Date Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time 01:00 PM-05:00 PM
Location 312-2083, Alma st., Vancouver (Jericho Shopping Centre)
Rounds 5
Format Grade 4-6
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


2022-2023 Regional Qualifier to B.C. Chess Challenge


All B.C. students from Grade 4 to 6 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. 



Any donation and sponsorship are welcome. This year, the goal of our donation funds is to financially support Team B.C. members and coaches to attend the Canadian Chess Challenge. 


Regional Qualifier - Vancouver

Qualification  参赛条件

B.C. students only Grade 4 - 6

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 – 1:00pm

2nd round – 1:45pm

3rd round –2:30pm

4th round – 3:15pm

5th round – 4:00pm

Awards – estimated at 4:45pm

Prizes  奖品

Grade 4-6: 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

Notice to parents


We do not provide child care services and cannot be held liable to the safety of your children. You must take full responsibilities for the well-being of your child. They would require some forms of support from you between rounds, such as some encouraging words; supervising games play; making sure they attend the next round on time; using the public washroom etc. Q & A  问题解答


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: 312-2083, Alma st. (Jericho Shopping Centre)

*Door opens at 12:45 pm only. Tournament hall is located on the 2nd floor, room 312 

*Free Street parking and underground parking is available 


Please show up at least 5 minutes before round starts. We will start the clock according to the schedule shown below.   


Chess sets and clocks are provided  提供象棋和棋

Bye request  轮空要求 

If you cannot attend some of the rounds, maximum of 2 zero point byes is allowed (except last round). Please email with your request or inform TD at least ½ hour before round starts  

如果你不能参加某几赛前半小时请或电邮 通知。最多只能申2轮空(除最后一)轮空得0分 


If a player forfeits a game (i.e., does not show up within 25 minutes of the start of a round), it will be assumed the player has withdrawn from the tournament. That player will not be paired in subsequent rounds unless the tournament director is notified. If a player cannot be present for all the games, please notify us so the player may receive a bye and not be penalized.


Registration fees:  $45      

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

No registration after 8:00pm night before tournament. Drop in or onsite registration is not allowed. Must pay online for advanced preparation. 



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



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Email: Phone: (604)568-3283

Swiss Group 1

Grade 4

#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Bowen Wu14886331306Grade 4 W6 W8 W3 W4 W551001550
2Jasper Zhang14912191081Grade 4 W12 L4 W6 W10 W841001137.5
3Zachary Chua15374021206Grade 4BYE (1.0) W7 L1 W9 W441001237.5
4Ethan Low14298061358Grade 4 W7 W2 W5 L1 L331001253.5
5Steven Zhang1455895996Grade 4 W10 W9 L4 W8 L13991148
6Siobhan McCallum1514698719Grade 4 L1 W11 L2 W13 W103100741
7Matthew Mock1510863704Grade 4 L4 L3 D12 W11 W132.51004.535.5
8David Chen1420053755Grade 4 W11 L1 W13 L5 L22100845
9Junzhe Liu1505711684Grade 4 W13 L5 L10 L3BYE (1.0)299634
10Ethan Zhang1535837651Grade 4 L5 W12 W9 L2 L62100738.5
11Bryan Chen1518131640Grade 4 L8 L6BYE (1.0) L7 W12299423
12Arjun Prushothaman1509344682Grade 4 L2 L10 D7BYE (1.0) L111.51003.526.5
13Jiarui Liu1509085437Grade 4 L9BYE (1.0) L8 L6 L71100425.5

Swiss Group 2

Grade 4, Grade 6

#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Ansun Zhou15216281224Grade 6 W2 W3 W5 W6 D44.510014.530.5
2Tianbao Wang1456615936Grade 6 L1 W4 W6 L3 W53100837
3Sky Chung1418253741Grade 6 W5 L1 D4 W2 L62.599.58.536.5
4Varav Bhatia1508703905Grade 6 W6 L2 D3 D5 D12.599.5837
5Nicky Shirazi1505518794Grade 6 L3 W6 L1 D4 L21.5100540
6Ziheng Wang1535185786Grade 6 L4 L5 L2 L1 W31100144

Swiss Group 3

Grade 5

#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Nathan Yang13608661262Grade 5 W7 W3 W2 W4 W551001543.5
2Zachary Liu14559062215Grade 5 W4 W5 L1 W3 W641001249
3Blake Che1520627831Grade 5 W9 L1 W8 L2 W73100941
4Brian Jiang1461971734Grade 5 L2 W6 W7 L1BYE (1.0)3100841.5
5Ameya Shah1502796723Grade 5 W8 L2 D6 W9 L12.599.58.543.5
6Youyan Li1537413646Grade 5BYE (1.0) L4 D5 W8 L22.599.58.533.5
7Katelyn Kwan1490826640Grade 5 L1 W9 L4BYE (1.0) L32100635
8Ansson Xue1529627400Grade 5 L5BYE (1.0) L3 L6 W92100529
9Lucas Xing1528042636Grade 5 L3 L7BYE (1.0) L5 L81100328.5
# Player Grade School Section Rating CMA
1 NM Zachary Liu Grade 5 Walton E.S. Grade 5 2215
2 Ethan Low Grade 4 . Grade 4 1358
3 Bowen Wu Grade 4 Rosemary Height E.S. Grade 4 1306
4 Nathan Yang Grade 5 Vancouver Montessori School Grade 5 1262
5 Ansun Zhou Grade 6 Sir William Van Horne E.S. Grade 6 1224
6 Zachary Chua Grade 4 - Grade 4 1206
7 Jasper Zhang Grade 4 Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Grade 4 1081
8 Steven Zhang Grade 4 Collingwood School Grade 4 996
9 Tianbao Wang Grade 6 Queen Mary E.S. Grade 4 936
10 Varav Bhatia Grade 6 Inman Grade 6 905
11 Blake Che Grade 5 St. George’s Junior Grade 5 831
12 Nicky Shirazi Grade 6 Arbutus Global Middle School Grade 6 794
13 Ziheng Wang Grade 6 Hillcrest Middle School Grade 6 786
14 David Chen Grade 4 Westbay elementary school Grade 4 755
15 Sky Chung Grade 6 W.D. Ferris E.S. Grade 6 741
16 Brian Jiang Grade 5 Norma Rose Point E.S. Grade 5 734
17 Ameya Shah Grade 5 W.D.Ferris Elementary Grade 5 723
18 Siobhan McCallum Grade 4 N/A Grade 4 719
19 Matthew Mock Grade 4 Vancouver Christian School Grade 4 704
20 Junzhe Liu Grade 4 Marlborough E.S. Grade 4 684
21 Arjun Prushothaman Grade 4 Queen Elizabeth Middle school Grade 4 682
22 Ethan Zhang Grade 4 Vancouver Christian School Grade 4 651
23 Youyan Li Grade 5 Henry Anderson Elementary Grade 5 646
24 Bryan Chen Grade 4 Dr Annie B Jamieson Elementary School Grade 4 640
25 Katelyn Kwan Grade 5 OLPH Grade 5 640
26 Lucas Xing Grade 5 Southridge Grade 5 636
27 Jiarui Liu Grade 4 Delta Christian School Grade 4 437
28 Ansson Xue Grade 5 Scott Creek middle Grade 5 400