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Rounds: 9.

 

One game per day.

Rated by the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC).

CFC Membership is required, but may be substituted for with a Tournament Playing Fee.

Swiss system. Regular pairings (no acceleration or modification).

3 Sections:

 

  • Open
    World Chess Federation (FIDE)
     - Open Section only rated by the World Chess Federation (FIDE)
  • Under 2000
  • Under 1600

Time control: 40 moves/90 minutes, then game/30 minutes, plus 30 second increments from move 1.

Chess boards and pieces provided; please bring your own clock.

Maximum of two half-point byes available in rounds 1-6, if requested in advance of the tournament (by June 30).

 

Friday, July 8

19:00 Wellington
Check-in
Chess, Canadian Chess and Chess Art Exhibits

19:00 outside Frontenac
Artist Jane Hoople will display her chess art and invites you to try her chess boards and pieces.

20:00 Yonge
GM Mark Bluvshtein Simultaneous Exhibition

 

Saturday, July 9

9:00-19:30 Wellington
Check-in

9:00 outside Frontenac
Artist Jane Hoople will display her chess art and invites you to try her chess boards and pieces.

11:00 Yonge
Canadian Chess Hall of Fame
2011 induction - Povilas Vaitonis, with presentation by Lithuania's Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Ms. Ginte Damusis.
Lecture by Grandmaster Eduardas Rozentalis of Lithuania.
(Free and open to the public.)

13:00 Yonge
Chess 960 Championship Tournament

 

18:00 Frontenac
Opening Ceremony and Round 1

18:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

18:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

 

Sunday, July 10

10:00 Yonge
GM Ben Finegold Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition

12:00 noon outside Frontenac
Artist Jane Hoople will display her chess art and invites you to try her chess boards and pieces.

12:00 noon Frontenac
Blitz Chess Championship Tournament

 

18:00 Frontenac
Round 2

18:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

18:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

 

Monday, July 11

9:00-17:00 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp

9:00-17:00 Dockside 7
Chess Federation of Canada Annual Meeting, Day 1

10:00 Yonge
GM Dejan Bojkov Lecture on former Women's World Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria.
(Free and open to the public.)

10:30 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp Simultaneous Exhibition with GM Eduardas Rozentalis and FM Aman Hambleton

11:00 Yonge
GM Eugene Perelshteyn Lecture on his books Chess Openings for White/Black Explained(Free and open to the public.)

12:00 noon Yonge
GM Alexander Shabalov / WIM Iryna Zenyuk Tandem Simultaneous Exhibition

 

18:00 Frontenac
Round 3

18:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

18:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

 

Tuesday, July 12

9:00-17:00 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp

9:00-17:00 Dockside 7
Chess Federation of Canada Annual Meeting, Day 2

10:00 Yonge
FM Brett Campbell Lecture on the Modern Defence
(Free and open to the public.)

10:30 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp Simultaneous Exhibition with IM Jean Hébert and GM Dejan Bojkov

12:00 noon Yonge
GM Bator Sambuev Simultaneous Exhibition

 

18:00 Frontenac
Round 4

18:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

18:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

 

Wednesday, July 13

9:00-17:00 Dockside 7
FIDE Arbiter Seminar, Day 1

9:00-17:00 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp

10:00 Yonge
FM Shiyam Thavandiran Lecture on his Best Games and Cheapos
(Free and open to the public.)

10:30 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp Simultaneous Exhibitions with IM Nikolay Noritsyn, WCM Liza Orlova

11:00 Yonge
GM Joel Benjamin Lecture on his book American Grandmaster: Four Decades of Chess Adventures
(Free and open to the public.)

12:00 noon Yonge
GM John Fedorowicz Simultaneous Exhibition
IM Tomas Krnan Simultaneous Exhibition

 

18:00 Frontenac
Round 5

18:00 Wellington
Analysis room

18:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

 

Thursday, July 14

9:00-17:00 Dockside 7
FIDE Arbiter Seminar, Day 2

9:00-17:00 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp

10:00 Yonge
GM Giorgi Kacheishvili Lecture on space
(Free and open to the public.)

11:00 Yonge
IM/WGM Irina Krush Lecture on young Victor Korchnoi
(Free and open to the public.)

12:00 noon Yonge
IM Michal Meszaros / IM Stefan Macak Tandem Simultaneous Exhibition

 

18:00 Frontenac
Round 6

18:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

18:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

 

Friday, July 15

9:00-17:00 Dockside 7
FIDE Arbiter Seminar, Day 3

9:00-17:00 Frontenac
Children's Day Camp

12:00 noon Yonge
GM Walter Arencibia Simultaneous Exhibition

17:30-18:00 Frontenac
Trivia Contest

 

18:00 Frontenac
Round 7

18:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

18:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

 

Saturday, July 16

14:00 Frontenac
Round 8

14:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

14:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

20:00 Wellington
Double Chess Championship Tournament

 

Sunday, July 17

10:00 Frontenac
Round 9

10:00 Wellington, Yonge
Analysis rooms

10:00 outside Frontenac
Vendor and sponsor tables

16:00-20:00 Pier 2&3
Closing Dinner and Awards Ceremony

 
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