CANCELED — Labour Day Open 2020 (Sectional tournament) — CANCELED

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September 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – September 6, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Saint Mary's University, 175 Loyola Academic Complex
923 Robie St
NS B3H 3C3
$40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors (65+) and Juniors (under age 18) PLUS CFC Membership
Ken Cashin



*** Please email Ken Cashin if you intend to play in this tournament: *** 


The games played on the top few boards for this tournament will be viewable, as they occur live, by going to the DGT live site, via this link:
Open Section (boards 1, 2 and 3):
<link to be posted here before the tournament>
Under 1700 section (board 1 only):
<link to be posted here before the tournament>
The above two links will be the ones used throughout the entire tournament to view the games.
On the DGT live site, to switch between games and rounds, click the blue title across the top of the screen that is “Player vs Player” and then the rounds and games will be selectable.
See round times below.


Date: September 1st to 4th, 2020

Location: Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Academic Complex, Room 175 (See LA on campus map.)

Contact: Ken Cashin

Type: Five round Swiss, with two sections:

1) Open: rated 1700 and above.

2) Under 1700: rated 1699 and below.


Registration: Friday, September 4th, onsite, 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Rd 1: Friday, September 4th, 6 p.m.

Rd 2: Saturday, September 5th, 10 a.m.

Rd 3: Saturday, September 5th, 4:30 p.m.

Rd 4: Sunday, September 6th, 9 a.m.

Rd 5: Sunday, September 6th, 3:30 p.m.


Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded, based on the number of entrants.


Time control: 40/105 + G/30 + 30-second increment starting from move one (same as the tournaments in the Pawn Wise festival)

Tournament Entry Fee:

Adults (age 18 and over): $40

Seniors (age 65 and over): $35

Juniors (under age 18): $35

Byes: Up to two half-point byes are available, but must be requested to the tournament director before the tournament begins, i.e., either before or at the time of registration.

*** Note: Bye points gained in the last round do not count towards tournament prize eligibility. ***

Forfeits: Players are required to play all five rounds unless they have declared byes beforehand, as indicated above. Unless they have declared a bye for a particular round, as indicated above, players who do not show up for a game will be forfeited for that game, i.e., they will earn a score of zero for the game and their opponent will earn a score of one point for the game.

Also, a player is expected to show up on time for the start of the round, as a courtesy to their opponent. If a player does not show up within an hour after a game starts, the player will be forfeited for that round, i.e., they will earn a score of zero for the game and their opponent will earn a score of one point for the game.

Forced byes: In rounds where there is an uneven number of players, a full-point, forced bye will be given to one player, as determined by the pairing software.

Note: In addition to paying the tournament entry fee stated above, to participate in the tournament a payer must be a member of the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC). The membership can be purchased online on the CFC site before the tournament, or can be paid to the tournament director onsite at time of registration.

Note: This tournament is subject to the

Last updated: February 6th, 2020

Confirmed Participants:




Probable Participants:



Maybe Participants:







Affordable hotels nearby:

Wedgewood Hotel, Bedford Highway (near MSVU)

Howard Johnson/The Bluenose Inn & Suites, Bedford Highway (near MSVU)

Comfort Inn, Bedford Highway (near MSVU)

Chebucto Inn, Lady Hammond Road (between MSVU and SMU)

Robie’s End, (B&B, very close to SMU)


And a little more upscale…

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax – Bedford, 980 Parkland Drive (near MSVU)

Chateau Bedford Trademark Collection by Wyndham, 133 Kearney Lake Road (near MSVU)

Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street (closer to SMU)

Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie Street (closer to SMU)



Note: If you are looking for a roommate to share hotel and/or travel costs with for the tournament, please contact:

Ken Cashin to have your name and contact info posted on this site for others to contact you.


People looking for roommates for the Labour Day Open 2020 tournament:





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