FAAAR 2018 Rapid Chess Tournament (unrated) Sun Aug 26 10-4:30pm

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  • FAAAR 2018 Rapid Chess Tournament (unrated) Sun Aug 26 10-4:30pm

    12th RCAF Fighter Control Operators, Air Defence Techs, Air Weapons Controllers, and Aerospace Controllers Reunion (FAAAR).

    Join us for a fun 1 day - 5 round - 30 min sudden death - tournament organized as one of several events taking place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel as air force veterans from across Canada gather for their reunion.

    Entry Fee: $25 in advance for all players. $30 on Sunday.

    Where: MacIntosh Room, Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Rd.

    Round Times: Sunday Aug 26 10:00am, 11:20am, 12:40pm, 2:00pm, 3:20pm

    Style: 5 Round Swiss Time Control: 30 mins - sudden death.

    Prizes: Trophies/medallions to the top three finishers, 4:30pm presentation by air force veteran

    Other Info: Chess sets and clocks provided, participants also encouraged to bring their sets and clocks.

    Coffee, snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

    10:00 Freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee and an assortment of Tazo® teas, fresh sliced melons, Greek yogurt and local honey dip, dried fruit and nut trail mix and fruit flavoured vitamin water.

    13:45 Freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee and an assortment of Tazo® teas, fresh garden vegetable crudités with hummus and buttermilk ranch dip, grilled pita points with babaganoush,Nature Valley® granola bars and vitamin water

    Parking is $10 at the Sheraton parking lot, additional parking available $6 (7am to 7pm) across the street at 130 Attwell Dr Etobicoke, ON M9W 6A9

    Arrive early and enjoy a Sheraton buffet breakfast in the Ambrosia room 8-10am $10 (with chess registration)

    Ken Robinson, candidate master from North Bay, is expected to be on site for teaching and game analysis Saturday and Sunday. Chess room available to registered players on Saturday for informal games and fun.

    Registration form and online registration links at http://chess.faaar2018.com/

  • #2
    When I try to add this to the calendard, I see the 2 day tournament FAAAR 2018 Foxtrot Tango CFC Chess Tournament from http://www.miltonchess.ca/images/cfc..._and_faaar.pdf. Is this rapid tournament going to happen at same time and same place with that one? Or is that one cancelled?


    • #3
      Allen, a 2 day * rated * tournament was originally organized with the Etobicoke Chess Club, this tournament was cancelled after Etobicoke received a request from the Hamilton club who were running a rated tournament the same weekend. The veterans tournament was reorganized as a 1 day * unrated * fun tournament so as to not compete with the Hamilton tournament, as we still have the room for Saturday players in the tournament can make use of the room for practice play, we are also looking to have a simultaneous if we can find a high ranked player.


      • #4
        Thank you to everyone who attended the tournament, hoping you had some interesting chess games and enjoyed the snacks. I did not get a chance to collect everyone's email address at registration, please send me an email at hq@faaar2018.com so we can invite you to next tournament. Cheers David