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.

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