2018 Aurora Fall Open

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  • 2018 Aurora Fall Open

    Major change - we are moving to Newmarket to the Old Town Hall. (However we'e keeping our former name). We can accommodate 200 players and little bit more. Details at the tournament website - http://www.aucc.club/2018-aurora-fal...l-open-details.


    October 20-21, 2018


    Newmarket Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 1T1


    Monetary prizes in all sections. First prize in Mastr Section – minimum 1500 CAD based on 200 players. For unrated players max prize 100 CAD.


    5 Round Swiss. Pairing software – SwissManager. Two half-point byes may be requested in advance for Rounds 1-4.


    Master and U2000 - CFC & FIDE rated; U1600, U1300, and JU900 - CFC rated. Compositions of sections:
    Master - rating 2000 or higher;
    U2000 - with ratings from 1600 to 1999;
    U1600 - with ratings from 1300 to 1599;
    U1300 - for adults unrated to 1299; juniors from 900 to 1299;
    JU900 - for Juniors (Under 20 years) with ratings upto 899 and unrated.

    Time Control

    90 minutes per player + 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

    Entry fees

    GM, WGM, IM and WIM free entry if confirmed by October 10.
    Paid by October 10 (Wednesday) - 75 CAD
    Paid by October 19 (Friday 1 pm) - 90 CAD
    Tournament day - 100 CAD; paired for Round 2
    For an additional Play-up fee – 30 CAD – a player can enter the higher Section if his/her rating is within 100 points than the Section floor limit.
    Play-up ratings for sections:
    Master - 1900-1999;
    U2000 - 1500-1599;
    U1600 - 1200-1299;
    U1300 - 800-899;


    Players must be CFC members in good standing to register.
    Only players who have registered and paid by October 19 will be paired for Round one. Round one pairings will be posted in advance on this site late Friday night. You no longer need to “check-in” on Saturday as in previous tournaments. Several ways to register by October 19:
    1. Credit card via Paypal – all major credit cards accepted. Registration website - http://www.aucc.club/2018-aurora-fal...-registration/
    2. In person: on Mondays at the Aurora Chess Club and paying cheques and cash.
    3. Mail a cheque: it must arrive before October 10. Please include the player’s name and CFC number. Use the form at the bottom of the page to inform us about your intention to play. Address:
      Aurora Chess Club
      913 Tegal Place
      Newmarket, ON
      L3X 1L3.

    If a registered player cancels:
    • before Friday 1 pm – full refund;
    • later – no refund for cancellation.
    Round Times
    Saturday Sunday
    1 2 3 4 5
    9:30 am 2 pm 6:30 pm 10 am 2:30 pm

    Chess sets and clocks are provided for play.
    Coffee and water provided.
    Free parking nearby.
    Great facilities and restaurants within walking distance on the famous Newmarket Main street.


    Tournament Director - Chris Tapping. Chief Arbiter - Egidijus Zeromskis.

  • #2
    We got several registrations already: http://www.aucc.club/2018-aurora-fal...-open-players/

    1. Milana Inozemtseva 605
    2. Anni Guo 923
    3. Henry Yao 971

    197 to go :)


    • #3
      Nothing new yet except to say the facility is awesome and we will have the entire building to ourselves.


      • #4
        Three more players on the list:

        4. Marie Guan 617
        5. Danylo Glinnyi 1154
        6. Dorian Kang 2147