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2019 Alberta Chess Championship 



Macdonald Island Park : Suncor Community Leisure Centre: (Miskanaw Ballroom)

Address:1 CA Knight Way, Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 5C5


Approximate Schedule(April 20 & 21  2019) :


Saturday, April 20

On-site registration: 9:15 am - 9:45 am

Opening ceremony: 9:50 am - 10:00 am

Rounds 1-3: 10 am, 2 pm, 5 pm


Sunday, April 21

Round 4-5: 10 am; ~1 pm or ASAP

Tie-Breaks: immediately after round 5


***Player gets thress meals for free ( April 20th Lunch and Dinner, and April 21 Lunch)***


Chief Organizer: 

Magda Marais (
Phone/ Text: (780)881-6856

Tournament Directors: 

Mr. Avelino Angelo TOLENTINO (ACA President)



U-8   (Born after Jan 1, 2011)  U-14 (Born after Jan 1, 2005)
U-10 (Born after Jan 1, 2009)  U-16 (Born after Jan 1, 2003)
U-12 (Born after Jan 1, 2007)  U-18 (Born after Jan 1, 2001)


Fill out the registration form on-line available at

Payment will be made on site by either cash or cheque made out to "Alberta Chess Association." 
Pre-registered players must come by 9:45 am on the morning of the first round, or they won't be paired.

Entry fee: 

$30 if pre-registered online by noon, April 19 and $35 for on-site registration.

Winners of Regional Qualifiers receive free entry.


Tournament Format:

Depending on the number of entries per section, most likely a 5-round Open Swiss. Sections with fewer than 6 players may be combined with other sections. All sections are CFC rated. CFC membership is not required. ACA junior membership required ($1/year). All participants must be residents of Alberta.


Time control: 

Game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment beginning from move 1.

Byes: Up to two half-point byes in rounds 1-4 if requested prior to start of round 1


Award ceremony:

immediately after the completion of each section

U-8 and U-10 groups may follow their own schedule.


Prizes in each section:

1st place: $800 travel grant towards a trip to the 2019 Canadian Youth Chess Championship + Trophy

2nd place: $100 of professional chess coaching + Trophy

3rd place: Trophy

Top girl: Trophy

All other participants will receive medals and/or ribbons.



Visitor Information:


Pleae Click and open the file below to see  hotel and transportation / Facility information.





Franklin Hotel : 5min drive to the tournament venue ( walking distance)

Merit Hotel : 15 min drive to the tournament venue



About the Tournament Facility ( Amenities):


There are many options for your family to enjoy at the venue such as :


Swimming pool ( there is waterpark /hot tub/sauna , Climbing wall, indoor playground, gym, etc. 


You also have access to Yogen fruits and Second Cup coffee shop.

See more details here


Another fun activities to consider...


There are the Easter Egg hunt activities happening during the tournament weekend.

( Venues are NOT at Macdonald Island )

If you are interested, please visit the link:


Egg Hunt In the Dark! at Fort City Play World


Easter Egg-stravaganza at Aim High Park


April 20 & 21 , 2019

MacDonald Island Park, Fort McMurray

For Visitor Info Click here 

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