Wednesday, June 6, 2007

2007 Canadian Open: special prizes for top Canadians

The organizers of the 2007 Canadian Open Chess Championship are pleased to increase the event's prize fund so that two special prizes will be awarded to the event's top two Canadian finishers.

The first top Canadian prize will be $1,000. The second top Canadian prize will be $500. These prizes will be open to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who are members of the Chess Federation of Canada.

These prizes will be given over and above other prizes arising from the $25,000 prize fund, which is projected on 200 paid entrants. The event, to be held July 7 to 15 at the Ottawa Marriott, is very close to reaching this milestone. The list of registered players can be found here.

More information on the prize-fund breakdown can be found here.

To register for the 2007 Canadian Open or find out more about the event, please visit

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