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    Exclamation 2017 Saskatchewan Chess Championship ***$7000 prize pool*** FIDE and CFC Rated

    Saskatchewan's biggest Chess Tournament is back! After 20 years, the Saskatchewan Chess Championship will return on the 2017 Family Day long weekend. This three day event will have an estimated prize pool of $7,000. We have a whole lot of prize money to give away and very few participants so far! Special thanks to the Regina Hotel Association and our sponsors for making this possible.

    This tournament is open to the public; any player may register in it regardless of where they live, age, or rating.

    Register here:

    Space is limited to 80 participants, so make sure to register in advance!

    When: February 17-19, 2017
    Where: Executive Royal Hotel, 4025 Albert Street, Regina, SK
    Entry Fee: $80 (Open Section); $60 (Reserved Section)
    Format: 5 Rounds Swiss Style (1 Round Friday, 2 Rounds Saturday, 2 Rounds Sunday)
    Time Controls: 90 minutes per player plus 30 second increment per move
    Rating: FIDE/CFC
    Other prizes: In addition to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, class prizes and/or special prizes may be given out depending on attendance. More info to come.
    Eligibility: Open to the public, anyone from any province or country can play, regardless of age, rating, location, or skill level. Players who's rating exceeds 1800 should register in the "Open section"

    Estimated prizes:
    Open Section (FIDE & CFC Rated) - 1st $3,000; 2nd $1,800; 3rd $1,200
    Reserved Section (Under 1800 Rating, CFC Rated) - 1st $500; 2nd $300; 3rd $200

    Need accommodation? Special rates are available at the Executive Royal Hotel (rooms held until mid January). Contact us for the password, or any questions you may have.

    Prize money:
    We have been given over $5000 in sponsorships for this tournament (Thanks to the Regina Hotel Association). All sponsorships and entry fee's are returned as prize money, less the expense of the tournament (Venue, arbitration, CFC fee's, etc...). This means that the prize pool will be greater than the sum of the entry fee's! Given our expenses, if we hit at least 60 players we expect the prize fund to be $7000. So please tell your friends and help us get as many people here as possible!

    Special Events:
    Saturday Beer & Blitz: Join us for drinks and casual blitz chess at 7:30PM Saturday evening in the hotel lounge. We will be giving out one free drink to each participant, and happy hour specials run until 8PM!
    Puzzle Master Challenge:Each day of the tournament we will set up three special chess puzzles. At the end of the tournament, the top three puzzle masters will win a chess book of their choosing!

    Registration list(Updated Jan 6, 2016): 26 players registered, a comprehensive list with ratings can be found here:
    Last edited by Tom Boshoff; 01-06-2017 at 12:12 PM.

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