Qualifier for Alberta Youth Chess Championship (April 22 to 23, 2023 in Calgary) AND Canadian Youth Chess Championships (July 19 to 22, 2023 in Calgary)

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


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

- The maximum capacity for this event is 80 players due to venue capacity constraints.

- 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: https://www.chess.ca/en/players/membership-join/.

Start Time: 1PM on February 26, 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.          

Volunteer: https://www.calgaryjuniorchess.com/CJCC/Volunteer/SignUp

Head Tournament Director:  Yao Wang


U-8   (Born after Jan 1, 2015)

U-10 (Born after Jan 1, 2013)

U-12 (Born after Jan 1, 2011)

U-14 (Born after Jan 1, 2009)

U-16 (Born after Jan 1, 2007)

U-18 (Born after Jan 1, 2005)


Tie-breaks Rules: http://www.albertachess.org/home/about-us/aca-tiebreak-procedure/

Format: The exact format of each section will depend on the number of participants but players should expect to play 5 games.

Time control: 25 minute and 5 second increment.

Prizes in each section

1st place: a free entry to 2023 AYCC,  1st place trophy.

2nd place: a free entry to 2023 AYCC, 2nd place trophy.

3rd place: 3rd place trophy.

Top girl in each section: a free entry to 2023 AYCC and a medal.

All the other participants will receive chess pieces.

2023 AYCC will be held in Calgary on April 22-23.

Entry fee: 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 February 25 (Saturday) or the maximum capacity of 80 reached. Late registration and onsite registration will NOT be permitted.  


We have limited volunteers onsite. Parents are solely responsible 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 are completed.

Sun, Feb 26, 2023

Yuan Zhang

Renert School
14 Royal Vista Link NW, Calgary

Calgary Junior Chess Centre 

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