2020 Canadian Majors

Brighten up your winter by planning your big Canadian chess events of the year...

46th Mauricie Open Ch.
March 20-22, 2020
Trois-Rivières, QC
5-round Swiss; $12,000 BOE

Canadian Women's Zonal, Canadaian Closed, and Easter Sectionals
April 9-13, 2020.
Kingston, ON
9-round Swisses in multiple sections:
Winner of the Women's Zonal gets:
  • entry to next stage of FIDE Women's World Championship (+ $1000 travel)
  • place on Olympiad Team
  • $1000
  • WIM title (or norms)
Winner of Canadian Closed gets:
  • $2000
  • entry to Continental Ch. in Santiago in May 2020 (+ $500 travel)

14th Grand Pacific Open
April 10-13, 2020
Victoria, BC

6 rounds, $6000 guaranteed, plus bughouse and blitz

2020 CYCC
July 11-14, 2020
Mississauga, ON

For the Canadian Championships in Open and Girls, ages U8 to U18. Early registration discounts.

2020 Canadian Open
July 15-22, 2020
Mississauga, ON
9-round Swiss; $20,000; Blitz Championship; discounts for early entry

Championnat Ouvert du Québec
July 25 - Aug 1, 2020
Montréal, QC

Details: TBA

Pawn Wise: Atlantic Chess Festival
July 31-Aug. 4 2020
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
Events include:
  • 11th Canadian Seniors Chess Championship
  • Nova Scotia Mayflower Open

GM Evgeny Bareev plays in the Canadian Senior
GM Hou Yifan attends


2020 Canadian Junior Chess Championship
Aug 6-9, 2020
Humber College, Toronto

NB: date and location pending CFC approval


13th Canadian International Open
October 8-12
Longueuil, QC

$18,000 guaranteed