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.

Nov. 2-4
13th annual Los Angeles Open
Van Nuys. TLA here

Nov. 22-25
54rd Annual American Open
Costa Mesa. TLA here. Tornament site/registration here

Nov. 24
American Open Blitz
Costa Mesa. TLA here. Tornament site/registration here

Nov. 25
American Open Action
Costa Mesa. TLA here. Tornament site/registration here

May 25-27
2019 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic
40 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Loma Linda. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6-SS, 3-day 40/100, SD/60, d/10 2-day rds. 1-3 G/60, d/2 then merges.
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354.
Prizes: $10,000 b/200, 50% of each prize guaranteed.
In five sections:
Open: $$T+1700- 750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 700-300-200.
Premier (under 2000): $$750-300-200-100.
Amateur (Under 1800): $$750-300- 200-100.
Reserve (Under 1600): $$750-300-200-100.
Booster (Under 1400/unrated): $$400-200-100, U1200 150, Unr 150. (Unrated may win unrated prizes only.)
$25 Best Game prize, all sections eligible.
EF: $88 by 5/21, $99 at door. Booster (U1400) section EF: $72 by 5/21, $85 door.
Reg.: ends 9:30am 5/25, 8:30 a.m., 5/26
3-day: 10-5, 10-5, 9:30-4:30
2-day: 9-11:30-2 (G/60, d/2), then merges with 3-day at 5.
All: SCCF membership required ($20),
Byes: 1 half-point bye if requested at least 1 round in advance, rd. 6 must be requested with entry.
HR: $129, comp breakfast (909) 796-1001, request Memorial Day Chess Rate, www.marriott.com/RALTS code MDCMDCA reserve by 5/14
Parking: Free
Wi-fi: Free
Info: garden909@aol.com
On-line entry: www.scchess.com
Ent: SCCF, 534 Via Zapata, Riverside , CA 92507.
State Championship Qualifier
Chess Magnet School JGP

May 26, Sunday
MDC Hexes

Format: 3-SS, G/90, d/2. 8-player sections by rating.
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
Prizes: $$40-20-10 each section.
EF: $21 if received by 5/23, $24 door.
Reg: 9:30-10 a.m. Rds: 10:15-1:45-5:30.
Ent: SCCF, 534 Via Zapata, Riverside, CA 92507.
On-line entry: www.scchess.com

May 27, Monday
MDC Action Swiss

Format: 5-SS, G/30, d/2.
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354.
Prizes: $500 b/40, else proportional: $150-70-40, U2100/ Unr $80, U1800 $80, Under 1500 $80.
EF: $20 if received by 5/23, $25 at door.
Reg: 9:30-10 a.m.
Rds: 10:15-11:30-1:15-2:30-3:45.
Ent: SCCF, 534 Via Zapata, Riverside, CA 92507.
On line entry: www.scchess.com

March 1-3
Western Class Championships
120 Grand Prix Points
Van Nuys. TLA here

July 5-7
Pacific Southwest Open
100 Grand Prix Points Enhanced
A Heritage Event
Irvine. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-SS, G/90 + 30 sec inc.
Site: At the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Irvine CA 92612.
Prizes & Sections: $10,000 in Guaranteed Prizes, 6 Sections.
Open Sec 1st $1,600-1,000-600-300-100, plus BU2300 $400-200;
U2200, U2000, U1800 ALL: $700-300-200-100;
U1600: $600-300-200;
U1400: $300-200, plus BU1200 $200-100, Book prize for Best unrated in each section, if any.
Reg.: 5:30 - 6:40 PM Friday, July official rating list used. No “fast” schedule or re-entries.
Rds.: 7 PM on Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM Sat and Sun.
EF: $90 Early Bird Special if received by 5/31, $100 from 6/1 to 7/01, $120 from 7/01 -7/05, $140 on event day. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $75 if U1400 or unrated. GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs all have free entry, but $100 deducted from any prize winnings.
Byes: One ½ point bye available, but must commit before Rd 3.
SCCF: SCCF membership req’d ($18 Adult or $13 Junior through 3/31 then $20 for all) for all SoCal residents.
FIDE: Not FIDE rated.
Entries: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online at www.scchess.com.
Info: For more info call Chuck at 858-432-8006, or email me at chucnglo@aol.com
Hotel Rates: $125, 800-445-8667, if booked by 6/06/19.
This event is a State Championship Qualifier.
Chess Magnet School JGP.
PSW Scholastic See details here.

July 26-28
Pacific Coast Open
150 Grand Prix Points
Van Nuys. TLA here

8/31- 9/02
41st Annual Southern Calif Open
150 Grand Prix Points enhanced
A Heritage Event
Newport Beach. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6 Rd Swiss, 7 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
Site: At the Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach 92660, near John Wayne Airport
FIDE: Open Section is FIDE rated except for fast games in 2 day section
Sections & Prizes: $$24,000 PRIZE FUND (100% Guaranteed)
1. OPEN: 1st $2,400, 2nd $1,600, 3rd $1,200, 4th $900, 5th $600, 6th $500, 7th $400; BU2300 $1,000, 2nd $600
2. U2200: 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400
3. U2000: 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400
4. U1800: 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400
5. U1600: 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
6. U1400: 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
7. U1200: 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th $100
Plus Two $50 Best Game Prizes, one in Open and one non-Open
Unrated players are not eligible for any cash prizes; book prize for best unrated in each section. Provisional players (less than 25 games) can win only 50% of any prize, the balance would go to the remaining prize winners in that score group or the next highest if none.
3-day: 8:00 to 9:30 AM Saturday;
2-day: 8:00 to 9:00 AM Sunday
3-day: 10 AM & 4 PM on Sat, 10 and 4:30 on Sun, 10 & 4 Mon
2-day: 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 PM & 4:30 PM on Sun; 10 AM & 4 PM Mon
Entry Fee: $100 Early Bird Rate if r’cvd by 7/31, $120 if r’vcd by 8/24, $140 after 8/24 and $160 if you pay at the door. Only $75 if U1200 or unr. GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs play free (but $100 deducted from any prize winnings) if registered by 8/24, $60 late entry at door. Re-entry fee from 3 day to 2 day: $75, must be U2300.
Withdrawals: $10 charge for refunds and withdrawals before even playing a game, sorry.
Entries: Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112, or enter online at the SCCF website www.scchess.com
SCCF: SCCF Membership Required For All Players ($18 Adult or $13 Junior through 3/31 then $20 for all)
Byes: Two Half Pt Byes OK in Rds 1-5, if requested at least 1 hour before round, last round byes are okay but must be requested before round 3 and are irrevocable. 3 byes ok if over 80 years old.
Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, or see www.sandiegochessclub.org
Flyer here
Forfeits: $25 Fine for forfeits, please call Chuck ASAP if you can’t make a round
Hotel: Special rate of only $135, 949-476-2001, or 1-800-468-3571 if booked by July 30, 2019; book early as the rooms may sell out at any time.
A State Championship Qualifier