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Vancity Rapid Fall 2023

Play in the last chance qualifier for the championship of our rapid chess league, all day on November 18, 2023.

The top 4 players in the Open section qualify for our rapid championship. See our league overview for more information on our 2023 rapid league.

Register Now for $35

100 player limit.

Free entry for IMs and GMs. Contact us directly to sign up for free.


Dates: November 18, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Lounge at Bethany Baptist Church

22680 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

All-day free parking available onsite.

Rounds: 6 rounds Swiss format

  • Round 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Round 2 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Round 3 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch break
  • Round 4 at 02:00 p.m.
  • Round 5 at 03:00 p.m.
  • Round 6 at 04:00 p.m.

Time format: 15 min + 10 sec/move increment

Rated: CFC Quick Rated


  • U1400
  • Open



1st - $350 + plaque

2nd - $250

3rd - $150


1st - $200 + plaque

2nd - $100

3rd - $50



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  • You may request a full refund before registration closes


  • We reserve the right to move players to the appropriate section based on their CFC rating


  • You may request a maximum of two ½ point byes
  • No byes on Round 6 (requests for a bye on Round 6 will be ignored, or you will receive a 0 point bye)

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