2015 Pacific Coast Open
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 MINIMUM
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. 

Unrated
 may 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 online 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 online 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 before game. 

SCCF membership 
($18, under 18 $13 with magazine, $3 without) required for rated Southern CA residents. Re-entry $70; not available in Open S
ection.  

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 membership required.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  

July official 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
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

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.

 

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