12th annual Central California Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Doubletree Hotel

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix


12th annual Central California Open

5SS, 40/80, SD/30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Doubletree Hotel, 2233 Ventura St, Fresno CA 93710. Free parking for hotel guests & possibly for others. Cosponsored by Fresno Chess Club & Fresno Chess Foundation. $$ 10,000 guaranteed prizes.  In 4 sections: Major (open to 1900/up; see peakrating.us): $1500-800-400-300, clear/tiebreak 1st $100, top USCF U2300 $600-300. FIDE. Under 2100: $1000-500-250-150, top U1900/Unr $400-200. FIDE. Under 1700: $700-400-200-150, top U1500 (no unr) $300-150.  Under 1300: $500-250-150-100, top U1100 (no unr) $200-100. Unrated prize limits: U1300 $200, U1700 $400; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $200-100. Must average  under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat.  Top 3 sections EF: $93 online at chessaction.com by 8/17, 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 8/6, $110 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. Under 1300 Section EF: all $30 less than above. Fresno Chess Club members: online or mailed EF $15 less. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $80 deducted from prize. Unofficial or Online Regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If USCF Online Regular rating is 50 or more points over section or prize maximum, prize limit $150. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Re-entry $60; no Major to Major. No checks at site, credit cards OK.  3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Byes: OK all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $142-142, 559-268-1000, request chess rate, reserve by 8/4 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.comAwards: paid by PayPal (may sometimes take over a week).  Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: Director@Chess.US, chesstour.com. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm. Masks may be required.


2233 Ventura St
Fresno CA 93710, CA 93710
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 100
Prize Fund: $10,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Asssociation
Email: Director@Chess.US
Phone: 3472012269, leave message including email address