Start Date Saturday, September 28, 2024, 10:00 AM
End Date Sunday, September 29, 2024, 08:00 PM
Location UBC Ponderosa Ballroom (6445 University Boulevard)
Format For Adults & Juniors
Сancellation time 24 hours
Organizer Maxim Doroshenko
Tournament Director Stephen Wright

Vancouver Chess Festival 

Location: UBC Ponderosa Ballroom (6445 University Boulevard)



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



2-day Classical 


 All adults and juiors are welcome. No rating restriction.

Time Control  时间限制



5-round Swiss format

Ratings 计分系统

CFC & CMA rated. Valid CFC membership is required

Pairing  配对

CFC ratings will be used for pairing and prize eligibility orFIDE/USCF/CMA (any other international rating) if a player does not have a CFC rating

Round time




1st round – 10:30am


2nd round – 1:00pm


3rd round – 3:30pm


Blitz tournament 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

G5, 7 rounds 


4th round – 3:30pm

5th round – 5:30pm

Award ceremony - 7:30pm


Prizes 奖品


Guaranteed prize fund $5500



Entry fee

Tournament Regular Early bird and sibling discount

2-day Classical 


$80 before Sep 1

2-hour Blitz


$15 before Sep  1

Free entry for GM/IM/FMs (register before Sep 1)


You are eligible to compete in a higher section if your peak CFC or FIDE rating is within 200 points of the next section.                


2-Day Classical Chess Tournament

Prize Distribution:

Section 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place Best Female Player
Open $1000 $600 $400 $275 $150 $100
U1800 $600 $400 $275 $150 $100 $100
U1400 $300 $200 $150 - - $100
U1000 $250 $150 $100 - - $100
U600 VCS Signature Medal + Special Prize VCS Signature Medal + Special Prize VCS Signature Medal + Special Prize - - VCS Signature Medal


Chess Notation is required for classical games. Please bring your own scorebook. 

Chess sets and clocks are provided.      

请自备象棋记录本 提供象棋和棋钟


Individual Tie Breaker (applies to Junior Open only) 个人决胜局 :

1. Direct Encounter (Head to Head)

2. Cumulative Score

3. Opposition Cumulative Score


Bye request: If you cannot attend all rounds, maximum of 2 half point byes (except last round) is allowed. Please email us with your request or inform TD at least 24 hours before round starts 



No onsite registration is allowed. All participants must register and pay online in advance for pairing purposes.  



CFC rating:


You can register or renew CFC membership online:


CMA rating:



VCS reserves the right to use any photos taken during our events for promotional purposes, unless parents request in writing that their child’s image not appear in any promotional literature. 

Contact: Voice mail: (604)568-3283

# Player Grade School Section Rating CFC Rating CFC Quick CFC Expiry
1 Ryan Zhou Grade 7 Yorkson Creek M.S. 2-day Classical U1000 799 957 Feb 5, 2025
2 Gabriel Golliak Grade 3 Hollyburn Elementary School 2-day Classical (Open section) 779 811 Jul 30, 2024