BC Junior Chess Championship 2016 - Booster Section
Open to all B.C. Juniors (born after: Jan 1, 1997)
Limited 150 seats (including Championship and Reserve sections)
Remebrance Day Long weekend
Online Registration Only (Early Bird Ends on Sunday Oct 23rd, Registration Close on Thursday Nov 10th 5pm)
Cancellation: 48 hours before event starts (before 9am Nov 10th), send request with your name and Eventbrite ticket number to email@example.com
Chess Gift for All Booster Section Players
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Booster Section for Unrated (No Chess Rating) players or CMA rating below 1200
Date: November 12, 2016 (Saturday)
Location: Unit 842 Landsdowne Centre (near Kiosk Court & the Customer Service Booth), enter from the Mall South Entrance (Between BCAA & TD Canada Trust)
Check in: Saturday 9:00 – 9:45am, game starts at 10:00am. Check in after 9:45am will only be paired if there is an odd number of players in the section. If you are late, check in asap, you will NOT be paired for any rounds before you check in.
Trophies (computer tie-break on ties):
- Top 3 finishers
- Top 3 CMA rating Under 800
- Top 3 CMA Unrated
- Top Girl Player
- Top Girl Player CMA rating Under 800
- Top Girl PlayerCMA Unrated
Medals (computer tie-break on ties):
- 4th & 5th finishers
- 4th & 5th CMA rating Under 800
- 4th & 5th CMA Unrated
- 2nd & 3rd Girl Player
- 2nd & 3rd Girl Player CMA rating Under 800
- 2nd & 3rd Girl Player CMA unrated
Time control: G25 minutes + 5 seconds increment.
Early Bird before Oct 23rd mid-night $35 ($5 off for 2nd or higher member of the family)
Regular $40 ($5 off for 2nd or higher member of the family)
Round times: Saturday 10:00am; 11:15am; Lunch; 12:45pm; 2:00pm; 3:15pm; Awards estimated at 4:30pm or ASAP
Format: 5 Rounds Swiss System. CMA rated
Tournament Director: Joe Roback (National Arbiter)
All proceeds (less expenses) go towards promoting chess to the BC community.
- Bye request (Booster Section) – Maximum 2 requested ½ point byes (except last round) at least ½ hour before the round starts
- Forfeits wait time (Booster Section) – 15 minutes grace period before the game is forfeited
- Ties for trophies and medals will be broken using tie-break systems (direct encounter, individual cumulative score, followed if necessary by cumulative score of opponents)
- Online registration only - Onsite registration is NOT allowed.
- Chess notation is required for Championship & Reserve sections. Optional for Booster section
- Chess sets, clocks and score sheets are provided
- May use player's FIDE, CFC, CMA, NWSRS or foreign rating for pairing on TD's discretion
- Players must inform the TD if s/he is not able to play in any round(s). Player not show up for any round without notice will be forfeited from the tournament, and requires a legitimate reason and TD’s approval to re-enter the tournament
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Go through this section (FAQs) first. If you cannot find an answer here, you are welcome to contact us by email at tournaments@chess2Inspire.org, we usually reply within 24 hrs.
I already registered, why do I need to check in?
Chess is a game play by 2 players. We will only pair you to an opponent when we know that you are on site. This eliminates the frustration of players sit and wait for their opponent that may never show. If you are late, check in as soon as you arrive, you will not be paired in any round before you check in.
What is a chess rating?
A chess player's rating is a calculated numerical estimate of his/her strength, based on his/her results in tournament play against other players. It is calculated and maintained by chess federations/organizations (CFC & CMA in Canada). This is a 'rated' tournament, the organizer will submit results to CFC and/or CMA, which carries out the calculations and publishes the results. If you do not have a rating currently, you will have one after this tournament.
If I lose a game, do I still play in the next round?
You will play in all of the rounds even if you lose some of your games, so stay and play on.
Can I skip one or more of the rounds?
You can request for 'byes' (not playing in one or more rounds). For example, a bye in round 3 means you will not play in round 3. Players must inform the Tournament Director if s/he is not able to play in any round(s). Player not show up for any round without notice will be forfeited from the tournament, and requires a legitimate reason and the Tournament Director’s approval to re-enter the tournament. Check the 'Tournament Rules' section for details.
Do I need a membership to enter the event?
No membership is required to join the tournament.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Located in the heart of Richmond, Lansdowne Centre has the largest free parking lot in B.C. and the mall is steps from the Lansdowne Station (Canada Line).
What can/can't I bring into the tournament hall?
Absolutely no alcohol, nuts and food (including snacks) inside the tournament hall. Bottled drinks (water and juice) are allowed.
What is the refund policy?
Full refund is available before 9am Nov 10th, 2016 (48 hours before the event starts), send request with your name and Eventbrite ticket number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can parents stay in the tournament hall?
Parents are allowed to stay and take photos in the first 5 minutes of each round, please be quite and DO NOT talk to any of the players. Parents have to leave the tournament hall after the first 5 minutes of each round and must stay outside to pickup your child. Players will be escorted to the exit of the tournament hall after their game is finished to be pickup by their parent(s).
Where can I get food and drink?
You can get food and drinks from the foodcourt (15 vendors), coffee shops or restaurants (6) inside Lansdowne Centre.
When & Where
Chess2Inspire Association is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to promote chess to the general public, with emphasizes to students and juniors.