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. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saskatchewan Provincial Chess Challenge 2019

Saskatchewan Provincial 
Chess Challenge 
Sunday, March 31st, 2019 
Evan Hardy Collegiate, Saskatoon
(605 Acadia Dr, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 3V8)

         This is an invitation only tournament and pre-registration is required!

Please register for this tournament online if you have been invited to the provincial tournament via Online Registration Form. If you have trouble accessing the online registration, please contact us at

Tournament Details:

  • Cost is $25, payable at the door (maximum is $50 per family).   
  • Please check in between 9:45 and 10:15 a.m. so that we can get started by 10:30 a.m.
  • Please see for tournament rules.
  • Playing time is 30 minutes per player (maximum total game time is 60 minutes).
  • Players in grade 3 and above will play with clocks (don’t worry if you have not used a clock before, we will help you out).  
  • Players will play in sections according to grade and will play four to six rounds.  
  • Playoff games will be played if there are ties. 
  • All grade winners will receive a trophy and second and third place will receive medals.  
  • All winners will be invited to join Team Saskatchewan for the National Chess Challenge to be played over the May long weekend in Vancouver, BC.  
  • Our Annual General Meeting will be held during the lunch break. Please consider attending.

Thank-you for letting us know as soon as possible if you are invited and will be attending the Provincial Chess Challenge. The deadline for the provincial tournament is 8pm Friday, March 29th.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

2019 Saskatoon Regional Chess Qualification

SSCA is hosting Saskatoon Regional Chess Qualification on March 17,2019 (Sunday). Except the champions of each grade in 2018, players must play in a regional tournament to be qualified for the SK Provincial Chess Championship in Saskatoon, March 31, 2019. This tournament is open to all Saskatchewan players from Kindergarten through grade 12, and New Players are welcome to participate. Please feel free to forward this email to your friends who might be interested to join.  

Date: March 17, 2019 (Sunday)
University of Saskatchewan – Room 101,  Arts & Science Building, 9 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5 
Please be aware that we will use a side door (Campus Drive / Elders Cr) of the building on Campus drive, please refer to the attached map & picture to locate the small door. There is a 10 min dropping spot in front of the door. 

Time Control:
G/30: Each Player has 30 minutes to make all his/her moves.

•Number of sections will depend on the number of participants
•Sections will be defined by consideration of grades and CMA ratings.
•5 rounds minimum for each section.

Tournament Details:
•Chess tournament rules apply (touch move)
•Chess clocks used in upper grades (generally grade 4/5 and up)

Registration Fee: (payable at the door)
•On-line registration is $15 + $5 SSCA membership
•Onsite Registration is $20 + $5 SSCA membership

Contact Person: Tracy Zhang / (306)341 0078

Please Register by 8:00 p.m. March 16th,2019

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

2019 Canadian Youth Chess Championship, July 6-10, Travelodge Regina


The Canadian Youth Chess Championship is Canada's largest youth chess event! 

The players are split into 12 sections based on age and gender. 
The top 3 finishers in each section are sponsored and 
qualified to become official representatives for:

1) World Youth Chess Championship (WYCC)
2) Pan American Youth Chess Championship
3) North American Youth Chess Championship

When and Where

July 6 - 10, 2019

4177 Albert Street 
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4S 3R6 


Girls Under-08
Open Under-08
Girls Under-10
Open Under-10
Girls Under-12
Open Under-12
Girls Under-14
Open Under-14
Girls Under-16
Open Under-16
Girls Under-18
Open Under-18

Players are sectioned by age, with eligibility calculated as of January 1st.
To determine your category, please refer to the below table:

Âge le 1er jan. 2019 / Age on 1/1/2019:
U-18: 2001, 2002
U-16: 2003, 2004
U-14: 2005, 2006 
U-12: 2007, 2008
U-10: 2009, 2010
U-08: 2011 et après / 2011 and later

Entry Fee


+ $25 June 1, 2019

Registration Closes June 15, 2019

$150 of each entry is remitted back to the Chess Federation of Canada 
to sponsor the winners of this event.

Please note that players must be qualified to play, see below.

2019 CYCC and Canadian Open Pre-Registration Lists:


July 6: 5PM - Opening Ceremony
July 7: 10AM Round 1
July 7: 3PM Round 2
July 8: 10AM Bughouse Tournament
July 8: 3PM Round 3
July 9: 10AM Round 4
July 9: 3PM Round 5
July 10: 10AM Round 6
July 10: 3PM Round 7

Time Controls

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


Normally, CYCC participants qualify by placing better than half their peers 
in a qualifying tournament. However, there are other qualification methods. 
For questions, or if there are no upcoming qualifiers in your area, 
please contact us directly,

The CFC official qualification rules can be found in their handbook, 
section 703,