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 Some tournament images can be found in here (Thanks to Doknjas Chess).

Introduction

It's time to meet for chess in Royal City. For results of last year's tournament, you can find the link here: New West Open 2017 Results

 Online Registration closed
On site regisration: 8:30 - 9:45 am Saturday

 

Contact

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

Date

Oct 6-8 (Saturday to Monday,Thanksgiving weekend)
On site registration: 8:30am-9:45am, Oct 6 (Saturday)
First round: 10am, Oct 6 (Saturday)

 

Venue

Room 118, Royal City Centre
610 Sixth St, New Westminster
 
(Free parking in P3)

 

Organizer

Lily Jia, Jiong Jiang and Eric Gu
West Chess Club

 

Arbiter(s)

Eric Gu (TD)
Jason Williamson (Advisor)

Detail

  • Swiss system
    6 rounds, G/90+30 time control
  • CFC rated
    You need a valid CFC membership ( Renew or buy annual CFC membership)
  • Sections
    Premier / U1800 / U1200
    (Subject to merge in case less than 40 total entries or less than 10 entries any section.)
  • Prize
    $2000 in total, $600 for first place (based on 60 paid entries)
    In case a GM is coming, (if registered before Sep 29th), the prizes will be raised, for example $1000 for first place, $600 for second place and etc.
    Prizing table will be posted after first round started. Basically, there will be 3 main prizes and 1 sub-section prize for each section, together with Top Unrated prize and Top Female prize.  
  • Entry fee
    Early Bird, $70 (by Sep 16th)
    Regular, $90
    Second paid entry in same family, less $20
    Third (and up) paid entry in same family, less $40
    Play up a section (current rating within 100 rating points), add $20
    Play up a section (current rating within 200 rating points), add $40
    Free for GM/WGM/IM/WIM
    Deadline of online registration will be 24 hours before the first round.

    On site registration will be accepted at $100 before first round; 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)
  • 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 any payment process fee. The deadline for any cancellations is 48 hours before the starting of the tournament.
  • Equipment
    Provided (including chess sets, chess clocks and record sheets).
    Thanks to Chess2Inspire for providing chess sets and chess clocks!

Rounds

  • Round 1: 10am, Oct 6 Saturday 2018
  • Round 2: 3pm, Oct 6 Saturday 2018
  • Round 3: 10am, Oct 7 Sunday 2018
  • Round 4: 3pm, Oct 7 Sunday 2018
  • Round 5: 10am, Oct 8 Monday 2018
  • Round 6: 3pm, Oct 8 Monday 2018

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".

Time Control

G/90+30

For each side, 90 minutes for the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Venue Detail

Main Site:

Room 118, Royal City Centre 610 Sixth St, New Westminster, BC
Parking is free for tournament participants on P3 level throughout the period of the whole tournament.
Please be aware, if you choose levels other than P3, the usual 4-hour restriction for Mall customers will be applied.

Additional Room:

Take the elevator, close to the Room 118, to level R (Roof Parking), you should find the room. It functions as Skittles Room / lounge / meeting room.

Side Event: Free Blitz
To register, You do NOT need to be in the main tournament.
It starts at 7pm Oct 7th (Sunday), and may delay if 4th round doesn’t finish very quickly.
5 round Swiss, time control 3+2.
First place $100, Second place $50.

Crowd Release for Photography

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event (New West Chess Open 2018) 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.