Tournaments

2019 Tournament Schedule:

The following tournament dates are confirmed.

Note: The Saturday games this year will be 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the Sunday games will be 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. These changes are being done for two reasons, as per a decision by the executive of the NSCA:

a) To give an early start to the last round, so as to attract more out of town players, who appreciate being able to get on the road early after completing their last round game.

b) To allow for a longer lunch time between the morning and afternoon games.

 

Bluenose Open 2019 – February 22-24, 2019 Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Building, Room 175, five rounds, starts on Friday night, ends on Sunday night.

Halifax Open 2019 – April 12-14, 2019, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS., McCain Centre, Room 105, five rounds, starts on Friday night, ends on Sunday night.

Nova Scotia Open 2019 – May 10-12, 2019, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Building, Room 175, five rounds, starts on Friday night, ends on Sunday night.

Halifax Summer Open 2019 – June 28-30, 2019, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS., McCain Centre, Room 302, five rounds, starts on Friday night, ends on Sunday night.

Labour Day Open 2019 – August 30 to September 1, 2019, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Building, Room 175, five rounds, starts on Friday night, ends on Sunday night.

Remembrance Day Open 2019 – November 15-17, 2019, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS., McCain Centre, Room 105, five rounds, starts Friday night, ends Sunday night.

 


 

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 2019 tournament, a player must have played 8 games in NSCA organized open events between January 2017 and December 2018.)

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. Note that provisional players (players who have not yet played 25 CFC rated games) do not appear on the CFC list, but will be invited as long as they meet the Rules for Qualification listed above.

Invitations will be sent out in January of the same year as the event.

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