13th annual LOS ANGELES OPEN
November 2-4 or 3-4, 2018 - 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.. Flyaway bus from LAX to Van Nuys about $10 each way; free shuttle to Van Nuys bus & train station.

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

Major Section: 
Open to 1800/up. Prizes $1500-700-500-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2250 $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 11/3. 

 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 chessaction.com by 10/31, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 10/24, $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 Major S
ection to Major Section.  

Special 1 year USCF dues 
with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, 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 uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 
2-day schedule:
 Reg Sat to 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 
All schedules:
 Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Major must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 3. 

Hotel rates:
 $109-109, 818-997-7676, request chess rate, reserve by 10/19 or rate may increase.



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


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

PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, or in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table. 

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: November official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF. See also above.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.

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

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