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Dan Scoones has kindly submitted annotations to one of his games from the recent Victoria Labour Day tournament - thanks Dan!
Lister,C (1968) - Scoones,D (2291) [B06] Labour Day Open Victoria (2), 04.09.2004
[Scoones, Dan]

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Be3 Bg7 5.Bc4!? A bit risky in view of Black's possibilities of ...b5 or ...d5. 5...Nf6 6.f3 d5 7.Bd3 [Sharper is 7.Bb3 A) If this does not appeal, Black has the more solid 7...0-0 8.Nge2 dxe4 9.fxe4 Ng4 10.Bg1 e5 (not 10...c5 11.dxc5 Qa5 12.Qd3 Nc6 13.h3 Rd8 14.Qb5 and White is better) 11.d5 Qa5 12.Qd3 Rd8 13.Rd1 Na6; B) 7...dxe4 8.fxe4 Ng4 9.Qf3 0-0 10.0-0-0 Nxe3 11.Qxe3 b5 12.Nf3 a5 13.d5 a4 14.dxc6 with a complicated struggle.] 7...dxe4 8.Bxe4 [Of course White cannot consider 8.fxe4? Ng4 and d4 falls.] 8...Nbd7 [8...Nd5 deserved attention, for example: 9.Bf2 (not 9.Nxd5 cxd5 10.Bd3 Qb6 11.Rb1 Nc6 12.c3 Ne5! 13.Be2 Bf5 14.Rc1 0-0 15.Bg5 f6 16.dxe5 fxg5 17.Qxd5+ e6 18.Qb3 Qe3 with a big advantage for Black) 9...Nxc3 10.bxc3 0-0 11.Ne2 e5 , and despite his lag in development Black is somewhat better because of White's devalued pawn structure.] 9.Nge2 Nb6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Bd3 Nfd5 12.Nxd5 Nxd5 13.Bc1 e5 [If 13...Qb6 14.Kh1 Bxd4 15.Nxd4 Qxd4 16.Qe1 and White has compensation for the pawn. However, there is no need to give him unnecessary counterplay.] 14.c3?! [Better was 14.dxe5 but after 14...Bxe5 (or 14...Qb6+ 15.Kh1 Bxe5 16.f4 Bf6 17.f5 Ne3 18.Bxe3 Qxe3) 15.f4 Bg7 16.f5 Nb4 17.fxg6 hxg6 18.Nf4 Qd4+ 19.Kh1 Nxd3 20.Nxd3 Bf5 the two bishops give Black a slight edge.] 14...exd4 15.Nxd4?! [Missing something important. White had to play 15.cxd4 but after 15...Re8 Black is obviously quite happy.] 15...Nxc3! "This combination is: a) correct and wins for Black; b) incorrect and loses for Black; c) equal. Justify your opinion with some variations" (Hort and Jansa in their book The Best Move .) 16.bxc3 [And not 16.Nxc6? Qb6+] 16...Bxd4+ 17.cxd4 Qxd4+ 18.Kh1?! [White can save the exchange with 18.Be3 Qxe3+ 19.Kh1 Rd8 20.Re1! Qf2 (not 20...Qxd3? 21.Re8+! -- the point)) 21.Qb3 but after 21...Bh3! 22.Rg1 Be6 23.Bc4 (Black wins a piece after 23.Qxb7 Rab8 24.Qa6 Rb6 25.Qa3 Qe3 26.Rad1 Bf5) 23...Bxc4 24.Qxc4 he is simply two pawns down. But if he intends to play on, this is the variation to choose.] 18...Qxa1 The following lines were not difficult to calculate before embarking on 15...Nxc3 since White must either break through on the dark squares or perish in short order. 19.Qc2 [Or 19.Qe2 Be6 20.Bh6 Qxa2 with three extra pawns.] 19...Be6 20.Bb2 Qxa2 21.Qc3 [Or 21.Qc1 f6 22.f4 Rad8 23.Bc2 Bd5 24.f5 g5 and White has again run out of steam.] 21...f6 22.Re1 Bd5! I've defended such positions many times in speed chess (usually from a Goring Gambit or something of that ilk) and just didn't believe in White's chances here. 23.h4 Qb3 24.Qd4 Qb6 25.Qc3 [I was half-expecting 25.Qg4 Qxb2 26.Bxg6 trying for perpetual check. The clearest refutation is 26...f5 27.Bxf5+ Qg7 and Black is a rook up.] 25...Qf2 26.Re2 [26.h5 is met simply by 26...Qh4+ 27.Kg1 Qxh5] 26...Qxh4+ 27.Kg1 Rae8 28.Rxe8 Rxe8 29.Bf1 Re6 30.Qa5 b6 [Fritz likes 30...Qe1 but I had calculated the line in the next note.] 31.Qxa7 Qb4 32.Qb8+ [Slightly better was 32.Qa8+ Kf7 33.Ba3 but after 33...Qd4+ 34.Kh1 c5! 35.Qa7+ Re7 36.Qxb6 Re1 Black wins easily.] 32...Kf7 33.Ba1 Qc5+ 34.Kh2 He resigned on account of 34...Qd6+ (exchanging queens) and was slightly surprised when I showed him the intended 34...Re1 (winning a piece.) 0-1



The biennial chess olympiad is being held this year at Calvia, on the island of Mallorca off the Eastern coast of Spain.  This 14-round event, which takes place October 14-31, has attracted 226 teams in two categories, "Open" (135 teams) and Women's (91 teams).  Canada has submitted teams in both categories, and one of the members of the Canadian Women's Team is our very own Valentina Goutor - congratulations on being selected, and good luck in the competition!


Round one takes place tomorrow; internet coverage can be found at http://www.36chessolympiad.com/ or http://chess-olympiad.com/




In previous years the Canadian Youth Chess Championships (CYCC) have been held in conjunction with the Canadian Open, normally in July.  However, the world competition for next year has been scheduled for July, meaning that the CYCC has to take place sooner than usual; Edmonton, location of next year's Canadian Open, was unable to host the CYCC at an earlier date, so awarding of the event was submitted to an open bidding process.  A total of seven bids were voted on by the CFC governors, and the one from Victoria came out the overwhelming winner.  Thus the National CYCC will be in Victoria next Easter (last weekend of March) - watch for the dedicated website coming soon.


After a brief hiatus the UBC Tuesday Night events have returned, and are now being run by Alfred Pechisker; there is still time to join the current event:
Dates: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, and 26th.
Time & Location: 6:30pm in room 215 in the SUB (6138 Student Union Blvd)
Format: 5-Round Swiss with prizes for rating sections
Entry Fees: $20, $12 for Juniors.
New Time Controls: 1:30 per game plus 30 seconds per move!
New Bonus Feature: Participants get full access to the UBC chess club chess library that includes dozens of books and a chess journal collection spanning 20 years!
Please bring boards, sets, and digital chess clocks if you have them.
If you have any questions contact Alfred Pechisker at apechi1@hotmail.com

Active Tournament (An Elod Macskasy Memorial Fundraising Event)
October 24, 2004
University of British Columbia Student Union Building - Rooms 214/216
Are two heads better than one?  Now's your chance to find out by joining fellow chess enthusiasts on Sunday, October 24, 2004, for a challenging day of active chess entertainment.  Here's the way it works.  Grab a partner and play.  But there are some rules:
1. The combined rating of each partnership may not exceed 4000.  Two 2000 players could partner, a 2200 player could team up with anyone rated 1800 or lower, and so on.
2. The amount of time each partnership receives in each game is related to its strength relative to its opponent.  For each game:
a. The combined time of both teams is one hour.
b. If the opposing teams are less than 50 rating points apart, each team receives 30 minutes.
c. For every 50 rating points difference between the teams, the lower-rated team receives one minute more and the higher-rated team receives one minute less, to a maximum of 40 minutes for the lower-rated team and a minimum of 20 minutes for the higher-rated team.
3. The tournament will be a six-round Swiss.
4. In each game, one player makes the first move for White, then the players alternate, each making two moves in a row:
Move White      Black
1     Player W1 Player B1
2     Player W2 Player B1
3     Player W2 Player B2
4     Player W1 Player B2
5     Player W1 Player B1
6     etc. 
5. Partners may not talk about the game while playing or otherwise give hints or advice to their partner.  This rule will be strictly enforced.  They may tell their partner to move ("It's your move.") and tell them to move quickly ("Hurry up, we have 20 seconds left!!").  Profanity and physical violence are not allowed except under extreme circumstances.
6. If a player moves out of turn, the opposing team may either accept the move, or require the player who ought to have moved to make a different move.  If this offence occurs when the opposing team has less than one minute left, the offending teams loses the game.
7. Clock (not touch) move is in effect for all games.  Illegal moves when the opponent has less than one minute left result in the loss of the game.
8. Unwritten rule: Don't play with the same partner as in the 2003 Pairs 4000 event.
Date: October 24, 2004 (Sunday), 9:00-9:30 am
Location: UBC SUB - rooms 214/216
Information Contact: Bruce Harper, (604) 263-8264 , bruce54321@shaw.ca
Deadline for pre-registration, October 23, 2004
Format: Active tournament.
Time Control: As above.
Rounds: Play begins at 10:00 am and concludes at 5:00 pm.
Entry fee: $20 per team.  50% discount for UBC students.
Equipment: Please bring a chess clock if you have one.
NOTE: This is a fundraising event, open to all. The intent is to raise money to help bring titled players to the Elod Macskasy Memorial tournament, and thereby provide an opportunity for some of our local players to make IM and GM norms.
Teams entered as of October 6, 2004:

Lucas Davies  2206
Tiffany Tang  1734
Total  3940
Travis Lane  2007
Noam Davies  1943
Total  3950
Bruce Harper  2330
Lesley Cheng  1564
Total  3894
Paul Brown  2246
Jamie Harper  1606
Total  3852
Jack Yoos  2382
Laura Harper  1370
Total  3752

A number of B.C.'s stronger players have represented Canada at the chess olympiads, either as Canadian Champion or through selection by rating (or in one case, via circumstances).  Here is a brief survey of three olympiads, forty, thirty, and twenty years ago respectively, from a B.C. perspective.  [For those interested in olympiad history, http://www.olimpbase.org/ is a wonderful website to investigate.]
1964 - Tel Aviv
Two players represented B.C., Dr. Elod Macskasy and the eighteen-year-old Duncan Suttles.  Canada came second in its Preliminary group behind Argentina to qualify for the "A" Division, but only won two matches in the Finals (against Poland and Israel) enroute to a twelfth-place finish out of fourteen teams.  Playing on board 4, Dr. Macskasy scored well in the Preliminaries but collapsed in the Finals (+3 =4 -6 overall), while on board 5 Suttles scored the second best Canadian result (+4 =3 -3) in his first olympiad.

Macskasy,E - Fuchs,R (East Germany) [D14] Tel Aviv ol prel Tel Aviv (1), 1964

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bf4 Bf5 7.e3 e6 8.Bd3 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 Bd6 10.Bxd6 Qxd6 11.0-0 0-0 12.Rac1 Rac8 13.a3 g6 14.Rc2 Nd7 15.Rfc1 Ne7 16.e4 dxe4 17.Qxe4 Nd5 18.Nxd5 exd5 19.Qh4 Rxc2 20.Rxc2 Re8 21.Qg3 Qb6 22.h3 Nb8 23.Qf4 Nc6 24.b4 Kg7 25.Rc5 Re4 26.Qd2 Qd8 27.b5 Na5 28.Qc2 b6 29.Rc8 Qe7 30.Rc7 Qxa3 31.Rxa7 Re7 32.Ra8 h6 33.Qc8 Kf6 34.Qh8+ Kf5 35.Qxh6 Ke4 36.Qd2 f6 37.Qe2+ Kf4 38.g3+ Kf5 39.Nh4+ 1-0

Macskasy,E - Sliwa,B (Poland) [A90] Tel Aviv ol fin Tel Aviv (3), 1964

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 6.Nc3 d5 7.Nf3 0-0 8.Qc2 c6 9.0-0 Qe8 10.Ne5 Nbd7 11.Nxd7 Bxd7 12.Qb3 Bc8 13.Bf4 Kh8 14.f3 dxc4 15.Qxc4 Nd5 16.Nxd5 exd5 17.Qd3 Qg6 18.Be5 Bf6 19.f4 Qe8 20.b4 Be6 21.Rab1 a6 22.Rb2 Qe7 23.e3 Bd7 24.Rc1 Bxe5 25.dxe5 b5 26.Qc3 Rfc8 27.Rb3 Be6 28.Ra3 Ra7 29.Ra5 Kg8 30.Qd4 Rcc7 31.Rc5 g5 32.Qc3 gxf4 33.exf4 Qe8 34.a4 bxa4 35.Rxa4 Qc8 36.Ra1 Qb7 37.h3 Qb6 38.Kh2 Rab7 39.Ra4 Ra7 40.Qd4 Rcb7 41.Qc3 1-0

Filipowicz,A (Poland) - Suttles,D [B09] Tel Aviv ol fin Tel Aviv (3), 11.1964

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.e5 Ng4 8.e6 Bxb5 9.exf7+ Kd7 10.Nxb5 Qa5+ 11.Nc3 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Qh5 13.Ne4 Nc6 14.Ng3 Qa5+ 15.Bd2 Ne3 16.Bxa5 Nxd1 17.Nxc6 Nxb2 18.Ne5+ dxe5 19.Bc3 Na4 20.Bxe5 Bxe5 21.fxe5 Nc3 22.Kd2 Rac8 23.Rhf1 Rhf8 24.Rf3 Nd5 25.Ne4 h6 26.e6+ Kxe6 27.Re1 Kd7 28.Rd3 Kc6 29.Nc3 Nf4 30.Rd4 Rxf7 31.g3 Nh3 32.Re6+ Kc7 33.Ne4 Ng5 34.Nxg5 hxg5 35.Rxg6 Rf2+ 36.Kd3 Kb8 37.c4 Rxh2 38.Rxg5 Rxa2 39.Rg7 a5 40.Rd7 Ra3+ 41.Kc2 Rxc4+ 42.Kb2 Re3 43.Rd5 a4 44.Rd2 Ka7 45.g4 Rg3 46.Rxe7 Rcxg4 47.Rdd7 Rb3+ 48.Ka2 Rg2+ 49.Ka1 Ka6 50.Rd6+ b6 51.Re4 Ra3+ 52.Kb1 Raa2 53.Rdd4 b5 54.Rd3 Rgb2+ 55.Kc1 Re2 56.Rd6+ Ka5 57.Rxe2 Rxe2 58.Rd4 a3 59.Rd3 b4 0-1

Forintos,G (Hungary) - Suttles,D [A40] Tel Aviv ol fin Tel Aviv (10), 11.1964

1.d4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 d6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d5 Ne5 6.Nd4 h5 7.h3 Bd7 8.f4 c5 9.fxe5 cxd4 10.e6 fxe6 11.Qd3 e5 12.Qxg6+ Kf8 13.0-0+ Nf6 14.Nd2 Qe8 15.Qd3 Bb5 16.Qf3 Rc8 17.c3 dxc3 18.bxc3 Kg8 19.c4 Bxc4 20.Nxc4 Rxc4 21.Be3 Qg6 22.Bxa7 Kh7 23.Rab1 e4 24.Qf5 Qxf5 25.Rxf5 Kg6 26.Rff1 Ra8 27.Rxb7 Ra4 28.Bf2 Nxd5 29.Kh2 Bf6 30.h4 Nc3 31.Be1 Nxe2 32.Bb4 d5 33.Bxe7 R8a6 34.Bh3 Nd4 35.Bxf6 Rxa2+ 36.Bg2 Rxf6 37.Rd1 Rff2 38.Rxd4 Rxg2+ 39.Kh1 Rad2 40.Rxd2 Rxd2 41.Re7 0-1

1974 - Nice

By 1974 Peter Biyiasas had become Canadian Champion but played board 2 behind newly-minted GM Duncan Suttles on Board 1.  Canada qualified for the "B" Finals but finished about halfway down in the sixteen team field.  The overall results for Suttles and Biyiasas were very similiar, +8 =5 -6 and +7 =5 -5 respectively.  [Leon Piasetski played on board 6, but this was long before he moved to B.C.]

Kavalek,L (USA) - Suttles,D [B08] Nice ol prel Nice (1), 06.1974

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Be2 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 0-0 7.0-0 b6 8.Re1 Bb7 9.Bc4 e6 10.Bf4 Nbd7 11.Qd2 b5 12.axb5 axb5 13.Rxa8 Qxa8 14.Bxb5 Bxe4 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 16.Rxe4 Qxe4 17.Bxd7 Ra8 18.h4 Qb7 19.d5 e5 20.Bh6 Qxb2 21.h5 Ra1+ 22.Kh2 Qb1 23.Bxg7 Qh1+ 24.Kg3 Kxg7 25.Bh3 Qc1 26.h6+ Kf6 27.c4 Qxd2 28.Nxd2 Kg5 29.Ne4+ Kxh6 30.Bd7 f5 31.Nf6 Ra7 32.Bb5 g5 33.Ng8+ Kg7 34.Ne7 Kf6 35.Nc6 Ra3+ 36.Kh2 h5 37.Nb8 h4 38.Na6 g4 39.Nxc7 Ra2 40.Kg1 g3 41.fxg3 hxg3 42.Kf1 e4 0-1

Robatsch,K (Austria) - Suttles,D [A41] Nice ol fin Nice (9), 06.1974

1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 d6 3.d4 Bg7 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.e3 Nc6 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 Nce7 8.e4 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 h5 10.0-0 Nf6 11.Bg5 Nh7 12.Bd2 Ng8 13.Qb3 b6 14.Qb5+ Kf8 15.b4 Bh6 16.Bxh6+ Nxh6 17.c5 Kg7 18.Rac1 Ng4 19.cxd6 cxd6 20.Qe2 Ng5 21.g3 Nh3+ 22.Kg2 Qg5 23.Kxh3 h4 24.Kg2 hxg3 25.Rh1 Rxh2+ 26.Rxh2 gxh2 27.Bxg4 Qxc1 28.Nd1 Rh8 29.Kh1 Rh4 30.Bf3 Qg5 31.Qe1 Rh3 32.Bg2 Ra3 33.Qe2 Qc1 34.Kxh2 Qb1 35.Ne3 Rxa2 36.Qf3 Qc1 37.Bf1 a5 38.bxa5 bxa5 39.Kg2 a4 40.Qg3 Kf8 41.Qf3 a3 42.Bb5 Ra1 0-1

Cuellar,P (Panama) - Biyiasas,P [C45] Nice ol prel Nice (9), 06.1974

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Bb6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Bxb6 axb6 9.Bd3 d6 10.Qe2 0-0 11.0-0 Re8 12.Rad1 c5 13.Bb5 Bd7 14.Bxd7 Qxd7 15.Qd3 Qc6 16.Rfe1 Re6 17.Re2 h6 18.h4 Rae8 19.Rde1 c4 20.Qd4 Re5 21.f4 Qc5 22.Qxc5 Rxc5 23.e5 dxe5 24.Rxe5 Rcxe5 25.Rxe5 Kf8 26.Nb5 Ra8 27.Nxc7 Rxa2 28.Rb5 c3 29.Rxb6 Ra7 30.Nb5 Ra1+ 31.Kf2 Ne4+ 0-1

Biyiasas,P - Rodriguez Cordoba,J (Cuba) [B52] Nice ol fin Nice (8), 06.1974

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 e5 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.0-0 g6 8.d3 Bg7 9.Nd5 Nce7 10.Rb1 Nxd5 11.cxd5 Ne7 12.b4 cxb4 13.Rxb4 0-0 14.Qb3 b6 15.a4 Rac8 16.Ba3 Bh6 17.Rb1 Rc7 18.Rc4 Rxc4 19.Qxc4 Rc8 20.Qb5 Qd8 21.Qb4 Rc5 22.Qb3 Rc8 23.h3 f6 24.Qb4 Bf8 25.Ra1 Rc2 26.Ne1 Rc5 27.d4 Rc8 28.Nd3 exd4 29.Qxd4 Bg7 30.Bb2 Qd7 31.Nf4 Rc2 32.Ne6 Bh8 33.Ra3 g5 34.f4 Ng6 35.f5 Ne5 36.Rc3 Rxb2 37.Rc7 Rb1+ 38.Kh2 Qe8 39.Qc3 g4 40.Rc8 1-0

1984 - Thessaloniki
Duncan Suttles was the only B.C. representative in 1984, playing in the last of his eight olympiads; this also turned out to be his last serious event (to date).  By this point the olympiad had evolved into a single-section Swiss (rather than the previous Preliminaries and Finals), and Canada finished twentieth on tiebreak in a field of eighty-seven teams.  Suttles played board one, but a lack of recent practice took its toll in an overall +4 =2 -5 result.
Lodhi,M (Pakistan) - Suttles,D [A41] Thessaloniki ol Thessaloniki (8), 1984

1.d4 d6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bd7 4.Bg2 Qc8 5.Bd2 e5 6.Bc3 Nc6 7.d5 Nd8 8.f4 f6 9.Nf3 Nf7 10.Nbd2 Ngh6 11.e3 Bg7 12.Qe2 0-0 13.fxe5 dxe5 14.e4 c5 15.h3 Nd6 16.g4 Nhf7 17.b4 b6 18.a3 Bh6 19.bxc5 Qxc5 20.Bb4 Qc7 21.a4 a5 22.Ba3 Rfc8 23.0-0 Nxc4 24.Nxc4 Qxc4 25.Qf2 Bxa4 26.Qxb6 Ra6 27.Qb7 Be3+ 28.Kh1 Ra7 29.Qb2 Bc2 30.Rfe1 Bf4 31.Rec1 Bxc1 32.Rxc1 Qc3 33.Qa2 a4 34.Ne1 Qb3 35.Qa1 Rac7 36.Kh2 Rb7 37.g5 fxg5 38.d6 Rc3 39.d7 Qxa3 40.Qxa3 Rxa3 41.Rxc2 Rxd7 42.Bf3 h5 43.Be2 Re3 0-1

Dimitriadis,K (Greece 2) - Suttles,D [B06] Thessaloniki ol Thessaloniki (11), 1984

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 a6 4.a4 Bg7 5.Be2 Nf6 6.h4 Nc6 7.h5 gxh5 8.d5 Nb4 9.Bxh5 c6 10.a5 cxd5 11.Nxd5 Nfxd5 12.exd5 Bf5 13.Ra4 Nxc2+ 14.Kf1 Rc8 15.g4 Qd7 16.Rf4 Qb5+ 17.Kg2 Bg6 18.Bxg6 hxg6 19.Rxh8+ Bxh8 20.Nf3 Bxb2 21.Bxb2 Qxb2 22.Qd2 Qb5 23.Ng5 f6 24.Ne4 Qd3 25.Qc1 Rc4 26.Ng3 Qxd5+ 27.Kh2 Ne1 0-1

To save space, from now on I will only give basic information for events - date, place, and type.  Full details for all the events listed here may be found on the BCCF site, www.chess.bc.ca.
Junior Events
Oct. 17  Vancouver Grand Prix #2
Nov. 14  Island Junior Open #3
Nov. 14  Vancouver Grand Prix #3
Nov. 26-28  B.C. Junior Championship, Vancouver
Dec 12  Victoria City Championship

Vancouver Grand Prix #2
Date: October 17
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre
Type: 3-round Swiss
UBC November Tuesday Night Swiss
Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Place: UBC
Type: 5-round Swiss
Vancouver Seasonal Grand Prix
Date: November 6, 7
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre
Type: 4-round Swiss
Silver Star Challenge (Interior Qualifier)
Date: Nov. 13 & 14  
Place: Holiday Inn Express, 4716 34th St., Vernon 
Type: 5-round Swiss
Vancouver Grand Prix #3
Date: November 14
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre
Type: 3-round Swiss
Jack Taylor Memorial
Date: November 20-21
Place: University of Victoria
Type: 5-round Swiss 
Vancouver League Qualifier #2
Dates: November 20, 27 & December 4, 11, 18
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre
Type: 5-round Swiss
Vancouver League Qualifier #3
Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 28 & February 5, 2005
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre
Type: 5-round Swiss
Vancouver Team Tournament
Dates: January 15, 16
Place: UBS SUB, rooms 214/216
Type: 5-round Swiss or round robin
Don McAdam Memorial
Date: January 22-23
Place: University of Victoria
Type: 5-round Swiss 
Vancouver League Qualifier #4
Dates: March 19, 26 & April 2, 9, 16, 2005
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre
Type: 5-round Swiss
Daffodil Open
Date: April 23-24
Place: University of Victoria
Type: 5-round Swiss 
Island Open
Date: June 11-12
Place: University of Victoria
Type: 5-round Swiss