The 2013 BC Open will take place on 9-11th February at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC V6X 1A3.
Sections: Open, U1800
Prizes: $2000 Guaranteed
Premier Section: $600, $300 U2100 $300. Top BC finisher qualifies for BC Closed.
U1800 Section: $350, $200 U1500 $150
Top Unrated (any section) $100
Side Event: Scholastic event, Feb. 9, 9:00am-4:00pm. NEW Details on this side event can now be found here: registration for the scholastic is here: Please note that this is a different organization running this event. Registration and payment is done separately than registration for the BC Open.
Entry Fee: $60 (Early Bird on or before Dec. 31), $75 (not so Early Bird on or before Feb. 5), $90 on site; $20 to play up a section. For first time players in the U1800 section (without ANY foreign or CFC rating) who are Canadian residents, entry fee includes a one year CFC membership. $30 discount for 2nd or higher family member. $5 discount if you are also playing in the scholastic.
Time Control: Game/90 + 30 sec. increment
Rounds: Sat. Feb. 9: 600pm; Sun Feb. 10 10:00am, 3:00pm, Mon. Feb. 11 10:00am, 3:00pm
Accommodation: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 1-800-663-2878 $119/night single/double Free parking for hotel guests. Quote "Victoria Chess" to get the discount.
- by car; parking $5/day (must purchase ticket from organizer)
- by Skytrain to Brighouse station, then ~10 minute walk.
Registration: online, or email to
, or mail (cheques payable to Victoria Chess, 1012 Spiritwood Pl Victoria BC V8Y1C6 ), or onsite from 4:00pm-5:30pm Sat. Feb. 9.
Policies: Our general policies for things like byes, awarding of prizes, and other matters are at our Policies Page. Where a contradiction exists between those and this page, this page takes precedent.
- Parking free for hotel guests. $5/day otherwise (purchase ticket from organizer on site). Some parking on local streets may be available.
- BCCF dues included in entry fee.
- All equipment provided.
- Unrated players not eligible for class prizes.
- BC tournaments use a 1 hour grace rule for players late for the game before forfeiting.