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2022 Richmond Open
14-16 Jan 2022


Tournament is Sold Out

All players including U12 years must provide proof of vaccine.  No exceptions.


For urgent matters contact TD Brendan Woodroff:

 - 604-798-4668 text or voice

  - brendan.woodroff@gmail.com  


For non-urgent matters contact Paul Leblanc at 250-882-5230 text or voice



Pre-Registered List:





Where: Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC (10-minute walk from Brighouse sky train station)

Rounds: 5 Round Swiss January 14-16, 2022 : Fri 6pm, Sat. 10am and 3pm, Sun 10am and 3pm

Sections: Premier, U1500, U1000 (all CFC rated)


Prizes:    $2,300 Minimum Guaranteed Prize Fund:

  • Premier 1st $500 + trophy, 2nd $200, top U1600 $250
  • U1500 1st $400 + trophy, 2nd $200, top U1300 $200, top unrated $200
  • U1000 1st $300 + trophy, 2nd $150, top unrated $200
  • Top woman (best score in any section) $100


Entry Fee: $70 on or before Dec 14th, $80 before noon on Jan 13th.  $20 to play up a section if lifetime high rating within 100 points, $40 if within 200 points. Unrated players wishing to play up contact organizer.  $10 discount for 2nd or higher same family.  Full refund if notice given prior to 6pm on Jan 13th.

Time Control: Game/90 +30 sec. increment

Accommodation: Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport 604-278-5555, $149 single/double (mention BC Washington Chess or group code 92346 when booking).  Free parking for guests. $8/day or $22 for three days for other players (purchase tickets at tournament registration desk).  

Registration: Online .  Up to noon on 13 Jan if space available.  No on site registration


  • Players must have current CFC membership or purchase tournament membership when registering $16 adult/$8 junior under 20 yrs (good for one event).  Free tournament membership for new unrated Canadian residents playing in U1000 section.  You can buy a CFC membership either during our registration process or directly from the CFC here.
  • All equipment provided
  • Contact:  pc-leblanc@shaw.ca
  • Tiebreak for trophies: direct encounter, buchholz (uncorrected sum of opponents’ scores), average rating of opponents
  • Prizes will be distributed within 48 hrs of end of tournament
  • COVID precautions: mandatory masks and proof of vaccine; players will remain seated when in playing hall


Organizer: Victoria Chess (Paul Leblanc) pc-leblanc@shaw.ca

TD:  Brendan Woodroff

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