FAQ

Last time edited: September 25, 2016


Q: Why this tournament named Vancouver Rapid Chess League?
A: Word by word:
- Vancouver: most matches of this tournament playing in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Rapid: we use rapidplay time control. According FIDE definition: 
A ‘Rapidplay’ game is one where either all the moves must be made in a fixed time of at least 15 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player
In all games of the League used time control between 15 and 25 minutes per game for each player. Current time control is 15'+10" (15 minutes for game with 10 seconds increment from move). Same time control was used in all last concluded FIDE World Rapid chess Championships.
- Chess: No comments.
- League: according Wikipedia "League" is a group of sports teams or individual athletes that compete against each other. 
This competition is teams tournament. During first 2 and half seasons tournament had a name "Teams Championship" and was renamed to "League".

Q: I'm not a Vancouver resident. Can I participate?
A: Sure! As soon as you can play chess and some Captains added you in his team lineup you're welcome to join us.

Q: Is here official rules on this website?
A: Not yet. So far only collection of questions and answers on this page. One day we'll do official rules and publish it here.

Q: How do u read the scores? 2-0 (6.5-2.5)
A: A match win earns two team points, while a draw is worth one. For the final standings the team points come first, followed by board points. Team scored more than 4.5 points in 9 games scored 2 match points. Board points counts as a tie-break.

Q: Is here any dress code policy?
A: Yes. Please follow the FIDE dress code posted here.

Q: I have one more question: ...
A: You're welcome to send any question and an answer will be posted here.