Alberta Chess Association
2017 Banff Open
Dates: November 10-12, 2017
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
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 10: 12 noon and 4 pm
Saturday, November 11: 12 noon and 4 pm
Sunday, November 12: 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, 2017.
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. $1,000 prize fund is guaranteed!
The ACA guarantees $1,000 and with a minimum enhancement of $250.
Accommodation: Special chess rates at Banff Centre. $125 for double occupancy, add $20 for a additional person, up to max of quad plus applicable taxes. Guestroom rates are subject to a facility fee of $15.00 plus GST per person, per day. This fee includes: campus-wide Wi-Fi, phone calls across North America, access to Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation facilities, parking, access and borrowing privileges at The Banff Centre library and archives, and access to complimentary arts and programmed events when available. Call a toll free number 1-800-884-7574 and mention the 2017 Banff Open Chess tournament to book. The booking ID is BOC1711. 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 11 at 7:30 pm.
This is a Road Warrior event
Sponsored by the Alberta Chess Association and the Society of Chess Aficionados