The increase has been made possible because of the generous corporate sponsorship and donations received by the event to date. Chief among them is the support from gold sponsors Hill & Knowlton Canada and Magmic Games.
The prize fund's proposed breakdown is as follows:
Projected $25,000 prize fund based on 200 paid entries
Open: 5000, 3000, 2000, 1200, 700, 600, 500, 400
U2400: 1200, 650, 450
U2200: 1100, 600, 400
U2000: 1000, 550, 350
U1800: 850, 450, 300
U1600: 700, 350, 250
UNR: 250, 150
Top Junior (18 or under) : 400, 200
Top Woman: 400, 200
Top Veteran (60 + ) : 400, 200
Biggest upset (largest difference by rating): 200
Age prizes – age determined as of July 7, 2007.
Plus: $1,000 to be awarded to players achieving the highest cumulative scores in the Canadian Open and the top section of the Quebec Open combined. Prize split TBD.
In the works are a blitz tournament with an augmented prize fund and a bughouse tournament.
Some important deadlines:
- After May 31st, the entry fee of $125 CAD increases to $150 CAD. It is $175 CAD at the venue.
- The rates at the Marriott ($89 CAD /night single /double, add $10 CAD for triple and $20 CAD for quad) are available only until June 6th, after which they increase quite steeply.
MonRoi's classy site: www.monroi.com/tournamentgate
Online registration for the Canadian Open: http://canchess.myshopify.com/
Online reservations for the Ottawa Marriott: http://cwp.marriott.com/yowmc
Players registered in the Canadian Open: http://cocycc.pbwiki.com
About our gold sponsors:
Hill & Knowlton Canada is Canada's industry leader in public relations,
public affairs and strategic communications. (www.hillandknowlton.ca)
Magmic Games, based in Ottawa, is a leading developer and publisher of
mobile entertainment, offering a wide variety of action, sports, casino,
puzzle, and multiplayer games for BlackBerry, J2ME, Brew, and Sidekick