Venue:Delta Hotel Address: 209 Fourth Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0C6 Organizer: IA Vlad Rekhson Tournament Director: IA Vlad Rekhson, TBD, TBD Tournament Flyer; Tournament Flyer - Girls Sections: Championship, Girls, Open, Under 1300, Under 800 (see below) Eligibility: Anyone born after January 1, 1998. ACA junior membership ($1/year, included in CFC memberships) required. Registration: Online registration is available at the CJCC site for the Girls, Open, Under 1300, and Under 800 sections. Entry fee: $30 if preregistered online by noon, Friday, November 17. $35 onsite. Championship players are free. Payment will be made onsite by either cash or cheque made out to "Alberta Chess Association." Pre-registered players must come by 9:45 am on the morning of the first round, or they won't be paired.
Section: Championship This is a closed 6-player round robin. No byes available. Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move. No entry fee. CFC & FIDE rated. Alberta residents only. The winners of the 2017 Edmonton Junior Regional and Calgary Junior Regional will automatically qualify. The other four spots will be filled by players with the highest CFC rating between July 19 and Oct 18, 2017. Players are eligible only by gaining a full participation point since the 2016 Alberta Junior Championship. 1 participation point is awarded for the Edmonton and Calgary Junior Regionals. All other ACA tournaments are worth a half point. All qualifiers must confirm their entry by emailing email@example.com by November 6.
Confirmed Participants 1. Ian Zhao (2027) 2. Mark Ivanescu (1819) 3. Andre Angelo Tolentino (1768) 4. Anand Rishi Chandra (1767) 5. Patrick Tolentino (1755) 6. Vishruth Sharma (1642)
1st place: $1,000 travel grant to 2018 Canadian Junior Championship + Trophy 2nd: $100 coaching award + Trophy 3rd: Trophy
Section: Girls This tournament is a qualifier for the 2018 SPFGI in St. Louis. The winner will be the official Alberta representative to this tournament. Alberta residents only. Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move. Additional age restriction: must be born after July 22, 1999.
1st place: $500 travel grant (airfare) to the 2018 SPFGI in St. Louis + Trophy 2nd: $100 coaching award + Trophy 3rd: Trophy
Section: Open This is a five round, open Swiss. Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move.
1st place: $100 coaching award + Trophy 2nd/3rd: Trophy
Sections: Under-1300 & Under-800 These sections will be 7-round Swisses (or round robins if small). Restricted by rating. Game in 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move.
1st place: $100 of professional coaching + Trophy 2nd/3rd places:Trophy
Schedule (Championship, Girls, and Open sections) Saturday, November 18: On-site registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening ceremony: 9:45 am - 9:55 am Rounds 1-3: 10 am, 1:30 pm, 5 pm Sunday, November 19: Rounds 4 and 5: 10 am, 1 pm Tie-breaks: immediately after the completion of round 5 Schedule (Under 1300 & Under 800) - Approximate Saturday, November 18: On-site registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening ceremony: 9:45 am - 9:55 am Rounds 1-4: 10 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 4 pm Sunday, November 19: Rounds 5-7: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm Tie-breaks: immediately after the completion of round 7
All sections CFC rated. All non-prize winning participantswill receive ribbons.
Reservations Rooms are available at the Delta Hotel starting at $109/night + fees for Friday and Saturday night. The cutoff date for booking is Monday, October 23. Please identify yourself as a member of Alberta Junior Chess.