Entry fee: $25 which includes pizza lunch on-site.
Free entry for players who have gold membership passes.
$5 discount for players who have silver or bronze membership passes.
Schedule: 10am – 5pm
Check-in: 10:00 am - 10:15 am
Rounds 1-2: 10:30 am - 12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:30pm
Rounds 3-5: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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
There will be a trophy for 1st and 2nd place in each section and Girls, and medals for 3rd place in each section. Other participants will be awarded colourful chess pieces.
There will also be door prizes.
New this season: Travel
grants will be awarded to top girl and top 2 winners in each section.
Travel grant fund: Sum of entry fees.
The winner in the open section will also receive $500 travel
grant donated by the Calgary Chess Club to one of international youth events.