US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 16-19, 17-19 OR 18-19, 2015
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150
20th annual Pacific Coast Open
$25,000 PROJECTED PRIZES, $20,000
6SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-3
G/40, d10), 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 & U1250 Section count half), minimum
$20,000 (80% each prize) guaranteed.
In 6 sections. 3-day & 4-day
schedules merge after round 1; 2-day schedule merges with the others
after round 3.
Open Section: $3000-1500-1000-500, clear
or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1200-600. 150
Grand Prix Points.
Under 2100 Section: $2000-1000-500-300.
Under 1900 Section: $2000-1000-500-300.
Under 1700 Section: $1600-800-400-200.
Under 1500 Section: $1600-800-400-200.
Under 1250 Section: $800-400-200-100,
plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, Unrated.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best
male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300-200.
Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different
sections; teams must register (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,
U1250 $300; balance goes to next player(s) in line.
Top 5 sections entry fee: $135
at chessaction.com by 7/15, $140 phoned by 7/13 (406-896-2038, no
questions), 4-day $139, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 mailed by 7/7, $150 (no
checks, credit cards OK) at site, or
online until 2 hours before game.
GMs free; $120 deducted from prize.
Under 1250 Section entry fee: $85
at chessaction.com by 7/15, $90 phoned by 7/13 (406-896-2038, no
questions), 4-day $89, 3-day $88, 2-day $87 mailed by 7/7, $100 at site, or
online until 2 hours
SCCF membership ($18,
under 18 $13 with magazine, $3 without) required for rated Southern CA residents. Re-entry $70;
not available in Open Section.
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
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually
used if otherwise unrated.
USCF ratings used:
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
4-day schedule: Reg
Thu to 6 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 6 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 11:15 & 4:30.
3-day schedule: Reg.
Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 6, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 11:15 & 4:30.
2-day schedule: Reg
Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10,12:15, 2:30 & 5, Sun 11:15 & 4:30.
All schedules: Half
point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sections
before rd 4.
Hotel rates: $99-99,
818-707-1220, request chess rate, reserve by 7/2 or rate may increase.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633
reserve car online at
or travel sharing:
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Continental Chess and we will post it for you.
CCA electronic devices
Prizewinner tax info
Foreign player rating info
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 sets, boards,
clocks if possible- none supplied.
BLITZ SIDE EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT