166 Bedford Highway
ROOM CHANGE: Rosaria Student Centre, Multi-Purpose Room
*** Please email Ken Cashin if you intend to play in this tournament: ***
The tournament will follow Government of Nova Scotia Guidelines re COVID-19. It will also follow the COVID-19 protocols of its host, Mount Saint Vincent University, which can be viewed here. Essentially, proof of vaccine will not be required and mask wearing will not be required, but it is recommended that you wear a mask.
Also note that payments for the tournament entry fee must be made in cash (only). Likewise, if you purchase or renew a CFC membership on site at the tournament, that payment must also be in cash (only).
Note, however that you can pay your CFC membership online at: https://www.chess.ca/en/players/membership-join/
- Send an email message to Ken Cashin firstname.lastname@example.org to tell him that you intend to play.
- Purchase or renew your Chess Federation of Canada membership. You can do that online, here. Or, you could pay Ken Cashin for it onsite on the first day of the tournament (cash only).
- Pay the tournament entry fee. This you pay to Ken Cashin onsite at the tournament (cash only)
Date: May 13-15, 2022
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, N.S., ROSARIA STUDENT CENTRE, MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM
Contact: Ken Cashin email@example.com
Type: Five round Swiss.
Registration: Friday, May 13th 2020, onsite, 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Rd 1: Friday, May 13, 6 p.m.
Rd 2: Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.
Rd 3: Saturday, May 14, 4:30 p.m.
Rd 4: Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m.
Rd 5: Sunday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.
Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded, based on the number of entrants.
Note that the Nova Scotia Open trophy will be engraved with the name of the player(s) who finish(es) in first place. Chess Nova Scotia, however, keeps possession of the trophy.
Time control: Game in 2 hours, with 30-second increments starting at move one.
Note that, as has been our custom, accelerated pairings will be used for the first two rounds when numbers warrant.
Tournament Entry Fee:
Adults (age 18 and over): $40
Seniors (age 65 and over): $35
Juniors (under age 18): $35
Byes: Up to two (2) 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 Chess Nova Scotia Fair Play and Electronic Device Policy.
Updated May 13th, 12:15 p.m.
Confirmed Participants (34):
2198 – Jason Manley NB
2116 – Jean Desforges NB
2090 – Jerjis Kapra NS
2040 – Juan Ramirez-Orta NS
1903 – Brian McKay NS
1877 – Elfred Duray NS
1877 – Calix Marchand NS
1772 – Brian Zhang NS
1762 – Andy Wang NS
1722 – Rikuto Nakayasu NS
1696 – Ken Cashin NS
1684 – Bruce Fleury NS
1674 – Conrad MacNeil NS
1663 – Ed McKearney NS
1649 – Jim Livingstone NS
1581 – Eric Newman NS
1573 – Jarrett Gabriel NS
1565 – Ray Cooke NS
1528 – Ryan Memet NS
1513 – David Bardsley NS
1454 – Lloyd Lombard NS
1410 – Stephen Tynes, NS
1320 – Andrew Mayo NS
1266 – Michelle Zhang NS
1164 – John MacLean NS
1083 – Justin Cull NS
UNR – Skye Cross NS
UNR – David Bohan Wang NS
UNR – Mark Baker NS
UNR – Logan Berkers NS
UNR – Remi Petch NS
UNR – Jacqueline Irwin NS
UNR – Abel Koshy NS
UNR – Hazen Burton NS
University residence: Mount Saint Vincent University
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name and contact info posted on this site for others to contact you.
A list will be published below for people looking for roommates for the Nova Scotia Open 2022 tournament.