Chess2Inspire Junior Championship Tournament 2018

Lansdowne Centre - always something fun & exciting happening BC Chess Federation  

Date: January 26 - 28, 2018

Open to all B.C. Juniors (born after: Jan 1, 1999)

Entry & Travel Subsidy for the 2018 Canadian Junior Chess Championship (CJCC August 8-12, 2018 Toronto)**

** CJCC is the qualifier for the 2018 World Junior & Girl U20 Chess Championship - Gebze city, Kocaeli, Turkey Sept 4-16, 2018. Must attend 2018 CJCC to claim the CJCC Entry & Travel Subsidy prizes, subject to 2018 CJCC rules.

2018 Chess2Inspire Junior Championship Flyer.pdf

Online Register Only - Early bird ends on Jan 7th, 2018. Registration close on Jan 25th at 5pm.

Cancellation (full refund): 48 hours before event starts (before 9am Jan 24th), send request with your name and Eventbrite ticket number to tournaments@chess2inspire.org

BC Women's Chess Championship (Concurrent Event, by Invitation Only)


Organizer: Chess2Inspire Association (on behalf of BC Chess Federation)

Organizing Team: Jonah Lee, Jeremy Hui, Glen Lee, Ron Hui, Caroline Hui, Peggy Lee, Michael Lo, Lara Lo

Tournament Director: Stephen Wright (FIDE International Arbiter)

Location: Lansdowne Centre, Richmond BC

Date: January 26, 27 & 28, 2018


Mark your Calendar (Upcoming)

BC Youth Chess Championship (BCYCC - Qualifier for the Canadian Youth Chess Championship)

Date: March 10-11, 2018

Details: Coming Soon


BC Women's Provincial Chess Championship

Schedule: January 26, 27 & 28 (Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday) 3-day event

Check in: Friday 4:45pm - 5:15pm

Format: 6-players, 5-rounds Round Robin

Time Control: G90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Registration: Invitation Only (no entry fee)

Round times: Friday 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:00am & 1:30pm, Sunday 9:00am & 1:30pm

Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $150 + Perpetual Trophy (sponsored by the BC Chess Federation)

Junior Prizes (computer tie-break on ties, must attend CJCC to claim junior prizes, sponsored by Chess2Inspire):

  • 1st Place Junior

       - if also wins 1st Place of the Women's Championship: (max $120) Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC,

       - if not 1st Place of the Women's Championship: (max $270) Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC + $150 Travel subsidy

  • U1800 1st Place Junior

       - if also wins 1st Place of the Women's Championship: (max $70) Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC,

       - if not 1st Place of the Women's Championship: (max $200) Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC + $130 Travel subsidy


Chess2Inspire Junior Chess Championship - 3 sections:

[PLAY UP NOT ALLOWED. All players must play in the section according to their rating]

Championship (CFC 1301 & above): January 26, 27 & 28 (Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday) 3-day event

Reserve (CFC 801 – 1300): January 26, 27 & 28 (Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday) 3-day event

Booster (CMA 1000 & below, or Unrated [No Chess Rating]): January 27 (Saturday) 1-day event

Location: Lansdowne Centre, Richmond BC. Enter from the South Entrance (Between BCAA & TD Canada Trust)

  • Unit 842 & 844 (near Customer Service Booth)

Online Registration Only: Registration Ends January 25th 5pm (Early Bird Rates valid till Jan 7th)


1) Championship Section (CFC 1301 & Above, no play up allowed)

Date: January 26, 27 & 28 (Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday) 

Check in: Friday 4:45 - 5:15pm

Check in after 5:15pm 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 round before you check in.

Prizes Computer tie-break on ties, must attend CJCC to claim CJCC prize, subject to CJCC rules
1st Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $500 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC + travel subsidy
2nd Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $120 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC
3rd Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $120 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC
Top Girl
  • See BC Women's Championship
U1800 Computer tie-break on ties, must attend CJCC to claim CJCC prize, subject to CJCC rules

1st Place

  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $400 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC + travel subsidy
2nd Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $70 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC
3rd Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $70 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC
Top Girl
  • See BC Women's Championship

Time Control: G90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Registration fee: Early Bird before Jan 7th mid-night $60 ($10 off for 2nd or higher member of the family)

                           Regular $65 ($10 off for 2nd or higher member of the family)

Round times: Friday 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:00am & 1:30pm, Sunday 9:00am & 1:30pm

Format: 5 Rounds Swiss System. CFC rated


2) Reserve Section (CFC 801 - 1300, no play up allowed)

Date: January 26, 27 & 28 (Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday) 

Check in: Friday 4:45 - 5:15pm

Check in after 5:15pm 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 round before you check in.

Prizes Computer tie-break on ties, must attend CJCC to claim CJCC prize, subject to CJCC rules
1st Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $300 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC + travel subsidy
2nd Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $50 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC
3rd Place
  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $50 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC

Top Girl

  • Trophy
  • CJCC Package $150 - Early Bird Entry to the 2018 CJCC + travel subsidy

Time Control: G90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Registration fee: Early Bird before Jan 7th mid-night $55 ($10 off for 2nd or higher member of the family)

                           Regular $60 ($10 off for 2nd or higher member of the family)

Round times: Friday 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:00am & 1:30pm, Sunday 9:00am & 1:30pm

Format: 5 Rounds Swiss System. CFC rated


3) Booster Section  for Unrated (No Chess Rating) players or CMA rating below 1000 (and CFC rating below 800)

Date: January 27 (Saturday)

Check in: Saturday 9:00 – 9:45am

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 5 finishers
  • Top 5 CMA rating Under 800
  • Top 5 Unrated
  • Top 3 Girl Player
  • Top 3 Girl Player CMA rating Under 800
  • Top 3 Girl Player Unrated

Time control: G25 minutes + 5 seconds increment.

Registration fee: Early Bird before Jan 7th 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


Rules

  • Bye request (Championship, Reserve Sections) – Maximum 2 requested ½ point byes (except last round) at least 1 hour before the round starts
  • Bye request (Booster Section) – Maximum 2 requested ½ point byes (except last round) at least ½ hour before the round starts
  • Forfeits wait time (Championship, Reserve Sections) – 60 minutes grace period before the game is forfeited
  • Forfeits wait time (Booster Section) – 15 minutes grace period before the game is forfeited
  • Ties for prizes will be broken using tie-break systems (direct encounter, individual cumulative score, then cumulative score of opponents)
  • Online registration only - Onsite registration is NOT allowed.
  • Chess notation is required for Championship and Reserve sections. Optional for Booster section
  • Chess sets and clocks 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
  • CJCC Package prizes subject to CJCC rules

Residency Rule

All participants in the Championship section must reside in B.C. and:

  • have resided in B.C. for a total of at least six months in the 12 months prior to the start of the Championship; or
  • have resided in B.C. for the three months prior to the start of the Championship.

FAQs

Parking Warning Ticket - what should I do?

Lansdowne Centre has a 3 hours maximum parking rule. In rare occasions, you may receive a Warning Ticket when you park for full day. DO NOT IGNOR IT, you will be fined if you violate the parking rule for 3 or more times. We have a special agreement with the Lansdowne Centre for full day parking. Please bring us your Warning Ticket(s) on-site, we will make a copy and arrange to void it from the parking violation database.

Where can I contact the organizer for 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 rounds 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.

What is a "bye"? 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 48 hours before the event starts, send request with your name and Eventbrite ticket number to tournaments@chess2inspire.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.

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