2015 University Battle of AB

The venue is the Mount Royal University.




Date: Feb 7th, 8th, 2015

Team Standings >> http://calgarychess.com/WORDPRESS/?page_id=5940

Final Standings >> http://calgarychess.com/WORDPRESS/?page_id=5943

Location:  Mount Royal University, Art Gallery, second floor of the Wyckham house.


The best entrance to enter is from Richardson Way on the NorthWest end of campus. This is close to the Wyckham house building which looks like a large, glass, KFC bucket. Parking is $7 On Saturdays, Sunday is free.

HostMount Royal University

Past Events >> http://universitybattleofal.wix.com/uboab

CollegesAre also invited to send a team.

ImportsAre allowed provided they attend a valid University, including outside AB.

Type: Rapid 10 Round Swiss Active

Ratings:  It will NOT be CFC rated, as this requires CFC memberships, very expensive for students.

Organizer: Frank Kluytmans

Head Arbiter: Frank Kluytmans

 Assistant Arbiter:  Logan MacLeod

Time Control: Rapid, game in 25 min + 10 second increment

Official Rules:

The standard FIDE rules apply to Rapid Active tournaments, this is not a Blitz tournament.  A printed copy of the FIDE rules will be available.
Remember this tournament will have a number of beginners, who don’t even know how to use a clock.  Keeping score is not required in Active tournaments.  These rules will be addressed before the start of round 1.
0.  Time control is 25 minutes for the entire game plus 10 second increment after every move.  If your time ends, you lose the game.
1.  Touch move is enforced.
2.  All electronic devices must be turned off in the playing area, the 2nd floor of the Library.
3.  Rule #1 applies, if an illegal move is made, stop the clock, and notify the arbiter.  I agree with Vlad Rekhson (IA): By official rules you are supposed to forfeit players who make illegal moves.  I wouldn’t enforce it there, with all the beginners.  You probably need to announce that in advance that you will for example add two min for a clock if opponent makes an illegal move.  Forfeiture will only be enforced between regular rated players.
4.  No assistance is allowed from outside in the playing area.

Round Times:

  • Registration Saturday Feb 7, 2015 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM.
  • Round 1 Saturday Feb 7, 2015 10:45 AM
  • Round 2 Saturday Feb 7, 2015 11:45 AM
  • Lunch  1:00 PM
  • Round 3 Saturday Feb 7, 2015 2:15 PM
  • Round 4 Saturday Feb 7, 2015 3:15 PM
  • Round 5 Saturday Feb 7, 2015 4:15 PM or ASAP
  • Round 6 Saturday Feb 7, 2015 5:15 PM or ASAP
  • Round 7 Sunday Feb 8, 2015 10:00 AM
  • Round 8 Sunday Feb 8, 2015 11:00 AM
  • Lunch 12:00 noon to 12:30 PM
  • Round 9 Sunday Feb 8, 2015 12:30 PM
  • Round 10 Sunday Feb 8, 2015 1:30 PM or ASAP

Teams: Each University can designate a team of any number of players.  Teams MUST be students, faculty or staff, ID cards will be verified.  Note:  team players will not play each other.  Total team scores (top 5) will count for the AB championship trophy.

Chess community: Regular community players are allowed to participate and be eligible for cash prizes.

Entry fees: University participants $10  GMs, IMs, FMs free.  Community players $20.

Byes: Maximum 4 half point byes if notified before start of round 1

Early Registration: Enter at the Calgary Chess Club on any Tuesday or Thursday evening or mail your cheque payable to the Calgary Chess Club to:
Calgary Chess Club, #274  3359 27th St. NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 5E1

Pre-registered players must come by 9:45 am on the morning of the first round, or they won’t be paired.

Registration: On Saturday at the door, from 9:00 AM till 9:45 AM.

To be added to the pre-registered list, email the organizer Frank Kluytmans at: fekluytmans@gmail.com

Money Prizes: TBD based on number of entries, less $3 ACA fees.