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Let's meet for chess during Thanksgiving weekend for the third time. This time, Grand Master Andrey Gorovets (Fide 2517) will be with us; do you want to test how's the feel playing against a GM? This could be your chance!
And also, you get a chance to play side by side with BC Top 8 players (2019 BC Chess Championship).


Oct 12th - 14th
First round: 10am, Oct 12th


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


West Chess Club
Lily Jia, Eric Gu


IA Stephen Wright (TD)



Eric Gu 
Email: info@westchess.com (Preferred)

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  • Swiss system
    6 rounds
  • Sections
    Premier / U1800 / U1400 / U1000
    (Subject to merge in case less than 40 total entries or less than 12 entries any section.)
  • Time control
  • CFC rated
    You need a valid CFC membership ( Renew or buy annual CFC membership)
    Premier section:  FIDE &CFC rated
    Other sections: CFC rated
  • Prize
    $4000 (based on 100 paid entries), with $1000 / $600 / $400 for top 3 in Premier section
    Unrated players (except in Premier section) are not qualified for section prizes, but for over-all best unrated prizes.
  • Entry fee
    Early Bird, $85 (by Sep 15th)
    Regular, $100
    Free for FIDE / CFC / USCF 2200+ or National Masters (by Sep 28)
        Early Bird Regular On Site
    Standard   $85 $100 $115
    Second in same family   $65 $80 $95
    Third in same family   $45 $60 $75
    U1000 section   $65 $80 $95
    FIDE/CFC/USCF 2200+ or NM Free before Sep 28th $115
    Play up a section (current rating within 100 rating points), add $20
    Play up a section (current rating within 200 rating points), add $40
    Deadline of online registration will be 24 hours before the first round.

    On site registration will be accepted at $115 before first round (starting at 8:45am) ; if registering before 9:45am, players will still be paired for the first round, otherwise get a potluck pairing (against someone else registering late) or a half-point bye.
  • Payment
    We accept online payment by Paypal (You don't need to have a Paypal account), or
    INTERAC® payment to info@westchess.com (please also send an email to inform player name and CFC number)
    We accept on site payment by credit card, debit card or by cash.
  • Cancellations and Refunds
    Should something arise that prevents you from being able to attend the tournament, you can email us expressing the need to cancel, and your entry fee will be refunded in the manner of your entry fee payment, less $5 payment process fee. The deadline for refund is 48 hours before the starting of the tournament.
  • Equipment
    Provided (including chess sets, chess clocks and record sheets).
  • Accommodation
    Inn At the Quay: $139 (Queen) per night + tax (nights of Oct 11th, 12th and 13th)
    Simply call the Hotel (tel:604-520-1776 or toll free tel:1-800-663-2001) before Sep 13th, and book in the “New West Fall Open” block.
    Hilton Vancouver Metrotown: $149 (Deluxe King / 2 Queen Bed Room) per night + tax (nights of Oct 11th, 12th and 13th)
    Simply book with the quick link, or call the Hotel (tel:(604) 438-1200 or toll free tel:1-888-744-5866) before Sep 11th, and book with the “WCC” code.



Oct 12th / Day 1

Time All Section
08:30 - 09:30 On-Site Register
10:00 Start of Round 1
15:00 Start of Round 2

Oct 13th / Day 2

Time All section
10:00 Start of Round 3
15:00 Start of Round 4

Oct 14th / Day 3

Time All section
10:00 Start of Round 5
15:00 Start of Round 6

Half-point byes may be requested for all but the last round. One hour before the round starts, you can request a bye by emailing to info@westchess.com.
If your opponent doesn't show up for 1 hour after the round starts, you win by "forfeit".

Venue Detail



Side Event 1 - Grandmaster Simul

Oct 11th (Friday), GM Andrey Gorovets is giving a simul in classroom N4360.
Max 20 seats for player with a CFC rating under 1900 (except approved by the GM in advance).
Players registered in main event has the priority to register in the Simul for $25.
Other players can register in waiting list for $45 (only charged after accepted).
Please find details and register

Side Event 2 - Thanksgiving Day Blitz (TBD)

Parental Supervision

Parents of players in grade 4 or below MUST remain on site throughout event to provide support/consolation to child. By the players’ participation in the event, parents/ guardians, whether on-site or off-site, release the organizers, officials & other volunteers from any claims, damages or liabilities arising from participation in the event.

Crowd Release for Photography

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event (2019 New West Fall Open) for use on the westchess.com 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.