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Grand Pacific Open Victoria BC April 22-25 2011

Postby braymer » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:58 pm

Announcing the 5th Annual Grand Pacific Open Victoria BC April 22-25 2011
The 5th Annual Grand Pacific Open Easter 2011, April 22-25
www.grandpacificopen.com A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss
$4000 Guaranteed Prize Fund Same great hotel Same great rate

The Grand Pacific Open is BC's largest chess event and this will be it's 5th annual! The main event is a 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss with $4000 in prizes. There are also a number of side events which are free if you play in the main event and include a Scholastic tournament, an active tournament, Midnight Blitz with $100 in prizes, and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.

The tournament hall itself is the Vancouver Island Ballroom overlooking the harbor at the 5 Star Hotel Grand Pacific. The hotel is located on the Inner Harbor in downtown Victoria, close to tourist destinations and across the street from the Seattle Clipper and Coho ferry connections.

Come join us Easter 2011 in Victoria for the Grand Pacific Open!

Download and print a flyer here (pdf format 226kb) http://grandpacificopen.pbworks.com/f/GPO2011flyer.pdf

Become a Fan of the Grand Pacific Open on Facebook http://grandpacificopen.pbworks.com/...d-Pacific-Open

Register online http://2011grandpacificopen.eventbrite.com/

Book your vacation now! See you in April 2011
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More Info on the GPO

Postby braymer » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:23 pm

The round times will allow for easy arrival and departure from/to Seattle via the Clipper and Port Angeles via the Coho. Clipper Vacations offers great vacation packages and can do all your trip planning for you http://www.clippervacations.com/ http://cohoferry.com/main/ The Clipper and Coho will bring you to within 100 yards of the front door of your hotel. Leave you car at home. Seaplane access from Seattle and other flights are available from SeaTac

Or arrive through Vancouver by car, bus, ferry, sea plane, jet or helicopter. Public bus from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal ($2.50 adult fare) to downtown. Airport Shuttle available $20 Taxi $55-60 Public bus available (limited hours)

The Open Section is FIDE rated. If a player does not currently have a FIDE rating they need to play at least 4 FIDE rated players in the GPO to receive a FIDE rating.

Book your vacation on an island in the Pacific. Bring your family and friends. April is a great time to visit Victoria. http://www.tourismvictoria.com

Please email if you have any questions or need help planning braymer@telus.net

Brian Raymer on behalf of the 2011 GPO Planning Committee
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Great Groupon deal today at the Canoe Brew Pub

Postby braymer » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:14 pm

Great Groupon deal today at the Canoe Brew Pub in Victoria http://www.groupon.com/r/uu10458403 Great food and outdoor patio
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Re: Grand Pacific Open Victoria BC April 22-25 2011

Postby braymer » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:27 am

25 players from 3 Provinces and 2 States now. Our first IM just signed up http://www.grandpacificopen.com to see who is playing.

Looking for the perfect gift? Online entry to the Grand Pacific Open is available. A gift certificate can be emailed on request within 24 hours of purchase.

http://www.2011grandpacificopen.eventbrite.com
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26 players now signed up

Postby braymer » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:14 am

Mike Schemm from Seattle Washington is the latest player to sign up. See who else is playing.... http://www.grandpacificopen.com
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Re: Grand Pacific Open Victoria BC April 22-25 2011

Postby braymer » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:13 pm

34 players now signed up www.grandpacificopen.com for details and to see who is playing
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Re: Grand Pacific Open Victoria BC April 22-25 2011

Postby braymer » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:23 pm

The Bard and Banker Scottish Brew Pub is sponsoring the Grand Pacific Open again this year. Register and pay before March 15 and your name will be entered into a draw for a coupon worth $20 at the Bard and Banker. There will be 2 draws. One on Feb 15 and one on March 15. Register now for the best chance to win.

Chess in the pub is scheduled Sunday April 24 at 3:15 to 5:45. Meet in the pub at 3:15 and enjoy half price appetizers and a drink.

Thanks for supporting our sponsors. http://www.bardandbanker.com
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Tourism Victoria iPhone App

Postby braymer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Here is an app to help you plan your weekend in Victoria for the Grand Pacific Open

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/tourism- ... mpt=uo%3D4

Also check out http://www.tourismvictoria.com

April is a great time to visit Victoria. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a mini vacation.
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Downtown Victoria Business Association is our latest sponsor

Postby braymer » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:13 am

The Downtown Victoria Business Association is our latest sponsor. The DVBA will be sponsoring the midnight blitz (Saturday April 23 10pm) prize of $100. Entry to the Midnight Blitz is free for players registered in the Grand Pacific Open (GPO). Early bird entry to the GPO is available March 15. A limited number of hotel rooms at the 5 Star Hotel Grand Pacific are available at $99 per night. Book your hotel now to avoid disappointment. www.grandpacificopen.com

48 players now registered. See who is signed up. http://grandpacificopen.pbworks.com/w/p ... ed-Players

Pub night is Sunday April 23 at 3:30 -5:30 at the Bard and Banker Enjoy 1/2 price appetizers between rounds 4 and 5 at the Bard.
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$250 Prize Fund for Top Women added

Postby braymer » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:41 pm

A $250 Prize Fund for Top Women has been added to the Guaranteed Prize Fund for the GPO. $70/60/50/40/30 Thank you to Goddess Chess for sponsoring this prize. We are now at $4250 Guaranteed Prize Fund. http://www.grandpacificopen.com
http://www.goddesschess.com/
http://goddesschess.blogspot.com/
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