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2011 Canadian Chess Challenge

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 Register on line for the blitz and BBQ   http://2011beachchessfest.eventbrite.com 


Friday May 20  Whale watching tour 1pm to 4pm 20% off for Chess Challenge Register/pay through Orca Spirit

Friday May 20 New University Tours Friday May 20 at 7pm and 8pm Sign up online   http://uviccampustour.eventbrite.com/   Tours are Free!

Saturday May 21 Morning Downtown Victoria, Chinatown, Legislature, Beach Front Bus Tour 1 Leaves UVIC at 9:45am  Tour 2 Leaves UVIC at 10:45am

Saturday May 21 Whale watching tour 9am-12pm 20% off for Chess Challenge Register/pay through Orca Spirit

Saturday May 21 Afternoon Beach Chess Fest Details below  Willows Beach  Blitz, games, BBQ and more. See below for detailed schedule

Saturday May 21 Afternoon Walking Tour Visit a local artist's studio, visit shops and great places to eat. 2km self guided walk through Oak Bay adjacent to Willows Beach

Sunday May 22  Day 1 Canadian Chess Challenge UVIC Qualified Players Only

Monday May 23  Day 2 Canadian Chess Challenge UVIC  Qualified Players Only

Monday May 23 Canadian National Bughouse Championships  UVIC   Open to all players all ages  1:30 -3:30


The 23nd Canadian Chess Challenge will be held at the University of Victoria May 22nd and 23rd, 2011. The Canadian Chess Challenge is an impressive event with 120 players from across Canada. This will be the first Canadian Chess Challenge to be held in Victoria and the first in BC in the history of the event. The Provincial Champion from each grade in each province is eligible to compete at the Canadian Chess Challenge.


We recommend to players and their families that they arrive in Victoria a few days early to enjoy the city and get used to the time zone. Players and their families will be met at the airport and shuttled by volunteer drivers and buses to the University of Victoria starting on Thursday May 19th. Players and their families will be shuttled back to the airport on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning after the tournament is finished.


On Saturday May 21st a Beach Chess Festival is planned for Willows Beach in Oak Bay (5 km from UVIC residences). The Beach Chess Festival schedule is below. Events are rain or shine. Preregistration is mandatory and may be limited. Provincial Chess Champions and their families can register through their provincial coordinator. Others can register online starting in early May space permitting. Check www.victoriajuniorchess.com for details and updates.  Photos of Willows Beach.


Brian Raymer


Beach Chess Festival Saturday May 21st 2011 Schedule and events subject to change

Start time

Finish time



12 noon

3:00 pm

Casual Games

Free event

12 noon

3:00 pm

Sand Castle Competition

Free event (chess theme)

1:00 pm

3:00 pm

Skim Board Demo

Free event

2:00 pm

4:00 pm


Free event

3:00 pm

5:00 pm

Canadian National Blitz Championships

Open to all ages Medals 1st,2nd,3rd  $10 preregistration $15 on site

5:00 pm

6:30 pm

Dinner (BBQ)

$10 children $15 adults

The Willows Tea Room and other Oak Bay businesses are recommended for lunch.


Walking Tour  12 noon to 5pm Artist Studio, Shops and Great Places to eat.  Click here for more info

2011 Canadian Chess Challenge, May 22 and 23 at UVIC Student Union Building - Michele Pujol Room (A on the map below) 

The Beach Chess Festival (B on the map below) will be held at Willows Beach approximately 5km from UVIC  

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