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15th Annual Grand Pacific Open


$7000 Guaranteed Prize Fund.  




Easter 2022

April 15-April 18

Victoria, BC


A 6 round FIDE & CFC rated Swiss

over $6000 Guaranteed Prize Fund


The Grand Pacific Open is one of BC's largest chess tournaments and this will be its 15th annual!    The main event is a 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss with over $6000 in prizes.  The Victoria Youth Chess Championship  and Victoria High School Championship will run just before the main event and  there are also  two free side events   -  Midnight Blitz with $200 in prizes and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.







Come join us Easter 2022 in Victoria for the Grand Pacific Open!








Grand Pacific Open Details:


Donations:   Always welcome!.   Contact us directly or donate via the online registration form.


Registration:    Online Registraton or by mail at 1012 Spiritwood Place, Victoria, BC  V8Y 1C6 (with cheques payable to "Victoria Chess") or on site on Friday April 2 from 4;00pm to 5:00pm, or contact us at grandpacificopen@gmail.com


Sections: 4 Sections:  Premier (FIDE and CFC rated); U2000 (CFC rated), U1700 (CFC rated), U1200 (CFC rated)


Round Times Rd 1 at 6:00 pm Friday April 15 ; Rds 2 and 3 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Saturday April 16;

Rds 4 and 5 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Sunday April 17; Rd 6 at 10:00 am Monday April 18


Prize Fund:  $7000 Guaranteed;   


Premier:    $1000+trophy / $600 / $400 / $250;  U2100 $450 + trophy / $350 / $175;  Top BC resident qualifies for BC Closed; 

Top Women: $375 / $275 / $175

U2000:  $400 + trophy / $300 / $200; U1800 $225 + trophy / $150 / $75

Top Women: $100, $75, $50

U1700:  $200 + trophy / $150 / $75;  U1400 $125 + trophy / $100 / $75;

U1100:  $125 + trophy / $100 / $75; U900: trophy


- Unrated (top score in any section) $100; 

- Biggest upset $50

- Door prizes for rounds 2-6 (must be present at start of round to win)

- Top women & biggest upset are in addition to any other prize won.   If there are not enough women in the Premier section, remaining prizes will be distributed in the U2000 section etc.



Time Control: Game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment


Entry Fee , $80 registered and paid on or before March 7,, $90  registered and paid  on or before April 11, $105  on site.    $20 less if in U1200 section.      You may play up a section up to 200 rating points above your rating lifetime high.  Add $20 if playing up and your  current rating  is within 100 points of the section boundary.   Add $40 if playing up and your current rating is more than 100 points of the section boundary (eligibility to play up based on lifetime high, play up fees based on current rating).      2nd & higher entries from one family receive a family discount of $30.    Free Entry to those rated over 2400 FIDE provided you register by March 7.


CFC Membership:  CFC membership or CFC Tournament Membership required.   First time players who meet the conditions listed on our Policies page have a  CFC  Tournament Membership included in the entry fee (may be applied to a full membership if you desire).



  • All equipment provided.
  • There may be changes to this depending on the state of the COVID pandemic.


Policies:  Please see our policy page for information on our policies for membership, ratings, refunds, and other items of interest.   Please review.




Same great location at the Grand Pacific Hotel!  www.hotelgrandpacific.com

A great rate for chess players and friends  $119/night single or double occupancy

Toll Free: 1-800-663-7550  Phone: 250-386-0450  Email: reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com

A block of rooms will be held until March 14, 2022 at the above rate. The special rate is only available as long as standard rooms are available in the hotel. 

Please book early to have this rate guaranteed.   The hotel has sold out for the last five years so booking early is advised.

Use the booking code APR22GPO to receive the rate.  



Side Event Details:


Midnight Blitz   Free Entry (even if not in the GPO) Saturday 10pm or ASAP to midnight, G/5min, 5 double round Swiss, 1st $100, U1800 $50, U1500 $50


Grand Pacific Bughouse Free Entry (even if not in the GPO) Monday 2:30pm - 4pm, G/5min, 5 round Swiss


Victoria Youth Chess Championship Friday April 15 (VYCC): Held just before the main event and is a qualifying event for the Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC) and open to all youth players (Canadian and International).  You must register separately from your registration for the Grand Pacific Open.  Details for this event will be posted when available. 


Victoria High School Championship Friday April 15:  Held Just before the main event and is a qualifying event for the Canadian Youth Chess Championship, open to Victoria High School students.   You must register separately for this event.   Details for this event will be provided when available. 



Organizers: Victoria Chess (Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson)

TD: Elliot Raymer NA 


Contact us at: grandpacificopen@gmail.com






Previous Grand Pacific Opens


2020 Grand Pacific Open (online)

2019 Grand Pacific Open

2018 Grand Pacific Open

2017 Grand Pacific Open

2016 Grand Pacific Open

2015 Grand Pacific Open

2014 Grand Pacific Open

2013 Grand Pacific Open

2012 Grand Pacific Open

2011 Grand Pacific Open

2010 Grand Pacific Open

2009 Grand Pacific Open

2008 Grand Pacific Open

2007 Grand Pacific Open



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