McGill Rapid 2019

*La version française suit.

The McGill Rapid is back in 2019 for its third edition! It will be held on Saturday May 4 in the same venue as last year, the McGill New Residence Hall. 

Pre-registered list 

Venue: New Residence Hall, 3625 Park Avenue. 10 min from metro Place-des-Arts, buses 80, 129, 144.
Format: 5-round two sections Swiss tournament. Please bring your own clocks.
Time Control: 25 minutes to mate, plus 5 seconds per move.

Rating: The highest between (standard-200) and the FQE semi-rapide rating will be used.

This tournament is sponsored by the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU).


On-site registration: 9-9:30 AM. $5 on-site fee.

Round 1 10:00
Round 2 11:20
Round 3 13:00
Round 4 14:20
Round 5 15:40


Prize Fund: $1200!

Prizes are based on 80 registrations (89 players last year). $15 per registration is guaranteed to go towards the prize fund. If the participation is higher than predicted, the prize pool will be increased.

Championship section: $700

  • Registration: $35
  • U18 and McGill students/employees: $25
  • Masters: $20
  • FIDE masters + : Free before April 1st.

Section B(-1800): $500

  • Registration: $30
  • U18 and McGill students/employees: $20


How to register:

-By cheque: address to “McGill Chess Club”

McGill Chess Club
3600 rue McTavish Street,
Suite 1200,
Mailbox 89,
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 0G3

-Cash, in person

Trottier Building at McGill, 3630 University, first floor cafeteria on Thursdays between 5:30 and 7:30 (club meetings), or on week days by appointment.


Interac e-transfer with your payment. Set password to mcgillopen2019.

Fees in the dropdown menu below. 

-Online on this page. Please note that a charge of $1.50 is applicable for online payment to contribute to the Paypal charges (we also contribute).

Please select your registration.

A CFC or FQE membership is required. You can obtain a tournament passport on site for $10.

Refunds are possible until May 2. $10 in administrative fees will be applied.

More information:

Roman Sarrazin Gendron

Championnat ouvert semi-rapide de McGill 2019

Cette année, le championnnat ouvert de McGill sera à nouveau un tournoi semi-rapide de 5 rondes qui se tiendra samedi le 4 mai. Le tournoi se tiendra dans la même salle que l’an dernier, aux Nouvelles Résidences de McGill.

Liste des pré-inscrits

Emplacement: New Residence Hall, 3625 Avenue du Parc. 10 min du métro Place-des-Arts, autobus 80,129,144.
Format: Tournoi suisse de 5 rondes. Apportez vos horloges.
Cadence: 25 minutes pour la partie, plus 5 secondes par coup

Cote utilisée:  la plus élevée de (lente-200) et semi-rapide.

Ce tournoi est commandité en partie par l’Association Étudiante de l’Université de McGill (AÉUM).


Inscription sur place: 9h-9h30. Frais additionnels de 5$.

Ronde 1 10:00
Ronde 2 11:20
Ronde 3 13:00
Ronde 4 14:20
Ronde 5 15:40


1200$ en prix!

Les prix sont basés sur 80 inscriptions (89 joueurs ont participé l’an dernier). 15$ par inscription sont garantis. Si la participation est supérieure à 80, les prix seront majorés en conséquence.

Section Championnat: 700$ 

  • Inscription: 35$
  • -18 ans et étudiants/employés McGill: 25$
  • Maîtres nationaux: 20$
  • Maître FIDE + : gratuit avant le 1er avril

Section B(-1800): 500$

  • Inscription: 30$
  • -18 ans et étudiants/employés McGill: 20$


Comment s’inscrire:

-Par chèque au nom de “McGill Chess Club”

McGill Chess Club
3600 rue McTavish Street,
Suite 1200,
Mailbox 89,
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 0G3

-Comptant en personne 

Bâtiment Trottier à McGill, 3630 Université, au 1er étage, les jeudis entre 17h30 et 19h30, ou les jours de semaine sur rendez-vous.

-En ligne ci-dessous. Notez que’un supplément de 1.50$ est applicable au paiement via Paypal, pour contribuer aux frais de la transaction (nous en payons une partie).

Inscription en ligne

Un membership FQE ou CFC est requis. Un passeport tournoi peut être acheté sur place au coût de 10$.

Les remboursements sont possibles jusqu’au 2 mai. Des frais administratifs de 10$ seront appliqués.

Plus d’information:

Roman Sarrazin Gendron

McGill 2019 CUCC Delegation

This weekend, the 2019 Canadian Universities Chess Championships (CUCC) will be held at McMaster University. McGill is sending two teams, one of which is competing in the Open section.

The Club is grateful for the Students’ Society of McGill’s University’s (SSMU) generosity in funding us through the Ambassador Fund, without which this trip would not be possible.

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Congratulations to the 8 players who will be making the trip!

A-team: Andy Caen, James Li, Ryan Lo and Jordan Paille

B-team: Siddarth Raghavan, Archit Gupta, Weijia Huang and Allen Li



Applications for CUCC 2019 are out!

Please fill out the google form here if you are interested in playing for McGill at the Canadian Universities Chess Championship!

This year’s tournament will be at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario from Jan 12-13. The event is a 5-round team Swiss, with 4 players per team. All players must be university students or staff, and must have CFC/FQE membership at the time of the tournament (one-time passes are available). The time control is 75 minutes + 30 second increment/move. Three rounds will be played on Saturday, and two will be played on Sunday.