Saturday, September 17, 2011

2012 Goddesschess Canadian Women's Closed Championship

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Goddesschess Canadian Women's Closed Championship (Zonal), which will qualify the winner for a spot at the 2012 Women's World Chess Championship Tournament.

The Goddesschess Canadian Women's Closed will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Zonal in Montreal, Quebec, August 1 - 7, 2012. 

The zonals are co-organized by the Club d'échecs de Maisonneuve and by the Fédération québécoise des échecs. Les tournois zonaux sont co-organisés par le Club d'échecs de Maisonneuve et par la Fédération québécoise des échecs.

Format: 9 Round Swiss, FQE, CFC and FIDE rated

Eligibility: Women with a CFC rating over 1700 or with a FIDE/FQE rating over 1600. Provincial Women champion (see Handbook, section 11).
Schedule : Wednesday, 5:30 pm, opening ceremony
Rd 1: Wednesday, 6pm
Rd 2: Thursday, 6 pm
Rd 3: Friday, 6pm
Rd 4: Saturday, 10am Rd 5: Saturday, 4pm
Rd 6: Sunday, 10 am Rd 7: Sunday, 4pm
Rd 8: Monday, 6pm
Rd 9: Tuesday, 1 pm
Playoffs and closing ceremony: as soon as possible after round 9.

Guaranteed prize fund:1- Travel to the Women’s world championship in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia (1000$) and 200$

2- 150$
3- 100$
100$ added to the prize fund for each player over 12 (66% 2nd prize, 33% 3rd prize). Free accommodation for 2011 Women’s champion.

Time Control: 40/90, G/30 + 30 seconds from move one.
Entry Fees: 175$ per player (200$ on site).
Accommodation: Many bed and breakfast nearby and hotels such as Le St-André which is at about 15 minutes by metro of the tournament site with rooms starting at 84$/night.
Cheques are to be mailed at : Fédération québécoise des échecs
4545 avenue Pierre-De Coubertin,
C.P. 1000, succursale M,
Montréal (Québec) H1V 3R2

*Sets, boards and clock provided. Players must be full members of the CFC.

For further information, please contact Felix Dumont
Fédération québécoise des échecs - Quebec chess federation :
Canadian chess federation - Fédération canadienne des échecs :

Goddesschess :

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