Alberta Chess Association
2018 Canadian Seniors Championship

Date: August 3-6, 2018
Venue: Calgary Chess Club
Address: 3359 27 Street NE #274, Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4
Club Phone: (403) 264-9498

Head Organizer: IA Vlad Rekhson
Tournament Director:

Tournament Flyer

Must have reached 50 (or 65) by December 31, 2018.

Space is limited to 40 players!
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.
ACA travel reimbursement policies are in effect:

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
3) Bucholz
4) Sonnenborn Berger
5) Total Wins
6) Total Games with the Black pieces