Upcoming Events: 2017.08

August is the month when foreign GMs play in Canada. See where, at the 6 tournaments and 2 Chess Festivals that are on the calendar for August 2017.... 


August 2-7, 2017

10th Calgary International
Calgary Chess Club

9 Round Open Swiss with invited GMs
TC: 40/90 + G/30m + 30s

Featuring:  

  • GM Razvan Preotu (CAN) Defending Calgary International Champion, 2017 Canadian Open Champion
  • GM Timur Gareyev (USA) the Blindfold Simul World Record holder (48 games!)
  • GM GM Julio Becerra Rivero (USA)
  • GM Elshan Moradiabadi (Iran/USA)
  • GM Bator Sambuev (CAN) 2017 Canadian Champion
  • GM Victor Mikhalevski (ISR) 2010 and 2014 Calgary International Champion
  • WGM Sabina-Francesca Foisor (USA) Reigning US Women's Champion
  • WIM Agnieszka Matras-Clement (CAN) 

http://www.calgary-international.com/details.php 

Live Games: http://www.calgary-international.com/Live_Games.html

 


 August 4-7, 2017

12th Kitchener Chess Festival
Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener ON

Includes:

  • Canadian Senior
  • Canadian Amateur
  • Blitz Tournament
  • Team Prizes
  • Family Prizes
  • Free BBQ and Refreshments each day.

9th Annual Canadian Seniors Championship

7 round swiss
Sections: 50+ and 65+
TC: 90 + 30

Canadian winner of each section qualifies as Canada's Official Representative to the Pan American Seniors

11th Annual Canadian Amateur Championship

7 round swiss
Sections: Over 2000, Over 1600, Over 1200, Rookie
TC: 90 + 30

Blitz Tournament Aug 5
Free for Festival Participants, $20 others

Kitchener Chess Festival Info: http://www.chessfest.ca 


August 5-7, 2017

Semiahmoo Open
Pacific Inn Resort, Surrey, BC

6 round swiss
TC: 90 + 30

http://semiahmooopen.pbworks.com/w/page/117147288/FrontPage 


August 9-13, 2017

Canadian Junior Championship
Erindale United Church, Mississauga, ON. 

Winners represent Canada at World Junior in Italy in October 2017

Open: 9 round Swiss; CFC & FIDE rated
U1600: 6 round Swiss

Info:
http://www.miltonchess.ca/images/cfc/2017_canadian_juniors_updated_may_14.pdf

Registered Players: see Chess Talk 


 August 12-19, 2017

70th Québec Open Chess Festival
Université Laval, Québec City

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the FQE, 70th Québec Open and the 150th Anniversary of Canada!

Includes: 

  • Québec Open, 
  • 5-round Mini-COQ; 
  • Blitz Championship; 
  • Fischer Random/960 Championship; 
  • Lectures; 
  • Referee Course 

August 12, 2017
2017 Québec Blitz Ch.
$2000 Guaranteed
TC: 3 + 2; double-round Swiss; FIDE and CFC rated

August 12-15
Mini-COQ
5-round swiss (rounds 1-5 of Quebec Open)

August 12-19
70th Québec Open Championship

$12,000 Guaranteed
9-round Swiss

GMs Confirmed: 

  • GM Bator Sambuev (CAN)
  • GM Alexandre Le Siège (CAN)
  • GM Victor Mikhalevski (ISR)
  • GM Reynaldo Vera (CUBA)
  • GM Luis Manuel Perez (CUBA) 

August 18 
960/Fischer Random Championship

Québec Open Chess Festival Info:

http://clubechecsaintefoy.com/coq2017/en/node/11 


 August 12-13, 2017

1st Smiths Falls Open
Smiths Falls Lions Club, Smiths Falls ON

5 round Swiss
TC: 90 + 30

https://s3.amazonaws.com/eoca/data/2017%20SmithsFallsOpen.pdf 


 August 19-20, 2017

Hamilton Summer Open
Emmanuel United Church, Hamilton ON

5 round swiss
Sat: 9:30, 2, 6:30
Sun: 11, 4

TC: 90 + 30

http://chesshamilton.mygamesonline.org/news.php 


 August 26-27, 2017

Over/Under 1800
Calgary Chess Club

5 round swiss
TC: 90 + 30

http://calgarychess.com/WORDPRESS/?page_id=3711 


 September 1-3, 2017

15th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament 
University of Winnipeg, Manitoba

5 round Swiss

https://chess.chessmanitoba.org/?page_id=34

 

September 2-4, 2017

Paul Hanke Labour Day Open
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

6 round Swiss
TC: 120m + 30s

http://www.nschess.ca/?p=819