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2023 Wood Buffalo Youth Chess Championship 

Registration is now Open!

Dead line : 6 pm on March 9, 2023

Entry fee: $35 ( $25 for members)



Registration deadline:

6 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Late registration will NOT be available.


Entry fee: $35 ( $25 for members)



Register here


Tournament Schedule:

Sunday, March 12, 2023 10AM 1st round

9:30am doors open - check-in starts. Please arrive by 9:45 to be able to get ready.

10am - game starts. ( if late,  these participants are disqualified) 

2:30 Awards announcement 



Doug Barnes Cabin ( Ptarmigan Nordic Ski Cabin)

Sections : 

U-8 (Born in 2015 and after)
U-10 (Born in 2013, 2014)
U-12 (Born in 2011, 2012)
U-14 (Born in 2009, 2010)
U-16 (Born in 2007, 2008)
U-18(Born in 2005, 2006)


Game in 25minutes with a 5 second delay.



1st Place : 1st place gold medal, $25 travel grant and a free entry to the 2020 Alberta Youth Chess Championship ( AYCC)

2nd Place :  2nd place silver medal and $15 travel grant to AYCC.

3rd Place : 3rd place bronze medal and $15 travel grant to AYCC.

Top girl : medal

All the other participants will receive participants medals.

Special Rules 


No agreed draws are allowed before move 25. Players are not allowed to talk to anyone ( including parents, coaches, and other participants) except the TD during their games. It is forbidden for players to have cell phones, or other electronic communication, computer, or media devices in the tournament room.

Two illegal moves will lead to loss of a game. 

2023 Alberta Youth Chess Championship will be held on April 22-23, 2023 in Calgary. Travel grant holders must provide receipts to be reimbursed for their travel expenses. 


To be eligible for travel grants, a player must be a member of the Fort McMurray Chess Club. 

Payment information


***All participants including Fort McMurray Chess Club members must pay the entry fee.  ***


Entry fee:

$35 ( FMCC members $25) Payment deadline is March 9 2023, 6PM by Etransfer to :

This is set to be auto-deposit so you will not need to set up password and question. 


No registration or payment is accepted on site. 

Please include the first and and last name of the child payment is for in the memo when you use email transfer in order for us to identify who paid.

Register here

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