Canadian Open Chess Championship



Canadian Open Chess Championships

July 11 - 17, 2022

9 Rounds

Hillfield Strathallan College, Hamilton, Ontario

All Equipment Provided.

Dualing Queens


One Section Swiss Paired

Accelerated Pairings will be in effect

Rated CFC and FIDE

      Entry Fee:    

$200+tax ($226) Before May 1

$240+tax ($271.20) Before June 1

$280+tax ($316.40) Before July 1

$300+tax ($339) After June 30


Projected Prize Fund based on 200 entries

1st Place: $8,000

2nd Place: $4,000

3rd Place: $2,000

Additional Prizes: Under 2200:

1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $300

Additional Prizes: Under 1900:

1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $300

Additional Prizes: Under 1600:

1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $300

Additional Special Prizes:

Top Woman First: $2,000

Top Woman Second: $1,000

Top Senior: $1,000

Top Veteran: $1,000

Top Unrated: $500

Draw Prizes: $1,100

Total Prize Fund: $26,000

Round Times:    See Complete Schedule here

Time Control :    40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes for remainder of game with 30 second Fischer increment from move one

Tie breaks :    Tiebreaks to determine award of Trophies - tba
                                    (prize money is added and divided evenly between tied players)

Forfeit:    Failure to arrive at the board within 30 minutes of the round start will result in forfeiture of the game

On site registration:   July 11th: 2pm - 6:00pm

Advance registration: Please click HERE and fill in the online registration form.

Pay in advance: By Interac eTransfer to 

Byes :    3 half point byes may be requested during the first 7 rounds if requested with entry or a minimum of 2 rounds prior to the requested bye round

Eligibility: Players MUST have current annual membership with CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) or FQE (Fédération québécoise des échecs)

         Cancellation Policy:  

Cancel registration anytime prior to 1 full week before the tournament - Full Refund (minus $5 service fee)

Cancel 2 to 7 days prior to the tournament - 80% refund

Cancel 1 to 2 days prior to the tournament - 50% refund

Cancel less than 1 day prior to tournament - $0 refund

Support: Financially supported by the FIDE Open Aid Project

Support: Proudly supported by the City of Hamilton

PreRegistered: Here


Dualing Queens

For maps showing the location of the Tournament site as well as the Residences and TownePlace Suites, Click HERE