25th annual PACIFIC COAST OPEN
September 26-27, 2020 - Internet Chess Club
For new CCA online players, this event includes a free two month membership in ICC.
See bottom of page for what to do after registration.
NOTE NEW RATING POLICY, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2020:
Higher of Online Regular rating or OTB Regular rating used for section eligibility, pairings, and prizes. Our shopping cart cannot look up Online ratings, so some players may enter a section based on OTB, and be notified later that they must move up due to their Online Regular rating.
Our shopping cart is unable to access Online Regular ratings because USCF does not provide them in a database, so we will have to look them up manually at uschess.org/msa. Some players will be offered entry by the shopping cart who will later be notified they must move up a section based on their online rating.
SEPTEMBER 26-27: 25th annual PACIFIC COAST OPEN
6-SS, G/75+10, at Internet Chess Club. $8000 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes. In 4 sections. Premier Section: Open to 2000/above. $1200-600-400-300, top U2300 $400-200. Under 2100 Section: $600-400-300-200, top U1900/Unr $400-200. Under 1700 Section: $500-300-200-150, top U1500 (no unr) $300-150. Under 1300 Section: $400-250-150-100, top U1100 (no unr) $200-100. Entry fee at chessaction.com, to residents of Pacific Time Zone (US, Canada or Mexico) or Alaska or Hawaii: $88 by 9/23, $110 by 8 am PDT 9/26, must take round 1 bye after 9 pm PDT 9/25, no entry after 8 am PDT 9/26. If living outside Pacific Time Zone, all $30 more. GMs from Pacific Time Zone $70 from prize; other GMs $30, plus $70 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game; Rounds begin (PDT): Sat 10:00, 1:30, & 5:00 each day. Half point byes available all rounds; limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. USCF membership required; may join with registration. Online Regular rated (will not affect regular OTB ratings), higher of Online Regular and OTB Regular rating used for section eligibility. pairings & prizes. $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
WHAT TO DO AFTER REGISTRATION:
1) At chessaction.com, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to register.chessclub.com/cca to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact email@example.com.
3) Read the rules posted HERE.
4) Log into Zoom HERE:
5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into playcca.com, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.