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Online Registration Pre-Registered Pairings & Results Policies



2016 BC Open


A six round CFC and FIDE rated Swiss

Feb. 6-8, 2016 (Family Day weekend)


$2000 Guaranteed Prize Fund





Where: Executive Plaza Airport Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC


Sections:  Premier (CFC and FIDE rated), U1900 (CFC rated), U1400 (CFC rated)


Prizes: $2000 Guaranteed

  • Premier:  $550 / $250 U2000 $250 Top BC player qualifies for BC Closed
  • U1900 section: $300 / $150 U1700 $100
  • U1400 section: $200 U1200 $100
  • Top Unrated (best score in any section) $100


Entry Fee:  $60 on or before Jan. 4, $70 on or before Feb. 1, $85 on site.   NEW $20 to play up a section if lifetime rating high within 100 points of section boundary, $30 if within 200 points of section boundary (lifetime high determines eligibility, current rating determines play up fee).   Discount of $30 to 2nd or higher family member.


Time Control:  Game/90 + 30 sec. increment.


Round Times:  Sat. 12:00 noon, 5:00pm, Sun. 10:00am, 3:00pm, Mon. 10:00am, 3:00pm


Accommodation:  NOTE:  the Plaza is sold out for at least some of the nights.   A number of hotels are very close.  Across the street are the Ramada, Quality Inn, and Sheraton.   Executive Plaza Hotel 1-800-663-2878.   $119/night single/double.  Free parking for hotel guests


Registration: Online, by mail (cheque payable to Victoria Chess, 1012 Spiritwood Place, Victoria, BC V8Y 1C6), onsite from 10:30am-11:30am Saturday.


Policies:   For general information on our policies regarding ratings, refunds,  tiebreaks,  tournament etiquette and other issues, please see our Policies Page:



  • CFC membership or CFC Tournament Membership required.   First time players may be eligible for our free CFC Tournament Membership.   See our  Policies Page for details.
  • Parking $7.50/day (purchase parking tickets from tournament registration desk) (Free for hotel guests)
  • 10 minute walk from Brighouse SkyTrain station
  • All equipment provided.


Contact us: at victoriachessclub@gmail.com


Previous BC Opens:

2015 BC Open 
2014 BC Open
2013 BC Open

2011 BC Open
2009 BC OpenPrior to 2009 (courtesy of Stephen Wright)



Organizers: Victoria Chess (Roger Patterson, Paul Leblanc)

TD: Stephen Wright, FA

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