2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship - Venue PDF Print E-mail

All events (except the welcome BBQ) will take place in the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St. Victoria BC Canada


The Hotel Grand Pacific is modern luxury at its finest. Conveniently located on the Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia, the Grand has everything you look for in a great hotel — exceptional service, wonderful amenities and a premium location. The Hotel Grand Pacific was named the Best Hotel in Canada in 2008 by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.


The American Automobile Association has awarded Four Diamonds for the year 2011 to the Hotel Grand Pacific, for both the Hotel property and for The Mark restaurant.


The hotel is located close to hundreds of cafes and restaurants and most of the major tourist attractions. A car is not necessary to enjoy all that Victoria has to offer. Public buses are available to visit local beaches and the world famous Butchart Gardens.


Visit Tourism Victoria for more information on Victoria and events during July 2012


A special rates of $139 single / double is available for chess players staying at the Hotel Grand Pacific.   Children <18 stay free in parent/guardian's room.  Please support the Hotel Grand Pacific by staying on site. It is very good value and is in an ideal location in downtown Victoria. Quote Canadian Open Chess or JUL12Chess. www.hotelgrandpacific.com Toll Free: 1-800-663-7550  Phone: 250-386-0450 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    The special chess rate is available for 3 days before and after the COCC. 


Victoria is extremely popular in July. There are a limited number of rooms available at the Canadian Open rate. Book your room early to avoid disappointment. Here are the top10 reasons to stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific


  1. Location - The Hotel Grand Pacific is ideally situated next to the BC Legislature building on the inner harbor.
  2. Health Club - Hotel guests can enjoy the "Victoria Health Club" voted best in the city.
  3. Free Internet - Free high speed wireless internet for hotel guests.
  4. Air Conditioning - The Hotel Grand Pacific is one of the few hotels with air conditioning.
  5. Staff - Staff are courteous and always there to help.
  6. Windows that open - Enjoy the invigorating sea air fresh off the Pacific ocean from your own balcony.
  7. Quiet - Enjoy a quiet and safe neighborhood.
  8. The Pacific Restaurant - Great west coast cuisine on site.
  9. Victoria Clipper and the Coho Ferry - Docks are adjacent to the Hotel Grand Pacific (very short walk).
  10. The Place to be - Everyone else will be there. Why not you?
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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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