Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 18-21, 19-21 OR 20-21, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150
18th annual Pacific Coast Open
6SS, Sheraton 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 $25,000 based
on 230 paid entries (re-entries & U1200 Sections count half), minimum
$20,000 (80% each prize) guaranteed.
In 7 sections. Open
3-day & 4-day 40/110, SD/30, d10, other
sections 3-day & 4-day
30/90, SD/1, d5. 2-day
option in all sections,
rds 1-3 G/45, d5, then merges with others. 4-day
option offered only in
Open through Under 1500. NOTE
THAT ROUND 5 START TIME Sunday morning is 11 am, not 10
Latest time that play can end for the day is two hours earlier on
Friday, one hour earlier on other days.
Open Section: $3000-1500-700-400, clear
or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1400-700. FIDE RATED.
Under 2100 Section: $2000-1000-500-300.
Under 1900 Section: $2000-1000-500-300.
Under 1700 Section: $1700-900-500-300.
Under 1500 Section: $1400-700-400-200,
top U1300 (no Unr) $400.
Adult Under 1200 Section (born
1995/before):$500-300-200-100, trophies to first 3, top U1000, U800, Unr.
Junior Under 1200 Section (born
1996/after): $500-300-200-100, trophies to first 3, top U1000, U800, Unr.
NEW mixed doubles bonus prizes: best
male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300.
Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different
sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) before both players
begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.
enter any section, with prize limit U1900 $900, U1700 $700, U1500 $500,
U1200 $200; balance goes to next player(s) in line.
Top 5 sections entry fee: $135
at chessaction.com by 7/16, $140 phoned by 7/16 (406-896-2038, no
questions), 4-day $139, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 mailed by 7/9, $150 (no
checks, credit cards OK) at site, or
online until 2 hours before game.
GMs free; $120 deducted from prize.
Under 1200 Sections EF: $65
at chessaction.com by 7/16, $70 phoned by 7/16 (406-896-2038, no
questions), 3-day Adult $68.50, 2-day Adult $67.50, 3-day Junior $68,
2-day Junior $67 mailed by 7/9, all $80 at site, or
online until 2 hours
SCCF membership ($18, jrs
$10) required for rated Southern CA residents. Re-entry $70;
not available in Open Section.
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually
used if otherwise unrated.
Special 1 year USCF dues with
magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $30, Young
Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40,
Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.
USCF ratings used:
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
Foreign player rating
info. for foreign player ratings.4-day schedule: Reg
Thu to 6:30 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 6 pm, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 11 & 4:30. No
4-day schedule in either U1200 Section.
3-day schedule: Reg.
Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 6, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 11 & 4:30.
2-day schedule: Reg
Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10,12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 11 & 4:30.
All schedules: Half
point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sections
before rd 4.
Hotel rates: $95-95,
818-707-1220, request chess rate, reserve by 7/3 or rate may increase.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633
reserve car online at
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).