Nova Scotia Open 2022

| 0
May 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – May 15, 2022 @ 9:00 pm
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Nova Scotia
Tournament Entry Fee: Adults (age 18 and over): $40 Seniors (age 65 and over): $35 Juniors (under age 18): $35

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:

Registration process:

  1. Send an email message to Ken Cashin to tell him that you intend to play.
  2. 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).
  3. 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

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


Probable Participants:


Maybe Participants






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 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.


Leave a Reply