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.

2018-2019 Opening Remarks

On behalf on the executive council, welcome to another year of chess at McGill! Thank you for making our introductory meetings a huge success. As with previous years, weekly meetings are held on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Trottier Cafeteria. Sets and clocks are provided. We are open to players of all skill levels, and you do not need to be a McGill student to attend! The chess club is a great place to meet new people, and find opponents of worthy strength. If you don’t know the rules, one of our execs is happy to teach you!

While our famous Gerts nights will have to be put on pause due to the SSMU building renovations, we’ll have plenty of other events planned! Be prepared for blitz tournaments galore, the Canadian Universities Chess Championship (CUCC), the McGill Open, and more!

We hope to see you around!


Allen Li
McGill Students’ Chess Club

Two more weeks until the McGill Rapid!

Pre-register today and SAVE!!

The McGill Rapid is back in 2018 for its second edition ! It will be held on Saturday May 5 in a new, calmer and more appropriate venue at the McGill New Residence Hall. 

Pre-registered list 

Venue: New Residence Hall, 3625 Park. 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.

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

NEW this year: Sponsored by the McGill Alumni Association. #McGillAlumni



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 (83 players last year). $15 per registration are guaranteed to go towards the prize fund. This would represent a 200$ increase compared to last year for the same participation. If the participation is higher than last year, the prize pool will be increased in consequence.

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.

– E-Transfer

Interac e-transfer with your payment. Set password to mcgillopen2018

Fees in the dropdown menu below. 

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

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

Refunds are possible until May 4. $10 in administrative fees will be applied.

More information:

Roman Sarrazin Gendron

Pré-inscrits – McGill Rapid – Pre-registered 2017-04-28

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Section A Open/Ouverte

Nom Prénom Titre Carte Inscription à payer Parking
Zhou Qiyu GMf *
Duong Than Nha MI *
Hambleton Aman MI
Ouellet Maïli-Jade MIf
Chiku-Ratté Olivier-Kenta MF
Gachet Sébastien MF
Grégoire Sylvain MF  *
Rodrigue-Lemieux Shawn MF
Zhu Hong Rui MF
Lo Ryan NM *
Tessier-Desrosiers Olivier NM
Soudre Nicolas NM
Tomb Maroun NM
Upper John NM
Allard Laurent
Dumont Félix
Gelet Seymour *
Gulko Andrei * *
Kapush Oleksandr *  *
Lépine Cedric  *  *
Luo Zhao Yang  *
Saha Ananda
Sprumont Oscar
Yao Houji  *

Section B -1800

Nom Prénom Carte Inscription à payer Parking
Abdukerim Nurmemet *
Arsenault-Mahjoubi Louis
Alomair Mashael
Blanchette René
Blouin Frédéric  *
Charette Nicolas
Chaudhari Prabhas *
Cisse Lamine
Gaulin Richard
Gupta Archit *
Kay Sang Kil  *
Kim Wooseok *
Kozlov Guennadi *
Kyres Andrew
Laali Majid *
Labadie Bernard
Latour Pierre-Jérôme
Lin Chenxi *  *
Liu Kevin *
Mhedhbi Yassine
Normandin Fabrice *
Paillé Jordan *
Perez Phil *  *
Rodrigues Bruno  *
Shi Olivia  *
Smith Neilan
Sui Yu Shun
Templonuevo Mark Geryl
Taschereau Jacques *
Tesar Mathias
Vakilinia Shahin *
Xu Kun Xiang  *
Xu Tian Run * *

Students' Society of McGill University

Thanks to the Students’ Society of McGill University for sponsoring us!