16th annual Los Angeles Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Hilton Irvine at Orange County Airport (note new site)

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix


16th annual Los Angeles Open. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30 +30 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10), Hilton Irvine at Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612. Parking $10. Free wireless, free airport shuttle. 
$15,000 guaranteed prizes.  6 sections. Major: Open to 1900/up (see peakrating.us). $1500-800-400-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2250 $600-300. FIDE.  Under 2050: $1200-600-400-200. FIDE. Under 1850: $1200-600-400-200. Under 1650: $1100-600-300-200. Under 1450: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1200: $500-250-150-100. Unofficial or Online Regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1450 $200, U1650 $300, U1850 $400. If USCF Online Regular rating is 50 or more points over section maximum, prize limit $200. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $500-300-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/6.  Top 5 sections EF: $113 online at chessaction.com by 11/3, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 10/25, $130 online or at site until 1 hour before round 1. Under 1200 EF: all $40 less than top 5 sections EF. GMs $100 from prize. No checks at site; credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to SCCF members; join/renew at scchess.com. All:  Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com. Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Mailed or at site, $45, $27 & $20. Re-entry (no Major to Major) $60.  3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. Sat to 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Byes: OK all rds, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. Prizes not claimed at site paid by Zelle or Paypal. HR: pending, reservations link will be posted at chessevents.us. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Questions: chesstour.com,  Director@Chess.US. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tournament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 80
Prize Fund: $15000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: 3472012269

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