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39th Annual Paul Keres Memorial Chess Tournament


A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss


May 17-19, 2014


$4000 in prizes guaranteed




Pre-registered List:



Results & Pairings



When:  May 17-19, 2014


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 17 12:00 noon, 5:15pm,  Sun. May 18 10:00am, 5:00pm, Mon. May 19: 10:00am, 3:15pm


Prizes:  $4000 Guaranteed.

     Premier 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 12, 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 if playing up a section.   NEW:  You may only play up a maximum of 200 points. (e.g if rated 1800-1999 and playing in the Premier Section etc.)

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



U2000  U1600 
Early Bird (paid on or before Monday April 7)  $90 $90
Registered on or before Mon., May 12 $100
$100 $65
On Site  $115




Accommodation:  Executive Airport Plaza Hotel604-278-5555 or  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. 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
  • Unrated players may play in any section but unless you have had previous tournament experience, we strongly recommend the U1600 section.   See also our Policies page for prizes for unrated players.



Contact us at victoriachessclub@gmail.com  



Organizing Committee:  Roger Patterson,  Paul Leblanc

TD: Stephen Wright, FA




Previous Keres Memorial Tournaments: 


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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