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.
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.
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.