Monday, March 9, 2020

2020 Grand Pacific Chess Open

EDITED 3/14/2020:  Sadly, I've just been notified that the Grand Pacific Chess Open has been cancelled for this year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.  We want everyone to stay as safe as possible.  Goddesschess will be providing a prize fund for the female chessplayers for the next Grand Pacific Chess Open, whenever it is held.  Be careful, be safe.


Hola darlings!

It's that time of the year once again.  Easter is fast approaching and every Easter Victoria, BC hosts the Grand Pacific Chess Open sponsored by my friends at Victoria Chess Club!

This year's event (the 14th) will be held April 10 - 13, 2020 at the beautiful Grand Pacific Hotel. Goddesschess sponsors a separate prize fund for female players that is awarded in addition to any other prizes a female player may qualify for, since 2010. Wow - ten years of sponsorship, how time flies.

You can find out all the information you need including registration info (online and through the snail mail), events running in conjunction with the Grand Pacific Chess Open, registration fees, deadlines, prizes, sponsors, where to stay, etc. There are several different sections.

This year the Grand Pacific Chess Open is pleased to announce that WIM Agnieszka Matras-Clement will be participating in the Open Section. Agnieszka recently won the Banff Open. She is the highest ranked Female Chess Player in Canada by a margin of 200 points. Her current rating is 2398. Agnieszka Matras-Clement is a former European and World champion (both in the U20 category).  #islandchess#goddesschess  #gpo

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