Alberta Chess Association
Welcome to the Alberta Chess Association!

The Alberta Chess Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of chess in Alberta. We are affiliated with the Chess Federation of Canada and provide support to players and organizers province wide.

We gratefully acknowledge the support we receive from the Recreation and Physical Activity Division of Alberta Culture and Tourism!

ACA Contact Info
Executive Director: Leah Hughey
ACA News

January 20, 2018: Minutes from recent Budget Meeting
The minutes are now available from the recent Budget Meeting. The ACA is discontinuing the current format of the Road Warrior program. It will be replaced at a later date.

January 15, 2018
: FM Ian Findlay wins Schleinich Memorial
FM Findlay was impressive in the recent tournament, winning his section with 4.5/5. Other sections winners were Andrew Chen & Jim Daniluk (3.5/5); Paul Usselman (4.5/5); Maxim Vasic (4/5); and Griffin Naugler & Maxim Bryuzgin (4/5.) 30 players participated.

December 28, 2017:
Gary Ng awarded Fide Master title
Calgarian Gary Ng has been officially awarded his FM title by FIDE. He earned the title back in November during his perfomance at the Edmonton Fall Sectional.

December 28, 2017:
Upcoming: Schleinich Memorial
Registrations and payment for the Schleinich Memorial are due by Tuesday, January 2nd. This Calgary tournament is a sectional with an extended time control, and it runs from January 5-7. Organizer & Director: Jim Daniluk. 31 people are currently registered.

December 27, 2017:
2018 Canadian Women's Championship is underway in Montreal
Albertans Lucy Chao and WIM Agnieszka Matras-Clement recieved invites to the 10-person round robin. Results. Live Games. More information.

December 21, 2017:
Submissions request for the January 2018 ACR
The ACA is taking submissions for the January 2018 ACR, which will cover the Alberta Open, Banff Open, Edmonton Fall Sectional, Southern Alberta Open, WBX, and Alberta Junior Championship. Of particular interest is game analysis, tournament writeups, and photos. Please send submission to Leah at by January 10. The October 2017 issue of the ACR is in its final stages and will be published in the next few weeks.

December 21, 2017
: Budget Proposals due by January 7
Requests for budget proposals must be submitted by January 7 to be eligible for funding for the upcoming year. This is earlier than previously reported, as the ACA Board had to change the date of the budget meeting.

December 17, 2017:
The WBX Team Tournament concludes
First place was won by Rafael Arruebarrena, Anuar Caldera, and Yash Darvekar (11/15). Second went to Vladimir Pechenkin, Robert Brazeau, and Dustin Koperski (10/11). Arruebarrena was also perfect on board one with 5/5. Anuar won board two (with help from Daryl Bertrand) with 4/5, while Koperski won board three with 4.5/5.

December 17, 2017:
Edmonton Junior Chess Club (EJCC)
Several people have been working hard over the last year to bring back junior chess at the Edmonton Chess Club. Here is a rudimentary webpage for the EJCC that will be updated as dates and programs become available.

December 6, 2017:
ACA Board Update - 2018 Tournament Schedule is Up
The 2018 Planning Meeting was held in Red Deer on Sunday, December 3. Minutes are here. The 2018 Tournament schedule is here. New additions include the Alberta Blitz Championship, the Junior Battle of Alberta, and the 2018 Canadian Seniors Championship. The next board meeting will be the Budget Meeting on Saturday, January 27. Budget proposals can be sent to until January 7.

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Recent tournaments

WBX Team Tournament
December 16-17, Edmonton, Organizer: Terry Seehagen

Schleinich Memorial
January 5-7, 2018
Organizer: Jim Daniluk

Calgary Regional Youth Chess Championship
January 20, Calgary;
Organizer: Vera Li

Upcoming events

Lethbridge Regional Youth Chess Championship
January 27, Lethbridge; Organizer: Peter Davis-Imhof

Edmonton Regional Youth Chess Championship
January 28, Edmonton; Organizer: Cristian Ivanescu

Fort McMurray Regional Youth Chess Championship
January 28, Fort McMurray; Organizer: Jina Burn

University Battle of Alberta
February 3-4, Edmonton; Organizer: Jordan Rohatynski

Northern Alberta Open
February 10-11, Edmonton; Organizer: Ali Razzaq

Alberta Youth Chess Championship
February 24-25, Calgary; Organizer: Vera Li