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2020 BC vs Alberta Match

and Vernon Open 

3-5 July 2020




Pre-Registered List:


Location:  Best Western Pacific Inn, 4790 34th Street Vernon, BC


Type:  5 round Swiss.  Match section:  up to 20 players on each team (by invitation). 

Separate Open event open to all.  Both events FIDE/CFC rated


Prizes:  Trophies and Guaranteed $3,000.  Top BC player $500 & trophy, 2nd BC player $300, 3rd BC player $200, 4th BC player $100.  Top AB player $500 & trophy, 2nd AB player $300, 3rd AB player $200, 4th AB player $100.  Vernon Open 1st $300 & trophy, 2nd $250, 3rd $200, top unrated $50


Entry Fee:  $70 on or before 2 Jun, then $80 on or before 1 Jul, $90 on site up to 5pm on 3 Jul.  Free entry for GM/IM/WGM .  Family discount $20 for 2nd and higher entries same family.


Time Control: Game in 90 minutes +30 sec. increment per move


5 Rounds:  Fri 6pm, Sat 10am and 3pm, Sun 10am and 3pm


Accommodation: Best Western 250-558-1800.  $149/night; free parking, and internet.  Mention chess tournament when booking. 


Local Attractions, Vernon and the Okanagan.  This is a beautiful part of British Columbia with lots of interesting things to do.  https://www.tourismvernon.com/en/discover/Vernon-Visitor-Guide.aspx


Registration: Match by invitation.  Contact Paul Leblanc (Team BC) or Rafael Arruebarrena (Team AB) then register online or by mail payable to Paul Leblanc, 1012 Spiritwood Pl, Victoria, BC V8Y 1C6.  Vernon Open.  Register directly online.



  • CFC membership required.  BC residents annual fee $38 adult, $25 junior.  Available from the CFC, with online registration or on site.  Tournament membership (TM) $16 adult, $8 junior (good for this event only).
  • All equipment provided


Contact:  pc-leblanc@shaw.ca

Sponsors: Alberta Chess Association, BC Chess Federation,Victoria Chess

Organizer:  Paul Leblanc (Victoria) and Wally Steinke (Vernon).  TD:  Yumiko Hiebert, IA





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