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Vancity Rapid March 2023

Play in the last winter session of our rapid chess league, all day on March 5, 2023.

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

Register Now for $40

150 player limit. Registration closes March 3 at 5pm PST or if player limit is reached.

$20 off for UBC students

We partnered with the UBC chess club to offer a $20 discount to current UBC students. There are two ways you can take advantage of this discount:

  1. Register normally, then email us with a picture of your student ID that matches your CFC membership. We'll refund you $20.
  2. Email us directly with your CFC ID and which section you want to register for, then pay via e-transfer or cash.

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


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

Venue: Ponderosa Ballroom at UBC

6445 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC

All-day parking available onsite at UBC West Parkade.

Rounds: 6 rounds Swiss format

  • Round 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Round 2 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Round 3 at 12:00 noon
  • 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

2nd - $250

3rd - $150


1st - $200

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