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The 104th BC Chess Championship will be hosted by West Chess Club in New Westminster during Thanksgiving weekend.


Oct 11th - 14th
First round: 5pm, Oct 11th


Douglas College (New Westminster Campus)
700 Royal Ave, New Westminster
4th Floor N4360 (Main Venue)


West Chess Club


IA Stephen Wright (TD)


Eric Gu 
Email: (Preferred)

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  • Format
    7-round Round-Robin for BC Closed
    Time control
  • Rating system
    FIDE & CFC rated
  • Prize
    BC Closed: First place: $300, Second place $200.
    Perpetual trophy for first place winner(s).
  • Participants
    All by invitation.
      Rating Qualified by Accepted invitation
    FM Grigorii Morozov 2400 co-champion 2018 Y
    FM Tanraj Sohal 2351 co-champion 2018 Y
    Davaa-Ochir Nyamdorj 2330 BC Open 2019 Y
    NCM Neil Doknjas 2145 Langley Open 2019 Y
    Brandon Zhu 2208 CFC rating Y
    NM Brian McLaren 2146 CFC rating Y
    CM Arpak Worya Mohammed Qanee 2198 CFC rating Y
    NM Roger Patterson 2075 CFC rating Y
    * Joshua Doknjas(by BCJCC 2019), Patrick Huang(by GPO 2019) and IM Raymond Kaufman(by Keres 2019) declined to play.
  • Tiebreaks
  • Entry fee
  • Equipment
    Provided (including chess sets, chess clocks and record sheets).
    Thanks to Chess2Inspire for the rental of chess sets and chess clocks!



Oct 11th / Day 1

Time BC Closed
16:45 Sign in
17:00   Start of Round 1

Oct 12th / Day 2

Time BC Closed
10:00 Start of Round 2
15:00 Start of Round 3

Oct 13th / Day 3

Time BC Closed
10:00 Start of Round 4
15:00 Start of Round 5

Oct 14 / Day 4

Time BC Closed
10:00 Start of Round 6
15:00 Start of Round 7

No half-point byes are available for this tournament.
If your opponent doesn't show up for 1 hour after the round starts, you win by "forfeit"

Venue Detail

Main Site: N4360 (depends on total entries, could be used as Skittle room)

No food or beverage of any kind will be permitted to be brought in or to leave to the venue.

Please note: On Sunday and Monday (BC Day), only east entrance will be available! See the red arrow in the map bellow.
East entrance of Douglas College

Suggestion for parking

Douglas college underground parkade is open on only Monday to Friday(6am–midnight) and Saturday(7am–7pm); the rates are $2/hour to a max of $8 before 6pm & a $3 flat rate after 6pm. Cash only.
There is an Impark lot on 8th St & Royal Ave (surface lot). The rates are the same as the underground lot $2/hour up to a max of $8 per day & a $3 flat rate after 6pm.

Alternated parking around Douglas college are:

  • In red circle 1& 2 are paid parking, $6 for 12 hours (recommended).
  • In red line have free hours parking, please read sign carefully to determine how long you want to park the car. 

Parking around Douglas College

Crowd Release for Photography

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event (2019 BC Chess Championship) for use on the website and in the press, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the West Chess Club photographing and using your image and likeness.