Sun, Mar 17, 2024


- 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 100 players due to venue capacity constraint. 

- CJCC membership is required.

CFC ID is required. When you register for this event. Please check out the CFC membership link to get an ID


Start Time: 10AM on March 17, 2024.

Venue: Room 140-148 Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary. 434 Collegate Blvd NW, T2N 1N4

Parking: Lot 12 is only $9 per day.

Schedule: 10:00am – 10:30am Registration/Check-in.

                  10:30pm Tournament begins and the finishing time depends on the number of participants. In general, we expect the tournament should finish around 4:00PM.           


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 2024 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.

2024 Alberta Chess Challenge will be held in Red Deer on April 6th. 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 events between September 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. 

Entry fee: Annual Membership $10. Tournament fee is $27. 

Discount: $3 sibling discount. 

Registration: Register using the “Register” button at the top of the page by 10:00PM on March 16th (Sunday) or the maximum capacity of 100 reached. Late registration and onsite registration will NOT be permitted.  



We recommend parents of players 8-year-old and under stay on site to supervise your children Also, please kindly notify the volunteers or TDs in advance if your child leaves before all rounds are completed.

Sun, Mar 17, 2024

Lili Ou

Room 140-148 Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary
434 Collegate Blvd NW, Calgary,

Calgary Junior Chess Centre 

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