90th City of Montreal Open Chess Championship

September 10 – 12, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec

Our friends at the Ahuntsic Chess Club in Montreal are again hosting the 90th City of Montreal Open Chess Championship, September 10 – 12, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec. A beautiful new playing venue has been obtained that also provides much more room and is conveniently accessible by bus and the metro, and also provides food service on site.

The prize fund has also been increased by $1,000 this year to $6,000, and Goddesschess is again sponsoring additional prizes in the sections for the top female finishers in addition to providing other sponsorship.

Confirmed players include GM Alex Lenderman, GM Bator Sambuev, IM Jean Hebert, WIM Yuan Yuanling, highest rated female player in Canada and a member of the Canadian Women’s Chess Olympiad Team, as well as many strong Canadian masters.

Informational link to French website / Informational link to English website

Registration form in English – registration available online prior to September 10

Registration will be available on site on September 10 but cash-only.

Montreal playing hall

The playing hall

Rate of Play:

Electronic clocks – 30 moves/75 minutes, followed by rest of game/40 minutes, 30 seconds increment per move

Other clocks – 30 moves/90 minutes, followed by rest of game/60 minutes.


Friday, September 10

Late registration 17:00 – 18:15

Round 1 – 19:00

Saturday, September 11

Round 2 – 10:00

Round 3 – 16:00

Sunday, September 12

Round 4 – 9:30

Round 5 – 15:30

Free registration to GMs, IMs, FMs, reduced rates available to Canadian national masters. Further information available on the Registration Form.

A guide to Montreal accommodations, transportation, the playing venue and other information concerning the Championship can be found at

Janet Newton

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