Club d'échecs de Trois-Rivières

Championnat Ouvert de la Mauricie

A tradition since 46 years!

Club d'échecs de Trois-Rivières

Championnat Ouvert de la Mauricie

A tradition since 46 years!

Championnat Ouvert de la Mauricie

A tradition since 46 years!

Swiss system of 5 rounds, rated FQÉ, CFC in all sections and FIDE rated in section A

Time control

1h30 / 40 moves + 30 min / mate.
Increment 30 sec. / move

Section and class prizes

Section A

Total prizes : $ 3325
2000 & higher

1st

$ 1600

2nd

$ 800

3rd

$ 400

-2300

$ 275

-2200

$ 250

 

Section B

Total prizes : $ 2750
-2000

1st

$ 1400

2nd

$ 700

3rd

$ 350

-1900

$ 150

-1800

$ 150

Section C

Total prizes : $ 2400
-1700

1st

$ 1200

2nd

$ 600

3rd

$ 300

-1600

$ 150

-1500

$ 150

 

Section D

Total prizes : $ 1900
-1400

1st

$ 1000

2nd

$ 500

3rd

$ 250

-1300

$ 150

Section E

Total prizes : $ 1600
-1200

1st

$ 800

2nd

$ 400

3rd

$ 200

-1100

$ 150

S/C

$ 50

A player who wishes to register in a higher section whose minimum score exceeds by more than 100 points his higest rating will have to pay an fee of $ 25 per section.

For example, a player of 1500, whose higest rating exceeds 1600, could register in section B without an penalty. If, however, his higest rating has never exceeded 1600, he could register in section B for a fee of $ 25 per section above the one to which he is entitled.
Unrated players can not register in Section A !!   They are only eligible for the unrated prizes in Section E, even if they have paid an upgrade fee to play in a higher section.

Tournament Rules

 Rules

The rules applied are for those of FIDE for section A and those of FQE for other sections.

 Ratings

For players from outside Québec, the highest score between the FIDE rating, CFC, and FQE (or national rating eg USCF) will be used.
For Québec players, only FQÉ ratings will be used.

 Rating Index and Upgrade

The rating index achieved by a player may not exceed the maximum score of the section in which he is registered by more than 100 points. A player wishing to play in a higher section and whose rating index are more than 100 points below the minimum required for the section, will have to pay an upgrade fee of $ 25 per section.

 Bye

Bye of 1/2 point for the rounds 1 and 2 if asked before the end of registration. (Friday evening at 19h)
Bye 0 points for rounds 3, 4 and 5. You must ask at least 30 minutes before the start of the round. See the Chief Arbitrator.

 Communication of results

Players must indicate the result of their game directly on the score sheet. The winning player is responsible for transmitting the result of the game. In the case of a draw game, this responsibility lies with White. Failing to transmit their result, the arbitrator may decide to award a defeat to each player.

 Phones and electronic devices

All cell phones and any other devices for viewing online material or storing databases, must be turned off in the tournament halls under penalty of immediate defeat and without appeal for any player caught in default.

 Chess boards, pieces and clocks

The COM provides the chess boards as well as the pieces of the game. Players should normally bring their clock if it is programmable at the rate of the tournament. A player may refuse to use the clock of his opponent, if for valid reasons, he considers that it is not standard or does not allow him an adequate reading of the time. In case of dispute, the arbitrator will decide. Players who want clocks can rent them for $ 4 per round (+ piece of picture identification). These clocks are available at the canteen located outside the tournament hall. A player wishing to use a chessboard or pieces other than those made available to players, must even before installing them, ask permission from his opponent. The latter may refuse to play with those pieces or board.

 « Failure to present oneself »

As soon as the arbitrator gives the signal to start the clock, a player has 30 minutes maximum to present himself to his seat. Once this period expires, the opponent must claim victory to the arbitrator.

 « Storm clause »

If for reasons of poor weather conditions that would not allow players to travel to Trois-Rivières on Friday, March 20 to register and participate in the tournament, and by the same token to allow the organization to reach the minimum number of participants to guarantee the prizes, the organization may not consider itself bound by the obligation to guarantee the offered prices.

 Refund fee

Pre-registered participants have until midnight March 1, 2020 to cancel their registration and receive a refund. A $ 15.00 administration fee will be charged .