Alberta Chess Association
Venue: Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, 
Western Conference Ballroom
Address: 4520 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 0A5
Chief Organizer: Cristian Ivanescu
Tournament Director: TBD

Contact Person: TBA
email: albertachess@gmail.com

Sections
U-8   (Born after Jan 1, 2009)  U-14 (Born after Jan 1, 2003)
U-10 (Born after Jan 1, 2007)  U-16 (Born after Jan 1, 2001)
U-12 (Born after Jan 1, 2005)  U-18 (Born after Jan 1, 1999)

Registration
Fill out the registration form on the right. Payment will be made on site 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.

Entry fee: $30 if pre-registered online by February 24 and $35 for on-site registration. Winners of Regional Qualifiers receive free entry.
      2017 Alberta Youth Chess Championship
February 25 - 26, 2017
Sponsored by the Alberta Chess Association
Tournament Format
Depending on the number of entries per section, most likely a 5-round Open Swiss. Sections with fewer than 6 players may be
combined with other sections. All sections are CFC rated. CFC membership is not required. All participants must be residents of
Alberta.

Time control: Game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment beginning from move 1.
Byes: Up to two half-point byes in rounds 1-4 if requested prior to start of round 1

Approximate Schedule
Saturday, February 25
On-site registration: 9:15 am - 9:45 am
Opening ceremony: 9:50 am - 10:00 am
Rounds 1-3: 10 am, 2 pm, 5 pm
Sunday, February 26
Round 4-5: 10 am; ~1 pm or ASAP
Tie-Breaks: immediately after round 5
Award ceremony: immediately after the completion of each section
U-8 and U-10 groups may follow their own schedule.

Prizes in each section
1st place: $1,000 towards a trip to the 2017 Canadian Youth Chess Championship + Trophy
2nd place: $100 of professional chess coaching + Trophy
3rd place: Trophy
Top girl: Trophy
All other participants will receive ribbons.


Tie-break procedure
In case two or more players are tied for places 1-3 or best girl, the following tie-break procedure will apply:
1) Head to head result. This will only apply if all the players in a tied group played each other.
2) Tie-break match. If two players are tied, they will play a two-game match. If the tie is for first place, a two game match will be held
with the time control of Game/10 minutes + 5 seconds per move. If the tie is for second, third or best girl prize, the time control will
be Game/3 minutes + 2 seconds per move, each. If more than two players are tied, they will play a round-robin tournament with the
same time controls. If the tie is still not broken, the procedure will be repeated; however, if only two players are tied, they will only play
one game with the colours determined at random. If the tie is not broken for the 1st place, they will repeat the procedure but with the
Game/3 minutes + 2 seconds/move time control.
3) Tie-breaks for all other places will be determined by the following criteria:
a) Head to Head
b) Buchholz (total scores of opponents)
c) Sonnenborn-Berger (total scores of opponents beaten plus half the scores of opponents drawn)
d) Cumulative score after each round
e) Total wins

Move Recording: Moves must be recorded at all times by both players. Assistance through notation "cheat sheet" can be provided
to inexperienced participants.

Final Standings - Photos available HERE.
Pre-Registration
Player's Full Name
Section
Player's Date of Birth
Contact Email
Contact Phone
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