18th annual Los Angeles Open

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

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix


18th annual Los Angeles Open. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (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. $20,000 guaranteed prizes.  In 7 sections. Major: Open to 1900/up (see peakrating.us). $2000-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $800-400. FIDE.  Under 2100: $1400-700-400-300. FIDE. Under 1900: $1400-700-400-300. Under 1700: $1200-600-400-300. Under 1500: $1100-600-300-200. Under 1300: $1100-600-300-200. Under 1000: $500-250-150-100. Unofficial or Online Regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Unrated prize limits: U1000 $100, U1300 $200, U1500 $300, U1700 $400, U1900 $500. Cannot play below Online Regular rating minus 100 points. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $600-400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat.  Top 6 sections EF: $128 online at chessaction.com by 11/1, $150 online or at site until 1 hour before round 1. Under 1000 EF: all $50 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 $43, Young Adult $26, Youth $19. 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: $155-155, link at chessevents.us or 949-833-9999, reserve by 10/19 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Questions: chesstour.com,  Click here to show mail address. 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: 7
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $20,000
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