13th annual Golden State Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Crowne Plaza Concord
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Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JAN. 14-17, 15-17 OR 16-17, CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
13th annual Golden State Open

7SS, 40/80, SD/30 +30 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10, 2-day option except in Major Section, rds. 1-4 G/30, d10). Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord CA 94520 (free BART shuttle may be available). Prizes $25,000 guaranteed.  5 sections. Major (1900/up). $3000-1500-700-500-300, clear/tiebreak 1st $100, top USCF U2300 $1000-500. FIDE. Under 2100: $1700-900-500-300-200, top U1900 $800-400. FIDE. Under 1800: $1700-900-500-300-200, top U1600 $600-300. Under 1500: $1400-700-400-300-200, top U1300 $400-200.  Under 1200: $1000-500-400-300-200, top U1000 $200-100.  Prize Limits: 1) Unrated limit U1200 $200, U1500 $300, U1800 $400. 2) If Online Regular official rating is 50 or more points above section or prize maximum, prize limit $300. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) before both begin rd 2. Top 4 sections EF: $138 at chessaction.com by 1/12, 4-day $144, 3-day $143, 2-day $142 mailed by 1/2, all $160 (no check, credit card OK) at site, or online to 1 hour before rd1. GMs $130 from prize. U1200 Section EF: $30 less than top 4 sections. All: Special 1 yr USCF with magazine paid with entry- at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18.  Mailed or at site, $45, $27 & $20. Re-entry (no Major to Major) $60.  Online EF $5 less to CalChess members. 4-day schedule: Late reg. to Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat/Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:30.  3-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds Sat 12, 3 & 6, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds Sun 10-12-2-3:45-6, Mon 10-3:30. No 2-day Major. Byes: OK all, limit 2; must commit before rd 3. Unofficial or Regular Online ratings usually used if otherwise unrated, or to qualify for Major (see peakrating.us). Foreign player ratings: See foreignratings.com. Prizes not claimed at site sent by PayPal (may take a few weeks). HR: $125-125-135,  877-286-8389, 925-825-7700, reserve by 12/31 or may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US. Refunds, $15 service charge. Bring set, board, clock if possible; none supplied. Entries posted at chessaction.com (Click “entry list” after entering).  Blitz tournament Sun 10 pm, enter by 9:45 pm.

 

 
Address:

45 John Glenn Drive
Concord, CA 94520
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $25000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: 3472012269, leave message including email address

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