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We are pleased to announce that the 4th annual Grand Pacific Open will take place April 2-5, 2010 in Victoria BC Canada




Grand Pacific Open - The Main Event: a FIDE and CFC rated 6 round Swiss with $4000 in guaranteed prizes.
Victoria Chess Challenge - Qualifier for the BC Chess Challenge
Grand Pacific Active - 4 round active event rated by the Victoria Chess Club
Midnight Blitz - blitz tournament - $100 in prizes
Grand Pacific Bughouse - 5 round Swiss for Bughouse


All events will be held in the Hotel Grand Pacific (Vancouver Island Ballroom)

The Hotel Grand Pacific is a 5 star hotel located on the inner harbour in downtown Victoria

www.hotelgrandpacific.com  $99 Chess rate   Spectators welcome


April is a great time to visit Victoria.  Other tourist attractions in the area.  Sun, Surf and Ski.



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Our Sponsors for the Grand Pacific Open and Side Events


Hotel Grand Pacific - The genesis for the name of our event.  Great venue and rooms for our guests. The Hotel Grand Pacific (HGP) is a 5 Star hotel located in a great downtown area on the inner harbour. Please support the HGP.  Book your room now.  The HGP has an internet cafe and fine dining on site. As well as a great health club and indoor 25m pool. Great access to restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and other shopping.  Beach access and more.


Thrifty Foods - is a sponsor of junior chess in Victoria.  There will be a scholastic event on Friday April 2 starting at 12 noon.  The Victoria Chess Challenge is a qualifier for the BC Chess Challenge.


Royal BC Museum - will be sponsoring door prizes. The RBCM has great displays about the history and cultures of BC



MonRoi  -  will be hosting live games on their website  www.monroi.com


Chess Quotes

And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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