29th Annual Pacific Coast Open

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

Event Overview

A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix




6-SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/35 d10), Hilton Orange County Airport, 18800 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine CA 92612. Parking $15/day chess rate. Free airport shuttle, pool, fitness center. $30,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections; Premier and Under 2100 are also 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, schedules; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2.  Cannot play below Online Regular Rating - 100 points. World Open Rule:  Players who scored 8 or more points in 2024 World Open U2200 or below must enter higher section than in World Open. Unrated prize limits: U1000 $150, U1300 $250, U1500 $350, U1700 $500, U1900 $700; balance of any limited prize goes to next eligible player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: $158 at chessaction.com by 7/17, $180 later until 1 hour before rd. 1 or at site (no checks, credit cards OK).  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. Special 1 yr USCF with magazine if paid online with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $43, Young Adult $26, Youth $19. 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. Prizes not claimed at site paid by PayPal; may take over a week. HR: $195-195-195-195, link at chessevents.us  (or call 949-833-9999 and request chess rate), reserve by 7/3 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Entry: 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.



18800 Macarthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

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

Organizer Overview

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