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2022 BC Open


19-21 Feb 2022 (Family Day weekend)





Pre-Registered List:


No on site registration.  


All players must bring proof of vaccination.  No exceptions. 


Contacts:  Urgent: brendan.woodroff@gmail.com  Non-urgent: pc-leblanc@shaw.ca


Pairings and Standings:


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


Sections: Premier (CFC & FIDE rated), U1900, U1500, U1000 (all CFC rated)


Prize Fund: $5,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund:

  • ·         Premier $900 + Oszvald Cup, 2nd $600 U2000 $200 Top BC player qualifies for BC Closed
  • ·         U1900 $500, 2nd $300. U1700 $200
  • ·         U1500 $500, 2nd $400, 3rd $250 U1200 $250
  • ·         U1000 $300, 2nd $200
  • ·         Top woman (Premier section) $200 in addition to any other prize. Top unrated (best score in any section) $200.
  •          Unrated players are eligible for section prizes (Premier, U1900, U1500, U1000) but not sub-section prizes (U1700, U1300) 
  • ·         Prizes will be distributed by PayPal, electronic transfer or mail within 48 hrs



Entry Fee: $70 on or before Jan 19th, $80 on or before noon on Feb 17th.   

$20 to play up a section if lifetime high rating within 100 points, $40 if within 200 points.

Unrated players may play up to U1500 section without extra fee.  Recommended for players with online ratings above 1400. 

$20 discount for 2nd or higher same family.  100% refund if notified by noon on Fri. 18 Feb.

Free entry for GM/IM/WGM/WIM if entered by Jan 19th


Time Control: Game/90 +30 sec. increment


6 Rounds: Sat. 12:00 noon, 5:00pm. Sun. 10:00am, 3:00pm. Mon 10:00am, 3:00pm


Accommodation: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel 604-278-5555, $159 single/double (Must book by January 17th to get special rate.  Mention BC Open Chess Championship when booking). Free parking for guests. $8/day or $22/3days for other players (purchase tickets at tournament check in). 


Registration: Online    no onsite registration 



  • CFC membership required.  Annual $38/$25 adult/junior, tournament membership $16/$8 junior adult/junior (good for one event) available on site.  Free TM for 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
  • COVID-19.  Full vaccination required for all players 12+, proof of one vaccination required for players under 12.  All players must bring masks and remain seated during games.
  • Policies for this event:
  • Contact: pc-leblanc@shaw.ca



Organizer: Victoria Chess (Paul Leblanc)   

TD: Premier: Paul Leblanc, NA.  Remainder: Brendan Woodroff.  A/TD: Joe Soliven 



The Oszvald Cup (& Joe Oszvald).



Previous BC Opens:

2021 BC Open

2020 BC Open

2019 BC Open

2018 BC Open (crosstable)  (Event Report)

2017 BC Open

2016 BC Open 

2015 BC Open 
2014 BC Open

2013 BC Open

2011 BC Open
2009 BC Open

Prior to 2009 (courtesy of Stephen Wright)



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