The second oldest chess tournament in Québec will be holding the 44th edition of this important stage of the Tour du Québec. Formerly called Championnat ouvert d’échecs de la Mauricie (COM), the even has changed its name to the Open d’échecs de Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières Chess Open). In addition to this change of name, the tournament has given itsself a new image and has brought several changes to its tournament format: new sections, new prize breakdown, new lighting conditions, overal improved palying coditions, an organzation determined to consider the needs of palyers in order to make this chess event the most pleasant chess tournament to play in.
The Trois-Rivières Open, continues to count on the support of the RodewayInn Hotel. The Trois-Rivières Chess Open is the only tournament in Québec that is held in an hotel which offers participants affordable rooms, free wi-fi and restaurant services within the premises.
In short, the Open will offer a new tournament format emphasising quality of playing conditions and on a incremented prizes breakdown based on sections, all the while making sure to preserve what made this a unique chess event in Québec : the fact that it is being held in a hotel allowing players to maximize rest time between rounds by eliminating the need to leave the venue.
With all these changes, Trois-Rivières is determined to remain one of the key stage of the Québec chess Tour.
Don’t miss this important chess meeting in Trois-Rivières, Québec, March 16, 17 and 18, 2018!