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Vancity Rapid October 2023

Play in the last summer session of our rapid chess league, all day on October 7, 2023.

Points earned in this tournament are automatically allocated to the summer season of our rapid chess league. See our league overview for more information on our 2023 rapid league.

Register Now for $35

150 player limit.

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


Dates: October 7, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Banquet Hall at Thompson Community Centre

5151 Granville Ave, 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