The Nanaimo Open Chess Tournament

Our Next Event

The Nanaimo Winter Open

A 5 round CFC rated Swiss December 8-10. 2017

Now at the Coast Bastion Hotel 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC in the Quadra Room. (250) 753-6601

Rounds: Friday December 8 @ 6:00PM, Saturday December 9 at 10:00 AM and 3:00PM, Sunday December 10 at 9:00 AM and 2:00PM

Byes: Half point byes may be requested up to one hour before the start of a round and must be requested in writing on the posted BYE sheet.  0 point bye in the last round or if requested with less then hour before the round. No bye may be requested once the pairings are posted on the site.

Time Control: Game/90 + 30 sec increment

Sections: Depending on entries - if more than 30 players then we will have two sections: Open and U1600

Rating: CFC Rated. Unrated only eligible for open prize or unrated prize if available. We will accept USCF and FIDE ratings.

Equipment: Bring your own set and clock.

Prizes: ($1000 Based on 40 entries)

Open Section

1st: $300

2nd: $150

1st <2000: $150

Under 1600 Section

1st <1600: $250

2nd<1600 : $150

Entry Fees: Registered & paid on or before November 22 - $60,  After that date and onsite - $70.   Discount of $10 for juniors. Free Entry for 2200 and higher.

Registration: On site registration closes for round one at 5:30PM. First round half point bye available up to 9AM on Saturday December 9th.

Accommodations:  Coast Bastion Hotel - Call for the tournament rate and quote group code: CBI-GFC17474 - $109 night. (250) 753-6601 The organizer is able to accommodate one or two players. Priority will be given to high school aged juniors who want to play but are unable to afford the hotel on a first come first serve basis.

Contact: Jason Williamson @ 250-797-0231 or

Organizer:  Jason Williamson, Nick Peters

Tournament Registration