Friday, October 25, 2019

Regina Youth Chess Tournament - November 9, 2019

University of Regina
Riddell Centre
RC 286
Free parking is available in Lot 17.
Campus map.

open to all players from Kindergarten through grade 12

  • new players welcome
  • you will play 5 - 7 games
  • chess tournament rules apply
  • chess clocks used in upper grades (generally grade 5/6 and up)
  • game time is 30 minutes per player
  • tournament check-in and fee payment starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • tournament starts at 10:30 (ends around 4:00 p.m.)
  • the entry is free
  • ribbons will be awarded 
  • students will be grouped according to skill level

  • Are you ready to play tournament chess? If you know how to move the pieces and how to do a basic checkmate, then you are ready! See our page About Tournaments for more info.

    Please pre-registration by 5:00 p.m. November 7th
    For more info please email Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association or contact Simon Li at 306-5014600.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Saskatoon Back-to-School Chess Tournament

    We are going to hold a Back-to-School Chess Tournament on Sep.15 2019 (This Sunday) from 10am - 4pm in university of Saskatchewan. Sorry for the late notice, coz we just fixed the room reservation.  Players in all level are welcome, especially new players with no ratings. Don't worry, your kid will have fun during the games.  Please also forward it to any one you think may be interested. 

    This tournament is sponsored by:
           Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association
           Math & Stats Department of University of Saskatchewan
           Saskatoon Chess Club

    Tournament will be run in 5 round SWISS format.  
    Time control: 25+10 (25 minutes with 10 second increment) 

    In order to make this tournament more competitive, we will separate the players in 2 groups. 
    For rating over 800, you may choose to compete with Saskatoon Chess Club members. The games will be CFC rated. 

    For rating under 800, you will stay in the scholastic group, and the games will be CMA rated. If you want to play up, please let me know, because some students' CMA rating is lower than the real level. We will review the eligibility. Please use below link to check your CMA rating. 

    Registration Fee: $25  
    SSCA Membership Fee: $5

    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    2019 CANADIAN CHESS OPEN, July 12-18, 2019, Travelodge Regina


    This is Canada's most prestigious chess tournament. 
    • CFC and FIDE Rated (Norms Available)
    • Skill levels range from Grandmasters to novices
    • $15,000 in guaranteed cash prizes

    When and Where

    July 12-18, 2019

    4177 Albert Street
    Regina, Saskatchewan  S4S 3R6 



    Open Section:
    • FIDE and CFC rated
    • Open to all rated players - but recommended skill level is CFC 1900+
    • CFC Rated
    • For players rated 1800-1999 
    • CFC Rated
    • For players rated 1600-1799
    • CFC Rated
    • For players rated under 1600  (and unrated players)

    Entry Fees

    Open Section - $199.99
    Lower Sections - $174.99

    + $25 Starting June 1, 2019

    Registration Closes July 10, 2019

    2019 CYCC and Canadian Open Pre-Registration Lists:


    July 12, 2019: 3PM - Opening Ceremony
    July 12: 5PM - Round 1
    July 13: 10AM - Round 2
    July 13: 6PM - Simultaneous Play Event with GM Alexander Cherniaev
    July 14: 10AM - Round 3, 6PM Round 4
    July 15: 10AM - Round 5, 6PM Round 6
    July 16: 10AM - Chess Lecture with GM Alexander Cherniaev on H. N. Pillsbury
    July 16: 6PM - Round 7
    July 17: 10AM - Special Event, 6PM Round 8
    July 18: 10AM - Round 9, 6PM Award Ceremony


    9 Round Swiss Tournament

    90' / end + 30" increment starting from move one. 
    (Game in 90 minutes + 30s increment from move one.)

    Byes: Up to 3 half point byes available from rounds 1-6. You can specify these at checkout.

    Refund Policy:

    We offer a 100% refund (including ticket fees) before June 12, 2019
    50% refund available until July 10, 2019. 
    You can refund your ticket through the eventbrite ticket vendor, or by emailing us. 

    Sectioning policy:

    Open section: Open to all rated players, but we strongly suggest 
    players rated below 1900 play in lower sections. 

    Lower sections: Your section is based on your current CFC or FIDE rating. 
    You may upgrade your section if your rating changes before the start date. 
    You are not allowed to downgrade your section (to prevent sandbagging).

    Unrated players: First time tournament players should register in the U1600 section. 
    To apply for higher sections, please email us your or username, 
    and type "CO2019" in your profile. 

    US / International players: May use their national rating (e.g. USCF) 
    if no established FIDE or CFC rating is available. A $16 CFC tournament pass is required.

    Withdrawal / Absent Policy:

    Absent players are forfeited one hour after round starts.

    You must tell the arbiter 24 hours in advance if you plan to withdraw mid-tournament, 
    or your next game will be rated as a forfeit.

    Chess in the Park - Regina Downtown

    Facilitated by Queen City Chess Club, Chess in the Park is a City Square Program running Saturdays from 10am-12pm in Victoria Park. Come take in a game of chess before or after visiting the Regina Farmers' Market! All skill levels welcome! The official program dates are listed below: June 8, 15, 22, 29 | July 6, 13, 20, 27 | August 3, 17, 24, 31, 2019.