Canadian University Chess Championships 2017


Info & Schedule Register & Hotels
Location & Parking Prizes

CUCC 2017 Information

This year, the Canadian University Chess Championships (CUCC) is coming to The University of Western Ontario (also known as Western University). This annual tournament features the best university chess teams across Canada locked in a battle to outwit their opponent, lay claim to first place and subsequently, have their names engraved on the Queen's Cup.

If you are a Western University student, please do not register here. Contact us to find out how you can join one of our CUCC teams.

Eligibility

  • All tournament members must be university students or staff members
  • All tournament members must also be members of The Chess Federation of Canada (non-current members may register at the event)
  • NOTE: Please make sure to bring your student of staff ID to the CUCC, as we reserve the right to check that all players belong to their registered universities

Sections

  • Open: Any team may register in this section
  • Reserves: Average team rating must be below 1800 CFC

Tournament Format

  • 5 rounds of Team Swiss (Teams of 4 players)
  • Teams are allowed but not required to have a substitute fifth player on their team
  • Teams may substitute the fifth player as they please
  • The board order must be locked before round 1
  • Team formation should respect the order of strength

Time Control

  • 75 min + 30 sec per move for ALL rounds

Schedule

Saturday January 14th

Registration: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Round 1: 9:30 AM

Round 2: 1:30 PM

Round 3: 5:30 PM

Sunday January 15th

Round 4: 10:00 AM

Round 5: 2:00 PM


*Games should last for around 3-4 hours each

Team Registration

Registration before or on December 11th, 2016

$120 for the first team

$100 for additional teams

Registration before or on January 6th, 2017

$130 for the first team

$110 for additional teams

Registration before or on January 12th, 2017

$150 for the first team

$120 for additional teams

The final deadline for registering for the CUCC 2017 has passed.

Hotels

The Ivey Spencer Leadership Center

$99/night for 2 people (1 queen sized bed)

Please reserve by January 6th, 50 rooms available

Close to the tournament location (28 minute walk)

Free breakfast, parking and athletic facility

Discounted reservation link available here


Days Inn London

$79/night for 2 people (1 queen sized bed)

Please reserve by December 31st, limited rooms available

Far from the tournament location (20 minute drive)

Free parking and fitness centre

Please call to make room reservations, mention the CUCC to receive the special promotion


Windermere Manor (CUCC rooms sold out)

$139/night for 4 people (2 queen sized beds)

Please reserve by December 13th, 4 rooms available

Closer to the tournament location (20 minute walk)

Free breakfast and parking

Please call to make room reservations, mention the CUCC to receive the special promotion


All hotel reservations are based on a first come first serve basis. Due to the limited number of rooms at certain hotels (such as the Windermere Manor), you might not be able to get the special reservation rate if you are reserving late.

Location

International and Graduate Affairs Building (Atrium), Western University

1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7

Parking

Springett Parking Lot, Western University

1305 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1H2

Free parking is available near the tournament location from Friday at 5:00 PM to Monday at 7:00 AM. If you wish to park elsewhere, refer to Western University's parking website for alternative parking options.

Prizes

The winning team for both the Championships and Reserves section will each receive:

1x Play Magnus Chess Set
3x Play Magnus T-Shirts

In addition, the winning team for the Championships section will have their names carved on the Queen's cup, and will keep it until the next CUCC.


The following prize will also be up for a raffle, open to all tournament participants:

1x Play Magnus Chess Set