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draft 2014 GPO

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8th Annual Grand Pacific Open




Easter 2014

April 18-21

Victoria, BC


A 6 round FIDE & CFC rated Swiss

$5000 Guaranteed Prize Fund


The Grand Pacific Open is BC's largest chess tournament and this will be it's 8th annual!    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 (even if not in the main event) and include an active tournament, Midnight Blitz with $100 in prizes, and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.





Come join us Easter 2014 in Victoria for the Grand Pacific Open!






Side Event Details:


Side Event Entry Fee: For all side events except the Youth Championship, FREE  to all (even if not in the main event).  CFC membership not required for any of the side events.  Registration for the side events is on site from 15 to 60 minutes before start of the event.


Victoria Youth Championship: A CYCC qualifier for juniors. April 18.  Open to all BC students (Canadian and International) born in 1997 or later. Players who score 50% or top 3 and meet Chess Federation of Canada requirements for residency or citizenship to qualify for the Canadian Youth Chess Championships. Players compete in age categories: U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18. Start time 10:00 am Reg.: 9:30 – 9:45 am (some sections may be combined). Time Control: G30. 5 round Swiss or round robin depending on numbers in each section Prizes: Medals and ribbons.  CFC and CMA rated.

Grand Pacific Active A 4 round active event: April 18 12 noon - 5pm, G/25min+5 sec increment, Victoria Chess Club rated.

Midnight Blitz April 19 10pm or ASAP to midnight, G/5min, 5 double round Swiss, 1st $50, U1800 $25, U1500 $25

Grand Pacific Bughouse April 21 2:30pm - 4pm, G/5min, 5 round Swiss  


Grand Pacific Open Details:


Floaters:  Can't play for the full event? Ask us about being a floater player (play if there is an odd number for the round).   Floaters play free, all fees taken care of (including CFC tournament membership)


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


Registration: Online registration (starting October) or you can also contact us at grandpacificopen@gmail.com or by mail at 1012 Spiritwood Place, Victoria, BC  V8Y 1C6 (with cheques payable to "Victoria Chess")


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


Round Times Rd 1 at 6:00 pm Friday April 16; Rds 2 and 3 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Saturday April 17;

Rds 4 and 5 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Sunday April 18; Rd 6 at 10:00 am Monday April 19


Prize Fund: $5000 Guaranteed:  

Open Section: $1150+Trophy, $700, $450 U2100 $475+Trophy, $375

Top BC Player qualifies for BC Closed.

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


U1800 Section: $425+Trophy, $325; U1500 $350+Trophy, $250;  Top Women $20 (in addition to any other prize; Courtesy of Lawrence Cohen)


Top Unrated (Highest score in either section) $100

Biggest Upset $100


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


Entry Fee , $80 registered and paid on or before March 10, $90  registered and paid  on or before April 14, $100  on site.   Discount of $20 if rated U1400 or unrated.  Discount of $5 if playing in the Victoria Youth Championship.  Add $20 if playing up a section and rated 1600-1800.  (NEW Below 1600 may not play up a section).  Non CFC members add $16 (adult) or $8 (junior).   First time players who meet the conditions listed on our Policies page have CFC membership included in entry fee.  2nd & higher entries from one family receive a family discount of $30.


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



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

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

Please book by March 18 to have this rate guaranteed.


Contact us at: grandpacificopen@gmail.com


Organizers: Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson








Previous Grand Pacific Opens

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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