Date Sunday, February 5, 2023
Time 01:00 PM-05:00 PM
Location 312-2083, Alma st., Vancouver (Jericho Shopping Centre)
Rounds 5
Format Grade 7-12
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 7 to 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. 



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 7 - 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 – 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 7-12: 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

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 7

#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Jordan Zhu15234741076Grade 7 W4 W6 W2 W3 W551001539.5
2Jacky Luan14198381004Grade 7 W8 W3 L1 W7 W441001237
3PengSen Fang14932671224Grade 7 W5 L2 W6 L1 W73100943.5
4Tristan Patterson1409253745Grade 7 L1 W5 D7 W8 L22.51007.537.5
5Ryanbole Yu14143831256Grade 7 L3 L4 W8 W6 L12100537.5
6Victor Wang1536322737Grade 7 W7 L1 L3 L5 W8299634.5
7Caden Chou1488137819Grade 7 L6 W8 D4 L2 L31.51005.534.5
8Ario Salari1488712670Grade 7 L2 L7 L5 L4 L60100036

Swiss Group 2

Grade 8

#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Ethan Song12273281514Grade 8 W3 W2BYE (1.0) W4 W551001530
2Joey Xu1329535975Grade 8BYE (1.0) L1 W4 W5 W341001134
3Peter Brown13579311062Grade 8 L1 W4 W5BYE (1.0) L23100936
4Nathaniel Roessler1417072883Grade 8 W5 L3 L2 L1BYE (1.0)2100639
5Raymond CAI1537424400Grade 8 L4BYE (1.0) L3 L2 L11100441

Swiss Group 3

Grade 9/10

#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Andrew Xu11466881374Grade 10 W7 W2 W3 W4 W551001539
1st Grade 10
2Kaden Zhu14770011405Grade 10 W6 L1BYE (1.0) W5 W341001137
2nd Grade 10
3Aiden Leong13295021458Grade 9 W5 W4 L1 W6 L231001142
1st Grade 9
4Lucas Chen1472769634Grade 9BYE (1.0) L3 W5 L1 W6399933
2nd Grade 9
5Sofia Varma-Vitug1490567718Grade 10 L3 W6 L4 L2 L11100449
3rd Grade 10
6Aaron Chen1462959707Grade 9 L2 L5BYE (1.0) L3 L4199335
7Daniel Yoon1537119675Grade 9 L1BYE (1.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)BYE (0.0)1100426

Swiss Group 4

Grade 11/12

#NameCMA IDCMA RatingGradeRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotalTBrk[H]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1Kevin Low10206551952Grade 12 W2 W4 W3BYE (1.0) W551001530
1st Grade 12
2Tao Xie14902181378Grade 11 L1 W5BYE (1.0) W4 D33.599.59.535.5
1st Grade 11
3Samuel Zheng1407486941Grade 12 W4BYE (1.0) L1 W5 D23.599.511.533.5
2nd Grade 12
4Bella Wang1148005503Grade 11 L3 L1 W5 L2BYE (1.0)2100441
2nd Grade 11
5Mihailo Misic13212111103Grade 12BYE (1.0) L2 L4 L3 L11100540
3rd Grade 12
# Player Grade School Section Rating CMA
1 Kevin Low Grade 12 Moscrop Secondary School Grade 12 1968
2 Ethan Song Grade 8 Seaforth E.S. Grade 8 1530
3 Andrew Xu Grade 10 Mulgrave School Grade 10 1444
4 Aiden Leong Grade 9 David Thompson Grade 9 1437
5 Kaden Zhu Grade 10 Eric Hamber S.S. Grade 10 1418
6 Tao Xie Grade 11 wvss Grade 11 1377
7 Ryanbole Yu Grade 7 St. George's Grade 7 1200
8 Jordan Zhu Grade 7 Carnarvon C.S. Grade 7 1186
9 PengSen Fang Grade 7 Sir Wilfrid Laurier E.S. Grade 7 1163
10 Peter Brown Grade 8 St. George's Grade 8 1059
11 Mihailo Misic Grade 12 Moscrop S.S. Grade 12 1052
12 Jacky Luan Grade 7 Collingwood Grade 7 1046
13 Joey Xu Grade 8 Aleph Secondary School Grade 8 1025
14 Samuel Zheng Grade 12 Moscrop S.S. Grade 12 997
15 Nathaniel Roessler Grade 8 St. John's School Grade 8 875
16 Victor Wang Grade 7 Lord Kitchener E.S. Grade 7 837
17 Caden Chou Grade 7 J.W. Sexsmith C.S. Grade 7 827
18 Tristan Patterson Grade 7 Braemar Elementary Grade 7 805
19 Sofia Varma-Vitug Grade 10 York House School Grade 10 718
20 Lucas Chen Grade 9 rockridge secondary schoool Grade 9 686
21 Aaron Chen Grade 9 Steveston London Secondary Grade 9 677
22 Daniel Yoon Grade 9 Argyle S.S. Grade 9 675
23 Ario Salari Grade 7 Braemar Elementary Grade 7 667
24 Raymond CAI Grade 8 Sentinel S.S. Grade 8 644
25 Bella Wang Grade 11 Moscrop S.S. Grade 11 535