Format: 7-round open Swiss, CFC & FIDE rated; Two sections: (50+) & (65+)
Time control: Game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment from move 1
Friday, August 3: on-site registration: 5:30-5:50 pm.
Opening Ceremony & announcements: 6:00-6:20 pm
Round 1 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 4: Round 2 at 10 am; Round 3 at 3 pm
Sunday, August 5: Round 4 at 10 am; Round 5 at 3 pm
Monday, August 6: Round 6 at 10 am; Round 7 at 2:30 pm
Closing Ceremony immediately after Round 7
A 30-minute break between games is guaranteed. Default late time is 60 minutes.
Entry fee: $70 if paid by July 1, 2018; $80 if paid by August 1, 2018; $100 after that and on-site (space permitting).CFC
membership is required and may be purchased on-site. Annual CFC membership is $43, while a single CFC tournament
membership is $21.
Registration process: Fill out the Registration Form above. Space is limited to 40 players. Spot is guaranteed once
payment is received. Payment options: Online payment TBD. Payment by cheque should be made out to the "Calgary
Chess Club" and mailed to the above address.
Prizes: 80% of entry fees are returned as prizes. The first place finisher in each section will recieve an ACA travel grant
worth up to $1,000 to attend the 2018 World Seniors Championship or the 2019 Pan-American Seniors Championship.
Byes: A maximum of two ½-point byes available in rounds 1-6 if requested before the start of round 1.
Accomodations: There are 5 hotels of different comfort/price levels within a 10 minute walking distance from the
tournament venue. There are over 10 within a 10 minute drive. We will likely establish a special offer with one of the hotels.
Tie Break for receiving the travel award: (cash prizes split equally)
1) Head to Head Result (if two players are tied)
2) Cumulative Scores
4) Sonnenborn Berger
5) Total Wins
6) Total Games with the Black pieces