Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013 Grand Pacific Open

Hola darlings!

This is Goddesschess' third year providing sponsorship to the Grand Pacific Open.  It's coming up soon!  Begins March 29th - April 1st, 2013 at the beautiful Grand Pacific Hotel in Victoria, BC.

As of today, 78 players are pre-registered in the "Premier" and U-1800 Sections.  As noted in prior posts about the 2013 GPO, WGM Katerina Rohanyan is the highest-rated registered female player and right now, the second-highest rated registered player.  WFM Chouchanik Airapetian (USA 2088) is the second-highest rated pre-registered chess femme and #14 on the pre-registered list.  Would love to see two femmes in the top 10...  Just saying, darlings!  Chouchanik has played in U.S. Chess Chamionships (2005, 2008) - not exactly a stranger to high-stakes play. 
Goddesschess' sponsorship includes prizes for the five best female player finishers:  $80, $70, $60, $50, $40, awarded in addition to any other prizes the players may win.

We're hoping for many more players and the highest-attendance yet GPO, and may the best chess femme win first place!  Woo woo!


The French Hutch said...

Oh my, I think this sounds exciting, especially the location. Anything held in the GPH in Victoria, BC has to be! Registration is off to a good start. Good luck with this Open, I'm sure it will be a huge success!

The French Hutch

Jan said...

Hello Emily! What a surprise, I didn't expect to see you posting here at the Goddesschess blog. Wondering now if you're a chess fan or player. Or just wanted to say hello after I posted at your wonderful The French Hutch blog earlier today. Such a beautiful home -- and I really do want those Queen Anne chairs. BTW, that Oriental-style antique toile is just to die for! It is so age-appropriate design-wise, for your chairs. If you see this, Thanks so much for visiting to say hi. I have a decorating and what-not blog, Maison Newton, at blogger, if you are ever in the neighborhood. I have added your site to my favorites and will be visiting from time to time.

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