The Western Pacific Open is scheduled to take place on 25-27th April at the Radisson LAX, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
The tournament will be held over 5 rounds of Swiss system and in five sections – Open, Premier, Amateur, Reserve, Booster. Time control is 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rounds 1-2, G/75, d/5)
Entry fee: $105 by 4/19, $109 at door. GM/IM free, $99 deducted from prize. Booster (U1400) section Entry Fee: $87 by 4/10, $95 door.
The prize fund is $$10,000 based on 165 entries, 70% of each prize is guaranteed.
Open: $$1700-750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 700-300-200
Premier (Under 2000): $$750-300-200-100
Amateur (Under 1800): $$750-300-200-100
Reserve (Under 1600): $$750-300-200-100
Booster (Under 1400/unrated): $$400-200-100, U1200 150, Unr 150. (Unrated may win Unrated prizes only.)
To register visit the Metrochessla website. For more information, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register by mail at Metropolitan Chess, PO Box 25112, Los Angeles, CA 90025-0112.