Tournaments

2018 Tournament Schedule:

The following tournament dates are confirmed.

Note: The round times on the final day of each tournament this year will be 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to attract more out of town players.

Also: See information on the sale of Nova Scotia Chess Association scorebooks.

Bluenose Open 2018 – February 23-25, 2018 Saint Mary’s University. See results.

Halifax Open 2018 – April 6-8, 2018, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS., McCain Centre, Room 105, five rounds, start on Friday night, end on Sunday night.

Nova Scotia Open 2018 – May 11-13, 2018, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Building, Room 175, five rounds, start on Friday night, end on Sunday night.

George Beals Open 2018 – June 8-10, 2018, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS., McCain Centre, Room 105, five rounds, starts on Friday night, ends on Sunday night.

Paul Hake Labour Day Open 2018 – September 1-3, 2018, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Building, Room 175, six rounds, starts Saturday morning, ends on Monday night

Maritime Open 2018 – October 6-8, 2018, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Building, Room 175, six rounds, starts Saturday morning, ends on Monday night

Remembrance Day Open 2018 – November 9-11, 2018, 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 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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