6th Annual Grand Pacific Open - Schedule PDF Print E-mail

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. 


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


This is a preliminary posting for the 6th annual Grand Pacific Open. Full details  will be posted Sept. 2011.   Details subject to change.


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

Hotel Grand Pacific

Goddess Chess

Yaron Gvili




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 26 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 25 2:30pm - 4pm, G/5min, 5 round Swiss  


Grand Pacific Open Details:


Registration: On line registration to be posted starting Sept. 2011.  You can also contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 24; Rd 6 at 10:00 am Monday April 25


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)



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.  Top Junior means less than 20 years old April 6 2012  U1800 players may play in the Open but are then not eligible for the U1800 prize.  Players playing up a 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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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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