2017 Aurora Spring Open


Results are posted at chess-results.com: OPEN; U2000; U1600; U1300.


Section 1st 2nd 3rd
Open 400 250 150
U2000 400 250 150
U1600 400 250 150
U1300 400 250 150
sub-U900 100


A lot of pictures are in the album.

Open section winners and organizers

From left to right: Chris Tapping (TD/Registration Chair) Amon Khakimov (Volunteer Chair), Sergey Noritsyn (3rd), Jelvis Calvelo (2nd), IM Kaiqi Yang (1st) , Egis Zeromskis (Chief Arbiter), Bernie Prost (Facilities Chair)


Games and PGN files

Open section file
U2000 section files

Several interesting games to play through.

This was the last game of the tournament.


About tournament

 April 1-2, 2017

What: CFC/FIDE Rated Chess Tournament
Where: The Royal Canadian Legion 89 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora, Ontario L4G 4C4

Format: 5 Round Swiss. FIDE/CFC rated. CFC membership is required.
Sections: Open (FIDE rated), U2000*, U1600, U1300.
Round Times:Saturday 9:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM.
Time Control: G/90 min + 30 sec/move.
Half Point Byes: Two byes may be requested in advance for Rounds 1-4.

Chief Arbiter: Egidijus Zeromskis.
Entry fee: $65 for pre-registered before end of day, Thursday, March 30th.
IM/GM: Free entry.

Late fee: $20. Walk-in registrations will be paired from Round 2 onward.
To play up: $20 play-up fee if current rating is within 100 points of rating floor.

Prizes: $2000+ (based on entries).

Late registration available with cash onsite before 9AM

Pre-Registration: Please use the the form below!
Registration cut-off: Please make sure you have checked yourself in ON-SITE and paid entry fees before 9:00 AMon Saturday to guarantee a pairing for Round 1.

NEW** Once again the Royal Canadian Legion will be offering lunch both days and dinner on Saturday. The menu includes goulash, chili, pizza and sandwiches. All very good and very reasonably priced.

Coffee and water provided. Chess sets and clocks are provided for play.
Free parking. Great facilities and restaurants within walking distance.

* U2000 will be FIDE rated if 6 or more FIDE rated players participate in the section.