2020 Canadian Majors (UPDATED)

Brighten up your winter by planning your big Canadian chess events of the year…

46th Mauricie Open Ch.

  • March 20-22, 2020 | Trois-Rivières, QC
  • 5-round Swiss; $12,000 BOE
  • CANCELLED due to CoV19
  • A Quebec government recommendation to cancel events involving more than 250 people.
  • Contact organizers for full refunds.

Canadian Women’s Zonal, Canadaian Closed, and Easter Sectionals

  • April 9-13, 2020 | Kingston, ON
  • 2020-03-14: CANCELLED BY ORDER OF KINGSTON (KFL&A) PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 9-round Swisses in multiple sections:
  • Winner of the Women’s Zonal gets:
    • Entry to next stage of FIDE Women’s World Championship (+ $1000 travel)
    • Place on Olympiad Team
    • $1000
    • WIM title (or norms)
  • Winner of Canadian Closed gets:
    • $2000
    • Entry to Continental Ch. in Santiago in May 2020 (+ $500 travel)
  • LINK)

14th Grand Pacific Open

  • April 10-13, 2020 | Victoria, BC
  • CANCELLED due to CoV19
  • 6 rounds, $6000 guaranteed, plus bughouse and blitz
  • LINK

2020 CYCC

  • July 11-14, 2020 | Mississauga, ON
  • CANCELLED due to CoV19
  • For the Canadian Championships in Open and Girls, ages U8 to U18. Early registration discounts.
  • LINK

2020 Canadian Open

  • July 15-22, 2020 | Mississauga, ON
  • CANCELLED due to CoV19
  • 9-round Swiss; $20,000; Blitz Championship; discounts for early entry
  • LINK

Championnat Ouvert du Québec

  • July 25 - 31, 2020 | Longueuil, QC
  • 9 Round Swiss; 40/90 + G/30 + 30s; Rounds 5-9 at one game per day; $5000 guaranteed; location on Montreal Metro.
  • LINK

Pawn Wise: Atlantic Chess Festival

  • July 31-Aug. 4 2020 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
  • May 1st: Announcement about possible Covid19 cancellation
  • Events include:
    • 11th Canadian Seniors Chess Championship
    • Nova Scotia Mayflower Open
  • GM Evgeny Bareev plays in the Canadian Senior
  • GM Hou Yifan attends
  • LINK

2020 Canadian Junior Chess Championship

  • Aug 6-9, 2020 | Humber College, Toronto
  • NB: date and location pending CFC approval

90th Montréal Open Championship

  • September 11-13, 2020 | Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Montréal
  • CANCELLED due to CoV19
  • 5 round Swiss; TC: 40/90 + g/30 + 30s
  • $10,200
  • LINK

13th Canadian International Open

  • October 8-12 | Longueuil, QC
  • CANCELLED due to CoV19
  • $18,000 guaranteed
  • LINK