2023 Canadian Universities Chess Championship

The 2023 Canadian University Chess Championship is coming-up soon and we want to inform everyone of the logistics for this year. There is no qualifying procedure and everyone is welcome to play. Registration and accommodation fees will be covered by Hart House Chess Club. Registration information will be posted by mid-December, 2022 for Hart House Chess Club student members.

CUCC 2023 Information

When: January 27th-29th, 2023

Where: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

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.

HHCC Head Coach: CM Koosha Jaferian


Friday, January 27th

Registration: TBD
Round 1: TBD (Friday night)

Saturday, January 28th
Round 2: TBD
Round 3: TBD

Sunday, January 29th
Round 4: TBD
Round 5: TBD
Prizes: TBD

Time control: TBD

Hotel: TBD


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 or online for free.

2. 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 an annual CFC membership on-line for $48.

3. Costs

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


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

More to come once registration information is released…