McGill Rapid 2018

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.

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

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