The Nanaimo Open Chess Tournament

Our Next Event

The Nanaimo Spring Open

A 5 round CFC rated Swiss March 3-4

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



Saturday March 3rd at 10:00 AM and 2:30PM, and 7PM, Sunday March 4 at 10:00 AM and 2:30PM


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 than hour before the round. No bye may be requested once the pairings are posted on the site.

Time Control

Game/90 + 30 sec increment


One Section - Max entries 30.


 CFC Rated. CFC Membership required - 1 year memberships or single tournament membership can be purchased at the site or at the CFC website ( Unrated only eligible for open prize or unrated prize if available. We will accept USCF and FIDE ratings.


Bring your own set and clock. Chess sets must be tournament size. Clocks should have the ability to use increments. If no increment clock is available, analog or delay clocks may be used. Note that for analog the time control will be game in 90 minutes and for delay no additional time is given.

Prizes: ($500 Based on 20 entries) – Actual prize distribution based on turn out.

1st: 250

2nd: 150

1st < 1600: $100

 Entry Fees

Registered & paid before Feb 14 - $60, on Feb 14 and after that date $70.   Discount of $10 for juniors. Free entry for 2200+.


Onsite registration closes for round one at 9:30AM. First round half point bye available up to 1:00PM on Saturday.


Coast Bastion Hotel - Call for the tournament rate and quote group codeCBI-GFC17862 - $112 night. (250) 753-6601


Jason Williamson @ 250-797-0231 or


Jason Williamson, Nick Peters

Tournament Registration