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2020 BC Open

15-17 Feb 2020 (Family Day weekend) 


Coronavirus: The BC Centre for Disease Control considers the risk to British Columbians to be Low.

Online Registration:


Pre-Registered List:


Pairings and Standings:


Emergency Contact:  Paul Leblanc 250-882-5230 text or voice

TD Contact: swright2@telus.net


Refund Policy: 100% refund for withdrawals if notice given before noon on Friday 14 February.



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 (CFC rated)


$3,250 Minimum Guaranteed Prize Fund:

·         Premier $600/$400 U2000 $150 Top BC player qualifies for BC Closed
·         U1900 $400/$200 U1700 $150
·         U1500 $300/$200 U1300 $150
·         U1000 $300/$200
·         Top Unrated (best score in any section) $150/$50
·         Prizes will be distributed by PayPal, electronic transfer or mail within 48 hrs


Entry Fee: $65 on or before Jan 14th, $75 on or before noon on Feb 14th. $90 on site.  $20 to play up a section if rating within 100 points, $40 if within 200 points. $20 discount for 2nd or higher same family.  Free entry for GM/IM/WGM if entered by Jan 14th


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, $149 single/double (mention BC Open Chess when booking). Free parking for guests. $8.00/day for other players (purchase tickets at tournament registration desk).   


Registration: Online, or by mail (cheque payable to Victoria Chess, 1012 Spiritwood Pl. Victoria, BC V8Y 1C6).  On site up to 11am on 15 Feb.



  • CFC membership required.  Annual $38/$25 adult/junior, OR tournament membership (TM) $16/$8 junior adult/junior (good for one event) available onsite or during registration.  Free TM for unrated players in U1000 section.
  • parking $8/day, $22 for 3 days.  Purchase tickets at tournament registration desk 
  • all equipment provided



Contact: pc-leblanc@shaw.ca

Organizer: Victoria Chess (Paul Leblanc)

TD: Stephen Wright, IA    A/TD: Joe Soliven



Equipment supplied by: Chess2Inspire


Previous BC Opens:

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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