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.

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

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!