17th annual Los Angeles Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Hilton Orange County Airport

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix


17th annual Los Angeles Open. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30, +30 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10), Hilton Orange County Airport, 18800 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine CA 92612. Parking $10, free wireless, free airport shuttle, pool, fitness center. 
$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 Sat.  Top 5 sections EF: $113 online at chessaction.com by 11/2, $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 online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. 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 usually paid by Paypal (may take over a week). HR: $149-149, link at chessevents.us or 949-833-9999, reserve by 10/14 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Questions: chesstour.com,  Director@Chess.US. Ent: Chessaction.com. No mailed entries. Refunds, $15 service charge. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tournament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm.


18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 80
Prize Fund: $15,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

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