2021 BC Open Chess Championship

6 round Swiss CFC Quick Rated







When: 20-21 February 2021




Rounds:       Saturday 20 Feb at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm; 

                      Sunday 21 Feb at 12pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm  Pacific Standard Time


Time Control: Game/30 min + 15 sec increment


Sections:  Premier and U1400 Quick .   Play-up allowed if  Regular or Quick CFC/FIDE/USCF/FQE rating is above 1200.  Extra fee $20.  

Rating: CFC Quick rated.  


Prizes: Trophies: Premier Section 1st and top U1700.  U1400 Section 1st, top U900 and top unrated (if at least 2 unrated players registered).

Tie-break: direct encounter, buchholz (sum of opponents’ scores), average rating of opponents.


Entry Fee: $20.  Free to GM/WGM/IM/WIM.  Any surplus, after expenses will support the BC Chess Foundation

Registration:  Online.  Registration will close at 12 noon on Thursday 18 February.  Maximum number of players will be 100.


Contact:  Paul Leblanc


CFC membership required.  BC residents annual fee adult $38, junior $25.  Available from the CFC, or purchase with registration.  

Alternatively, purchase a tournament membership $8 adult $4 junior with registration (good for this event only).

Players in this event are eligible for the COVID-19 rating bonus of up to 200 regular rating points (play at least 10 Quick rated games between

March 2020 and March 2021 and achieve a Quick rating 200 points higher than your Regular rating to get the 200 point Regular rating bonus). 


Fair Play:

Games are subject to monitoring by anti-cheating software.

Players must abide by fair play rules.  That means no assistance from any source including chess engines, databases, books, notes,

other players, analysis on chess boards etc. 

Be careful when making moves not to have a "mouse-slip" deposit a piece on the wrong square.  There is no way to take back an erroneous move.

It is possible to experience a temporary loss of internet connectivity on your computer.  This is generally your responsibility but if it persists inform 

the TD. 


Organizer: Victoria Chess (Paul Leblanc)

TD:  Brendan Woodroff   





Previous BC Opens:

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)