In each of the three tournaments, there is a CROWN Section with a minimum rating requirement of 2200 FIDE, and a capacity for 60 players. There are also one or more GENERAL Sections for each tournament, with an additional capacity for 200+ players per tournament.
The CROWN Sections for the three tournaments includes 18 International GMs (including several Canadians). The remaining CROWN Section players is to be comprised of International WGMs\IMs\WIMs (approximately half of which will be Canadians), and they are all eligible to earn a GM norm in the Montreal classic tournament.
Bundled pricing is available for those players in GENERAL Sections who wish to play in the two Toronto quick tournaments (TB+TR) but not the Montreal classic (TC) tournament. Extended bundle pricing is available for those who wish to play in all three tournaments (TB+TR+TC).
The TB Tournament is a 7-double round blitz with a 3'+2" time control, running from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, with all play taking place on Saturday, June 3. This event has an estimated prize fund of $2,000.
The TR Tournament is an 11-round rapid with a 15'+5" time control, with Part I (first 3 rounds) running from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday, June 3, and Part II (last 8 rounds) running from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 4. This event has an estimated prize fund of approximately $3,000.
The TC Tournament is a 9-round classic norms tournament with a 90'+30" time control running from Tuesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 11 for the CROWN Section. It is a 6-round classic tournament for the GENERAL Sections, running from Friday June 9 to Sunday, June 11. The proposed GENERAL Sections are: Crown, U1900, U1600, U1300 and U1000. This event has an estimated prize fund of approximately $5,000.
Transnational Bonus Pool:
The 60 players playing in the CROWN section of all three events participate in a Transnational bonus prize fund based on a 100%, 50% and 25% weighting coefficient applied to Transnational Classic, Transnational Rapid and Transnational Blitz points earned (assuming 1 point for a win, 0.5 points for a draw, and 0 points for a loss). A maximum of 18 weighted pts may be earned (9.0, 5.5 and 3.5) at the three events, from their raw pts (of 9, 11 and 14), respectively. The Bonus Prize Pool is estimated to be $5,000 before any potential sponsorships. There is also a Women’s Bonus Prize Pool of $1,500 ($1,000-1st and $500-2nd).
Here is a link to our English 2023-Transnational-Flyer-v7b.pdf for the Transnational Tournaments, which essentially summarizes in table form the information above plus related fees, prizes and other details. The French version of our flyer is also available here.