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).
WhenOct 12th - 14th
First round: 10am, Oct 12th
OrganizerWest Chess Club
Lily Jia, Eric Gu
Lyvia Shan, Sherry Tian and Henry Yang
Arbiter(s)IA Stephen Wright (TD)
- Swiss system
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
$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.
Sponsored by Bubble World, we also provide greatest upset prizes for first 4 rounds.
- Entry fee
Early Bird, $85 (by Sep 15th)
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 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.
We accept online payment by Paypal (You don't need to have a Paypal account), or
INTERAC® payment to email@example.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.
Provided (including chess sets, chess clocks and record sheets).
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.
|08:30 - 09:30||On-Site Register|
|10:00||Start of Round 1|
|15:00||Start of Round 2|
|10:00||Start of Round 3|
|15:00||Start of Round 4|
|10:00||Start of Round 5|
|15:00||Start of Round 6|
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.
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.
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 Blitz
Organized by Lyvia Shan and Henry Yang
TD: Henry Yang
Registration is $5 per player
(Please register 30 minutes before hand)
It starts at 7pm Oct 13th (Sunday) and may delay if the last round of the tournament before hand doesn’t finish very quickly.
5 round Swiss, time control 3+2.
First place $120 Second place $60 third place $20.
**You will NOT be able to request a bye during this tournament**
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.