The 36th Annual Jack Taylor Memorial Chess Tournament


A 5 round CFC rated Swiss Nov. 13-14, 2021


$2000 Guaranteed Prize fund



Due to the current COVID regulations, we have decided to limit the capacity of this event.   The event is now sold out.  If health restrictions ease up, we may revisit this.



This year's event, the 36th, has been again generously supported by the Jack Taylor family.  Make sure to attend this year!


Online Registration:    SOLD OUT


Pre-Registered List:



When: Nov. 13-14, 2021. 


Where:   Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, 100 Harbour Road, Victoria.   A premium hotel on the inner harbour.   Downtown is a 10-15 minute walk and the Victoria Water Taxi also stops at the hotel.


Rounds:  Saturday Nov. 13 at 10:00 am, 2:30 pm, 7:00;  Sunday Nov. 14 at 10:00am, 2:30pm


Time Control: Game/90 + 30 sec increment


Sections:  Premier and U1600.  You may play up a section up to 200 rating points above your rating lifetime high.  Add $20 if playing up and your  rating  is within 100 points of the section boundary.   Add $40 if playing up and your rating is more than 100 points of the section boundary (eligibility to play up based on lifetime high, play up fees based on current rating).      2nd & higher entries from one family receive a family discount of $20.  


Rating: CFC rated.   Players with a Victoria Chess Club rating but no CFC rating will have that used for pairings and prize eligibility.  Other unrated players will normally be assigned a rating by the organizer for pairing and prize eligibility.


Prizes: ($2000 Guaranteed)

Premier Section:

1st:  $500

2nd: $250

3rd:  $150

U2000:  $250

U1800:  $200

U1600 Section:

1st: $250,

2nd: $150

U1300: $150, $100


Entry Fees: Registered & paid on or before Oct. 1 -$70, Registered & paid on or before Nov 8. - $80, Onsite - $95.   Discount of $20 for 2nd & higher family members.


Accommodation:  Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, 100 Harbour Road Victoria.   $149 single/double.  Click here to reserve.   Room block is held only to Oct. 12 so book early.  (update:  extra rooms held but cutoff date is now Oct. 12).


Registration:   Online on or before November 8 or on site 9:00-9:30am Saturday ( after 9:30 a Swiss pairing is not guaranteed).


Contact:  Roger Patterson at:


COVID Information: (updated Oct. 17)





The family of Jack Taylor.   Many Thanks! 



Organizer: Victoria Chess (Roger Patterson)  contact at:

TD:  Marc Moisan





Previous Jack Taylor Memorials:


2020 Jack Taylor Memorial

2019 Jack Taylor Memorial

2018 Jack Taylor Memorial

2017 Jack Taylor Memorial

2016 Jack Taylor Memorial

2015 Jack Taylor Memorial

2014 Jack Taylor Memorial

2013 Jack Taylor Memorial

2012 Jack Taylor Memorial

2011 Jack Taylor Memorial

2010 Jack Taylor Memorial

2009 Jack Taylor Memorial

2008 Jack Taylor Memorial

2007 Jack Taylor Memorial

2006 Jack Taylor Memorial

List of Previous Winners of the Jack Taylor Memorial (Thanks to Stephen Wright)