BC Senior Championship 2013

A full write-up of the 2013 BC Senior Championship and some of the key games have been annotated and published in the Canadian Chess Federation Newsletter – February 2013 Edition.  The article can be found here:

CFC Feb 2013 Newsletter

Winners:  2013 BC Senior Chess Championship

Congratulations to our 2013 BC Senior Chess Champion, Eugenio Alonso Campos!

Darko Dimitrijevic won 2nd Place.
Philip Harris won 1st place – U1800.
Manuel Omana Escandor won 2nd place – U1800.


Welcome to the BC Senior Chess Championship website.

If you will be 60 yrs old or better in 2013 and reside in British Columbia, you have a chance to be part of history.

Announcing the first ever BC Senior Chess Championship!

BC Seniors are invited to compete at the BC Senior Chess Championship in January 11 – 13, 2013, being held at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

The 2013 BC Senior Champion will be invited and encouraged(!) to compete in the Canadian Seniors Chess Championship being held in Kitchener, ON in August 2013.  This of course leads to the 2013 World Seniors Chess Championship.


Organizing Committee:  Victoria Jung-Doknjas and Paul Leblanc
TD: Joe Roback


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Sponsorship is often what makes a good event a GREAT event.  The 2013 BC Senior Championship Organizers are very grateful for our Sponsors:

BC Chess Federation:   http://www.chess.bc.ca/

Charlie’s Chocolate Factory:  http://www.charlieschocolatefactory.com/

Kitchener Chess Festival:  http://www.chessfest.ca/about.html



# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Eugenio Alonso Campos 102330 1862 H— W14 W3 W2 W4  4.5 1st Place
2 Darko Dimitrijevic 104350 2019 W13 W5 W9 L1 W7  4.0 2nd Place
3 George Kosinski 106565 1840 D6 W7 L1 W13 W8  3.5
4 Brian McLaren 7094770 2312 L5 W12 W10 W9 L1  3.0
5 Philip Harris 112311 1760 W4 L2 W11 D8 D9  3.0 1st – U1800 after tie break
6 Manuel Omana Escandor 137035 1641 D3 H— L8 W11 W12  3.0 2nd – U1800 after tiebreak
7 Neil Cruden 149897 1849 D12 L3 W14 W10 L2  2.5
8 Severo [juni] Caluza 104730 1847 L10 W13 W6 D5 L3  2.5
9 Paul Leblanc 104186 1829 W11 W10 L2 L4 D5  2.5
10 Hugh Long 110351 1665 W8 L9 L4 L7 W14  2.0
11 Bill Tate 105952 1566 L9 B— L5 L6 W13  2.0
12 Brian Sullivan 103750 1683 D7 L4 L13 W14 L6  1.5
13 Kent Cronin 101743 1824 L2 L8 W12 L3 L11  1.0
14 Stewart Paulson 128609 1460 B— L1 L7 L12 L10  1.0


Photo Gallery – BC Senior Chess Championship 2013

2013 BC Senior Chess Championship (missing from photo 2013 BC Senior Champion Alonso Campos)

2013 BC Senior Chess Championship (missing from photo 2013 BC Senior Champion Alonso Campos)

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 2013 Prizes

2013 BC Senior Chess Championship Trophies

One of the main goals for this tournament is to determine the 2013 BC Senior Chess Champion and to encourage our BC Senior Champion to compete at the Canadian Seniors Chess Championship.  We are currently finalizing details of the prizes; but, will likely include for the 2013 BC Senior Chess Champion:

1.  A prestigious place in history as the first ever BC Senior Chess Champion.

2.  The right to be the official BC representative at the Canadian Seniors Chess Championship in Kitchener, ON in August 2013.

3.  One step closer to being the official Canadian representative at the World Seniors Chess Championship:  http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/6180-23-fide-world-seniors-championship.html

Prizes: Guaranteed:

  • 1st Place:  Trophy + Entry Fee to Canadian Seniors Championship + Free Homestay in Kitchener, ON (to be confirmed).
  • 2nd Place: Trophy
  • 1st U1800: Trophy.
  • 2nd Place: Trophy

Door prizes every round.  Additional prizes based on number of entrees


 2013 FAQ

Who qualifies?
  • Any player who resides in BC and who is 60 years old or better in any part of 2013 is qualified to play in the 2013 BC Senior Chess Championship.
How do I pre-register?
  • Mail your cheque for $40 (early bird entry fee), with post mark before December 31, 2012 to:   Paul Leblanc, 1012 Spiritwood Place, Victoria, BC V8Y 1C6
How do I pay after December 31, 2012?
  • Even though Organizers prefer players to register before the early bird deadline of December 31, 2012, if you really, really have to, you can pay $50 onsite.
What about parking at SFU?
  • Unfortunately, there’s no free parking but the lot under convo mall is right beside the venue.
  • There is a discounted visitor lot, called Lot 1, in the southeast corner of campus which has a daily rate of $3.25 if you arrive prior to 9:00AM – apparently this lot fills quickly.
  • Visitor Parking:  http://www.sfu.ca/parking/visitors.html
  • Rates:   http://www.sfu.ca/parking/rates-refunds.html
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays – Hourly rate of $3.25/hour to a daily maximum of $6.50 (Max of $13.00 on Friday).  Flat rate after 7:00PM of $3.25.


  • 1st tiebreak for non cash prizes is individual cumulative score. 2nd tiebreak is cumulative score of opponents.