2018 Canadian Summer Majors

If you haven't done so yet, it's not too late to book your summer chess trips to the major Canadian tournaments of the year...

July 2-5, 2018

2018 Canadian Youth Chess Championships
Quebec City

7-round swiss for the National Championships in U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, girls and boys.

Winners qualify to represent Canada at:

  • the World Cadet Chess Championship (U8, U10, U12) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Nov 3-16).
  • the World Youth Chess Championship (U14, U16, U18) in Halkidiki, Greece (Oct 19 - Nov 1).

Note: players must qualify for entry to the CYCC. Final qualification events will be held May 26 in Mississauga and June 3 in Montréal.
See CFC tournaments site for details.

Opening Ceremony July 1; round 1 July 2.


July 7-14, 2018

Canadian Open
Quebec City

  • 9-round Swiss
  • TC: 40/90 + G/30 + 30s
  • 5 sections: Open, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400/unrated
  • Eligibility based on highest rating of: FIDE, CFC, FQE, or USCF (for US residents).
  • $15,000 guaranteed

Other events: Blitz championship; GM simul; GM lecture.

Note: one round per day, except Sunday July 8, which sees rounds 2 and 3.



July 21-28, 2018

Québec Open
Montréal-Longueuil, Québec

  • 9-round Swiss
  • one round per day, except Sunday July 22, which sees rounds 2 and 3.
  • $15,000 guaranteed
  • GMs confirmed: Romain Edouard (FRA), Victor Mikhalevski (ISR), Bator Sambuev (CAN), Alexander Chernaiev (RUS)
  • Blitz tournament July 28.

Cool location: South side of the St.Lawrence, next to Île Notre Dame. On the Metro, and only a 1km walk to the Six Flags amusement park on Île Sainte-Hélène.


August 3-6, 2018

Canadian Senior Championship
Calgary Chess Club

  • 7-round Swiss in two sections: 50+ and 65+.
  • Must be at least 50 or at least 65 by December 31, 2018.
  • Canadian citizens or residents only.
  • Maximum 40 players


August 8-12, 2018

Canadian Junior Championship
Humber College, Toronto

  • Sections: 10-player invitiational RR, Open Swiss, U1800, U1300
  • TC: 90 + 30
  • Winners of the 10-player RR represent Canada at the World Junior in Turkey (Sept 4-16), and get $1500 travel.