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Online Registration Pre-Registered Pairings / Standings Policies



46th Annual Keres Memorial Chess Tournament


A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss


May 21-23, 2022


$7000 Guaranteed Prize Fund






When: Saturday May 21- Monday May 23 (Victoria Day weekend) 2022


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: $7000 Guaranteed Prize Fund

     Premier Section: $1300, $800, $450, $250; Top U2200 $450, $250  Top BC player qualifies for the BC Closed

     U2000 Section: $700, $400. $250; Top U1800 $250, $150

     U1600 Section: $350, $275, Top U1400 $175, $125, Top unrated $125

     U1100 Section: $250, $200, $125;   Top unrated $125


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 11) $90 $90 $90 $60
Registered and paid on or before Monday, May 16th $100 $100 $100 $70







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).  The playup fee for unrated in the U1600 is waived.   For unrated players, we recommend you play in the U1600 if you have an online rating of 1300 or higher at chess.com or 1500 at lichess.     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 1st, otherwise EF deducted from prize (if any).



 Accommodation:  Executive Airport Plaza Hotel 1-604-278-5555 or 1-800-663-2878  $179 /night single/double.  Free parking /WiFi for guests. Quote "Keres Memorial Chess Tournament"  to get the rate.  Note,the hotel room block will be released April 21.


Transportation: By car, parking $8.00/day  or $22 for 3 days (must purchase ticket(s) from organizer). By Skytrain to Brighouse station, then ~10 minute walk.


Registration:  Online  There is no onsite registration



  • 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
  • COVID regulations:  Masks are strongly reccommended.



Contact us: at victoriachessclub@gmail.com

Organizer: Victoria Chess (Roger Patterson)

TDs:  Head TD Stephen Wright IA, others TBD

Equipment:  supplied by Chess2Inspire





Previous Keres Memorial Tournaments:


45th Annual Keres Memorial (2021: online)

44th Annual Keres Memorial (2019)

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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