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Space Coast Open History and List of Past Champions

 The Space Coast Open Chess Festival was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be back with the 27th edition in April 2022. See the Events page:  http://www.spacecoastchessfoundation.org/p/events.html Past Space Coast Open Champions: 2020 – GM Olexandr Bortnyk 2019 – GM Hedinn Steingrimsson 2017 – GM Timur Gareyev 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 Ge

27th Annual Space Coast Chess Festival

 WELCOME BACK CHESS PLAYERS!! After a two year hiatus due to COVID, the Space Coast Chess Foundation is delighted to welcome you to the 27th Annual Space Coast Chess Festival!! Approximately 200 players, including FIDE titled players from the International Grandmaster level down, are playing in what we expect to be our biggest and best Chess Festival ever. The tournament organizers have worked diligently to provide an outstanding chess vacation for you and your family. Your organizers have endeavored to make the Space Coast Open more than just another weekend chess tournament. Rather, it is a true Chess Festival. Besides the Open, with one of Florida’s largest prize funds, there are a Blitz Tournament, Grandmaster lectures, and a book and equipment concession. This year the top six boards will be broadcast worldwide on FollowChess, and WGM Sabina Foisor will provide commentary on Twitch. The Chess Festival and tournament are sponsored by the Space Coast Chess Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax

COMPLETED EVENT: 27th Space Coast Open Chess Festival (event flyer)

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UPDATE: April 25 -- GM Timur Gareyev repeats as master section winner.  Full standings and prizes are here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CYwcQ4TuJpxuC5POVVVaXQELZCuR6JAV/view?usp=sharing Welcome to On-line Registration for the 27th  Space Coast Open! You can register here and pay using a Credit Card via PayPal.  Scroll Down to bottom of page for Chess Player’s Information On-line Entry Form.  About the   27 th  Space Coast Open Chess Festival  An event created by chess players for chess players!  This page last updated April 22, 2022. Broadcast update. The live broadcast by former US Women's WGM Champion Sabina Foisor will be here: https://www.twitch.tv/ sabinafoisor Live coverage will be during Rounds 1, 3, 4 and 5: The games for all rounds (top 6 boards) will also be viewable on FollowChess.com Hotel Update (all room group rate blocks have expired):   The Holiday   Inn is almost completely sold out for Saturday night.  There are no more rooms for Saturday at the group rate.

SCCF Awarded Silver Seal of Transparency, rated in top 2% of non-profits for transparency by GuideStar

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UPDATE April 9, 2022-SCCF has now received the 2022 Silver Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, our 5th consecutive year. UPDATE October 13, 2021-SCCF has now received the 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, our 4th consecutive year. UPDATE March 22, 2019-SCCF has now received the 2019 Silver Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, our second consecutive year. ORIGINAL POST Jan. 12, 2019-The Space Coast Chess Foundation (SCCF) has received the 2018 Silver Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, a leading provider of information about non-profits. This rating places the Space Coast Chess Foundation in the top 2% of all non-profits based on transparency. Click on the logo below for more information.