2016 Southern AB Open

Organized by the Calgary Chess Club

Organized by the Calgary Chess Club






Hosted by the Calgary Chess Club


Sponsored by the Alberta Chess Association







When: December 3-4, 2016

Venue:  Calgary Chess Club

Parma Centre North Building

#274 3359 27th St. NE

Location >> http://calgarychess.com/WORDPRESS/?page_id=26

Format5 Round Open Swiss

CFC & FIDE Rated:  CFC membership required, annual memberships can be purchased on site ($43 for adults and $28 for juniors). Note: CFC membership (if expired) must be renewed prior to start of round 1.  Memberships can be purchased on the CCC website:


Head OrganizerFrank Kluytmans

email: fekluytmans@gmail.com

Head ArbiterFrank Kluytmans National Arbiter

Assistant ArbiterGerard Labute


Round Times: Saturday 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m; Sunday 10 a.m. 2pm or ASAP.

A 30-minute break between games is always guaranteed. Default late time is 60 minutes.
Byes: Maximum 2 half point byes available in first 4 rounds if notified before start of round 1

Entry Fee: GMs, IMs, FMs Free.  Adult $35, Junior (20 and under) $30. Add $5 for registration at the door.

Registration: Enter at the Calgary Chess Club on any Tuesday or Thursday evening, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, or mail your cheque payable to the Calgary Chess Club: Calgary Chess Club, #274  3359 27th St. NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 5E1

Online payments can also be made at the CCC website:

Adult: >> http://calgarychess.com/WORDPRESS/?product=2016-sab-open-adult-entry

Junior >>  http://calgarychess.com/WORDPRESS/?product=2016-sab-open-junior-entry

Pre-registrants who did not pay on-line, must arrive at the chess club before 9:45 AM or will not be paired for round 1.

The winner (if an Albertan) qualifies for the 2017 Alberta Closed 

$200 First Prize Guaranteed.

$600 Prize Fund Guaranteed.

All entry fees go to the prize fund except for the ACA dues of $5 per paid participant. The full prize distribution TBD based on the number of entries.  There will be class prizes for U2200, U1800, U1400, and top unrated.

This is a Road Warrior Event