并

o   Chess notation is optional. Please bring your own scorebook 请自备象棋记录本

o   No food or drinks inside tournament room

What to bring

Scorebook; Drinking water and healthy snacks. 






Individual Tie Breaker  个人决胜局

Swiss format

1)      Direct Encounter (Head to Head)

2)      Cumulative score

3)      Opposition cumulative score

Round Robin format

1)      Direct Encounter (Head to Head)

2)      SonneBorne-Berger





Location:  Online


Mandatory prerequisites 

Regular login. No guest registration

Webcam (mandatory) needs to be on during the entire tournament

Computers only (no iPads, or tablets)

Chrome browser is highly preferable 

Registration Rules

No registration 24 hours before the event

Waiting lounge on zoom will be open 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament.

Zoom meeting and the online tournament arena will be locked once the tournament starts. No late arrivals.

Online Tournament Rules

Please do not "X" out your game. Checkmate, Resign or Draw only.

No draw offers prior to move #30

Anti cheating software in place. No computer support. Any foul play will result in a permanent ban from VCS tournaments.

The player should be alone in the room. Please be mindful of the background noise

No talking during the game.

Please make sure you take washroom breaks in between rounds. Washroom breaks or any reason to leave, during the tournament will result in a forfeit. 

Arbiters decision final


Chess n' Math (CMA)

Vancouver Chess School Photo album 影集

Contact: Voice mail: (604)568-3283


Registration fees:  $45      

Sibling discount $10 off for 2nd member or higher in the family   

No registration after 8:00pm night before tournament.


Refund policy  退款条件 

No refund within 24hours. If you have 24 hours or more: Log into student's account and click cancel under "My tournament"

24退款24办理退款: 前往学生我的比取消即可



Chess Federation Canada (CFC)

Chess n' Math (CMA) 


Vancouver Chess School Photo album 影集

Email: Phone: (604)568-3283

Swiss Group 1


#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Mario Min1488453657Grade 2 W5 W6 W2 W3 W451001530
2David Liu1502728871Grade 2 W6 W4 L1 W5 W341001233
3Markus Li1503505418Grade 2 W4 W5 W6 L1 L231001233
4Grace Ge1484166482Grade 2 L3 L2 W5 W6 L12100540
5EthanJiaji Yang1514665400Grade 2 L1 L3 L4 L2 W61100144
6Burt Jiang1509974462Grade 2 L2 L1 L3 L4 L50100045
7Clarke Zhang1492874444Grade 2BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)010000

Swiss Group 2


#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Leon Gong14489541098Grade 3 W7 W2 W4 W6 W351001544
2Sarah Lu1407633698Grade 4 W5 L1 W8 W4 W641001145
3Lucas Chen1503516832Grade 4 L4 W7 W6 W5 L1399947
4Jiayin Guo1510582592Grade 3 W3 W8 L1 L2BYE (1.0)31001038
5Emre Anginer1514676400Grade 4 L2BYE (1.0) W9 L3 W7399830
6Theo Brownlee-Ortner1494549901Grade 3 W8 W9 L3 L1 L22100943
7Ameya Shah1502796628Grade 4 L1 L3BYE (1.0) W9 L52100537
8Matthew Mock1510863619Grade 3 L6 L4 L2BYE (1.0) W9299335
9Siobhan McCallum1514698400Grade 3BYE (1.0) L6 L5 L7 L81100525

Swiss Group 3


#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Chester Chang14985881070Grade 5 W9 W8 W5 W2 W451001538.5
2Tianbao Wang1456615809Grade 5 W5 W9 W4 L1 W741001342.5
3Nicky Shirazi1505518650Grade 5 L8 L5BYE (1.0) W7 W93100622.5
4Sky Chung1418253587Grade 5BYE (1.0) W7 L2 W6 L131001143.5
5Avyayi Saran1488925890Grade 5 L2 W3 L1 W8 D62.599.56.547.5
6Ethan Wang1469259691Grade 5 L7BYE (1.0) W8 L4 D52.599.57.531.5
7Stanley Xin1478103888Grade 5 W6 L4 W9 L3 L22100839.5
8Esther Zhou1413077859Grade 5 W3 L1 L6 L5BYE (1.0)2100635
9Alexander Ward1488161840Grade 5 L1 L2 L7BYE (1.0) L31100242

Swiss Group 4


#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Lucas Yu1514621400Grade 6 W4 W6 W5 W2 W351001530
2Jacky Luan1419838808Grade 6 W6 W5 W3 L1 W441001332
3Caden Chou1488137900Grade 6 W5 W4 L2 L6 L12100936
4Ario Salari1488712735Grade 6 L1 L3 W6 W5 L2299540
5Norman Lee1388643719Grade 6 L3 L2 L1 L4 W61100144
6Jason Lan1502144634Grade 6 L2 L1 L4 W3 L5199243
7Claire Zhang1492885559Grade 6BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)010000

Swiss Group 5


#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Ethan Song12273281494Grade 7 W5 W4 W2 W3 W651001538
1st grade 7
2Robert McBain1512685674Grade 8 W6 D7 L1BYE (1.0) W43.51001038
1st grade 8
3Aaron Chen1462959654Grade 8 L4 W5 W6 L1BYE (1.0)399835
4Glyn Zhu1367493581Grade 7 W3 L1 W7 W5 L231001044
5Eric Nakamura1307755591Grade 7 L1 L3BYE (1.0) L4 W72100440
6James Wang1309634587Grade 7 L2BYE (1.0) L3 W7 L12100640
7Nick Niu1514643400Grade 7BYE (1.0) D2 L4 L6 L51.5100730

Swiss Group 6


#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Matthew He12544311414Grade 9 W5 W4 W2 W3 W651001539
1st grade 9
2Aidan An14945841125Grade 9 W6 W7 L1 W5 W441001240
3Ellis Lomas15090411080Grade 10 L4 W5 W7 L1BYE (1.0)399835
4Bella Wang1148005403Grade 10 W3 L1 W6BYE (1.0) L231001040
1st grade 10
5Sofia Varma-Vitug1490567721Grade 9 L1 L3BYE (1.0) L2 W72100441
6Joshua Mock1314347609Grade 9 L2BYE (1.0) L4 D7 L11.599.5543
7Nina Niu1514632400Grade 9BYE (1.0) L2 L3 D6 L51.599.5629

Swiss Group 7


#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Alexandra Liang1510481472Grade K W2 W6 W5 D3 W44.51001431
1st Kindergarten
2Deniz Gumus1506374518Grade 1 L1 W3 W6 W4 W541001035
3Elliot McCallum1514687400Grade K W5 L2 W4 D1 W63.51001035
4Su Gumus1506385462Grade 1 W6 W5 L3 L2 L12100936
5Lucas Yang1507331284Grade 1 L3 L4 L1 W6 L21100243
1st grade 1
6Austin Liao1514654400Grade K L4 L1 L2 L5 L30100045
# Player Grade School Section Rating CMA
1 Ethan Song Grade 7 Lord Byng S.S. Grade 7 2271
2 Matthew He Grade 9 Johnston Heights S.S. Grade 9 1920
3 Aidan An Grade 9 Stratford Hall Grade 9 1231
4 Robert McBain Grade 8 St. Ann's Academy Grade 8 1187
5 Elliot McCallum Grade K N/A Grade K 1172
6 Ellis Lomas Grade 10 Sir Charles Tupper Grade 10 1154
7 Jacky Luan Grade 6 Collingwood School Grade 6 1113
8 Leon Gong Grade 3 Irwin Park E.S. Grade 3 1107
9 Jiayin Guo Grade 3 Pacific Way Grade 3 1098
10 Chester Chang Grade 5 Crosstown Grade 5 1004
11 Lucas Yu Grade 6 Collingwood School Grade 6 993
12 Lucas Chen Grade 4 Brockton Grade 4 974
13 Tianbao Wang Grade 5 Queen Mary E.S. Grade 5 948
14 Norman Lee Grade 6 St Georges Junior School Grade 6 920
15 Avyayi Saran Grade 5 Urban Academy Grade 5 903
16 David Liu Grade 2 Erma Stephenson E.S. Grade 2 877
17 Burt Jiang Grade 2 St. Francis de Sales Grade 2 861
18 Theo Brownlee-Ortner Grade 3 Norma Rose Point E.S. Grade 3 854
19 Markus Li Grade 2 Sir Wilfrid Laurier E.S. Grade 2 854
20 Nicky Shirazi Grade 5 University Hill E.S. Grade 5 850
21 Stanley Xin Grade 5 Smiling Creek Elementary Grade 5 836
22 Alexander Ward Grade 5 Lord Beaconsfield Elementary Grade 5 834
23 Mario Min Grade 2 St. George's school Grade 2 830
24 Sky Chung Grade 5 W.D. Ferris E.S. Grade 5 800
25 Esther Zhou Grade 5 Quilchena E.S. Grade 5 767
26 Ameya Shah Grade 4 W.D.Ferris Elementary Grade 4 757
27 Caden Chou Grade 6 J.W. Sexsmith C.S. Grade 6 757
28 Sarah Lu Grade 4 Collingwood Grade 4 748
29 Nina Niu Grade 9 Lord Byng S.S. Grade 9 727
30 Sofia Varma-Vitug Grade 9 York House School Grade 9 718
31 Alexandra Liang Grade K Eagle Harbour Montessori School Grade K 705
32 Matthew Mock Grade 3 Vancouver Christian School Grade 3 704
33 Ethan Wang Grade 5 Norma Rose Point Grade 5 700
34 Siobhan McCallum Grade 3 N/A Grade 3 692
35 Aaron Chen Grade 8 Steveston London Secondary Grade 8 677
36 Ario Salari Grade 6 Braemar Elementary Grade 6 667
37 Glyn Zhu Grade 7 Moody M.S. Grade 7 643
38 Joshua Mock Grade 9 Vancouver Christian School Grade 9 630
39 James Wang Grade 7 Lord Kitchener E.S. Grade 7 610
40 Nick Niu Grade 7 Queen Elizabeth Annex E.S. Grade 7 592
41 Deniz Gumus Grade 1 David Llyod George ES Grade 1 590
42 Eric Nakamura Grade 7 Quilchena E.S. Grade 7 585
43 Claire Zhang Grade 6 Bothwell E.S. Grade 6 537
44 Bella Wang Grade 10 Moscrop S.S. Grade 10 535
45 Clarke Zhang Grade 2 Bothwell E.S. Grade 2 518
46 Emre Anginer Grade 4 Urban Academy Grade 4 511
47 Jason Lan Grade 6 Moscrop Grade 6 482
48 Grace Ge Grade 2 Norma Rose Point E.S. Grade 2 469
49 Su Gumus Grade 1 David Llyod George ES Grade 1 401
50 EthanJiaji Yang Grade 2 Vancouver Online School Grade 2 340
51 Lucas Yang Grade 1 Brockton School Grade 1 270
52 Austin Liao Grade K St. George's School Grade K 204