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Edmonton Youth Chess Championship

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2016 Edmonton Youth Chess Championship

See the pre-registered list on the official website: http://albertachess.org/2016EYCC.php

Date: February 13, 2016
Venue: Edmonton Chess Club
Address: #204 10840 124 Street, Alberta T5M 0H3
Head Organizer and TD: David Miller
Email: dave.miller.chess@gmail.com

Sections
U-8 (Born after Jan 1, 2008) U-12 (Born after Jan 1, 2004) U-16 (Born after Jan 1, 2000)
U-10 (Born after Jan 1, 2006) U-14 (Born after Jan 1, 2002) U-18 (Born after Jan 1, 1998)


Registration
Fill out the registration form on the official website: http://albertachess.org/2016EYCC.php
Payment will be made on site by cash. Pre-registered players must show up by 10:45 am on February 13 or they won't be paired.

Download Tournament Flyer
http://www.albertachess.org/2016EYCCflyer.pdf

Format: The exact format of each section will depend on the number of participants but players should expect to
play 4 games.


Time control: Game in 20 minutes with a 5-second increment.


Entry fee: $10 if pre-registered online by 6 pm, Friday, February 12th, $15 afterwards and on site.

Byes: Up to two 1/2-point byes are allowed in rounds 1-3 if requested before the start of the tournament.


Approximate Schedule on February 13


On-Site Registration: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Rounds 1 and 2: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch break: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm (pizza will be provided)
Rounds 3 and 4: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tie-breaks (if necessary) and awards: immediately after the completion of the last round


Prizes in each section
1st place: Free entry to the 2016 Alberta Youth Chess Championship (held on Feb 20-21 in Calgary) + $100 of
professional chess coaching.
2nd place: Free entry to the 2016 Alberta Youth Championship + $60 of professional chess coaching.


Tie-Break Procedures
In case two or more players are tied for first place, the following tie-break procedure will apply:
1) Head to head result. This will only apply if all the players in a tied group played each other.
2) Tie-break match. If two players are tied, they will play a two-game match with the time control of Game/10
minutes + 5 seconds per move.
If more than two players are tied, they will play a round-robin tournament with the same time controls. If the tie is
still not broken, the procedure will be repeated; however, the time control will be:
Game/3 minutes + 2 seconds/move time control. 
Tie-breaks for all other places will be determined by the following criteria:
If Swiss system pairing system is used:
a) Buchholz (total scores of opponents)
b) Sonnenborn-Berger (total scores of opponents beaten plus half the scores of opponents drawn)
c) Most wins
d)Most games with the black pieces.
If the tournament is played in a Round-Robin format:
a)Sonnenborn-Berger (total scores of opponents beaten plus half the scores of opponents drawn).
b) Koya System (Only counting the scores of opponents who scored 50% or more).
c) Most wins
d)Most games with the black pieces.

Earlier Event: February 13
Winter GNK Tournament
Later Event: February 13
First Annual Game date night!