16th annual Los Angeles Open

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

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

NOV 5-7 OR 6-7, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED)
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.

Address:

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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