The 5th Annual Grand Pacific Open

Easter 2011, April 22-25

A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss
$4000 Guaranteed Prize Fund

Preregistered list

The Grand Pacific Open is BC’s largest chess event and this will be it’s 5th annual! The main event is a 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss with $4000 in prizes. There are also a number of side events which are free if you play in the main event and include a Scholastic tournament, 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 Hotel Grand Pacific. The hotel is located on the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria, close to tourist destinations and across the street from the Seatle Clipper and Coho ferry connections.

Come join us Easter 2011 in Victoria for the Grand Pacific Open! See who is registered so far.

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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.

Side Event Registration: On line registration to be posted starting Sept. 2010. Onsite registration from 1 hour to 15 minutes before the event.

Grand Pacific Scholastic: A 5 round active junior event: April 22 10am – 4pm, G/25min+5 sec increment, Two sections only Gr. K-3 and Gr. 4-7 Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section CMA and CFC rated

Grand Pacific Active A 4 round active event open to all: April 22 12 noon – 5pm, G/25min+5 sec increment, Rated by the Victoria Chess CLub.

Midnight Blitz April 23 10pm or ASAP to midnight, G/5min, 5 double round swiss, 1st $50, U1700 $25, U1400 $25

Grand Pacific Bughouse April 25 2:30pm – 4pm, G/5min, 5 round swiss

Grand Pacific Open Details:

Registration: On line registration to be posted starting Sept. 2010. You can also contact us at A hard copy of the registration form (and cheque) can be mailed to Victoria Junior Chess Society, 2386 Dalhousie St. Victoria, BC V8R 2H6 payable to Victoria Junior Chess Society. Do not mail cheques or registration after April 8. Onsite registration for the Grand Pacific Open is from 4:00-5:30 Friday April 22. Registration after 5:30 does not guarantee a Swiss pairing.

Sections: Open (FIDE and CFC rated); U1400 (CFC rated)

Round Times Rd 1 at 6:00 pm Friday April 22; Rds 2 and 3 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Saturday April 23;

Rds 4 and 5 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm Sunday April 24; Rd 6 at 10:00 am Monday April 25

Prize Fund: $4000 Guaranteed:

Open Section: $1000+Trophy, $600, $400 U2000 $400 + Trophy, $300 U1700 $350 + Trophy, $250;

Top BC Player qualifies for BC Closed.

U1400 Section: $300 + Trophy, $200;

Top Unrated (Highest score in either section) $100

Biggest Upset $100

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

Entry Fee (Open) $75 registered and paid on or before March 15, $85 registered on or before April 15, $95 on site.

Non CFC members add $16 (adult) or $8 (junior)

Entry Fee (U1400) $55 registered and paid on or before March 15, $65 registered on or before April 15, $75 on site.

Non CFC members add $16 (adult) or $8 (junior).

Misc: Unrated players are not eligible for class prizes. The ‘Unrated’ prize is won by the unrated player with the most points in either section. U1400 players may play in the Open but are then not eligible for the U1400 prize.

1st tiebreak for non cash prizes is individual cumulative score. 2nd tiebreak is cumulative score of opponents. Biggest upset 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. We may use floater players in the event of an odd number of players for any given round – games against floater players might not be CFC or FIDE rated. 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 APR11GRAND for this great rate.

Toll Free: 1-800-663-7550 Phone: 250-386-0450 Email:

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Organizers: Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson

TD: Mark S. Dutton, IA

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