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Draft Keres 2011

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37th Annual Paul Keres Memorial Chess Tournament


A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss


May 19-21, 2012


$4000 in prizes guaranteed 



When:  May 19-21, 2012


Where: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC V6X 1A3


Sections:  Open (FIDE and CFC rated), U2000 (CFC rated), U1600 (CFC rated)


Time Control: Game/80 minutes + 60 sec. increment


Rounds:  Sat. May 19 12:00 noon, 5:00pm,  Sun. May 20 10:00am, 5:00pm, Mon. May 21: 10:00am, 3:00pm


Prizes:  $4000 Guaranteed.

     Open Section: $1000, $600, $400; Top U2200 $300  Top BC player qualifies for the BC Closed

     U2000 Section: $600, $400; Top U1800 $200

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

     Top Scoring Unrated (any section) $100


Entry Fees:

GMs, IMs, WGMs free if preregistered on or before May 14, otherwise EF deducted from prize, if any.  Some conditions apply (see below under Misc.)

Family Discount: 50% of lowest applicable Early BIrd entry fee for 2nd or higher member of family.

Playing up a Section:  Add $20 for each section played up over your rating.

  Open  U2000  U1600 
Early Bird (paid on or before Monday April 9)  $100 $100  $60
Registered on or before Tuesday, May 14 $110
$110  $70
On Site  $120
$120  $80


Accommodation:  Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 1-800-663-2878 $119/night  single/double Free parking for hotel guests Quote "Keres Memorial Chess Tournament".  Please book by April 19 to guarantee this rate.



  • By Skytrain  to Brighouse station then 10-15 minute walk.


Registration: Online registration to be enabled end of October.  Or by mail to Keres Memorial Chess, 4381 Wildflower Lane, Victoria, BC.  V8X 5H1.  Make cheques payable to Roger Patterson.  Or contact victoriachessclub@gmail.com . Or on site 10:30-11:30 Sat. May 19.



  • Parking:  $5/day (get ticket from organizer).
  • For first time players who a) have no official rating (CFC, USCF, FIDE, FQE, etc.), b) are resident in Canada c) play in the U1600 section, entry fee includes a one year CFC membership.
  • Either a full CFC membership ($40 adult, $27 junior) or CFC tournament membership ($16 adult, $8 junior) is required (except first time players as noted above).
  • Players receiving free entry are expected to finish the tournament.  Those who withdraw without satisfactory reasons will not be offered free entry again.
  • Family discount is applied on the lowest entry fee(s) for those eligible.
  • Until 30 minutes before the start of round 1, 100% refund for online entries.  Entries that involve us cashing or writing a cheque are refunded less $5 for handling.   
  • US cheques at par from US residents are acceptable  although online entry is preferred.
  • BCCF dues included in entry fee
  • Up to 3 half point byes in rounds 1-5 if requested in advance 
  • All equipment provided
  • Unrated players not eligible for class prizes
  • For non cash prizes, 1st tiebreak is individual cumulative score.  2nd tiebreak is cumulative score of opponents. 
  • We may use floater players in the event of an odd number of players for any given round - games against floater players might not be CFC  or FIDE rated. 
  • BCCF AGM held between rounds at 3:00pm on Sunday
  • BC tournaments use a 1 hour grace rule for players late for the game before forfeiting. 


Contact us at victoriachessclub@gmail.com 



Organizing Committee:  Roger Patterson,  Paul Leblanc



Previous Keres Memorial Tournaments: 


36th Annual Keres Memorial

35th Annual Keres Memorial

1st-34th Keres Memorial Tournaments:

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