Qualifier for Alberta Youth Chess Championship (AYCC) and Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC).
Registration deadline: 11:00pm on February 7.
Onsite registration will NOT be available.
Entry fee: $25
- U-8 (Born after Jan 1, 2011)
- U-10 (Born after Jan 1, 2009)
- U-12 (Born after Jan 1, 2007)
- U-14 (Born after Jan 1, 2005)
- U-16 (Born after Jan 1, 2003)
- U-18 (Born after Jan 1, 2001)
12:00pm – 5:30pm (U8 and U10 sections likely finish before 5:00pm)
12:00pm – 12:15pm Check-in
12:30pm Tournament Begins
Tie-breaks (if necessary) and awards: immediately after the completion of the last round.
Format: The exact format of each section will depend on the number of participants but players should expect to play 5 games.
Time control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5-second delay.
Special rules: No agreed draws are allowed before move 25. Players are not allowed to talk to anyone (including parents, coaches, and other participants) except the TD during their games. It is forbidden for players to have cell phones, or other electronic communication, computer, or media devices in the tournament room.
Prizes in each section
1st place: $100 travel grant and a free entry to 2019 AYCC, $100 of professional chess coaching, 1st place trophy.
2nd place: $50 travel grant and a free entry to 2019 AYCC, 2nd place trophy.
3rd place: $50 travel grant to 2019 AYCC, 3rd place trophy.
4th-5th places: medals.
Top girl overall: A free entry to 2019 AYCC, trophy.
Top girl in U18, U14, U10 section: $100 travel grant to 2019 AYCC.
All the other participants will receive chess pieces.
2019 AYCC will be held in Fort McMurray on April 20-21. Travel grant holders must provide receipts to be reimbursed for their travel expenses.
To be eligible for travel grants, a player must participate a minimum of 3 CJCC monthly events (tournaments or chess schools) between September 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.