2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship - Schedule PDF Print E-mail


Additional side events and items of interest will be added from time to time.


On Site Registration:  Sunday July 8;  9:00am-10:00am.   


Opening Remarks:  Sunday July 8; 10:50am.


Round Times:


Sunday July 8  Round 1:  at 11:00am; Round 2:   at 6:00pm


Monday July 9 Round 3:  at 11:00am;  Round 4:  at 6:00pm


Tuesday July 10  Round 5:  at 11:00am;  Round 6:  at 6:00pm

Wednesday July 1  Round 7: 1 at 6:00pm


Thursday July 12   Round 8:  at 6:00pm


Friday July 13   Round 9:  at 10:00am



Side Events:


Saturday July 7:

  1. 1:00pm - 4:00pm   Whale Watching (leaves from Orca Spirit dock (9 minute walk from Hotel Grand Pacific) Orca Spirit Adventures http://www.orcaspirit.com/  Ocean and whale tours. Mention Chess for 20% off tour prices. There is a group tour planned for July 7th at 1pm. Orca Spirit is a short walk along the oceanfront from the Hotel Grand Pacific.
  2. 4:00pm - 6:00pm Welcome BBQ at Laurel Point Park (5 minute walk from Hotel Grand Pacific)
  3. 7:00pm  Pub Night (Flying Otter)


Tuesday July 10

  1. 9:30am Lecture / Workshop: Attracting Corporate Sponsorships to Chess Events Free Event


Wednesday July 11

  1. Chess Federation of Canada Annual General Meeting CANCELLED (now done online)
  2. 12:00noon - 1:30pm  Lecture  IM Eric Hansen  Cost $10 Adults $5 Children
  3. 11:00pm  Midnight Blitz.  5 double round Swiss.  $10 EF, 100% EF returned in prizes.  (1st 50%,2nd 10%, U2200 10%, U2000 10%, U1800 10%, U1600 10%) Registration onsite.
    The 42 player 5-double round Midnight Blitz was held early Thursday morning
    from midnight until about 2 am.  The event was won by 2 IM's - Steven Zierk (USA) and Arthur Calugar (Toronto, Ontario) who both scored 8.5 - 1.5 (out of 10 games)
    1st Under 2000 was Mark Plotkin
    1st Under 1800 was Farley Cannon
    1st Under 1600 was Jamie Campbell


Thursday July 12

  1. Chess Federation of Canada Annual General Meeting CANCELLED (now done online)
  2. 10:00am - 12:00 noon Standup Paddleboard Lessons at Willows Beach. Register with Epic Surf Co. 250 380 7555
  3. 1:00pm -4:00pm GM Nakamura Lecture/Simul  Register online http://nakamurasimul2012.eventbrite.com/  tickets available first come first served  In the SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION by GrandMaster Hikaru Nakamura, the 24 players managed to comed up with 1 draw and 23 losses to the 7th ranked in the world GM! Congratulations to Andrew M. Smith on scoring a draw with the GM! Andrew M. Smith from Cheyenne Wyoming obtains the only draw with American Chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in simultaneous exhibition at the 2012 Canadian Chess Open. GM Nakamura is the current US Champion and is currently rated 7th in the world. Andrew was the Wyoming Chess Champion and national G60 winner during his last year of high school.
  4. 9:00pm  Pub Night (Bard and Banker Scottish Brew Pub - Government St and Fort St)

 Friday July 13

  1. 3:00pm-4:45pm Canadian Open Bughouse Championships Register on site 2:30pm
  2. 4:30pm-6:00pm Cocktail hour
  3. 5:15pm-5:45pm Awards Ceremony
  4. 7:00pm Banquet  Click here for menu options


Chess Quotes

And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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