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Quebec Open Championship 2013

The Quebec Open Championship 2013 is scheduled to take place on 21-28th July at the beautiful venue in Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 3200 Côte Sainte-Catherine, Montréal.

The tournament will be held in six sections: Invitational, Open, Section A (U2200), Section B (U1700), Section C (U1300 and unrated) and Mini-COQ.

The organizers have secured Grandmaster participation in the main Invitational section and this presents an excellent opportunity to win title norms. The total prize fund is 18,000$ guaranteed.

Top rated players are: GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista, GM Bator Sambuev, GM Eric Hansen, GM Sarunas Sulskis, GM Alexis Cabrera, GM Eduardas Rozentalis, GM Ioan-Cristian Chirila, GM Reynaldo Vera and GM Walter Arencibia.

Last year winner was GM Wesley So

2013 Quebec Open playing venue

2013 Quebec Open playing venue

Rules and format

Time Control: 40 moves / 90 minutes + 30 minutes/mate + 30 sec. increment.
Registration: No reimbursement after July 19 2013. 15% of administrative fees on reimbursement. All taxes included. You can pay by Paypal at www.fqechecs.qc.ca or by cheque at Fédération québécoise des échecs C.P. 1000, succursale M, Montréal H1V 3R2.
Rating: FIDE rating is used for the invitational section. For the other sections, we take the highest rating (FQE, national or FIDE). The invitational and the open sections are FIDE, FQE and CFC rated. All the other sections are only FQE rated. Unrated players cannot win more than 100$, except in the Open section.
Byes: Possibility of three (3) ½ byes in the first 4 rounds, if asked before the tournament. Complete rules on www.fqechecs.qc.ca.

Prizes

Invitational: 4 000$, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 200, 100 — 1500$ for the best Quebecer (Gowlings Prize)
Open: 1 000$, 600$, 500$, 400$, 300$, 200$, 100$, 350 (-2200), 250 (-2100)
Section A (U2000): 800$, 500, 300, 200, 250 (-1900), 150 (-1800)
Section B (U1700): 600$, 400, 200, 100, 150 (-1500), 100 (-1400)
Section C (U1300 and unrated): 400$, 300, 200, 100, 100 (-1200), 75 (-1100)
Mini-COQ: 300$, 200, 100

Entry fees

Invitational (FIDE, CFC and FQE rated): Contact us t info@fqechecs.qc.ca
Open (FIDE, CFC and FQE rated): Reg. 100$, after July 1st 115$, on site 130$
Section A (U2000): Reg. 85$, after July 1st 105$, on site 120$
Section B (U1700): Reg. 75$, after July 1st 95$, on site 110$
Section C (U1300 and unr.): Reg. 65$, after July 1st 85$, on site 100$

20 $ discount for junior players (under 20 years old on January 1 2013)

Mini-COQ (30$ for all the sections). Please send an email if you want to play up a section.
Membership: Quebec residents and foreign players must be FQE members or pay a tournament card (20$). Players living in another province need to be CFC members or pay a tournament card (20$).

Schedule

Sunday July 21 2013: Registration – 9 AM to 10:15 AM / round 1 at 11 AM ; round 2 at 6 PM
Monday July 22 to Friday July 26: rounds 3-7 at 6 PM
Saturday July 27: round 8 at 11 AM
Sunday July 28: round 9 at 11 AM
Blitz tournament at 7 PM

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