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38th Annual Paul Keres Memorial Chess Tournament


A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss


May 18-20, 2013


$4000 in prizes guaranteed



When:  May 18-20, 2013


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 18 12:00 noon, 5:00pm,  Sun. May 19 10:00am, 5:00pm, Mon. May 20: 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 13, otherwise EF deducted from prize, if any.  Some conditions apply (see below under Misc.)

Family Discount: $30 for 2nd or higher member of family.

Playing up a Section:  Add $20 for each section played up over your rating. (e.g if rated U2000 and playing in the Open etc.)

Note that first time players may have a free CFC membership included in the entry fee.   See below under Misc: for details.

  Open  U2000  U1600 
Early Bird (paid on or before Monday April 8)  $95 $95
Registered on or before Mon., May 13 $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: by online registration (coming soon) .  Or by mail to Victoria Chess, 1012 Spiritwood Place  Victoria BC V8Y 1C6.  Make cheques payable to Victoria Chess.  Or contact victoriachessclub@gmail.com . Or on site 10:30-11:30 Sat. May 18


Policies:  For our general policies on membership, ratings, byes, forfeits, and other items see Policies:



  • 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. 
  • Players receiving free entry are expected to finish the tournament.  Those who withdraw without satisfactory reasons will not be offered free entry again.       
  • All equipment provided 
  • 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


Contact us at victoriachessclub@gmail.com  



Organizing Committee:  Roger Patterson,  Paul Leblanc

TD: Stephen Wright, FA

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