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BC Day Open

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Date: August 1-5,2024

Venue: Roma Hall

940 Ewen Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 5C8


All Day Free Parking


Rounds: 9 rounds Swiss format



$200 before , June 16, 2024

$225 before , July 14, 2024

$250 After 


Registration cut-off, July 28


Blitz Tournament: $35 pre-registration, $40 onsite CFC quick rated


Play up fee: $100 no more than 100 points; $200 no more than 200 points


Free entry for GMs ,WGMs, IMs, WIM's ($100 deducted if prize is won)

50% entry for FMs & CM's

(Send email request to


  • Round 1 at 11:00 a.m.

  • Round 2 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Round 3 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Round 4 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Round 5 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Round 6 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Round 7 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Round 8 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Round 9 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Blitz tournament at 3:30


Time format: 90 min + 30 sec/move increment move 1


Rated: CFC + Fide Rated (Open Section), CFC Rated (U1500)


  • Open

  • U1500


Prizes: Guaranteed $8000 cash prizes based on 130 entries

Open: $1600+trophy, $1200, $800, $600, $400; U2000 $600, $300


U1500: $800+trophy, $600, $400, $200, $100; U1000 $250, $150

Blitz: TBA



1. Head to Head
2. Buccholz Cut 1
3. Buccholz
4. Most Blacks
5. Most Wins
(prize money is added and divided evenly between tied players)


3 half point byes may be requested during the first 7 rounds if requested with entry or a minimum of 2 rounds prior to the requested bye round.

CFC Membership Required

If you do not have a CFC Membership, please register through



Queens Hotel, 130-1110 Ewen Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 5E4

10% off normal rate, call (604) 553-7833 and let them know you are participating August 1-5

Various Airbnb's around the Venue, be sure to book early to receive the best price


  • No food in the playing area

  • Photos are allowed for the first 5 minutes of each round, but please be discrete and respectful to not disturb players

  • Silence is required in the playing area while games are in progress

  • All electronics capable of making noise, communicating, or playing chess must be powered fully off while playing. 

  • Children Under the age of 13 must have a parent/guardian in a premise at all times

  • By signing up to this event, you have given us permission to take photos of yourself during this event

  • Full Refund on or before June 1st, 75% Refund after June 1st, 50% refund after July 1st, No Refund after July 1st


CFC membership or CFC Tournament Membership required.   You can order membership in the online registration or by contacting the CFC here:

         Forfeit after 60 minutes.



Draw Offer Period:

No Draw offer until after Move 30


CFC rating used.  For those who don’t have a CFC ratings, FIDE rating will be used.

Please check your FIDE ratings at




The Appeals Committee shall be formed prior to the start of the first round.

Any appeals must be submitted in writing one (1) hour of the completion of the round, and shall he accompanied by deposit of $100.

If the appeal is successful the deposit shall be returned.

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