Alberta Chess Association
2018 Banff Open
Dates: November 10-12, 2018
Venue: Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation at Banff Centre
Address in Banff: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Tournament Organizer: FM Ian Findlay
Tournament Director: IA/IO Mark S. Dutton
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
Saturday, November 10: 12 noon and 4 pm
Sunday, November 11: 12 noon and 4 pm
Monday, 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: Free for GM/IM/WIM
$45 - adult male, not entitled to discount
$30 Juniors (under 20 years old)
$30 for senior players (over 65)
$30 for FM
$30 for females
$20 for first time CFC players
** Maximum space 100 players ... hurry space is limited. First come,
first served **
Late fee - $5 late fee for not registering before Nov 9, 2018.
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 plus donations to prize fund by sponsors (so far $200) $1,200 prize fund is guaranteed!
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 TBA.
The number of rooms is limited so please book early.
A Wine and Cheese party will be held at the home of Ian Findlay and Janice
Price on Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 pm.
This is a Road Warrior event
Sponsored by the Alberta Chess Association and the Society of Chess Aficionados