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Vancity Rapid Championship for 2022

Come watch the top players in Vancouver from 2022 battle it out to see who will become the first Vancity Rapid champion!

Spectate Now for $10 Make a Prediction

If you purchase a ticket, you're eligible to win 50% of the prediction pot if you predict who will win each round correctly. All ticket purchases will go towards the prediction pot. Only people with spectator tickets, and players will be allowed in the venue.


Date: Feburary 5, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Life Building, Room 2302 at UBC

6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver

All-day paid parking available onsite.

Rounds: 3 rounds Single Elimination format

Each round is two games of 15+10, with alternating colours. Ties are broken by bidding Armageddon Blitz (opens new window)

  • Quarterfinals at 10:00 a.m.
  • Semifinals at 12:00 noon
  • Lunch Break + Casual chess for spectators
  • Finals at 03:00 p.m.

Time format: 15 min + 10 sec/move increment


1st - $200 + name permanently on the Vancity Knight

2nd - $150

3rd - 8th - $50


Predict the winner

Anyone can enter a prediction. Only those who purchased a spectator ticket for $10 will be eligible to win 50% of the prediction pot.

Who will be the first to be immortalized on the Vancity Knight?



  • No refunds for spectator tickets


  • No byes may be requested for this championship

Playing Area

  • No food in the playing area
  • Silence is required in the playing area while games are in progress
  • All electronics capable of making noise, communicating, or playing chess must be powered fully off while playing

Photo & Video

  • Vancity Chess may film certain games throughout the event. We always ask players involved for their permission.
  • Photos by spectators are allowed for the first 5 minutes of each round, but please be discrete and respectful to not disturb players