Halifax Open 2017

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Date: March 31st to April 2nd, 2017

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, N.S., McCain Centre, Room 105 (See campus map.)

Contact: Ken Cashin skcashin@ns.sympatico.ca

Type: Five round Swiss.

Registration: Friday, March 31st onsite, 5:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.


Rd 1: Friday, March 31st, 6 p.m.

Rd 2: Saturday, April 1st, 10 a.m.

Rd 3: Saturday, April 1st, 4 p.m.

Rd 4: Sunday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.

Rd 5: Sunday, April 2nd, 4 p.m.

Time control: Game in 2 hours, with 30-second increments starting at move one.


Tournament Entry Fee:

Adults (age 18 and over): $40

Seniors (age 65 and over): $35

Juniors (under age 18): $35

Byes: 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.

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.

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.


(Last updated Monday March 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.)

Confirmed Participants:

Gordon Giacomin (1954)

Ken Cashin (1844)

Eric Newman (1765)

Donald MacLean (1698)

Jim Livingstone (1637)

David Bardsley (1548)

Jerry Pittman (1435)

John MacLean (1284)

Ray Pilon (1245)


Probable Participants:

Brian McKay (1937)

Ed McKearney (1782)

Conrad MacNeil (1640)

Steve McLeod (1493)



Maybe Participants:



Affordable hotels nearby:

Wedgewood Hotel, Bedford Highway

Howard Johnson/The Bluenose Inn & Suites, Bedford Highway

Chebucto Inn, Lady Hammond Road


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