29th Space Coast Open

Heritage Event, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Hilton Melbourne at Rialto Place

Event Overview

29th Space Coast Open, May 3-5 or 4-5, 2024

5SS, Top 2 sections FIDE rated (USCF ratings used for pairings & prizes). G/90+30 sec. incr. for all sections except Class E/U1200, which is G/90 d5 (2-day Rd. 1 for all sections G/60 d5). Hilton Melbourne at Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, FL 32901. Free parking. 5 minutes from Melbourne International Airport. $20,000 guaranteed prizes. 6 Sections: Master/Expert: (Min. USCF or FIDE rating of 2000 required) $2000+trophy-1000-600-300, U2400 $1500+trophy-750, U2200 $1400+trophy-700-500. Draw offers not permitted before move 30 (Master/Expert section only). Class A: (Open to 1600-1999) $1200+trophy-600-300-200. Class B: (Open to 1400-1799) $1100+trophy-500-300-200. Class C: (Open to 1200-1599) $1000+trophy-500-300-200. Class D: (Open to 800-1399) $900+trophy-500-300-200. Class E/U1200: (Open to U1200) $800+trophy-450-250, U1000 $550+trophy-300, U800 $400+trophy-200, trophies to top scholastics players in K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12. All: Unr. may enter any section except Master/Expert. Unr. may not win over $300 or trophy. Unrated not eligible for U1000 or U800 prizes. Prizes for 1st-3rd brilliancy & biggest upset rds. 1-4. EF: $124 early-bird by 3/30, $144 by 4/26, $154 later, $160 onsite; $20 less if Unr. or under age 18. Re-entry $70. GM/IM free entry available online until 3/30, else $144 from prize. Special EF for Brevard County students in any section: $35 by 4/26, $45 later, $50 onsite (counts as 1/4 entry for based on prize fund). $10 service charge for refunds. Reg.: Ends 1/2 hr. before 1st rd. Rds.: Rd. 1 7:30 pm Fri. (2-day starts 10 am Sat.); Rd. 2 Sat. 1:15 pm; Rd. 3 all sections but Class E/U1200 6:30 pm, Class E/U1200 5:45 pm; Rd. 4 Sun. 9:30 am; Rd. 5 all sections but Class E/U1200 2:30 pm, Class E/U1200 1:45 pm. Class E/U1200 players may pause clocks during pre-round announcements for higher sections. Up to 2 half point byes if req’d before rd. 2. Side events: Space Coast Open Blitz. G/3 d2. Cash prizes based on entries. EF: $20, $30 if not playing in main tournament. Blitz starts at 7:30 pm Sunday. Other events: see www.spacecoastchessfoundation.org. HR: King/Queen $159; Junior Suite $189.  Reserve by April 14 or rate may increase. No resort fee. Free parking. Questions: jon@bocachess.com, 561-302-4377. Ent: www.spacecoastchessfoundation.org/spacecoastopen, No mailed entries.


200 Rialto Place
Melbourne, FL 32901
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: 20000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Space Coast Chess Foundation, Inc.
Email: pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Phone: 321-431-3060