Hi everyone! This is a bit short notice, but if you are in BC over the long weekend and want to play some chess, just come by during registration!



Location: Brookswood Senior Centre, 19899-36 Ave, Langley, BC

Dates: September 1 to September 3, 2012 (Labor Day Weekend)

Details: Open, Swiss format. 6 Rounds. Time control of 90 minutes each, with 30 second increment.

Round Times:
Round 1 – Saturday, September 1, 10:00am
Round 2 – Saturday, September 1, 4:00pm
Round 3 – Sunday, September 2, 10:00am
Round 4 – Sunday, September 2, 4:00pm
Round 5 – Monday, September 3, 9:00am
Round 6 – Monday, September 3, 3:00pm or ASAP

Tournament Director: Brian Davidson


Single Entry: $70
Family Rate: Parent Pays Full Rate, Children Pay Just $15 each
Free Entry for Players Rated 2300 or above.


Minimum Prize Fund is being guaranteed at $2000, with generous prizes for Best Under 2000 rated player, Best Under 1700 rated player and biggest upset! All levels welcome! Please contact us if you wish to be a sponsor.


Please mail cheques (payable to The Langley Chess Club, c/o Hugh Long) to: 23810- 52 Ave, Langley, B.C. V2Z 2P3. On-site registration: Saturday, September 1, 9:15 am to 9:50 am . Or you can securely pay online using your credit card below (Paypal account is NOT needed)


CFC rated, half-point byes may be requested for all but the last round. Please bring sets, boards and clocks.

This tournament (the 7th Annual Langley Chess Club Open) is a qualifier for the 2012 BC Closed Championships. The winner of the Langley Chess Club Open will qualify, and in the event of a tie, there will be no playoff. Instead, the winner will be deemed to be the person with the highest cumulative score


For any questions regarding this tournament, please contact Hugh Long by email (hughraine@telus.net) or by phone at 604-530-4693.


Langley Chess Club has negotiated group rates for the Chess Tournament at the following hotels. Please mention the “Langley Open Chess Tournament”.

Ramada Inn, Langley. 19225 Highway 10, Langley. Phone 604-576-8388. $99 per night, per room including continental breakfast.
Best Western Country Meadows, 3070 – 264th Street, Aldergrove, phone 604-856-9880. $99 per night, per room including buffet breakfast.


Also see the Langley Open 2012 "Trailer".


We are happy to announce our Langley Open 2012 sponsor, ActiveState Software! http://www.activestate.com


We have 49 players preregistered, a new record.

Name Rating
Butch Villavieja 2309
Alfred Pechisker 2263
Brian McLaren 2201
Ryan Lo 2189
Jack Cheng 2173
James Chan 2104
Savvas Kyriakides 2068
Matthew Herdin 1958
Yiming Han 1941
John Doknjas 1939
Robert North 1925
Louis Cheng 1922
Jingzhou (Peter) Lai 1922
Jofrel Landingin 1922
Paul Leblanc 1901
Joshua Doknjas 1886
YiFei Han 1879
Dan Catona 1870
Joe Roback 1868
Alice Xiao 1835
Omar Jessa 1821
Peter Yee 1800
Brian Davidson 1766
Hugh Long 1764
Constantin Rotariu 1748
Brian Sullivan 1651
Robert Hamm 1556
Alex Lornie 1555
Andrew Hoyer 1542
Jill Ding 1537
Karl Lizhe Cui 1528
Michael Su 1480
Alex Y. Lin 1462
Stewart Paulson 1388
Andrew Toi 1359
Nathan Shao 1356
Robin Yu 1293
Darren Venables 1272
Lahiru Jayaweera 1253
Frank Hou 1240
Neil Doknjas 1219
Paula Brewster 1214
Jeffrey Dawson 1198
Rico Berkhout 1171
Edward Enns 1136
Roy He 1039
ZhenShu Luan 959
Rinna Yu 809
Kenneth Mitchell unr