Sat, May 13, 2023

Qualifier for 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 the event.

Registration deadline:  10:00pm on Friday, May 12. Onsite registration will NOT be available.

Volunteer sign-up:

Entry fee: $20. 


Div. 1   (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Div. 2   (Grade 4-6)

Div. 3-4 (grade 7-12)

Players can play in a higher section if they would like to.



University of Calgary, 114 ICT Building, 856 Campus Pl NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

The map below indicate the venue, dropoff/pick up, and free street parking locations:

Schedule - on Saturday May 13


Div 1: grades: K-3

10 am –10:20 am Check in

10:30-1 pm Tournament and awards

Div 2-4 grades: 4-12

1-1:30 pm Check in

1:30-5:30 pm Tournament and awards

Format: “Swiss System” where players play other in same score group.  Players from same school won’t meet unless the school has a large portion of the entire event.  Total of 5 rounds.

Top 4 Players will contribute to the School Team Score.

Time control: Game in 15 minutes with a 5-second bonus per move.

Special rules: No agreed draws are allowed before move 30 (ACA Junior Draw Rule). 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. 



Team prizes for each division:

Top school: 1st2nd place trophy for the school

Top team: 1st2nd, 3rd place medals for top 4 players in the winning team.  Teams may order similar medals for other participants.

Individual prizes:

Top 3 individuals and Top Girl in each division: Trophies

All other participants will get coloured chess pieces.

Registration note:  When registering you will be asked about "club id" that can be found at:  if you don't have a membership yet please purchase it and it will be valid for one year.


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.

Sat, May 13, 2023


University of Calgary, RM 114, ICT Building
856 Campus Pl NW, Calgary, AB, Calgary

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