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8th Annual University Battle of Alberta


  • University of Alberta University of Alberta Students' Union - Room 0-31 Edmonton (map)

Date: February 20-21, 2016

Address: Students’ Union Building -University of Alberta 8900 - 114 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7. Basement: Room 0-31

Organizer: University of Alberta Chess Club

Futher Information: http://universitybattleofal.wix.com/uboab#!2014-tournament/cd4m
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Since 2009, members the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Grant MacEwan University, and the University of Lethbridge Chess Clubs have gathered in Calgary or Edmonton to enjoy an event that is both competitive and social. Non-university community members have always been welcome to join and have been a big part of the event.

The tournament is comprised of active games and is unrated to keep costs low (and encourage participation). The top four performances of the tournament by university players count towards their team score. There is no limit to how many players a university can bring (again, encouraging participation).
Teams from other universities or colleges are welcome!
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Format:
8 round Swiss with Rapid Chess Time controls

Eligibility: Open to everyone!

Time Control: Game in 25 min + 10 second increment per move.
Schedule: Saturday, February 20

On-site Registration: 9-9:45 am, Hourly Rounds:
Rounds 1-2: 10:00am-12:00pm
Lunch: 12:30-1:30 pm
Rounds 3-6: 1:30-6:30pm

Schedule: Sunday, February 21

Rounds 7-8: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Byes: Up to 3 half-point byes are allowed for rounds 1-7 if announced prior tournament start.

Entry Fees:
No fee for titled players FM and above.
University Students: $10 with student ID
Juniors (20 and under): $15
Community Players: $20

Prizes:
100% of entries minus ACA dues.
Cash prizes for the top players and for the winning university.
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Sponsored by the Alberta Chess Association

Earlier Event: February 18
Turkey Shoot! Pan
Later Event: February 20
Indie game day!