Halifax Open 2019 – April 12-14, 2019

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Date: April 12-14, 2019

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, N.S., McCain Centre, Room  105

(See campus map.)

Contact: Ken Cashin skcashin@outlook.com

Type: Five round Swiss.

Registration: Friday, April 12th onsite, 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.



Rd 1: Friday, April 12, 6 p.m.

Rd 2: Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.

Rd 3: Saturday, April 13, 4:30 p.m.

Rd 4: Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m.

Rd 5: Sunday, April 14, 3:30 p.m.


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


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.

*** 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 Nova Scotia Chess Association Fair Play and Electronic Device Policy

Last updated: April 12, 2019, 10 a.m.

Confirmed Participants: 

Stephen Saunders (1906)

Brian McKay (1903)

Paulo Ferreira (1834)

David Poirier (1830)

Don Gillis (1767)

Ken Cashin (1694)

Conrad MacNeil (1680)

Jim Livingstone (1645)

Madoc Sullivan (1600)

Harold Uuetoa (1559)

David Bardsley (1566)

Ryan Donovan (1543)

Ray Cooke (1543)

Laurie Parker (1513)

Nathan MacLellan (1463)

Andy Wang (1459)

Wajeeh Khan (1404)

Brian Zhang (1390)

Neil Uppal (1328)

John MacLean (1213)

Lewis Ford (1052)


Probable Participants:

Alvah Mayo (2158)


Maybe Participants:

David Kenney (1851)

Eric Newman (1659)

Samuel Heran (1577)





Affordable hotels nearby:

Wedgewood Hotel, Bedford Highway

Howard Johnson/The Bluenose Inn & Suites, Bedford Highway

Chebucto Inn, Lady Hammond Road


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

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

People looking for roommates for the Halifax Open 2019 tournament.




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