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.


October 5
Super Gambito No. 900
San Diego. Flyer here

Nov. 1-3
14th 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 23-25
41st Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic Canceled
40 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Loma Linda. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6-SS, 3-day 40/100, SD/60 d10. 2-day rds. 1-3 G/60 d2 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: FIDE Rated 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: $90 by 5/20, $100 after 5/20. Booster (U1400) section EF: $75 by 5/20, $85 after 5/20.
Reg.: ends 9:30am 5/23, 8:30 a.m., 5/24
Rds:
3-day: 10-5, 10-5, 9:30-4:30;
2-day: 9-11:30-2 (G/60 d2), 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: $139, comp breakfast (909) 796-1001, request Memorial Day Chess Rate, www.marriott.com/RALTS code MDCMDCB reserve by 5/13
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


May 25, Monday
MDC Action Swiss Canceled

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: $21 if received by 5/21, $25 after 5/21.
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 23-25
25th annual Pacific Coast Open
100 Grand Prix Points (Enhanced)
Van Nuys. TLA here

January 18-20, 2020
Dreaming King Open No. 6
San Diego. Flyer here

July 3-5
Pacific Southwest Open Canceled
A Heritage Event
Irvine. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6 round Swiss, 6 Sections, G/90 +30 second increment per move
Site: The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine Ca 92612
Prizes and sections: $10,000 prize fund (100% Guaranteed)
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 Registration: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM on Friday 7/03/20
Ent: Or enter at www.scchess.com or mail to SDCC, POB 120162, San Diego 92112. July Rating list. SCCF membership required ($20).
Rounds: 10 AM & 3 PM Fri & Sun, 9 AM and 2 PM Sat the 4th Entry Fee: $90 if received by 5/31/20 (Early Bird Special); $100 between 6/01 - 6/27/20, or $120 after 6/27, $140 on day of event. GM, IM, WGM, WIM are all free, but $100 deducted from any prize won. Special rate if U1400 or unr: $75. Unrated can only win book prizes. Byes: Two ½ point byes okay, but last round bye must be declared before Rd 3 and is irrevocable. Provisionally rated players (less than 25 rated games) can only win 50% of prizes.
State Championship Qualifier.
HR: $144, see www.hiltonirvineorangecounty.com or call 800-445-8667, book rooms by 6/01/20 or rates will likely increase.
Scholastic Event: A 1-day Scholastic Event (rated) on Sunday July 5 in three sections: over 1000 rating, U1000 and U600. $25 entry fee if signed up online before 7/5 $50 entry for same day walk ups. 5 rds of G/30,d5 starting at 10 AM, 11:15, 1:15 PM, 2:30 and 3:45.
More Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, or email chucnglo@aol.com


Nov. 7
Southern California Online Open & State Championship
Starts: 9 am PST
Where: www.Chess.com
Ratings: US Chess Rated
EF: $100
Time Control: G/15 + 5
Rounds: 6 rounds, one day event
Webcam: No camera needed
How to register: Here
Sections & Prizes:
Prize Fund = 50% of Entry Fees, Guaranteed by Section
Open – Elo 2000 Minimum (Prizes to U2400 & U2200), 40% of Prize Fund
Class Championships – Class A, B, C, D :: 30% of Prize Fund
U1200/Unrated – 10% of Prize Fund
10% of Prize Fund to State Women’s Champion & 10% to State Senior’s Champion
Top Finisher with Active SCCF Membership AND California Residence Declared State Champion of California

Aug. 3-4
San Diego County Championships
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-round Swiss in 3 sections. G/100, d5
Site: The San Diego Chess Club, 2225 Sixth Ave, San Diego 92101
Prizes and Sections: $3,500 prize fund (based on 70 players)
OPEN SECTION: 1st $500, 2nd $250
U2400 $200, 2nd $50; U2300 $200, 2nd $50
U2200 $200, 2nd $50; U2100 $200, 2nd $50
RESERVE SECTION: (UNDER 2000):
1st $300, 2nd $150; U1900 $200, 2nd $50
U1800 $200, 2nd $50; U1700 $200, 2nd $50
BOOSTER SECTION: (UNDER 1600):
1st $180, 2nd $75; U1500 $100, 2nd $50; 1400 $75, 2nd $25
Plus $15 Best Game Prize for each section, Unrated players eligible for book prize only.
Byes: One ½ point bye available in any round, but last round bye must be requested before round 2 and is irrevocable.
Forfeits: $25 fine for forfeits.
Registration: 9 AM - 9:45 AM, Rounds: 10 AM, 2 PM & 6 PM on Saturday, 10 AM and 2 PM on Sunday
Time Control: G/100 with 5 second delay for all 5 rounds
Entry Fee: $50 in advance (paid by 8/02), or $60 on day of event
Special rate if rated U1400 (or unr) & paid in advance: $25, or $30 at door
Info: (619) 752-4377; sandiegochessclub.com, or email Chuck Ensey at chucnglo@aol.com or you can text or call my cell 858-432-8006
SCCF: SCCF Membership required for all So Cal residents: $20
Ent: You can email Chuck to secure $50 rate if you are a frequent player at our club Or Mail Entries to: San Diego Chess Club, P O Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112. Flyer here.


Sept. 5-7
42nd Annual Southern Calif Open
150 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Irvine. 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: The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Hotel 18800 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine 92612, Across From John Wayne Airport
Prizes and sections: $$20,000 PRIZE FUND (100% Guaranteed)
Open & U2200 Sections FIDE rated except for the 2-day schedule
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. U2200: 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
3. U2000: 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
4. U1800: 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
5. U1600: 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
6. U1400: 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th $100
7. U1200: 1st $400, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
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.
Reg.: 3-day: 8:30 to 9:30 AM Saturday; 2-day: 8:00 to 9:00 AM Sunday
Rounds:
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: $90 Early Bird Rate if r’cvd by 7/31, $100 if r’vcd by 8/22, $120 after 8/22 and $140 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 8/26, $100 late entry at door.
Re-entry fee from 3 day to 2 day: $75, must be U2300.
Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112
Online entry: at the SCCF website www.scchess.com
SCCF: SCCF Membership Required For All Players ($20)
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 half-point byes are ok if 67 years old or more.
Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, or see www.sandiegochessclub.org
Fines:
$15 charge for refunds and withdrawals before even playing a game, sorry.
$25 Fine for forfeits, please call Chuck ASAP if you can’t make a round
Hotel: Special rate of only $144, 1-800-445-8667 if booked by July 31, 2020; PLEASE book early, as the rooms often sell out before the deadline.
State Championship Qualifier