2019 Oakville Winter Open - Jan 25-27, 2019

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  • 2019 Oakville Winter Open - Jan 25-27, 2019

    We have finally finalized the details for the 2nd annual 2019 Oakville Winter Open TOURNAMENT PRIZES – Score Based Prizes

    Location & Dates


    When: Friday, January 25th – Sunday, January 27th, 2019
    Where: Holiday Inn, Oakville Centre, 590 Argus Road, Oakville, Ontario

    Format
    Type: 5 Round Swiss. CFC rated & FIDE rated for Championship and U-2100. CFC membership is required.
    Type: 5 Round Swiss. CFC rated for U-1800, U-1500, U-1200 and U-900. CFC membership is required.

    Sections: CHAMPIONSHIP, U-2100, U-1800, U-1500, U-1200 and U-900

    3 Days – Reg. ends 6pm. Rounds on Friday 7pm, Saturday 11am & 4pm, Sunday 10am & 4pm

    Time Controls
    1.5 hrs + 30 sec increment – All Sections

    Tournament Organizer: Elevate My Chess Canada Inc.

    Arbiter: IA Danny Goldenberg

    Registration Fees
    EARLY Entry fees (Dec 15, 2018 deadline): Championship $109 | U-2100 $109 | U-1800 $109 | U-1500 $109 | U-1200 $84 | U-900 $64

    GM and IM Free | FM $84

    Hotel Rates

    Special rate of $109 per standard guest room per night. Reservations must be made prior to Jan 4, 2019. For reservation, call (905) 842-5000 or toll free 1-855-914-9607. You can also book reservation by emailing your reservation requests to gsm@hioakville.com. For all reservations, reference “Elevate My Chess.

    We encourage parents/players to take advantage of the early bird entry fee and the special rate for the room which is only $ 109 per night.

    http://www.guestreservations.com/hol...SAAEgKBcvD_BwE

    Cheers

    Gary Hua

    EMC




  • #2
    Canada only score based tournament is back in Jan 2019 which is next month.

    We have a good start in registration and we are closing on 30 players now.

    TOURNAMENT PRIZES – Score Based Prizes
    POINTS
    Section 5 4.5 4 3.5 3
    Championship $1,600 $800 $450 $200 $50
    U-2100 $1,500 $700 $350 $150 $40
    U-1800 $1,200 $600 $300 $100
    U-1500 $1,000 $500 $250 $100
    U-1200 $500 $250 $125 $50
    U-900 $250 $125 $50 $20
    Unrated may not win over $100 in U-900 & U-1200; $400 in U-1500, U-1800 & U-2100.

    Players with provisional rating (i.e. less than 25 CFC rated games) will be considered as unrated for this tournament.

    The prize money is based on how many points you get and not by placing. Check out the above tables for the prizes in your section. If you score perfect 5 in the Open section - you win $ 1,600

    The venue is strategically located and you can get there by go train. Only 3-5 minutes walk from the station to the hotel. If you drive by car, it is conveniently located after you exit the 403.

    This year ( 2018 )winners won a total of $ 9,150 of prize money. Same prize money structure for 2019.

    Pre-registered list will be out this weekend.

    One IM and one FM on board currently.

    Free entry for GM and IM and discounted price for FM and WFM

    Cheers for Chess in Canada

    Gary Hua

    EMC

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    • #3
      Bumping up.

      Few announcements :

      1. Another Master just joined and this time a very promising top junior in Canada who did very well in the recent WCCC.

      2. Registration Fees
      EARLY Entry fees (Dec 15, 2018 deadline): Championship $109 | U-2100 $109 | U-1800 $109 | U-1500 $109 | U-1200 $84 | U-900 $64

      GM and IM Free | FM $84

      Early bird entry fees ends next weekend Dec 15, 2018


      3. The prize money is based on how many points you get and not by placing

      4. For 2018 event, we had 180 players joined and prize money awarded - $ 9,150

      5. Free entry for GM and IM and discounted price for FM and WFM

      6. Pre-registered list will be on our website this weekend

      Only 1 week left for early bird pricing.

      Cheers for Chess in Canada

      Gary Hua

      EMC


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      • #4
        Another Master just joined and this time a NM who played in the recent U16 Olympiad for Team Canada. We have 4 titled players in Championship section

        Early bird entry fees ends this weekend Dec 15, 2018.

        We have more than 40 players on board now.

        3 more days before entry fee goes up


        Gary Hua
        Last edited by Gary Hua; Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 06:30 AM.

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        • #5
          Dateline for early ends today 11.59PM. Price goes up tomorrow.

          More than 50 players on board now.

          Thanks to all who have registered so far.

          Cheers

          Gary Hua

          EMC

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          • #6
            A flurry of entries came in last night and we have 80 players or more as of this morning.

            Latest list will be on our newsletter and website on Dec 22, 2018.

            Cheers for Chess in Canada

            Gary Hua

            EMC

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            • #7
              REGULAR Entry fees (Dec 31, 2018 deadline): Championship $119 | U-2100 $119 | U-1800 $119 | U-1500 $119 | U-1200 $94 | U-900 $74

              GM and IM Free | FM $94

              A gentle reminder that the entry fee will goes up after Dec 31, 2018.



              Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2019 Year.

              https://elevatemychess.com/oakvillewinter/

              Cheers

              Gary Hua

              EMC

              TOURNAMENT PRIZES – Score Based Prizes
              POINTS
              Section 5 4.5 4 3.5 3
              Championship $1,600 $800 $450 $200 $50
              U-2100 $1,500 $700 $350 $150 $40
              U-1800 $1,200 $600 $300 $100
              U-1500 $1,000 $500 $250 $100
              U-1200 $500 $250 $125 $50
              U-900 $250 $125 $50 $20
              Unrated may not win over $100 in U-900 & U-1200; $400 in U-1500, U-1800 & U-2100.

              Players with provisional rating (i.e. less than 25 CFC rated games) will be considered as unrated for this tournament.


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              • #8
                Bumping up....

                We are closing on 90 players at the moment...

                REGULAR Entry fees (Dec 31, 2018 deadline): Championship $119 | U-2100 $119 | U-1800 $119 | U-1500 $119 | U-1200 $94 | U-900 $74

                GM and IM Free | FM $94

                A gentle reminder that the entry fee will goes up after Dec 31, 2018.

                Gary Hua

                EMC

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                • #9
                  Last call before price increase on Jan 1, 2019

                  REGULAR Entry fees (Dec 31, 2018 deadline): Championship $119 | U-2100 $119 | U-1800 $119 | U-1500 $119 | U-1200 $94 | U-900 $74

                  GM and IM Free | FM $94

                  A gentle reminder that the entry fee will goes up after Dec 31, 2018.

                  Wishing everyone a happy New year 2019

                  See you guys soon

                  Gary Hua

                  EMC


                  https://elevatemychess.com/oakvillewinter/

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                  • #10
                    We have just crossed 100 players mark with the additions of two titled players. All players in the Championship section are titled players.

                    Our next date for price increase is Jan 15, 2019. It is less than 3 weeks before the tournament begins.

                    Entry fees (Jan 15, 2019 deadline): Championship $124 | U-2100 $124 | U-1800 $124 | U-1500 $124 | U-1200 $99 | U-900 $79

                    Total prize money of $ 9,150 were won in our 1st annual Oakville Open. Don't miss this edition of the Canada only score based tournament.

                    See you guys soon

                    Gary Hua

                    EMC


                    https://elevatemychess.com/oakvillewinter/

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                    • #11
                      Bumping up......

                      An Australian has joined the fray......he will be playing in the U2100 section.

                      Please take note of the following :

                      Our next date for price increase is Jan 15, 2019. It is less than 3 weeks before the tournament begins.

                      Entry fees (Jan 15, 2019 deadline): Championship $124 | U-2100 $124 | U-1800 $124 | U-1500 $124 | U-1200 $99 | U-900 $79

                      It will be $ 130 after Jan 15, 2019.

                      Would you not want to score our perfect score prize ?

                      We are closing on 110 players mark as of today

                      Cheers

                      Gary Hua

                      EMC

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                      • #12
                        Oakville Open is coming up next.

                        One more week to go.

                        Jan 25th which is this coming Friday.

                        See you guys soon.

                        https://elevatemychess.com/oakvillewinter/

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                        • #13
                          We have more than 120 players on board.

                          New list will be out this weekend.

                          If you need to play up, please email to us at info@elevatemychess.com

                          Play up fee is $ 20

                          Thanks

                          Gary

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                          • #14
                            Some final announcements to make :

                            1. If you need to take a bye in any round, please email to us

                            2. If you want to play up, please email to us as otherwise you will be playing as your last updated rating which is next Wednesday. I have moved players up or down based on their last Wednesday updated rating.

                            3. Please check for your CFC membership expiry date. You have to be a current member to play. Junior membership cost $ 32 and adult $ 48. We prefer you to make payment direct to CFC to avoid us collecting cash during the tournament. Please check the updated list

                            4. Please email to info@elevatemychess.com if you have questions

                            5 more days to go before registration close.

                            I will see you guys on Friday evening for those NOT taking bye on round 1

                            Cheers for Chess in Canada

                            Gary Hua

                            EMC


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                            • #15
                              We are up to almost 130 players at this point.

                              See you guys tomorrow

                              Cheers

                              Gary Hua

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