Alberta Chess Association
2016 Banff Open
Dates: November 11-13, 2016
Venue: Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation at Banff Centre
Address in Banff: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Tournament Organizer: Ian Findlay
Tournament Director: Dustin Koperski
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Tournament format: 6-round Open Swiss, CFC and FIDE rated
CFC membership is required and may be purchased on site. Annual membership is $43 for adults, $28 for juniors.
CFC tournament membership is $21 for adults, $11 for juniors.
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move
Friday, November 11: 12 noon and 4 pm
Saturday, November 12: 11 am and 3 pm
Sunday, November 13: 11 am and 3 pm
(everyone is guaranteed a minimum of 30 minutes break between games)
Registration: Register in advance by filling out the information form above. Payment will be made on site by cash.
Pre-registered players must come by 11:45 am on the morning of the first round or they will not be paired.
Entry Fee: $35 adults, $30 juniors (20 and under). Free for GMs, IMs and FMs.
Discounts: $5 if pre-registered by filling out the pre-registration form above before November 10, 2016.
Byes: A maximum of two half-point byes available in rounds 1-5 if requested before the start of round 1.
Prizes: Sum of entry fees minus the ACA dues of $5 per paid entry. $1,100 prize fund is guaranteed!
The ACA guarantees $1,000 and $100 has been added to the prize fund by SoCA (Society of Chess Aficionados).
Accommodation: Special chess rates at Banff International Hotel. $109 for double occupancy, add $20 for a third person. Call a toll free number 1-877-442-2623 and quote a group code "JCC11" to book. The number of rooms is limited so please book early.
A Wine and Cheese party will be held at the home of Ian Findlay on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm.
This is a Road Warrior event
Sponsored by the Alberta Chess Association and the Society of Chess Aficionados