Individuals entries are welcomed. We offer individual and team awards.  Elemantary School competiton starts at 3 pm. Registration deadline:  10:00pm on Saturday, May 25. Onsite registration will NOT be available.

Standings and pairings are available:

Schedule - on Sunday May 26


Div 3 & Div 4: 

10 am –10:20 am Check in, 10:30 am Tournament starts

Div 1 & Div 2: 

2:40 pm –3:00 pm Check in, 3:10 pm Tournament starts

Volunteer sign-up:

Entry fee: $25. 


Div. 1  (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Div. 2  (Grade 4-6)

Div. 3  (Grade 7-9)

Div 4   (Grade 10-12)

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



Room 140-148 Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary

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. Homeschool teams must give themselves a separate name.

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.


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, May 26, 2024

Lili Ou

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

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