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Thread: Canadian Open (CO) 2018 - Quebec City, July 07-14

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    Default Canadian Open (CO) 2018 - Quebec City, July 07-14

    Bonjour,

    L’organisateur, la Fédération québécoise des échecs (FQE), est fier d’annoncer que le site Web dédié au CO 2018 a été rendu opérationnel.

    Tout le monde est bienvenu de consulter l’horaire et rechercher l’hébergement. Les joueurs peuvent s'inscrire en ligne en profitant d’un tarif spécial en vigueur avant le 1er avril.

    https://www.chessopen-canada.com/

    The organizer, the Fédération québécoise des échecs (FQE), is proud to announce that a dedicated Web site for the 2018 Canadian Open has gone live.

    Everyone is welcome to study the schedule and to examine accommodation options. The participants can register online and to benefit from a low introductory rate available until April 1st.

    Quebec City is ready to welcome players from all parts of the country!

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    Default CO July 7-14

    Excellent, Vadim!

    I notice that the tournament dates are July 7-14 and not July 6-13. We can change that on the CFC site.

    [Fr: les dates du tournoi sont du 7 au 14 juillet et non du 6 au 13 juillet.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Hanrahan View Post
    Excellent, Vadim!

    I notice that the tournament dates are July 7-14 and not July 6-13. We can change that on the CFC site.

    [Fr: les dates du tournoi sont du 7 au 14 juillet et non du 6 au 13 juillet.]
    Merci Nigel! Oui, voici des précisions importantes sur l’horaire.

    • The CYCC ends with tiebreaks for the 1st place that start at 16:00 on Thursday, July 05.
    • Friday, July 06, is a rest day.
    • The CO commences with an opening ceremony and Rd 1 at 11:00 on Saturday, July 07.

    There is an important corollary concerning logistics for all of us out-of-town attendees. Apparently, the Delta Hotel set up different promotion codes for booking a room during the CYCC and the CO: a player who takes part in both has to go through the CYCC site to book with one code for a stay within 7/01-7/08, then to go through the CO site to book with another code for a stay within 7/06-7/15.

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    We are updating the list of registered players for the Canadian Open every Friday. The information can be accessed through this page at the main CO site or via a direct link.

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    Bump. Six GMs have already pre-registered. GM Razvan Preotu, the co-winner of the 2017 CO, is about to confirm his participation.

    Alphabetical list all sections.

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    The Fédération québécoise des échecs, the organizer of the 2018 CO, is pleased to welcome players to the Canadian Open in Quebec City. Similar to the CYCC thread, let’s review competition rules and format in detail.

    II.The Canadian Open (CO) 2018

    Web sites
    Official site: information, registration, accommodations:
    https://www.chessopen-canada.com/

    Chess-Results server: tournament files, pairings, results:
    https://bit.ly/2J5Tmrf

    Sections
    There are five (5) sections in this tournament, by rating.
    Section A (Open) Open to all players.
    Section B (U2000) Player’s rating has to be below 2000.
    Section C (U1800) Player’s rating has to be below 1800.
    Section D (U1600) Player’s rating has to be below 1600.
    Section E (U1400 and unrated) Player’s rating has to be below 1400. This is the only section where an unrated player can enter.

    Player ratings
    Ratings are used for section composition, pairings and prizes in the following manner:
    Section A (Open):
    FIDE rating is used for pairings. If a player has no FIDE rating:
    - for a player residing in Quebec - FQE rating will be used;
    - for a player residing elsewhere in Canada- CFC rating will be used;
    - for a player residing in the U.S. – the USCF / CFC / FQE.

    Sections B-C-D-E:
    - for a player residing in Quebec - FQE rating will be used;
    - for a player residing elsewhere in Canada- CFC rating will be used;
    If a Quebec resident has a CFC rating that is more than 100 points greater that a rating ceiling for a section where a player is registered, the organizer can, in his sole discretion, transfer this player to a higher section.

    The rating freeze date is July 05, 2018, which takes into account the July FIDE Rating List. No changes in player ratings after that date will be taken into account for the CO.

    Rating the results
    The following sections will be rated with FIDE, the CFC and the FQE:
    Section A (Open), Section B (U2000), Section C (U1800)

    The following sections will be rated with the CFC and the FQE:
    Section D (U1600), Section E (U1400 and unrated).

    Memberships
    Players need to have valid CFC or FQE membership (direct links are available on the CO Web site) or to purchase it on-site with a surcharge before the start of the tournament.

    Format
    Regular Swiss, nine (9) rounds.

    Byes
    A player can request up to three (3) half-point byes in any of the first four (4) rounds of the tournament if he notifies the organizer in writing before the start of Round 1.

    Time Control
    (90 min / 40 moves + 30 min / end + 30 sec. increment starting with Move 1) in all sections.

    Playoffs
    There will be no playoff games. All places will be determined by tiebreak criteria (see further below).

    Schedule
    Code:
    Sat, July 07		08:00 - 09:00 – Late registration on site.
    			11:00 – Opening and Round 1.
    Sun, July 08		10:00 – Round 2. 
                            18:00 – Round 3.
    Mon, July 09		18:00 – Round 4.
    Tue, July 10		10:00 – 14:00 – Blitz tournament.
                            18:00 – Round 5.
    Wed, July 11		18:00 – Round 6.
    Thu, July 12		09:00 – Grandmaster simul.
                            18:00 – Round 7.
    Fri, July 13		10:00 – Grandmaster lecture.
                            18:00 – Round 8.
    Sat, July 14		11:00 – Round 9.
    			19:00 – Closing ceremony
    Forfeit time
    If a player doesn’t arrive at his chessboard 60 minutes (i.e., one hour) after the start of a round, his game will be forfeited, the result “0F” will be entered, and he will not be paired for subsequent rounds.

    Recording the moves
    As per FIDE Laws of Chess, Art. 8.1.1:
    In the course of play each player is required to record his own moves and those of his opponent in the correct manner, move after move, as clearly and legibly as possible, in the algebraic notation (Appendix C), on the ‘scoresheet’ prescribed for the competition.

    Marking the results
    When the game is finished, each player shall clearly mark its result on his or her scoresheet as “1-0”, “½-½”, or “0-1” and to sign this scoresheet. Then, the player shall cross-sign his opponent’s scoresheet and ask his opponent to cross-sign his. Once both scoresheets have results and two signatures, players shall proceed to the official pairings sheet displayed on the wall and clearly mark the game result there.

    If players do not follow this procedure and do not mark the game result on the official sheet, the result of the game can be entered as “0-0” in the sole discretion of the Chief Arbiter.

    Electronic devices
    As per FIDE Laws of Chess, Art. 11.3.2.1, any electronic device has to be stored in a player’s bag and to be switched off completely. Game forfeit is an automatic penalty if player is found to be near any kind of a non-stored electronic device during the round anywhere in the playing venue, including toilets.

    Playing Venue
    As per FIDE Laws of Chess, Art. 11:
    - The ‘playing venue’ is defined as the ‘playing area’, rest rooms, toilets, refreshment area, area set aside for smoking and other places as designated by the arbiter.
    - The playing area is defined as the place where the games of a competition are played.
    - Only with the permission of the arbiter can:
    o a player leave the playing venue,
    o the player having the move be allowed to leave the playing area.
    o a person who is neither a player nor arbiter be allowed access to the playing area.
    - During play the players are forbidden to use any notes, sources of information or advice, or analyze any game on another chessboard.

    Spectators are not allowed to communicate with players anywhere in the playing venue (e.g., in the toilets or in the hallway).

    Photographs
    Photos without flash are allowed during the first fifteen (15) minutes after the round starts. An official CFC photographer will attempt to take photos during the rounds and to make them available.

    Tiebreak criteria
    As per FIDE recommendations and the FQE rules, the following tiebreak criteria will be used for all sections.
    1) Direct encounter
    2) The greater number of wins
    3) The greater number of games with Black (unplayed games shall be counted as played with White)
    4) Buchholz Cut 1
    Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; 07-07-2018 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Added a URL to pairings and results.

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    Ten days before the tournament starts.

    117 registered players

    Rating freeze date is July 05 (see regulations in the message above).
    Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; 07-07-2018 at 10:27 PM.

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    The 2018 Canadian Open: Round 1 photographs courtesy of the official event photographer Victoria Doknjas.

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    The 2018 Canadian Open top finishers


    E-U1400
    1. Jessica Qian - BC (Richmond)
    2. Jeremie Cassista - QC (Saint Raymond)
    3. Elie Gaulin - QC (Beauport)

    D-U1600
    1-2. David Gauthier - ON (Brampton)
    1-2. Arnaud Pelletier - QC (Montreal)
    3-4. Kirk Johannes Dickson - ON (Peterborough)
    3-4. Alfred Laurendeau - ON (Astra)

    C-U1800
    1. Yun Hong (Kevin) Li - ON (Toronto)
    2-4. Carlos Casillas Garcia - QC (Quebec)
    2-4. Claude Duplessis - QC (Laval)
    2-4. Steven Faust - AB (Calgary)

    B-U2000
    1. William Bremner - BC (North Vancouver)
    2-4. Vadim Khachaturov - ON (Toronto)
    2-4. David Craciun - QC (Montreal)
    2-4. Léo Richard - QC (Montreal)

    A-Open
    1-2. Bitan Banerjee - AB (Edmonton)
    1-2. IM Raymond Kaufman - USA (Seattle)
    3-4. GM Bator Sambuev - QC (Montreal)
    3-4. IM Kaiqi Yang - ON (Markham)

    Tied players shared cash prizes equally. An absolute winner was determined according to the previously announced tiebreaks. Bitan Banerjee won a direct encounter with Raymond Kaufman and was awarded the trophy.

    The 2018 CO marked another milestone for Bitan: he had already earned four IM norms and now his rating crossed the 2400 threshold. Edmonton shall have a new IM soon!

    Two CYCC top finishers won their respective sections in the CO decisively: Jessica Qian (Girls U-12) - E-U1400 and William Bremner (Open-U18) - B-U2000. Congratulations!

    Here are the final crosstables and wonderful photos from the closing ceremony by Victoria Doknjas.
    Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; 07-15-2018 at 07:45 PM. Reason: URLs.

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