NOTE: WE HAVE A CAPACITY LIMIT OF APPROXIMATELY 100 PARTICIPANTS. SO REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AS SOON AS WE REACH CAPACITY.
Location & Dates
When: Saturday, May 6th - Sunday, May 7th, 2023
Where: Excelsior Chess Club, 91 Skyway Ave, Suite 206 Toronto, ON M9W 6R5
Type: 5 Round Swiss. CFC rated & FIDE rated for Championship, U-2000, U-1500 and U-1000. CFC membership is required.
CHAMPIONSHIP, U-2000, U-1500, and U-1000
Registration ends 8:00 AM | Rounds on Saturday 9 AM, 1:30 PM & 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM & 2:30 PM
1.5 hrs + 30 secs increment - All Sections
1/2 points for rounds 1 to 4 (All sections)
The byes MUST be requested in advance, at the latest prior to the end of the previous round.
Only 2 byes allowed
Elevate My Chess Canada Inc. in partnership with Chess For Community
TBD & Ken Green, National Arbiter & Tournament Director
EARLY BIRD Entry fees (April 3, 2023 deadline): Championship $120 | U-2000 $120 | U-1500 $110 | U-1000 $100 | FM $100 | GM & IM FREE
REGULAR Entry fees (April 24, 2023 deadline): Championship $130 | U-2000 $130 | U-1500 $120 | U-1000 $110 | FM $110 | GM & IM FREE
LATE Entry fees (May 1, 2023 deadline): Championship $140 | U-2000 $140 | U-1500 $130 | U-1000 $120 | FM $120 | GM & IM $140
Playing up a section cost $20 if within 100 rating points. To play up, add the play-up fee during registration or send money by email money transfer to email@example.com
GM/IM: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register with your name and FIDE/CFC ID.
Registration can also be done via email by sending an email with the first and last name of the player, CFC ID, and section to email@example.com. Payment should be sent by email money transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOURNAMENT PRIZES – Minimum Prize Pool of $4,700 based on a minimum of 100 registered players (Prizes may be reduced proportionately based on the number of registered players or increased at the discretion of the organizer):
Championship: 1st – $1,000; 2nd – $500; 3rd – $300; Top EMC Member – $100
U2000: 1st – $600; 2nd – $400; 3rd – $250; Top EMC Member – $100
U1500: 1st – $400; 2nd – $300; 3rd – $200; Top EMC Member – $50
U1000: 1st – $200; 2nd – $150; 3rd – $100; Top EMC Member – $50
Unrated may not win over $100 in U-1000 & U-1500; $400 in U-2100.
Players with a provisional rating will be considered unrated for this tournament.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAO)
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Chessboards and clocks will be provided.
GM/IM: Send email to email@example.com to register with your name and FIDE/CFC ID.
Registration can also be done via email by sending an email with first and last name of player, CFC ID, and section to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment should be sent by email money transfer to: email@example.com.
No cash refunds on withdrawal. Credit for an equal amount will be given if you notify us of withdrawal on or before April 17, 2023. Credits can be used to register for tournaments and other programs offered by Elevate My Chess. The registration fee will be forfeited if you don't notify us of withdrawals before April 17, 2023. However, consideration for credit will be considered in special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.