Upcoming Southern California Events

The events listed below are upcoming events in the southern California area that meet the following criteria:  the event has a TLA in USCF's Chess Life, masters are eligible to play, the event requires SCCF membership or offers a discount to SCCF member.  For questions about these rules write here.  To submit a SCCF TLA, email here.

SCCF's Clearinghouse of events is here.
USCF's list of Tournament Life Announcements (TLAs) by state are here.
SCCF's calendar of scholastic events and TLAs is here.

July 7-9
Pacific Southwest Open
Irvine. Show/hide TLA...
Prizes/Sections: $10,000 prize fund (100% Guaranteed)
5 round Swiss, 6 Sections, G/90 +30 second increment per move
Open Section: $1,600-1,000-600-300-100; U2300 $400-200
U2200, U2000, U1800 Sections: all $700-300-200-100
U1600 Section: $600-300-200
U1400 Section: $300-200, U1200 $200-100
Plus Book Prize for best unrated player in each section, if any
Onsite: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM on Friday night 7/07/17
Enter online at www.scchess.com
Mail in to SDCC, POB 120162, San Diego 92112.
SCCF membership is required for all So. Calif. residents ($18 Adult/$13 Junior or $3 Jr. w/o magazine)
Rounds: 8:00 PM Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM on Saturday & Sunday
Entry Fee: $100 in advance (paid by 7/01/17), or $120 paid by 7/6/2017, or $140 on day of event, early bird rate $90 if paid by 5/31/17. GM, IM, WGM, WIM are all free, but $100 deducted from any prize won. Special rate if U1400 or unr: $60. Unrated can only win book prizes.
: One ½ point bye okay, must commit before Round 4.
: $129, see www.hiltonirvineorangecounty.com or call 800-445-8667, book rooms by 6/15/17 or rates will likely increase.
More Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, or email chucnglo@aol.com
This event is not FIDE rated. No “fast” section or re-entries.
Flyer here
State Championship Qualifier
Rated Blitz Event: July 8 at 8 PM, 8 rounds, G/5, d2 with 2 sections: Open, and U1800, $20 entry fee, 100% prize payout minus rating fee

July 14-16
Pacific Coast Open
Ontario. TLA here

Sept. 2-4
39th Annual Southern California Open
GPP: 150 (enhanced)
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Site: THE TOWN AND COUNTRY HOTEL (www.towncountry.com), 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego CA 92108
Directions: Hwy 5 to Hwy 8 East, take first exit, Taylor St/Hotel Circle
Format: 6 Rd Swiss, 6 Sections; 3 day is G/100 +30 second increment. Or for 2 day, first 3 games are G/45, w/5 second delay, then merge.
FIDE: Open Section is FIDE rated except for fast games in 2 day section. I.e.
Open Section G/100 games are FIDE rated, fast section Open games are not FIDE rated.
Prizes & sections: $$20,000 PRIZE FUND (100% Guaranteed)
1. OPEN SECTION: 1st $2,400, 2nd $1,600, 3rd $1,200, 4th $900, 5th $600, 6th $500, 7th $400; BU2300 $1,000, 2nd $600
2. Expert (U2200): 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
3. Premier (U2000): 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
4. Amateur (U1800): 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
5. Reserve (U1600): 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
6. Booster (U1400): 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th $100; BU1200 $400, 2nd $200
Best Game Prizes: $75 and $25, plus book prizes for best unrated in each section.
3-day: 8:00 to 9:30 AM Saturday.
2-day: 8:00 to 9:00 AM Sunday.
September official rating list used
SCCF Membership Required For All Players ($18 adults, $13 youth with print mag, $3 youth without mag)
3-day: 10 AM & 4 PM on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
2-day: 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 PM & 4 PM on Sun; 10 AM & 4 PM Mon
Entry Fee: $90 Early Bird Rate if r’cvd by 7/31, $100 if r’vcd by 8/26, $120 after 8/26 and $140 if you pay at the door. Only $75 if U1400 or unr. GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs play free (but $100 deducted from any prize winnings) if registered by 9/01, $60 late entry at door. Unrated players are not eligible for any cash prizes; book prize for best unrated in each section.
Re-entry fee from 3 day to 2 day: $75, but must be U2300.
Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112, or enter
Online entry: SCCF website www.scchess.com.
Byes: Two Half Pt Byes OK in Rds 1-5, if requested at least 1 hr before round, last round byes are okay but must be requested before round 2 and are irrevocable.
Forfeits are subject to a $25 fine at TD discretion!
Info: Call SDCC at (619) 752-4377 or Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, please also see our website at www.sandiegochessclub.org
Hotel: Special rate of only $135 single or double, 619-291-7131, or 1-800-772-8527 if booked by mid-August; rates may go up or sell out at any time. Please stay at this great hotel which helps support our generous prize fund.
State Championship Qualifier