PLEASE NOTE: The Tournament Life announcement of this event in the July
and August issues of Chess Life makes little sense and should be ignored.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
12th annual LOS ANGELES OPEN
November 3-5 or 4-5, 2017 - Van Nuys, California
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys CA 91406. Parking $8/day, $12 including overnight.. 

In 6 sections. 3-day & 2-day schedules merge after round 3 and compete for same prizes. 

Open Section: 
Open to all, U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $1500-700-500-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2250/Unr $600-300.

Under 2050 Section:
Under 1850 Section:
Under 1650 Section:
Under 1450 Section:
Under 1200 Section: $800-400-200-100.  

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/4. 

 may enter any section, with prize limit U1200 $100, U1450 $200, U1650 $300, U1850 $500; balance goes to next player(s) in line. 

Top 5 sections entry fee:
 $108 online at by 11/1, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 10/25, $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.  

Under 1200 Section entry fee:
 All $40 less than top 5 sections entry fees. 

Online entry fee $5 less
to SCCF members.

 $60; not available to go from Open S
ection to Open Section.  

Special 1 year USCF dues 
with magazine if paid with entry. Online at, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 
 USCF membership required.

November official USCF ratings used: .
Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 
2-day schedule:
 Reg Sat to 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 
All schedules:
 Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 3. 

Hotel rates:
 $109-109, 818-997-7676, request chess rate, reserve by 10/4 or rate may increase.



Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at


Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.
If you have trouble posting, email your post to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.

CCA electronic devices policies       Prizewinner tax info       Foreign player rating info

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds.  Questions:, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269.  Advance entries posted at (online entries posted instantly).  

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.