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40th Annual Keres Memorial 2015 (redirected from 40th Annual Keres Memorial)

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40th Annual Paul Keres Memorial Chess Tournament

A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss


May 16th-18th, 2015


$4000 in prizes estimated


When: Saturday May 16th- Monday May 18th (Victoria Day)


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


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

Top BC player qualifies for the BC Closed (subject to policies and TD approval)


Prizes: $4000 Estimated Prize Fund - Based on 90 entries


Entry Fee:

  Premier   U2000   U1600  
Early Bird (paid on or before Monday April 20th*, 2015   $90   $90  $55 
Registered on or before Monday, May 11th, 2015  $100  $100  $65 
On Site  $115  $115  $80  


Rated: 6 round CFC, and FIDE rated (Premier Section only) 


Time Control:  Game/80 +60 sec. increment




Sat. May 16 12:00pm noon Sun. May 17 10:00am Mon. May 18: 10:00am
Sat. May 16 5:15pm Sun. May 17 5:00pm Mon. May 18: 3:15pm



Accommodation:  Executive Airport Plaza Hotel 1-800-663-2878 $114* (2015) group price /night single/double.  Free parking for guests. Quote "Victoria Chess" to get the rate.


Transportation: By car, parking $7.50/day* (must purchase ticket from organizer). By Skytrain to Brighouse station, then ~10 minute walk.


Registration: Online, or onsite from 10:30-11:30am Saturday. (email keresmemorial@gmail.com)


MiscBCCF dues included in entry fee

All equipment provided

GMs, IMs, WGMs free if preregistered on or before May 11th, otherwise EF deducted from prize, if any. 
Family Discount: 2nd or higher member of family. Eg. a father in the U2000 section ($90) + a son in the U1600 Section $35, (normally $55).

For non cash prizes (cheques), 1st tiebreak is individual cumulative score. 2nd tiebreak is cumulative score of opponents. 


*BCCF Annual General Meeting held between rounds at 3:00pm on Sunday


Contact us: at keresmemorial@gmail.com

Organizers: Joe Roback, Alfred Pechisker

TD:  Stephen Wright, FA


Policies: Please email Joe at keresmemorial@gmail.com if the following applies

a) For first time players who a) have no official rating (CFC, USCF, FIDE, FQE, etc.),


b) To play in the U1600 section (to play up a section, participation must be approved by the TD and organizing staff. Otherwise, players must be within 200 points of a section to play above their rating. A $20 dollar fee for players playing up a section. eg. an 1850 CFC player participating in the Premier Section. Check our PayPal button above*


c) Player's email (if different from billing email) 


d)Player's Home City, Province (if different from billing address) 


e) If you would like a bye in any of the following rounds:
 Round 1 Sat.   12:00 noon
 Round 2 Sat.    5:15 pm
 Round 3 Sun.  10:00 am
 Round 4 Sun.   5:00 pm
 Round 5 Mon. 10:00 am
 Round 6 Mon.  3:15pm *Byes (1/2 point in early rounds; 0 point in final round):


Keres Pre-Registered List


Pairings, standings, and games http://bcchesshistory.com/2015Keres.html


Facebook Page and pictures https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keres-Memorial-Chess-Tournament/1063304640362727


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