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2021 Grand Pacific Open Chess Tournament

6 round Swiss CFC Quick Rated




When: 10-11 April 2021


Where:   chess.com



Rounds:       Saturday 10 Apr at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm   Sunday 11 Apr at 12pm, 2:30 pm, and 5 pm (note this is a change for rounds 5 and 6) Pacific Standard Time.


Time Control: Game/30 min + 15 sec increment



Sections:  Premier and U1400.   Play-up allowed if CFC/FIDE/USCF/FQE rating is above 1200.  Extra fee $20.  

Rating: CFC Quick rated.  


Prizes: Trophies

1st place, U1700, U1400, U900.  Unrated trophy if at least 2 unrated entries.  Tie-break for trophies: direct encounter, buchholz (sum of opponents’ scores), average rating of opponents


Entry Fee: $20.  Free for GM/WGM/IM/WIM (contact organizer). Any surplus, after expenses will support the BC Chess Foundation

Refund Policy:  100% refund if organizer notified within 24 hours of round one 

Registration:    Online:  Registration will close at 12 noon on Thursday 08 April or when capacity is reached.  


Contact:  Paul Leblanc  pc-leblanc@shaw.ca


CFC membership required.  BC residents annual fee adult $38, junior $25.  Available from the CFC, or purchase with registration.  

Alternatively, purchase a tournament membership $8 adult $4 junior with registration (good for this event only).

Players in this event are eligible for the COVID-19 rating bonus of up to 200 regular rating points (play at least 10 Quick rated games between

April 1st 2020 and October 1st 2021 and achieve a Quick rating 200 points higher than your Regular rating to get the 200 point Regular rating bonus). 


Fair Play:

Games are subject to monitoring by chess.com anti-cheating software.

Players must abide by chess.com fair play rules.  That means no assistance from any source including chess engines, databases, books, notes,

other players, analysis on chess boards etc.  Fair play rulings by chess.com are FINAL.

Be careful when making moves not to have a "mouse-slip" deposit a piece on the wrong square.  There is no way to take back an erroneous move.

It is possible to experience a temporary loss of internet connectivity on your computer.  This is generally your responsibility but if it persists inform 

the TD. 


Organizer: Victoria Chess (Paul Leblanc)

TD: Rekha Sagar, FIDE Arbiter  

Sponsor: Joyco Hospitality Services 






Previous Grand Pacific Opens

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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