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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Open March 3 &4

I have just received word that the annual Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Open will once again be at the Shriner's Club the weekend of March 3 and 4th. There is an entry fee ($40 Canadian) and you must become a member of the Canadian Chess Federation (presently $36 Canadian/year) to participate, but it is a well run event and worth the trip and expense. Three of us from this side of the border went last year. I can strongly recommend participating, especially for our better players as the competitors there are quite strong.
As this event begins on the first Saturday of March and since there was no available venue for the Free first Saturday event for March, I will not hold a first Saturday event on our side of the border.
More information is below:
Niagara Falls Open Date: March 3 - 4, 2007Place:Niagara Shrine Club; 5621 North Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario(Next to Greater Niagara General Hospital)Rounds: 5Type: SwissTimes: (9:00am, 12:30pm, 6:00pm on Saturday)(10:00am and ASAP on Sunday)Time Control: Round 1 = SD/90, Round 2 - 5 = 30/90 + SD/60Entry Fee: $40 per player, $35 per player Seniors (65+) and Juniors (less then 18)Prizes: $$Based on Entries, Unrated participants only eligible for unrated prize, if applicableRegistration:Send entries to John Erickson, 4-6453 Colborne Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2J 1E7. Regular mail entries to be received by February 28th. Email entries accepted up to March 1st. On site registration between 8:00-8:45 AM on March 3rd. Cash only at site. Late Fee $5.00E-mail: mailto:jeswifty@hotmail.comMiscellaneous: Bring Chess sets and clocks. Refreshments available on site. Site is non-smoking. CFC Membership required and can be purchased on site. For Junior memberships, bring proof of age. Half point byes available for rounds 1 - 3. Any additional information can be obtained by emailing jeswifty@hotmail.comA SWOCL Grand Prix event.


  1. I shall and try and make it to this, but I am not sure if I can get a Canadian visa by that time. I will try.

  2. I will try to play with possible 3 rd buy. All depends...