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old 2012 GPO

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Easter 2012, April 6-9


A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss

$5000 Guaranteed Prize Fund


Flyer  Doc  Pdf


Register online  http://2012grandpacificopen.eventbrite.com/ 


Pre registered player list


The Grand Pacific Open is BC's largest chess tournament and this will be it's 6th annual!   The prize fund this year has been increased to a guaranteed $5000.   The main event is a 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss with $5000 in prizes.   There are also a number of side events which are free if you play in the main event and include an active tournament, Midnight Blitz with $100 in prizes, and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.


The tournament hall itself is the very nice ballroom at the 5 Star Grand Pacific Hotel.  The hotel is located on the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria, close to tourist destinations and across the street from the Seattle Clipper and Coho ferry connections.

The BC Chess Challenge (Provincial Scholastic Championship) will take place on April 6 just prior to the GPO. The BC Chess Challenge is open to all BC students in grade K-12. The 1st place player in each grade will qualify for the Canadian Chess Challenge being held in Halifax in May 2012.

Chess Challenge players should stay all weekend and play in the GPO as well.

Online event registration for 2012 Grand Pacific Open




Come join us Easter 2012 in Victoria for the Grand Pacific Open!

Pairings and Results click here

PHOTOS in our Facebook Photo Album here

Castling Queen Side Blog by Polly Wright


LIVE GAMES for boards 1 & 2 (dgt boards)


LIVE GAMES on MonRoi (various boards)



Many thanks to our Sponsors and to those who have (or will!) donated

Hotel Grand Pacific

Goddess Chess

Yaron Gvili

Bernard Callebaut Chocolates   15% OFF online orders until March 31st use code Spring12

Bard and Banker Scottish Brew Pub




Side Event Details:


Side Event Entry Fee: For all side events, FREE if registered in the main event, the Grand Pacific Open.  Otherwise, $10 gets you a pass to all side events.  CFC membership not required for any of the side events.


Grand Pacific Active A 4 round active event open to all: April 6 12 noon - 5pm, G/25min+5 sec increment,

Midnight Blitz April 7 10pm or ASAP to midnight, G/5min, 5 double round Swiss, 1st $50, U1800 $25, U1500 $25

Grand Pacific Bughouse April 9 2:30pm - 4pm, G/5min, 5 round Swiss  


Grand Pacific Open Details:


Registration: Online or you can also contact us at grandpacificopen@gmail.com


Sections: Open (FIDE and CFC rated); U1800 (CFC rated)


Round Times Rd 1 at 6:00 pm Friday April 6; Rds 2 and 3 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Saturday April 7;

Rds 4 and 5 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Sunday April 8; Rd 6 at 10:00 am Monday April 9


Prize Fund: $5000 Guaranteed:  

Open Section: $1150+Trophy, $700, $450 U2100 $450+Trophy, $350

Top BC Player qualifies for BC Closed.

Top Women $80, $70, $60, $50, $40 (in addition to any other prize Courtesy of Goddess Chess)

Top Junior $100 (Courtesy of Yaron Gvili)

U1800 Section: $400+Trophy, $300; U1500 $350+Trophy, $250

Top Unrated (Highest score in either section) $100

Biggest Upset $100



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


Entry Fee , $75 registered and paid on or before Feb. 24, $85  registered and paid  on or before March 30, $95  on site.  Discount $20 if rated U1400 or unrated.   Add $20 if playing up a section and rated U1700 or unrated.

Non CFC members add $16 (adult) or $8 (junior).   First time players who meet the conditions listed below under Misc: have CFC membership included in entry fee.




  • For first time players who a) have no official rating (CFC, USCF, FIDE, FQE, etc.), AND b) are resident in Canada AND c) play in the U1800 section, entry fee includes a one year CFC membership.
  • Unrated players are not eligible for class prizes.  
  • The 'Unrated' prize is won by the unrated player with the most points in either section. 
  • Top Junior means less than 20 years old Dec. 31, 2012 
  • U1800 players may play in the Open but are then not eligible for the U1800 prize. 
  • Players playing up a section (i.e in the Open Section)  AND rated U1700 or unrated add $20 to entry fee.
  • 1st tiebreak for non cash prizes is individual cumulative score. 2nd tiebreak is cumulative score of opponents. 
  • Biggest upset prize and top women prize may be in addition to any other prize won. 
  • Half point byes for rounds 1-5 if requested before the start of round 1. 
  • Prize ceremony at 2:15 on Monday, April 25. 
  • BCCF membership is included in entry fee.  All chess equipment provided.



Same great location at the Grand Pacific Hotel!  $99 room rate available.  Quote APR12Chess for this great rate. www.hotelgrandpacific.com

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


Contact us at: grandpacificopen@gmail.com


Organizers: Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson

TD:  Mark S. Dutton, IA






Previous Grand Pacific Opens

2011 Grand Pacific Open

2010 Grand Pacific Open

2009 Grand Pacific Open

2008 Grand Pacific Open

2007 Grand Pacific Open

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