Upcoming tournament in Ontario, California. Link provided below. July 14th-16th.

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http://www.chesstour.com/pco17.htm

 

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

22nd annual Pacific Coast Open
July 14-16 or 15-16, 2017 – Ontario, California
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150
$25,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND

6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/45 d10), Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave, Ontario CA 91764 (I-10 to N. Haven Ave). Free parking.

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

Open Section: 
Open to all. $3000-1500-1000-500, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1200-600. 150 Grand Prix Points (enhanced). FIDE rated.
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; unrated limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U1900 $600, U1700 $450, U1500 $300, U1250 $150; balance goes to next player(s) in line.

Top 5 sections entry fee: $135 online at chessaction.com by 7/12, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 mailed by 7/5, $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  U1800/Unr in Open Section, $50 more. GMs free; $120 deducted from prize.

Under 1250 Section entry fee: All $50 less than top 5 sections entry fees.

Online EF $5 less to Southern CA Chess Federation members.

Re-entry
$70; not available to go from Open Section to Open 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.

July official USCF ratings used: .
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 6, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15.
2-day schedule:
Reg Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10,12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15.
All schedules:
Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4.

Hotel rates: $97-97, 909-980-0400, request chess rate, reserve by 6/30 or rate may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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 set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

 

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