Our club meets each Tuesday Night at the GPRC at 6:00 PM in Room H-211.

Grande Prairie Chess Club

36th Annual Trumpeter Classic

June 1 & 2, 2019

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 1 & 2, 2019   

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)    

Round Times:              

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)  

Please Note:   Entry fees can ONLY be paid at the Sandman Hotel the day of the tournament.     ​

Current CFC Membership Required (can be purchased on site ONLY for new players).  All others should be up to date PRIOR to arriving on site.

FREE Entry to GM's, IM's, FM's

Vlad Rekhson, 2013 Trumpeter Classic Champion

Vlad Rekhson, 2013 Trumpeter Classic Champion

Prize Fund

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Friday Night Speed Chess Tournament

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This speed chess tournament is sponsored by Caughlin Financial Services.

$100 Prize Fund Guaranteed


1st - $60.00

2nd - $40.00

Where are we playing this year?


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.

When will we be playing?


Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Registration will be from 7 - 7:45 PM on site at the Lexington Apartments Social Room.  

Tournament Details


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)

Refreshments will be Served!!


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!!

Committed Players List

Last Updated on May 21, 2019

  1. David Miller** - 2163 (++) 
  2. Douglas Nechio - 1927 
  3. Dustin Koperski** - 1905 (++)
  4. John Quiring - 1838
  5. David Suominen - 1828
  6. Eddy Tjandrajana - 1826  (++)
  7. Wade Caughlin** - 1812 (++)
  8. Len Steele - 1775  (Maybe)
  9. Piotr Pisanski - 1771  (++)
  10. Steve Panteluk - 1713
  11. Paul McGinnis - 1626  (++)
  12. Roland Schech - 1510
  13. Hastings Radbourne - 1018  (++)
  14. Colton Walker - Unrated  (++)

(++) indicates that this person may also play in the Friday Night Speed Chess Tournament

** indicates that CFC membership has expired and needs to be updated prior to tournament start.


Sandman Hotel

10 Rooms Have Been Set Aside


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 # 439772 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)    

Email: reservations@sandman

Organizer and Tournament Director


Wade Caughlin - Tournament Organizer

If you have any questions for Wade, please give him a call at (780) 512-1521.

Tim Pradzinski

Tim Pradzinski - Assistant Tournament Director

If you have any questions for Tim, please give him a call at (780) 518-2281.

Please Note:  Due to a conflict, Chris White, from LaCrete, Alberta will be the Tournament Director this year.