Our club meets each Tuesday Night at the GPRC at 6:00 PM in Room E-304.
Prize Fund: $1800
(Prize Fund Will Be Based on 20 Paid Adult Entries)
$5 of each entry goes back to the Alberta Chess Association
Special Pairing Rule Will Be In Effect (from the CFC Handbook): VARIATION 619.1: If specifically requested by the players involved, minor transpositions may be made in the first two rounds of a tournament at the director's discretion in order to avoid pairing players from the same region, city, team, family, etc. but only to the extent that the results of the tournament as a whole are not substantially affected by this procedure.
When: June 2 & 3, 2018
Where: Sandman Hotel in Grande Prairie (next to Earl's)
Tournament Format: 5 Round Swiss
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes + 30 sec per move from move one
Register: 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday Morning (On Site)
Saturday 10 AM, 2:30 PM, 7 PM
Sunday 9 AM, 1:30 PM (or ASAP)
Entry Fee: $40 Adults, $30 for Juniors (20 and Under)
Note: Entry fees can ONLY be paid at the Sandman Hotel the day of the tournament.
CFC Membership Required (Can Be Purchased On Site)
FREE Entry to GM's, IM's, FM's
Vlad Rekhson, 2013 Trumpeter Classic Champion
Additional Prize Fund Support Added by Sponsors
Alberta Chess Association ($500)
Caughlin Financial Services ($500)
Tim Pradzinski ($100, Unrated Prize Fund Sponsor)
Note: Prize Funds Will Be Based on 20 Paid Adult Entry Fees and amounts below may increase/decrease based on actual number of entries.
1st - $500
2nd - $300
3rd - $150
1st - $250
2nd - $120
3rd - $ 80
1st - $175
2nd - $15
1st - $100
You are only allowed 1 cash prize. You must take the largest prize that you are eligible for. So, if you win the tournament and you are in the U1700 section for example, you can only take the largest prize that you are eligible for. You WILL NOT win the U1700 1st prize as well as the Open Section 1st prize.
If you are lucky enough to win one of our door prizes, it WILL NOT count against any cash prize that you win. Door prizes are above and beyond the cash prizes.
Any unrated player may compete to win one of the Open Section prizes. If they don't qualify for any of those prizes based on their final point total, they will only be eligible to win one of the Unrated Prize Fund prizes. If there is any unclaimed money left in this prize fund, the money may be moved to another prize section at the discretion of the Tournament Director (who is the sponsor of the Unrated Prize Fund).
1st - $60.00
2nd - $40.00
This year's Speed Chess Tournament will be held just 2 blocks north of the Sandman Hotel in the Lexington Apartments (just across from the ReMax building and Tim Hortons). We will be playing in their beautiful Social Room.
The address is 9914 101 Avenue.
Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Registration will be from 7 - 7:45 PM on site at the Lexington Apartments Social Room.
Time Control: Game in 5 minutes
Entry Fee: $10.00
This tournament will be limited to 10 players. This tournament will be a round robin tournament. If more than 10 register, we will take the top 10 highest rated players. (subject to Tournament Director's Discretion)
Players and spectators will be treated to some delicious refreshments!
So, even if you just want to come and watch, you are most welcome to join us!!
(++) indicates that this person may also play in the Friday Night Speed Chess Tournament
Once again, the location of this year's Trumpeter Classic is the Sandman Hotel in Downtown Grande Prairie. We have held the tournament here for the last number of years because it is so centrally located and has many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
Mention Booking # 416967 for the Grande Prairie Chess Club
$109 for Two Double Beds
$109 for Junior Corporate Suite
Book your room soon to take advantage of these awesome rates!
Here is the contact information for the hotel:
Sandman Hotel Grande Prairie
9805 100th St Grande Prairie AB T8V 6X3
Tel: (780) 513-5555
Fax: (780) 513-5131
Toll-free: 1 (800) SANDMAN (726-3626)
If you have any questions for Wade, please give him a call at (780) 512-1521.
If you have any questions for Tim, please give him a call at (780) 518-2281.