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)


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


IA Stephen Wright (TD)

 Early Bird, Register!


Eric Gu 
Email: (Preferred)


  • 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)
    Trophies only for Reserve section
  • Entry fee
    Early Worm, $60 (by Jun 16th)
    Early Bird, $70 (by July 7th)
    Regular, $90
      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 2200+ 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; 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/debit card/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).


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".

Venue Detail

Main Site:

Douglas College (New Westminster)

Additional Room:


Side Event: TBD

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.