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Online Registration Pre-Registered Pairings / Standings Policies



44th Annual Keres Memorial Chess Tournament


A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss


May 18-20, 2019


$6000 Guaranteed Prize Fund




When: Saturday May 18- Monday May 20 (Victoria Day weekend) 2019


Where: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC, V6X 


Sections: Premier Section (FIDE rated), U2000 Section, U1600 Section. U1100 Section.


Time Control: G/90 + 30 sec increment


Rounds: Saturday 12:00 noon, 5:00pm,  Sunday 10:00am, 5:00pm, Monday 10:00am, 3:00pm


Prizes: $6000 Guaranteed Prize Fund

     Premier Section: $1200, $700, $400, $200; Top U2200 $400, $200  Top BC player qualifies for the BC Closed

     U2000 Section: $650, $400. $200; Top U1800 $200, $100

     U1600 Section: $300, $200. $100 Top U1400 $100, $100

     U1100 Section: $150, $100, $100

     Top Scoring Unrated (any section) $150, $50

Prizes will be paid out by PayPal, Interact, or cheque within 48 hours after the event.


Entry Fee:

Early Bird (registered and paid on or before Monday April 15) $90 $90 $90 $60
Registered and paid on or before Monday, May 13th $100 $100 $100 $70
On Site  
$115 $115 $115 $85







You may play up a section up to 200 rating points above your rating lifetime high.  Add $20 if playing up and your  rating  is within 100 points of the section boundary.   Add $40 if playing up and your rating is more than 100 points of the section boundary (eligibility to play up based on lifetime high, play up fees based on current rating).      2nd & higher entries from one family receive a family discount of $30.    Free Entry to those rated over 2400 FIDE provided you register by May first, otherwise EF deducted from prize (if any).



 Accommodation:  Executive Airport Plaza Hotel 1-800-663-2878 or 1-604-278-5555 $179 /night single/double.  Free parking /WiFi for guests. Quote "Keres Memorial Chess Tournament" to get the rate.  Note, the group rate is guaranteed only if you book by April 19.


Transportation: By car, parking $7.00/day or $20/3 days (must purchase ticket(s) from organizer). By Skytrain to Brighouse station, then ~10 minute walk.


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



  • BCCF dues included in entry fee
  • All equipment provided
  • Policies regarding refunds, electronics, byes, tiebreaks, etc. are those of Victoria Chess and are listed on our Policies Page.
  • BCCF Annual General Meeting held between rounds at 2:30pm on Sunday



Contact us: at victoriachessclub@gmail.com

Organizer: Victoria Chess (Roger Patterson)

TDs:  Head TD Stephen Wright IA

Equipment:  supplied by Chess2Inspire





Previous Keres Memorial Tournaments:


43rd Annual Keres Memorial (2018)

42nd Annual Keres Memorial (2017)

41st Annual Keres Memorial (2016)

40th Annual Keres Memorial (2015)

39th Annual Keres Memorial

38th Annual Keres Memorial

37th Annual Keres Memorial

36th Annual Keres Memorial

35th Annual Keres Memorial

1st-34th Keres Memorial Tournaments:



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