(Sponsored by the Space Coast Chess Foundation)

An event created by chess players for chess players! 

APRIL 28-30, 2017 OR APRIL 29-30, 2017


PRIZES $15,000.00, Based on 200 Paid Entries, $10,000.00 Guaranteed
50 Grand Prix Points

(with tournament details, hotel reservation info,, etc.)

Live Games on chess24. Click on the current round number.

Simul with GM Timur Gareyev Saturday at 9 am.
This is limited to the first 15 paid entries.

Simul with 2016 U.S. Women's Champion IM Nazi Paikidz Saturday at 9:15 am.
Entry for this is onsite, first come, first served. There is no charge for this, but this is restricted to the 1st 10 scholastic players.

Confirmed Titled Players:
GM Timur Gareyev
GM Gildardo Garcia
FM Nikhil Kumar
FM Yans Girones Barrios
FM Cesar Jose Valido
FM Dalton Perrine

Past Space Coast Open Champions:

2016 – GM Andrey Stukopin, GM Julio Becerra (tie)

2015 – GM Julio Becerra

2014 – GM Mikheil Kekelidze, IM Alex Reprintsev, IM Javad Maharramzade (tie)

2013 – IM Nikolay Andrianov, GM Alex Yermolinsky (tie)

2012 – IM Javad Maharramzade

2011 – GM Julio Becerra

2010 – NM Eric Rodriguez

2009 – NM Jeffrey Haskel

2008 – IM Javad Maharramzade

2007 (Wojtkiewicz Memorial) – GM Alex Stripunsky

2006 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2005 – GM Julio Becerra

2004 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2003 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2002 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2001 – GM Sergey Kudrin

2000 – IM Virgil Grabliauskes, IM Blas Lugo, NM Marcel Martinez, GM Gennady Sagalchik (tie)

1999 – IM Rashid Ziatdinov

1998 – NM Fabio La Rota

1997 – GM Sergey Kudrin

1995 – GM Gabriel Schwartzman

1992 – NM Mikhail Braude

1991 – Bruce Koopmans


Worldwide Broadcast: The top boards will be broadcast on Chess24.
Master section standings will also be posted on Chess24 after each round.

Side events:

Space Coast Open Blitz (USCF rated). G/5 d0. Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries. EF $20 (enter and pay at tournament site). Blitz starts at 10:15 pm Saturday.

Extras and more Side Events

Friday at 6 pm: "An Hour with GM Timur Gareyev"
Saturday morning after her simul: "Meet-and-Greet with IM Nazi 

Free lectures

              - Saturday: 10 am with Theo Slade, writer for British Chess Magazine
              - Saturday: 11 am with GM Timur Gareyev
              - Saturday: 12 pm with IM Nazi Paikidz

Books and Equipment by Hollywood Kings Chess.

General Info: Jon Haskel, Nat'l TD, International Arbiter & Int'l Organizer, Phone: 561-302-4377, Email: jon@bocachess.com

Additional Information:
Players in Master section are required to turn in completed scoresheets at the completion of each round. Rated players may play up one class only. Unrated may play in any section but may not win over $300 prize or trophy unless place prize (1st-4th overall) in Master/Expert section. ½-point Bye available any round if requested in advance and before round 2 (limit 2). No computers. Wheelchair accessible. Cellphones must be completely turned off during play.