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BC Chess Challenge

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The 2012 BC Chess Challenge (provincial championship by grade) will be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific on Friday April 6 2012. The BC Chess Challenge is open to qualified players from regional qualifiers that will be held in numerous locations in BC prior to the championship. See http://www.victoriajuniorchess.com   http://www.bcjuniorchess.com and/or http://chess-math.org/ for tournament dates and information. Any K-12 student from any region of BC can play in one or more of these qualifiers. The Victoria qualifiers will be held February 19th (Victoria Chess Challenge) and Sunday March 4th. Both of these tournaments will be held at UVic.


The Grand Pacific Open starts at 6pm on April 6 just after the BC Chess Challenge. Players may want to take a 1/2 point bye for round 1 and join into the GPO on Saturday at 12 noon. More info on the GPO below and at the following link www.grandpacificopen.com


BC Chess Challenge  Open to qualified players only.  Link to FlyerBCChessChallengeFlyer2012.pdf   Please print a few copies and post at your school and community center.
Date: April, 6th 2012 1030 am - 4:00 pm

Lunch:  approx 12:15-1:00 Cafe and restaurant on site. Some quick options available in the cafe. Check with TD for your section's start time.

You may want to bring snacks. No food in the tournament hall. Water will be provided. If you bring a bag lunch please find a place nearby to enoy your food. There is a nice park (Confederation Park and the Legislature grounds) next door where you could enjoy some fresh air between rounds.

Location: Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria 463 Belleville St Victoria
Prizes: Individual Trophies for First, Second and Third place finishers in each grade, including Kindergarten.

Pre registration is mandatory. Online registration is now available  http://www.bcjuniorchess.com/register/register-for-bc-chess-challenge-victoria Pre qualified players only.
The BC Chess Challenge is a Qualifier for the CANADIAN CHESS CHALLENGE being held in Halifax this year.


Bus/van transportation from the Swartz Bay terminal will be provided for players and their families (free for players, $10 round trip for non players). Bus tickets must be reserved and paid prior to March 31st.  Bus tickets can be reserved and paid at the following site http://2012grandpacificopen.eventbrite.com

Bus schedule below.


Venue  The Hotel Grand Pacific is offering a great rate for those who can stay the night. $99/night for 2 adults and up to 3 children (U18). The rooms are spacious, have windows that open and the hotel is located in the heart of downtown Victoria on the inner harbour. Quote APR12Chess for this great rate. www.hotelgrandpacific.com Toll Free: 1-800-663-7550  Phone: 250-386-0450  Email: reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com


We recommend you travel to Victoria the day before the BC Chess Challenge to ensure your child is well rested and not late due to weather, traffic or other delays. The tournament starts at 10:30 am on April 6th.


Players arriving at the Victoria International Airport are also eligible for pick up and drop off. Please email Victoria Junior Chess with the flight #, time and date of arrival/departure as well as the number of people in your party.   email address victoriajuniorchess@gmail.com


The 6th Annual Grand Pacific Open Chess Tournament starts at 6pm on Friday April 6 (just after the BC Chess Challenge finishes).  BC Chess Challenge participants are encouraged to join in for the Grand Pacific Open. Non chess players can enjoy a relaxing long weekend in Victoria. Early April is peak flower season and is a great time to visit Victoria. Take in the Royal BC Museum, enjoy a movie at the IMAX Theatre or just enjoy long walks through the quiet neighbourhoods next to the Hotel Grand Pacific.


Draft Bus Schedule (space for luggage may be limited, pretend you are flying and pack light).  Look for a van or school bus with chess boards on it.


Bus Number Date
Bus Departs from

Departure time

Arrival time
SB1 Thursday April 5, 2012
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
7:45pm (6pm ferry from Tsawwassen)
8:15pm at the Hotel Grand Pacific
SB2 Friday April 6, 2012
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
9:45am (8am ferry from Tsawwassen)
10:15am at the Hotel Grand Pacific
HGP3 Friday April 6, 2012
Hotel Grand Pacific from Quebec St entrance
5:45pm (meet 7pm ferry)
6:30 pm at Swartz Bay
HGP4 Monday April 9, 2012
Hotel Grand Pacific from Quebec St entrance 5:45pm (meet 7pm ferry) 6:30 pm at Swartz Bay


Make sure you choose the correct bus number when registering and register/pay for the correct number of people travelling.  Using the bus will save you $$$ and reduce GHG emissions.




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