Canadian University Chess Championship 2018


The 2018 Canadian University Chess Championship is coming soon and we are now accepting anyone who wants to come, regardless of skill-level or prior experience. There is no tryout. If you are interested, just send back a reply and we will have you signed-up. Registered players will have a chance to represent UofT in Ottawa, and it is an excellent opportunity if it is your first ever tournament.

CUCC 2018 Info

When: January 13-14th, 2018

Where: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (exact location TBA)

Tournament: 5-round team Swiss (4 players per team) Each team may have a reserve fifth player, who may be substituted at will The board order must be determined before the first round The board order must generally follow ratings

Eligibility: All players must be University Students or staff members. All participants must also be members of The Chess Federation of Canada or the Fédération Québécoise des Echecs.


Saturday, January 13th
Registration: 9 am – 10 am
Round 1: 10 am
Round 2: 2 pm
Round 3: 6 pm
Sunday, January 14th
Round 4: 10 am
Round 5: 2 pm

Time control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds/move (Round 1), 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move (Rounds 2-5)

Hotels: (coming soon)


List of things you are responsible for

1. Be a member of the Hart House Chess Club [mandatory]

You can do this at Hart House main desk at any point.  It costs $25 and gives membership for the entire school-year, ending at the conclusion of August 2018.

2. Bring your Student or Staff ID

Make sure to bring your student or staff ID to the CUCC, as organizers reserve the right to check that all players belong to their registered universities

3. Fill out the travel waiver form, attached as document [will be sent out later]

You can leave it at Hart House main desk, ask them to place it in Chess Club

4. Chess Federation of Canada membership

The CUCC will be rated with the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC).  Some of you are already active members of the chess tournament scene, others are not.  If not,
you will have a published rating based on your results, after this tournament.  You can get a CFC membership on-line for $48.

5. Costs

Hotel fees and registration fees are all accommodated by Hart House Chess Club. Participants will be asked to cover their travel fees.

6. Indicate to us how and when you will travel

It is important to let us know in advance how you will be traveling and when you will be traveling. This will enable us to make appropriate hotel bookings. Feel free to ask to travel with anyone or share your room with anyone if you so wish.

7. Please reply with your student number, full name, and most frequently checked Email.

Send us an e-mail with this info at

8. Keep us posted

If you have any questions, let us know.  If something has come up and
you cannot make it, let us know as soon as possible.  You will not be
penalized for it.


The CUCC is a team event that will provide for an excellent tournament
experience, so come prepared to play some chess and enjoy yourself.

Thank you all, looking forward to a great tournament trip,

Hart House Chess Club