2019 RA March Open
An EOCA Grand Prix Event [www.eoca.ca]

Date: March 1-2-3, 2019
Place: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa – Gatineau Room.
Rounds: 5, Friday 7:30 PM Saturday & Sunday @ 10 AM & 3 PM.

Type: Regular Swiss

Sections and prizes are based on projected entries and may change.

Open - (rated FIDE & CFC); 1st $400, 2nd $200, 3d $100: U2200 $100 U2050 $100;
U1900 – ( rated CFC); 1st $200, 2nd $125, 3rd $75; U1750 $100;
U1600 – (rated CFC) 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd 50.

Time Control: Game-in-90-plus-30-seconds-a-move.

Entry Fee: Open $60 if pre-registered, $70 at site;
U1900 $60 if pre-registered, $70 at site;
U1600 $40 if pre-registered, $60 at site.

Add $20 if playing up a section. A player must be 100 points or less from the rating floor for the section he wants to play up in.

Amateur entry is $30. Amateur entrants are not eligible for prizes. Amateur entrants will be used in a higher or a lower section, if needed, to avoid giving a BYE to a regular player.

Free entry for GM/WGM & IM/WIM and $10 off for NM if entered by e-mail by February 21th.

CFC or FQE membership is required.

Requesting byes: max of three ½ point byes in the first four rounds.

Prizes: $$BEN

Organizers: Halldor P. Palsson, RA Chess Club & EOCA
TD: Halldor P. Palsson

Registration: Cheque by February 21, 2019, payable to:
Halldor P. Palsson, 633 Island Park Cr.,Ottawa, Ont. K1Y 3P4 or e-mail fs889@ncf.ca

Or register in person at the RA Chess Club, February 14, 21, or 28 , 7:00-7:30 PM

Please bring your own equipment if you prefer it – RA Club sets and clocks are provided.