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. 3-5
12th Annual LA Open
Van Nuys. TLA here

Nov. 23-26
53rd Annual American Open
GPP: 150 Grand Prix Points
Costa Mesa. TLA here. Tornament site/registration here

Jan. 13-15, 2018 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
4th Annual Dreaming King Open
GPP: 100 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Site: Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station: 2592 Laning Rd, San Diego CA 92106 Phone: 619-221-1900. We are back to our favorite location and it is better than ever!
Format: 6 Rds, 5 Sections: G/100 +30 second increment per move
Or for 2 day option, first 3 games G/45, d/5; then merges with 3 day in Rd 4
Prizes & Sections: $13,000 PRIZE FUND, 100% guaranteed
1. OPEN SECTION: 1st $1,800-$1,300-$900-$600-$400-$200, plus BU2300: $800-$500, Plus Best Game Prize $50
2. U2100, 3. U1900, 4. U1700: $800-500-300-200 for each section 2 thru 4
5. U1500: 1st $300-200; BU1300: $300-150; BU1100:$100
Plus: Book Prize for Best Unrated player, if any, in each section
Reg.: 3-day: 8:30 to 9:30 AM Sat, 2-day: 8:00 to 9:00 AM Sunday
Round times: 3-day: 10 AM & 4 PM all 3 days
2-day: 3 fast games at 9:30 AM, 11:30 & 1:30 PM on Sunday, then merges with the 3-day players with the 4:00 PM slow game on Sunday.
Entry Fee: $90 if received by 11/30/17 (Early Bird Special); $100 between 12/01/17 and 1/03/18, $120 between 1/03/18 and 01/12/18, or $140 at door. Only $75 if U1500 or unrated (unrated players can only win book prizes).
Enter early, save money. Also: GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs play for free, but $100 deducted from any prize winnings. January official rating list used.
SCCF membership is required for all So. Calif. residents ($18 Adult/$13 Junior or $3 Jr. w/o magazine).
Re-entry Fee: 3-day to 2-day is $75, only players rated U2300 are eligible.
Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112, or
Online entry: at www.scchess.com
Byes: Two half-point byes OK in Rds 1-6, must be requested at least 1 hour before round, and last round byes must be requested before Rd 2 and are irrevocable!
Electronics: No headsets, earbuds or cell phones during play. There will be a $5 fine for cell phone violations and a possible $25 fine for forfeits, depending on TD discretion.
Questions: Chuck Ensey at chucnglo@aol.com or 858-432-8006.
Directions: Take I-5 South to Sassafras exit (just past I-8), follow signs to SD Airport (Kettner > Laurel > No. Harbor Dr), go 1.3 miles past airport, and then right on to Laning Dr. to the Courtyard Marriott next to the Hilton.
Hotel Rooms: Call 619-221-1900, or book online; mention chess event for best rate of $133, however, rates will go up after 12/15/17; this small hotel tends to sell out, so please try to book early, you can always cancel! There is usually ample free parking and also lots of nearby fast food. See you there!


February 17-19, 2018 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday Presidents’ Day Weekend)
The San Diego Open
100 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6 Rds, 6 Sections: 3-day: 40/120, SD/30, d10. For 2-day option, first 3 games G/40, d/10; then merges with 3-day in Rd 4
Site: Crown Plaza Hotel San Diego in Mission Valley. 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego CA 92108. Phone: 619-297-1101
Prizes & Sections: $15,000 PRIZE FUND, 100% guaranteed
1. OPEN SECTION: 1st $1,800-$1,300 -$900-$600-$400-$200 Open sec slow games are FIDE rated, plus BU2300: $800-$500
2. U2200: $800-500-300-200
3. U2000: $800-500-300-200
4. U1800: $800-500-300-200
5. U1600: $700-400-300-200
6. U1400: 1st $600-300, plus BU1200: $400-200
Reg.: 3-day: 8:30 to 10:30 AM Sat, 2-day: 8:30 to 9:30 AM Sunday
Rounds:
3-day: 11 AM & 5 PM Sat, Sun 10 & 4, Mon 9 & 3
2-day: 3 fast games at 9:30 AM, 11:45 & 2:00 PM on Sunday, then merges with the 3-day players with the 4:00 PM slow game on Sunday, and 9 AM & 3 PM on Monday.
Ratings: February Official rating list used for pairings & prizes.
Entry Fee: $90 if received by 12/31/17 (Early Bird Special); $100 between 01/01/18 and 2/07/18, $120 between 2/08/18 and 02/16/18, or $140 at door. Only $75 if U1400 or Unrated; Unrated can only win book prize. Also: free for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs, but $100 deducted from winnings.
Re-entry Fee: 3-day to 2-day is $75, only players rated U2300 are eligible.
Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112, or enter online at www.scchess.com
SCCF: SCCF membership is required for all So. Calif. residents ($18 Adult/$13 Junior or $3 Jr. w/o magazine).
Byes: Two Half Pt Byes OK in Rds 1- 6, must be requested at least 1 hour before round and byes in Rd 6 must be requested before Round 3 and are irrevocable
Questions: email Chuck Ensey at chucnglo@aol.com , or call 858-432-8006
Directions: Hwy 5 to Hwy 8 East, take first exit, Taylor St/Hotel Circle
Hotel Rooms: Special rate of $129, rates may go up after 01/15/18.


Mar. 2-4
Western Class Championships
120 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Van Nuys. TLA here