Chess Tournament Venue


This summer, let's meet for chess in Royal City (New Westminster). For results of last year's tournament, you can find the link here: New West Open 2018 Results


Aug 3rd - 5th
(Aug 3rd - 4th for Reserve section)
First round: 10am, Aug 3rd


Douglas College (New Westminster)
700 Royal Ave, New Westminster
1st Floor S1650, S1670 and S1802
See map and parking suggestions


West Chess Club
Lily Jia, Nicole Zhao and Eric Gu
Co-youth organizers:
Lyvia Shan, Sherry Tian and Henry Yang


IA Stephen Wright (TD)
Eric Gu



Eric Gu 
Email: (Preferred)

Sponsors List

Donors list

Yang Song, Samuel Zheng


  • Swiss system
    6 rounds
  • Sections
    Premier / U2000 / U1600 / U1200 / Reserve (U800)
    (Subject to merge in case less than 40 total entries or less than 10 entries any section.)
  • Time control
    G/50+10 for Reserve section
    G/90+30 for all other sections
  • CFC rated
    You need a valid CFC membership ( Renew or buy annual CFC membership)
    Premier section:  FIDE &CFC rated
    Other sections: CFC rated
  • Prize
    $3000 (based on 80 paid entries), with $600 for 1st place in Premier section
    Unrated players (except in Premier section or Reserve section) are not qualified for section prizes, but for over-all best unrated prizes.
    Sponsored by Pizzeria Ludica, we also provide 5 upset prizes for Round 1 to 5 (detailed rules)
    Trophies and medals only for Reserve section
  • Tiebreaks for Reserve section
    a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other),
    b) Buchholz cut 1,
    c) Buchholz,
    d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white),
    e) the greater number of wins.
    f)  coin flip (administered by TD)
  • Entry fee
    Early Worm, $60 (by Jun 16th)
    Early Bird, $70 (by July 7th)
    Regular, $90
    Free for FIDE / CFC / USCF 2200+ or National Masters (by Jul 21st)
      Early Worm Early Bird Regular On Site
    Standard $60 $70 $90 $100
    Second in same family $40 $50 $70 $80
    Third in same family $40 $40 $50 $60
    Reserve section $40 $50 $70 $80
    FIDE/CFC/USCF 2200+ or NM Free before Jul 21st $100
    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 $100 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 (please also send an email to inform player name and CFC number)
    We accept on site payment by credit 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 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 the rental of chess sets and chess clocks!
  • Accommodation
    Inn At the Quay: $189 (Queen) per night + tax (nights of Aug 2nd, 3rd and 4th)
    Simply call the Hotel (tel:604-520-1776 or toll free tel:1-800-663-2001) before July 22nd, and book in the “New West Summer Open” block.


We recognize and acknowledge the QayQayt (Ki-Kite) First Nation, as well as all Coast Salish Peoples, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, we learn, we play, and we do our work. 


Aug 03 2019 / Day 1

Time 3-day section Reserve Section
08:30 On-Site Registration
10:00 Start of Round 1 Start of Round 1
12:30     Start of Round 2
15:00   Start of Round 2 Start of Round 3

Aug 04 2019 / Day 2

Time 3-day section Reserve Section
10:00 Start of Round 3
Start of Round 4
12:30   Start of Round 5
15:00 Start of Round 4
 Start of Round 6

Aug 05 2019 / Day 3

Time 3-day section Reserve 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
If your opponent doesn't show up for 1 hour after the round starts, you win by "forfeit".


Douglas College New Westminster Campus (Classroom S1650)

Douglas College New Westminster Campus (Classroom S1650)

Google map

700 Royal Avenue
V3M 5Z5 BC


On Saturday, the rates for the underground parkade in Douglas College 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.

Public transition

The venue is close to Skytrain Stations ( New Westminster station and Columbia Station). You are recommended to take #106 bus to reach the college (directly or after Skytrain).

Venue Detail

Main Site: S4650(Aboriginal Gathering Place), S1650 & S1670

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 map bellow.
East Entrance

Suggestion for parking

Douglas college underground parkade is open on only Saturday (August 3);the rates are $2/hour to a max of $8 before 6pm & a $3 flat rate after 6pm. Cash only.
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

Side Event: BC Day Blitz
Organized by Lyvia Shan, Sherry Tian and Henry Yang
TD: Lyvia Shan

Registration is $5 per player

(Please register 30 minutes before hand)

It starts at 7pm August 4th (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 $100 Second place $50 third place $25

Finish time is around 8:30pm.

**You will NOT be able to request a bye during this tournament**

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 (New West Summer Open 2019) 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.