2017 Tournament Schedule:
Bluenose Open – February 17-19, 2017, SMU
Halifax Open – March 31 – April 2, 2017, MSVU
Nova Scotia Open – May 12-14, 2017, SMU
George Beals Open – June 16-18, MSVU
Paul Hake Labour Day Open – September 2-4, 2017, SMU
Remembrance Day Open – November 10-12, 2017, MSVU
Nova Scotia Closed Championship:
Every year the Nova Scotia Closed Championship is held, bringing together 6 of the top players in Nova Scotia for a premier round robin event.
Rules for Qualification
-Player must be listed as a Nova Scotia player on the Chess Federation of Canada website.
-Player’s primary residence must be in Nova Scotia.
-Player must have played at least 8 games in NSCA organized open events over the past two calendar years. (For example, to qualify for the 2016 tournament, a player must have played 8 games in NSCA organized open events between January 2014 and December 2015)
The tournament will consist of 6 players based on the following criteria:
-Reigning Nova Scotia Closed Champion
-5 Highest Rated Players in Nova Scotia
The rating list used to select the highest rated players will be the official Chess Federation of Canada rating list with the following filters:
-Province selected as Nova Scotia
-Played a tournament within the last 2 years
-Current member or expired within the last 3 years
The list can be found by clicking here.
Invitations will be sent out in January of the same year as the event.