49th Annual Canadian Open Chess Tournament
July 8 – 13, 2012 Victoria, BC Canada

$15,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund
A 9 Round Swiss with a Guaranteed Prize Fund of $15,000!
Side Events include Simul, Lecture, Blitz and Bughouse Tournaments.
Check www.monroi.com/2012-cocc-home for updates and more information

Playing Site – all events: Hotel Grand Pacific www.hotelgrandpacific.com

2012 Canadian 2012 Canadian Open – The Main Event

Sections. Open (FIDE and CFC rated), U2000 (CFC rated) and U1600 (CFC rated).

Time Control: Open section 40/90 then Game/30 all with 30 sec increment: Other sections: Game/120+30 sec. increment. 9 Round Swiss. Round times: Sun. 11:00am, 6:00pm; Mon. 11:00am, 6:00pm; Tues: 11:00am, 6:00pm; Wed. 6:00pm: Thurs. 6:00pm; Fri. 10:00am

Prizes $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund!
Open Section: $2000/$1600/$1300/$1100/$1000 U2400: $750/$600
U2200 $750/$500
U2000 Section: $750/$600 U1800: $750/$600
U1600 Section: $650/$550 U1400: $650/$550

Top Scoring Unrated (any section) $200. Unrated players are not eligible for section prizes.

Entry Fee $175 on or before June 1, 2012, $195 on or before June 29, $215 on site. Registration is by rating section – add $20 for each section you play up. Unrated first time players who are Canadian residents playing in the U1600 section have a one year CFC membership included in entry fee. A Family Discount of 50% of the entry fee is given to the 3rd and higher registered players from one family. Either full CFC membership or tournament membership required.

IM & GMs rated over 2400 FIDE, WGM rated over 2300 FIDE: Free entry if registered on
or before June1 and you agree to our non standard 1st round pairing, $100 otherwise [receives a normal Swiss pairing].

Play a GM, IM, or WGM: The pairings for the 1st round games against our marquee players will be sold first come, first served (on line registration only). Any player from any section may place a bid. See the website for full details.

Side Events

BBQ, Whale Watching, Simul, Bughouse, Midnight Blitz, Fundraising Workshop, Closing Banquet and more! See Website for details

Contact Us:
website: www.monroi.com/2012-cocc-home
email: cochess2012@gmail.com

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