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17th Space Coast Open and Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul

Space Coast Chess Foundation

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul (must be rated under 2100 or unrated) $40.00 $1.99
College Student Special for Simul (Brevard college students) $25.00 $1.62
Regular LATE Entry Fee (on-line) $89.00 $0.00
Under Age 18 or Unrated - LATE Entry Fee (on-line) $69.00 $0.00
Brevard Student in K-12 (ALL SECTIONS) - Advance Entry Fee $20.00 $0.00
Brevard Student in grades K-12 for Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul $20.00 $1.49
Blitz Entry Fee $10.00 $0.00
GM/IM LATE Entry ($80 deducted from prize) Free $0.00

Event Details

Note: In the Order Now form above, enter only one player per order. You can enter the main tournament, the Simul and the Blitz on a single order.

Welcome to On-line Registration for the 17th Space Coast Open! You can register here and pay using a Credit Card via PayPal. Eventbrite and PayPal will guide you every step of the way.

About the 17th Space Coast Open and World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul

An event created by chess players for chess players! 

This page last updated April 23, 2010. Hotel is nearly sold out!! One player that has a room for Fri/Sat is looking for someone to share expenses. See hotel info below.

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS ENDED. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT THE SITE. SEE REGISTRATION DETAILS BELOW. There are still a few seats for the simul. You can register tonight (best) or tomorrow before 8am, or until sold out.

Dates: April 23-25 or April 24-25, 2010

Order the exclusive Space Coast Open T-shirt, coffee mug or postcard! Click here Chess on the Beach T-Shirts and Mugs


Confirmed Titled Players:



Past Space Coast Open Champions:

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 - Mikhail Braude

1991 - Bruce Koopmans


USCF Grand Prix Points: 30

Open Section FIDE Rated

5 round Swiss System, 30/90, SD/1 (2-day: Rd.1 G/60)

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort and Spa, 2605 N. Hwy A1A, Indialantic, FL. 

$$10,000 b/165 paid, 60% Guaranteed          

6 Sections:

1. Master/Expert $$1200+trophy-700-300, U2400 $600+trophy, U2200 $600+trophy-300.
2. Class A
3. Class B
4. Class C
5. Class D
6. U1200 $$600+trophy-300-200. U1000 $300+trophy-200.  U800 $200+trophy-100.  U1200 plus scores not winning another prize: Book Prize courtesy of Hollywood Kings Chess.  Trophies to top Brevard County scholastic players in grades K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12.

Special Prizes - Sponsored by Hollywood Kings Chess.

Top Upsets Rds 1-4: Book Prize
Wojtkiewicz Brilliancy Prizes: 1st $25, 2nd-3rd Book Prize (Judge: IM Javad Maharramzade)

All, Fine Print:

Players in Master section are required to turn in completed scoresheets at completion of each round (Reference USCF Rule 15G). Rated players may play up one class only. Unrated may play in Master or U1200. Unrated limited to $100 prize unless place prize in Master.
½-point Bye available any round if requested in advance and before round 2 (limit 2).  No Smoking. No computers. Wheelchair accessible.

Entry Fee:

$79 via mail or on-line at this web site by 4/17, late entry $89 on line by 4/21 or at site (no credit cards at site); $20 less if unrated or under age 18.

Special EF for Brevard County students in K-12 playing in any section: $20 on-line by 4/21 ($25 at site) (counts as ¼ entry for based on prize fund).

GMs and IMs free entry available on-line until 3/31, else $80 from prize.  Free entry to past Master Section winners listed above (use GM/IM entry for on-line registration).

Re-entries $40 by round 3 (½ point Byes for earlier rounds).

Indicate 2-day or 3-day when mailing entry. Entries not indicating which schedule is desired will be placed in the 2-day schedule.


Registration ends 1 hr before 1st round.

Rounds: Rd. 1 8pm Fri (2-day:10am Sat at G/60), Rds 2-5: Sat. 1:00 and 7:00, Sun 9:00 and 3:00.

Hotel Rate: $95, $149 studio kitchenette. Reservations: Hotel phone number 321-777-4100, Group Code CHS.  Click here for on-line Hotel reservations.  Restaurant, lounge, pool, beach.  Plus many other restaurants nearby. VERY IMPORTANT: Reserve early (extended deadline is now 3 P.M. on April 7, but lowest price rooms may run out prior to that date).  The group rate is *unlikely* to be available after the cut off date.  RESERVE EARLY.  4/23 UPDATE: A player who has a room for Friday and Sat. would like to share expenses. If interested, call him directly: Mike at 727-967-5098.


*** Special Event *** World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk Simultaneous Exhibition. Saturday, 8am. Special guest Alexandra Kosteniuk will give a simul on Saturday morning starting at 8am. The tournament schedule has been flexibly organized such that players may easily participate in both the tournament and the simultaneous exhibition (to play in all rounds of the tournament plus the simul, enter the 3 day schedule. The simul is expected to end before the start of round 2. Alternatively, a half point Bye is available for round 1).

A portion of the boards for the simul will be reserved for local students.  The remaining reservations will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. GM Kosteniuk’s exhibition’s often sell out quickly, so don't wait! GM Kosteniuk will also sign her books at the event including her latest, Diary of a Chess Queen. See the press release at (

Side events:

Space Coast Open Blitz. 4-SS (2 games/Rd), G/5. Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries. EF $10. Rds Sat. 12:30 & 6:30, Sun. 8:30 & 2:30. (i.e., Blitz rounds are prior to rounds 2-5 of main tournament).

Extras and more Side Events:

Free GM and IM lectures:

- Friday: 6:30pm: NM Larry Storch
- Saturday: 10am: no lecture due to Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul
- Saturday: 11am: no lecture due to Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul

Space Coast Open Massage Therapist $1/minute.

Books and Equipment by Hollywood Kings Chess.

Send Entries to: Space Coast Chess Foundation, c/o Harvey Lerman, 921 N. Thistle Ln, Maitland, FL 32751. PLEASE: no phone or e-mail entries. Credit Card entry available via this web site only.  ADVANCE ON-LINE REGISTRATION ENDS April 17, LATE ON-LINE REGISTRATION ENDS April 21.

General Info: Peter Dyson 321-452-9863 (




Have questions about 17th Space Coast Open and Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul? Contact Space Coast Chess Foundation


Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort and Spa
2605 N. Hwy A1A
Indialantic, FL 32903


Space Coast Chess Foundation

Space Coast Chess Foundation & Melbourne Chess Club Peter Dyson,

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