25th annual Pacific Coast Open

Heritage Event, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Airtel Plaza Hotel

Event Overview


A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!




6SS, Premier and Under 2100 G/100+30, other sections 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option in all, rds 1-3 G/35 d10), Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys CA 91406. Parking $8/daytime, $12 including overnight. Flyaway bus from LAX to Van Nuys about $10 each way; free shuttle to bus and train station. Free wireless, indoor pool, gym; restaurants within walking distance. Masks required, no spectators, no eating in tournament area. Prizes $25,000 based on 260 paid entries (U1200 Section, re-entries, GMs count half), $15,000 (60% each prize) minimum guaranteed. Due to Covid conditions it is possible the tournament may be limited to fewer players. 6 sections; Premier and Under 2100 are FIDE rated, except G/45 games. Premier: Open to 2000/over (see peakrating.us). $3000-1500-1000-500, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $1200-600. Under 2100, Under 1900: Each $2000-1000-500-300. Under 1700, Under 1500: Each $1600-800-400-200. Under 1200: $800-400-200-100.  Mixed doubles bonus prizes: male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $150, U1500 $300, U1700 $450, U1900 $600; balance to next player(s) in line. Top 5 sections EF: $138 at chessaction.com by 7/21, 3-day $143, 2-day $142 mailed by 7/13, $160 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hrs before rd 1.  GMs $130 from prize.  Under 1200 Section EF: All $50 less than top 5 sections entry fees. Online EF $5 less to SCCF members; join/renew at scchess.com. Re-entry (no Premier to Premier) $70.  Unofficial or Online Regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If Online Regular Rating is 50 or more points over section or prize maximum, prize limit $300. Special 1 yr USCF with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Mailed or paid at site, $40, $25 & $17,  3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 6, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12:30, 2:45 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 2, Premier must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4. Awards: Paid electronically through Zelle or Paypal. HR: $114-114, 818-997-7676, request chess rate, reserve by 7/9 or may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge.  Questions: Director@Chess.US.  Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry).   Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.  Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


7277 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 100
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

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