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.


May 27-29
Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic
GPP: 40 (enhanced)
Ontario. 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: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven Ave, Ontario, CA 91761.
Prizes/Sections: $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.)
EF: $88 by 5/20, $99 at door. Booster (U1400) section EF: $72 by 5/20, $85 door.
Reg.: ends 9:30 am 5/27, 8:30 am, 5/28.
Rds: 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 req. ($18 adults, $13 youth with print mag, $3 youth w/o mag),
OSA: $25 Best Game prize, all sections eligible.
Byes: 1 half-point bye if requested at least 1 round in advance, rd. 6 must be requested with entry.
HR: $99., comp breakfast (909) 930-5555, www.hiexpressontario.com, code Southern California Chess Federation, reserve by 4/26. Parking Free. Free WiFi, airport shuttle.
Info: contactashok.21@gmail.com
On-line entry: www.scchess.com.
Ent: SCCF, 12710 Bloomfield Ave, Apt #148, Norwalk, CA 90650.
State Championship Qualifier
Chess Magnet School JGP


May 28
MDC Hexes
Ontario. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 3-SS, G/90, d/2.
Site: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven Ave, Ontario, CA 91761
Sections: 8-player sections by rating.
EF: $21 if received by 5/22, $24 door. $$ 40-20-10 each section.
Reg.: 9:30-10 a.m. Rds: 10:15-1:45-5:30.
Ent: SCCF, 12710 Bloomfield Ave, Apt #148, Norwalk, CA 90650.
On-line entry: www.scchess.com


May 29
MDC Action Swiss
Ontario. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-SS, G/30, d/2.
Site: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven Ave, Ontario, CA 91761.
Prizes: $500 b/40, else proportional: $150-70-40, U2100/ Unr $80, U1800 $80, Under 1500 $80.
EF: $20 if received by 5/22, $25 at door.
Reg.: 9:30-10 a.m. Rds: 10:15-11:30-1:15-2:30-3:45.
Ent: SCCF, 12710 Bloomfield Ave, Apt #148, Norwalk, CA 90650.
On line entry: www.scchess.com


July 7-9
Pacific Southwest Open
Irvine. Show/hide TLA...
Site: HILTON IRVINE/ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT, 18800 MACARTHUR BLVD, IRVINE CA 92612
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 Registration: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM on Friday night 7/07/17
Or enter online at www.scchess.com or mail 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 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.
Byes
: One ½ point bye okay, must commit before Round 4.
HR
: $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