2013 Quebec Open Championship

The Quebec Chess Federation (FQE) is organizing the Quebec Open Championship from 21st to 28th July, 2013, at the beautiful venue College Brebeuf in Montreal.

 

GARANTEED PRIZE FUND OF 18000$

Invitational :
4 000$, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 200, 100 -- 1500$ for the best Quebecer (Gowlings Prize)

Open : 
1 000$, 600$, 500$, 400$, 300$, 200$, 100$, 350 (-2200), 250 (-2100)

Section A (-2000): 
800$, 500, 300, 200, 250 (-1900), 150 (-1800)

Section B (-1700): 
600$, 400, 200, 100, 150 (-1500), 100 (-1400) 

Section C (-1300 and unrated): 
400$, 300, 200, 100, 100 (-1200), 75 (-1100) 

Mini-COQ : 
300$, 200, 100 

 

VENUE

The tournament will be held at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 3200 Côte Sainte-Catherine, Montréal.

The old Brebeuf's Chapel, now containing the Jesuit archives, is the principal tournament hall. 
Itinerary from the Côte-des-Neiges station (about 13 min. by foot) 

1- Take the north exit when getting out of the metro. 
2- At the exit of the station, turn right on Chemin Côtes-des-Neiges. 
3- Walk until the Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine and turn right. The college is at 0,6 km. 

3200 Chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine 

For public transportation: http://www.stm.info/

 

ACCOMODATION POSSIBILITIES

http://www.echecsmontreal.ca/coq-hebergement.pdf

 

NOTABLE PLAYERS IN THE INVITATIONAL SECTION

  • GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista
  • GM Bator Sambuev
  • GM Eric Hansen
  • GM Sarunas Sulskis
  • GM Anton Kovalyov
  • GM Eduardas Rozentalis
  • GM Ioan-Cristian Chirila
  • GM Reynaldo Vera
  • GM Walter Arencibia
  • GM Dejan Bojkov
  • GM Ivan Sokolov
  • GM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon

 

RULES

Membership : FQE membership, or CFC membership for 

Prizes : For the invitational section, the prizes will be determined by using the Hort system. 

Time Control : 40 moves / 90 minutes + 30 minutes/mate + 30 sec. increment. No analog clock tolerated. 

Registration: No reimbursement after July 19 2013. 15% of administrative fees on reimbursement. All taxes included. You can pay by Paypal at www.fqechecs.qc.ca or by cheque at : Fédération québécoise des échecs C.P. 1000, succursale M, Montréal H1V 3R2. 

Rating : FIDE rating is used for the invitational section. For the other sections, we use the highest rating (FQE, national or FIDE). The invitational and the open sections are FIDE, FQE and CFC rated. All the other sections are only FQE rated. Unrated players cannot win more than 100$, except in the Open section.

Byes : Possibility of three (3) ½ byes in the first 4 rounds, if asked before the tournament. Complete rules on www.fqechecs.qc.ca

  

SCHEDULE

Sunday July 21 2013 : Registration - 9 AM to 10:15 AM / round 1 at 11 AM ; round 2 at 6 PM

Monday July 22 to Friday July 26 : rounds 3-7 at 6 PM 

Saturday July 27 : round 8 at 11 AM

Sunday July 28 : round 9 at 11 AM

(Blitz tournament at 7 PM)

 

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