Qualifier for Alberta Chess Challenge.
Registration deadline: 11:00pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Onsite registration will NOT be available.
Entry fee: $25 which includes a 6-inch Subway sandwich and drinks on-site.
Sections: 12 Sections (Grades 1-12)
Schedule: 10am – 5pm
Check-in: 10:00 am - 10:15 am
Rounds 1-2: 10:30 am - 12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:30pm
Rounds 3-5: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tie-breaks (if necessary) and awards: immediately after the completion of the last round
Format: The exact format of each section will depend on the number of participants but players should expect to play 5 games.
Time control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5-second delay.
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)
1st place: 1st place trophy, $25 travel grant and a free entry to the 2018 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.
2018 Alberta Chess Challenge will be held in Red Deer on March 24th. Travel grant holders must provide receipts to be reimbursed for their travel expenses.