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2018 Edmonton Youth Chess Championship
Sponsored by the Alberta Chess Association and the Edmonton Chess Club

Date
: January 28, 2018 (Sunday)
Venue: Edmonton Chess Club
Address: #204 10840 124 Street, Edmonton (780)424-0283
Head Organizer: Cristian Ivanescu
Email: cristian.ivanescu@yahoo.ca
Tournament Directors: Dustin Koperski & Agnieszka Matras-Clement
Tournament Flyer
Sections
U-8   (Born after Jan 1, 2010)   U-12 (Born after Jan 1, 2006)   U-16 (Born after Jan 1, 2002)
U-10 (Born after Jan 1, 2008)   U-14 (Born after Jan 1, 2004)   U-18 (Born after Jan 1, 2000)

Registration
Fill out the registration form above. Payment will be made on site by cash. Pre-registered players must show up by
10:45 am on January 28 or they won't be paired.

Format: The exact format of each section will depend on the number of participants but players should expect to
play 4 games.

Time control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5-second increment.

Entry fee: $15 if pre-registered online by 10 PM, Monday, January 22, $20 afterwards and on site.

Byes: Up to two 1/2-point byes are allowed in rounds 1-3 if requested before the start of the tournament.

Approximate Schedule on January 28

On-Site Registration: 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Rounds 1 and 2: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Lunch break: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm (pizza will be provided)
Rounds 3 and 4: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tie-breaks (if necessary) and awards: immediately after the completion of the last round

Prizes in each section
1st place: Free entry to the 2018 Alberta Youth Chess Championship (held on Feb 24-25 in Calgary) + $100 of
professional chess coaching.
2nd place: Free entry to the 2018 Alberta Youth Championship
Top Girl - Medal.
Medals for top finishers!


Tie-Break Procedures
In case two or more players are tied for first place, 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 with the time control of Game/10
minutes + 5 seconds per move.
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, the time control will be:
Game/3 minutes + 2 seconds/move time control. 
Tie-breaks for all other places will be determined by the following criteria:
If Swiss system pairing system is used:
a) Buchholz (total scores of opponents)
b) Sonnenborn-Berger (total scores of opponents beaten plus half the scores of opponents drawn)
c) Most wins
d)Most games with the black pieces.
If the tournament is played in a Round-Robin format:
a)Sonnenborn-Berger (total scores of opponents beaten plus half the scores of opponents drawn).
b) Koya System (Only counting the scores of opponents who scored 50% or more).
c) Most wins
d)Most games with the black pieces.