The 21st Space Coast Open Chess Festival will take place on 25-27th April at the International Palms Resort, 1300 North Atlantic Avenue (Hwy A1A), Cocoa Beach, Florida.
The event will be held over 5 rounds of Swiss system and in six sections: Master/Expert (FIDE rated), Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and U1200.
The prize fund is $15,000 based on 200 paid entries, with $10,000 guaranteed.
1. Master/Expert $$1500+trophy-900-500-300, U2400 $1000+trophy, U2200 $1000+trophy-500-300.
2. Class A (1800-1999) $$1000+trophy-500-300-200.
3. Class B (1600-1799) $$1000+trophy-500-300-200.
4. Class C (1400-1599) $$800+trophy-400-250-150.
5. Class D (1200-1399) $$700+trophy-400-200-100.
6. U1200 $$600+trophy-300-200-100. U1000 $300+trophy-200. U800 $200+trophy-100. U1200 plus scores not winning another prize: Book Prize courtesy of Space Coast Chess Foundation. Trophies to top Brevard County scholastic players in grades K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12.
Top Upsets Rds 1-4: Book Prize
Wojtkiewicz Brilliancy Prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25 (Judge: IM Javad Maharramzade)
Space Coast Open Blitz (USCF rated). 4-SS (2 games/Rd), G/5 d/0. Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries. EF $10 (enter and pay at tournament site). Rds Sat. 12:30 & 6:30, Sun. 8:30 & 2:30. (i.e., Blitz rounds are prior to rounds 2-5 of main tournament).
Free GM and IM lectures:
– Friday: 5:30pm: GM Tejas Bakre
– Saturday: 10am: IM Nikolay Andrianov
– Saturday: 11am: GM Lars Bo Hansen
– Sunday: 1:30pm: GM Mikheil Kekelidze