8th Kitchener Chess Festival

The City of Kitchener is hosting the 8th edition of its Kitchener Chess Festival, a combination of two major 7 rounds tournaments and numerous side-events.

  • When ? : August 2-5. Round 1 on Aug 2 at 6 pm, then 10 AM and 3 PM daily.
  • Where ? : Kitchener City Hall
 
MAIN EVENTS :

CANADIAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
Prizes :
  • Trophies and cash prizes for all sections : 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100
  • Team prize : $400 (see rules)
Rules : 
  • Sections : Over 2000, over 1600, over 1200, rookie
  • Players must play in the highest section they are eligible for
  • Rookie section : under 1200, same time control, CFC rated, no CFC membership needed
  • FIDE rated (if 4 or more FIDE rated players in the section)
  • Registration : $80 or $100 on site
  • Team prize : four players team, max 2/section, can play in the Senior Championship.
  • Time control : 90 min +30s/move
  • Byes : maximum of 2 half-point byes in the first six rounds.
  • All equipment provided
CANADIAN SENIORS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
Prizes : Winner represents Canada at World Seniors Championship. 100% of entry fees will be returned as cash prizes.
Rules :
      • Must be 60 or older in 2013
      • FIDE rated 
      • Registration : $80 or $100 on site
      • Time control : 90 min +30s/move
      • Byes : maximum of 2 half-point byes in the first six rounds.
      • All equipment provided
SIDE EVENTS :
      • Saturday evening : blitz tournament
      • Sunday morning : scholastic tournament (entry : $20). 5 quick games. Sponsored by KW Youth Chess Club
      • Daily afternoon barbecue for participants
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION :
  • You can pay online here, on the tournament website
  • info : patrick@chessfest.ca

 

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