Labrador Open

The Lake Melville Chess Club is pleased to announce the 1st ever Labrador Open Chess Tournament, to be held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL on March 6-7, 2013, in the College of the North Atlantic cafeteria on Hamilton River Rd.

This tournament is planned to coincide with the triennial Labrador Winter Games, which feature unique sports (Labrathon, the snowshoe biathlon, etc.), traditional Inuit sports (seal crawl, high kick, etc.), as well as sports more familiar to outsiders (badminton, floor hockey, etc.), and will benefit from shared advertising and a generally high-energy atmosphere in town.

It will be the second CFC-rated tournament ever to be held in Labrador (the first was 8 years ago!), and is designed to promote chess in the region, as well as to provide an opportunity for local players to try out their game in a competitive setting.  We have been training quite a bit, so look out!  Local expert Morgen Mills will be directing the tournament, and she will be more than happy to answer any and all questions about chess or the Lake Melville club. 

March 6
6:00 – Registration/Check-in
6:30 – Round 1
7:30 – Round 2
8:30 – Round 3
9:30 – End of Day 1

March 7
Playoffs/finals: format to be determined by number of entries.  (Probably semis and a final game.)  Quick ratings will be used for all games.