GULF COAST OCTOBER OPEN, A National Chess Day Event

Enhanced Grand Prix
Embassy Suites Hotel

Event Overview

OCT. 13-15 OR 14-15, FLORIDA
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 40 (Enhanced)

Gulf Coast October Open, a National Chess Day Event, Sponsored by, 5SS, Premier section (FIDE-rated), All sections but U1150
G/90+30 sec. incr., U1150 section G/90;d5 (1st round 2-day schedule, only, all sections, G/60;d5). Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew
Commons Drive, Estero, FL 33928.

Prizes: $$8,500 b/140 paid entries, 60% min. Gtd. Premier: $1,500/Trophy-700-400, U2300 $300-200. U2050: $800/Trophy-500-300, U1900 $200. U1800: $800/Trophy-500-300, U1650 $200. U1400: $800/Trophy-500-300, U1250/Unr.-$200. U1150: Trophies for 1st to 3rd, 1st U900, 1st U700/Unr., Medals to all others.

EF: All but U1150 $125 by October 8, $10 more later, $20 more onsite, GMs & IMs free ($125 deducted from prize). U1150 section $44 by October 8, $5 more later, $10 more onsite. Online entry closes at 5 p.m. on 10/13. Unr. may enter U1400 or U1150 only. Unr. only eligible for Unr. prizes. Min. USCF or FIDE rating of 1850 required for premier section. Re-entry cash prize sections $60. Reg.: Ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. $10 service charge for refunds. Players must provide their own chess sets and clocks, but these will be available for purchase onsite.

Rds.: All Sections but U1150: 3-Day: Fri. 7:00 pm; Sat. 10:30 am, 4:30 pm; Sun. 9:30 am, 2:30 pm; 2-Day: Sat. 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm; Sun. 9:30                  am, 2:30 pm.  
          U1150 Only: 3-Day: Fri. 7:00 pm; Sat. 10:30 am, 2:45 pm; Sun. 9:30 am, 1:45 pm; 2-Day: Sat. 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm; Sun. 9:30 am, 1:45 pm.
          All sections but U1150 merge after round 2, U1150 section merges after round 3.
          Up to 2 1/2 pt. byes, if req’d before rd. 2.

Blitz Tournament: Saturday at 9:15 pm, 4 double rounds, G/3; d/2, Entry onsite, $20 for those in main event, $30 for all others.

HR: $134 with complimentary hot breakfast, nightly evening reception, Internet, refrigerator & microwave, free parking for all. Call 239-949-4222.

Entries via mail: Boca Raton Chess Club, 21459 Juego Circle, #30C, Boca Raton, FL 33433. Must be postmarked by October 8 for early entry fee.

Online entry, online hotel reservations & add’l info:, 561-302-4377


10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero, FL 33928
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 40
Prize Fund: 8,500.00
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Jon Haskel
Phone: 561-302-4377