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Sunday, February 3, 2013

BC Chess Open from Feb 9

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Hi everyone,

The latest Fide chess tournament announcement is about the 2013 BC Open that will take place on 9-11th February at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC V6X 1A3.

Sections: Open, U1800
Prizes: $2000 Guaranteed
Premier Section: $600, $300 U2100 $300. Top BC finisher qualifies for BC Closed.
U1800 Section: $350, $200 U1500 $150
Top Unrated (any section) $100
Side Event: Scholastic event, Feb. 9, 9:00am-4:00pm. Please note that this is a different organization running this event. Registration and payment is done separately than registration for the BC Open.

Entry Fee: $75 (not so Early Bird on or before Feb. 5), $90 on site; $20 to play up a section. For first time players in the U1800 section (without ANY foreign or CFC rating) who are Canadian residents, entry fee includes a one year CFC membership. $30 discount for 2nd or higher family member. $5 discount if you are also playing in the scholastic.

Time Control: Game/90 + 30 sec. increment
Rounds: Sat. Feb. 9: 600pm; Sun Feb. 10 10:00am, 3:00pm, Mon. Feb. 11 10:00am, 3:00pm
Accommodation: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 1-800-663-2878 $119/night single/double Free parking for hotel guests. Quote "Victoria Chess" to get the discount.

- by car; parking $5/day (must purchase ticket from organizer)
- by Skytrain to Brighouse station, then ~10 minute walk.
Registration: online, or email to, or mail (cheques payable to Victoria Chess, 1012 Spiritwood Pl Victoria BC V8Y1C6 ), or onsite from 4:00pm-5:30pm Sat. Feb. 9.
Tournament Director: Stephen Wright, FA 
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