28th annual Pacific Coast Open

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

Event Overview


A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix




6SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, 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. $30,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections; Premier and Under 2100 are FIDE rated. Premier: Open to 2000/over (see peakrating.us). $3000-1500-1000-700, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $1400-700. Under 2100, Under 1900: Each $2000-1000-600-400. Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300: Each $1600-800-500-300. Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200.  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: U1000 $150, U1300 $250, U1500 $350, U1700 $500, U1900 $700; balance to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: $158 at chessaction.com by 7/19, $180 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 1 hour before rd 1.  GMs $150 from prize.  Under 1000 Section EF: All $40 less than top 6 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 more than 50 points over section maximum, prize limit $300. Special 1 yr USCF with magazine if paid online with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. 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, 12:15, 2:30 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. All: Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 2, must commit before rd 3. Prize awards: Paid electronically through Paypal; may take over a week. HR: $125-125, link at chessevents.us or 818-997-7676 (request chess rate), reserve by 7/7 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entries. Refunds, $15 service charge.  Questions: www.chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US.  Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry).   Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm.  Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


7727 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $30,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

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