Sun, Jan 15, 2023

Qualifier for Alberta Chess Challenge (April 8, 2023 in Red Deer) AND Canadian Youth Chess Championships (July 19 to 22, 2023 in Calgary)

Players who earning half of the total points (e.g. 2.5 points out of 5 rounds) will be able to qualify for both events.

Standings and pairings can be found online at: Calgary Chess Challenge


- This tournament is open to players Grade 12 and below. 

Only players who have solid knowledge of the chess rules should register. Note: two illegal moves will lead to loss of a game. 

- The maximium capacity for this event is 70 players due to venue capacity constraint. 

- Prior to register for the tournament, please make sure you have renewed your 2022-2023 membership or sign up to become a member via link:

- CFC ID is strongly recommended when you register for this event. Please check out the CFC membership link to get an ID


Start Time: 1PM on January 15, 2023.

Venue: Renert School at 14 Royal Vista Link NW, Calgary. The venue is in the portable building on the north side of the main building.

Schedule: 1:00pm – 1:30pm Registration/Check-in.

                  1:30pm Tournament begins and the finishing time depends on the number of participants. In general, we expect the tournament should finish around 5:30PM.           


Head Tournament Director:  Vlad Rekhson

Format: 12 Sections (Grades 1-12). The exact format of each section will depend on the number of participants but players should expect to play 5 games (players in kindergarten or below should register for grade 1).

Tie-breaks Rules:

Time control: 25 minute and 5 second increment.

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 (grade): immediately after the completion of the last round

  • 1st place: 1st place trophy, $25 travel grant and a free entry to the 2023 Alberta Chess Challenge (ACC).
  • 2nd place: 2nd place trophy and $20 travel grant to ACC.
  • 3rd place: 3rd place trophy and $15 travel grant to ACC.
  • 4th place: medal.
  • Top girl: medal.

All the other participants will receive colourful chess pieces.

2023 Alberta Chess Challenge will be held in Red Deer on April 8th. 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, 2022 and June 30, 2023. 

Entry fee: Annual Membership $10. Tournament fee is $27 ($1.50 is for CYCC qualification fee which will be submitted to the CFC). 

Discount: $3 sibling discount. 

Registration: Register using the “Register” button at the top of the page by 10:00PM on January 14th (Saturday) or the maximum capacity of 70 reached. Late registration and onsite registration will NOT be permitted.  



We have limited volunteers onsite. Parents are solely responsibility for the safety and security of the players in between rounds and after the tournament has completed. Also, we ask you please kindly notify the volunteers at the front desk if you decide to pick up your kids before all rounds completed.

Sun, Jan 15, 2023


Renert School
14 Royal Vista Link NW, Calgary

Calgary Junior Chess Centre 

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