The Gulf Coast New Year’s Open was held from 2-4th January, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
The tournament format was 5-round Swiss in six sections: Open (FIDE rated), U2100, U1800, U1600, U1350 and U1100.
The total prize fund was about 7500 USD.
Open section final standings:
1-3. GM ELSHAN MORADIABADI 2569 IRI, IM ORLEN RUIZ SANCHEZ 2409 CUB and GM JULIO J BECERRA 2535 FL – 4,0
4-7. COREY ACOR 2243 FL, TOBY BOAS 2192 FL, IM ARTIOM SAMSONKIN 2416 CAN, WGM SABINA-FRANCESCA FOISOR 2286 TX – 3,5
8-12. SANTIAGO JOSE BRITO VALDES 2194 CUB, ZACHARY BEKKEDAHL 1971 CO, FM FABIO LA ROTA 2256 FL, VLAD YANOVSKY 2047 FL and JORGE REYNALDO 2110 FL – 3,0 etc