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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!


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


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