JULY 17-20, 18-20 OR 19-20, 2008
July 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20 So. California
Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
12th annual Pacific Coast Open. 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50). Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills CA 91301 (US-101 to Reyes Adobe Road exit). Adjacent to the Santa Monica Mountains, 26 miles west of Burbank, 12 miles from Malibu, 28 miles from Ventura. Free parking. Prizes $20,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries count as half entries, U1000 Section as one-fourth, unrated not counted), minimum $16,000 (80% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections.
Open Section:$2000-1000-500-300, U2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE rated.
Unrated may play in any section, with maximum prize U2100 $500, U1900 $400, U1700 $300, U1500 $200, U1300 $120, U1000 $60; balance goes to next player(s) in line.
Top 6 sections entry fee: 4-day $104, 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 7/9, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 7/14, $110 phoned by 7/14 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at tmt. SCCF membership ($18, jrs $10) required for rated Southern CA residents. Re-entry $50; not available in Open Section.
Under 1000 Section entry fee: 4-day $24, 3-day $23, 2-day $22 mailed by 7/9, all $25 online at chesstour.com by 7/14, $30 phoned by 7/14 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $40 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site.
FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED! Unrateds who enter online can get entry fee plus one year USCF membership with Chess Life magazine for a total of $20! Please tell your friends about this great deal!Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, unrated $20, rated $30. If mailed, phoned or paid at site, unrated $30, rated $40. Cost of reduced dues paid by CCA.
GMs free; $80 deducted from prize.
4-day schedule:Reg Thu to 6:30 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat 11-6, Sun 10-4:30.
Hotel rates: $84-84-84-84, 818-707-1220, reserve by 7/3
or rate may increase.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied!
Ratings: July official USCF rating
Foreign player rating info.
Entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $10 charge for refunds. No smoking. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9648. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. JGP (Junior Grand Prix Points available).
July 19. Pacific Coast Kamsky Quad. 3RR, G/10, Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel. EF: $40. 1st prize $80 each section. $20 of each EF donated to Gata Kamsky International Chess & Sports Foundation to help Gata prepare for his match with Topalov. Reg. 7-10:15 pm, Rds. 10:30-10:50-11:10. Ent: at site only, no checks. Quick rated, but higher of quick or regular rating used.
July 20. Pacific Coast Membership Quads. 3-RR, G/10, Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel. EF: $20. 1st prize, choice of $50, 2 year regular USCF membership or 4 year Young Adult membership. Reg. ends 2:15 pm, Rds. 2:30-2:50-3:10. Ent: art site only, no checks. Quick rated, but higher of quick or regular rating used.