Grand Prix #1: Sunday January 31st, Grand Prix #2: Sunday April 24th, Grand Prix #3: Sunday May 29th
Location: Glebe Community Center- 175 Third Ave., Ottawa, ON
Time: 11am to 3pm.
Registration: ON-SITE from 11:00 to 11:45am
Entry Fee - $25 per Tournament, or $60 if you pay for all three on January 31
The CMA Grand Prix is a series of 3 individual tournaments. Like normal CMA tournaments, Grand Prix tournaments feature 5 rounds of rated chess competition. Unlike normal tournaments however, the winners of the Grand Prix events are those who perform best across all 3 tournaments. Oh yeah, and Grand Prix tournaments feature 1000 dollar prize pool!!! (To be awarded in gift certificates for Strategy Games).
Also unlike in normal tournaments, where players play against those of similar ratings, in Grand Prix events, players compete against other players in the same age group. Here are the age groups for the 2016 Grand Prix events.
Born 2008 or later – Under 8
Born 2006 or 2007 – Under 10
Born 2004 or 2005 – Under 12
Born 2000 to 2003 – Under 16
In each section - 1st Prize: $120 2nd Prize: $50 3rd Prize: $30. Bonus Prize: $200 will be split among all players not finishing in the top 3 who score at least 7.5 points.
Note: You may play in one, two or three of the tournaments, but your best chance to win a Gift Certificate will be to play in all three. You must score at least 7.5 points in total to qualify for a prize.
Registration 11:00am to 11:45am
Tournament Games 12:00 to 3:00pm
Contact me, Drew Metcalfe, at 613-565-3662 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.