923 Robie Street
*** YOU MUST email Ken Cashin if you intend to play in this tournament: *** firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the registration process, below, before emailing Ken Cashin.
*** Even if you pre-register, YOU MUST also show up one hour before your first game of the tournament starts in order to be paired for the round. This applies to all players. ***
Link to watch the DGT board games is:
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 email@example.com to tell him that you intend to play. Also provide your age and your chess rating, if you have one. This is the “pre-registration” step.
- 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). If you will be paying Ken Cashin for the CFC membership, please provide the registrant’s date of birth and home town.
- Pay the tournament entry fee (see below). This you pay to Ken Cashin onsite at the tournament (cash only). This is considered to be the final “registration” step.
Date of tournament: June 9-11, 2023
Location: Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, N.S., Loyola Academic Complex, rooms LA174 and LA175.
See building LA on campus map here.
Contact: Ken Cashin firstname.lastname@example.org
Type: Five round Swiss.
Registration: Friday, June 9th, onsite, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
*** In order to be paired for the tournament, you must show up at least one hour before your first game so that Ken can confirm that you are onsite and able to play
*** Also: payment to Ken Cashin for the tournament entry fee and (if applicable) the CFC membership must be made before the registrant plays their first game. Do not show up at the registration table without the cash needed to pay. ***
Rd 1: Friday, June 9th, 6 p.m.
Rd 2: Saturday, June 10th, 10 a.m.
Rd 3: Saturday, June 10th, 4:30 p.m.
Rd 4: Sunday, June 11th, 9 a.m.
Rd 5: Sunday, June 11th, 3:30 p.m.
Note that the reason the games start a little earlier on Sunday is to give out-of-town participants more daylight time to travel home after the tournament.
Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded, based on the number of entrants. The tournament winner’s name will be engraved on the Nova Scotia Open trophy.
Time control: 40/105 + G/30 + 30 sec increment from start
Note: if numbers warrant, the tournament will be run as a sectional; i.e., in two or more sections, determined by the ratings of the players. If one of the sections is 1499-rated & below, that section will have the simpler time control of Game in 2 hours, with 30-second increments from start (same one as the Bluenose Open 2023).
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 player 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 June 9, 2023, 3:15 p.m.
(The names in bold font are ones that have been added since the previous update.)
Confirmed Participants (104):
2404 – Adam Dorrance NS
2263 – Sriram Sarja NS (2138 FIDE)
2200 – Jerjis Kapra NS
2142 – Jason Manley NB
2132 – Dzmitry Kalinin NB
2128 – Harry Posner NS
2062 – Roger Langen NS
2057 – Paul Dec NS
2039 – Jose Gonzalez-Cueto NS
2034 – Calix Marchand NS
1993 – Glenn Charlton NS
1951 – Sam Heran-Boily NS
1853 – Brian McKay NS
1820 – Paul Abela NS (bye in round 1)
1812 – Paulo Ferreira NS (byes in rds 2 and 4)
1810 – Josh MacRitchie NS
1800 – Remo Lacson NS
1790 – Harold Jew ON
1750 – Justin Stevens NS
1723 – Wane Inkpen NS (byes in rounds 1 and 3)
1722 – Donald MacLean NS
1706 – Shin Yamanaka NB
1705 – Emma Norovsambuu NS
1691 – Ray Cooke NS (byes in rounds 2 and 3)
1688 – Conrad MacNeil NS (bye in round 1)
1682 – Ryan Memet NS
1621 – Brandon MacDonald NS (bye in round 1)
1600 – Kanav Bhardwaj NS
1600 – Jamil Muradov NS
1600 – Adam Thimot NS
1595 – Eric Newman NS
1593 – Phil Boyle NS
1571 – Patrick Wain NS
1559 – Ben Carter NB
1543 – Jarrett Gabriel NS
1542 – Adric McGrady NS
1541 – Krishna Jahagirdar IND (1416 FIDE)
1541 – Darin Evoy NS
1515 – David Payne NS
1507 – Dimitrije Krstic NS
1477 – Charles Culver NS
1473 – Owen Card NS (bye in round 4)
1471 – Chase Carter NB
1470 – Steve McLeod NS
1451 – Ryan Weir NS
1445 – Paul Bates NS
1436 – Magnus Justason NB
1404 – Yury Shulga NS
1400 – Andy de Champlain NS
1400 – Alex Sanford NS (byes in rounds 1 and 5)
1387 – Omar Ashour NS (bye for round 2)
1354 – Andrew Mayo NS
1343 – Ryan Harding NS
1315 – Sagar Kapahi IND
1313 – Skye Cross NS
1289 – Houssam Elokda NS
1268 – Brian Gu PEI (byes in rds 1, 4, and 5)
1253 – Aden Yip NS
1243 – Alan Cristobal NS
1242 – David Wang NS
1219 – Oliver Hani NS
1212 – Justin Cull NS
1204 – Sam Jubin NS
1200 – Travis Lloyd NS
1058 – Abel Koshy NS
1051 – Irina Volosincu NS
1048 – Lewis Ford ON
1025 – Edisson Ducusin NS
1008 – Patrick Saulnier ON
0992 – Lingjian Chen NS
0983 – Kush Asthana NS
0976 – Jayden Tran NS
0929 – Rowan Gromack NS
0897 – Adrian Fu NS
UNR – Kyle Morgan NS
UNR – Ujjwal Sujith NS
UNR – Haeol Jung NS
UNR – Naeol Jung NS
UNR – Liam Mailman NS
UNR – Sihyeong Park NS
UNR – Seungwoo Yang NS
UNR – Jiho Yoo NS
UNR – Jiwon Yoo NS
UNR – Zachary Kyriaco QC
UNR – Soham Ausekar NS
UNR – Louis Fillmore NS
UNR – Yunfei Guan NS
UNR – Matthew Wright NS
UNR – Daniel VanderVeen NS
UNR – Callum Engelberts NS
UNR – Noah McManus NS
UNR – Tony Liu NS
UNR – Asher Christiansen NS
UNR – Wonjin Kang NS
UNR – Dev Gupta NS
UNR – Saman Intisar Rahman NS
UNR – Bhumik Kalra NS
UNR – Hwiseong Ahn NS
UNR – Patrick Connor NS
UNR – Charlize Yip NS
UNR – Vanshpreet Singh NS
UNR – Lucas Forster NS
UNR – Olivia Shi NS
UNR – Aneesh Mahatekar NS
1654 – Rikuto Nakasayu NS
1589 – Aidan Roy NS
1576 – Julius Lopez NS
1096 – Remi Petch NS
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 Nova Scotia Open 2023 tournament, please contact: Ken Cashin email@example.com to have your name and contact info posted on this site, here, for others to contact you. A list will be published below for people looking for roommates for the tournament.