24TH SPACE COAST OPEN CHESS FESTIVAL
An event created by chess players for chess players!
APRIL 28-30, 2017 OR APRIL 29-30, 2017
INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT
Online Entry for Unrated Players and those under age 18.
Online Entry for Brevard County students in K-12.
Confirmed Titled Players:
IM Nazi Paikidze (U.S. Women’s Champion)
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.
Exhibition by Special Guest U.S. Women’s Champion Nazi Paikidze. Simul will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday.
Master and GM lectures:
- Saturday: 10am: TBD
- Saturday: 11am: TBD
and Equipment by Hollywood
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.