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Aug 13, 2017
9th Annual Bowser Builders Open Chess Tournament
Aug 13, 2017
9th Annual Bowser Builders Open Chess Tournament

The Bishops of Bowser and Bowser Builders Supply are hosting the 9th Annual Chess Tournament in Bowser at the Bowser Legion. As always there will be four rounds with each player having a 45 minute time control and a 5 second increment for each move. The first round begins at 9 am so get there by 8:30 to check in and find your first opponent. The other rounds begin at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Awards will be presented immediately after the final round. Refreshments are available across the highway at TOMM's food village and at the Bean Counter.

You are invited to register for the August 13, 2017 open chess tournament sponsored again by Bowser Builders Supply at the Bowser Legion Hall. Once again our sponsors at Bowser Builders Supply are funding some great prizes from Chess Bazaar in Mohali India. Again this year we have ordered two sets that commemorate Bobby Fischer's achievements in the 1970s. The first place prize is a Dubrovnik set in boxwood and sheesham that Fischer obtained in Russia that was a replica of the set created for the 9th Chess Olympiad in 1950 in Dubrovnik Croatia. Fischer was quoted saying it was the best set he had ever played with. On Bobby Fischer's special request a chess collector provided this chess set for the 1992 Fischer–Spassky rematch held at Sveti Stefan. The second place set is an ebonized boxwood set in the Reykjavik design used in 1972 tournament. Both of these sets have 3.75 inch kings and are heavily weighted. Ladies and Junior winners will receive Conqueror pieces purchased from the Chess Store in Portland.

As always our registration fee is only $20 for early-bird registration to attract top players and club players alike from all over Vancouver Island and overseas too. After August 5 registration will cost $25 and at the door on the 13th registration will be $30. Once again we are inviting all ladies and any rated player 2000 and above to play for free.
Date:Aug 13, 2017
Address:7035 Island Hwy W, Bowser, BC
Location:Bowser Legion - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211
Name:Robert McFetridge
Website:Open Site
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