SCCF Scholastics

Wecome to the SCCF's scholastic webpages. Here you will find a calendar of scholastic events, information about scholatic chess tournaments (aka TLAs), and resources for parents and young chess players.


Scholastic TLAs

Sept. 11, Sunday
L.A. Back to School Chess Championship
Glendale. Flyer here

Feb. 9, Sunday
L.A. Super City Chess Championships
Glendale. Flyer here

Nov. 18, Sunday
43th Staser Tournament
Orange County. Flyer here

Feb. 9, 2019, Saturday
Morrison Scholastic
Fullerton. Flyer here

Feb. 10, Sunday
L.A. Super City Chess Championships
Glendale. Flyer here

Oct. 6, Sunday
SDCC Fall Scholastic
San Diego. Flyer here

Oct. 27, Sunday
OFF da ROOK 17
West Hills. Flyer here

July 6, Saturday
PSW Scholastic
Irvine. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-SS, G/30,d5
Site: Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Irvine CA 92612.
3 sections: Over 1000, U1000 and U1600.
EF: $25 entry fee if signed up online before 7/6; $50 entry for same day walk ups.
Rounds: Starting at 10 AM, 11:15, 1:15 PM, 2:30 and 3:45.
Byes: None


Nov. 25-27
57th American Open Scholastic tournaments
Orange.
Novice - Friday (unrated tournament, sections by grade level)
Junior Varsity - Saturday or Sunday (rated tournament, multiple sections, G30/d5)
Varsity - G60/d5 - Saturday AND Sunday (2-day rated tournament, multiple sections, G60/d5)
Website here

Dec. 4, Sunday
L.A. Holiday Chess Championships
Glendale. Flyer here

December 23-January 3, Two Weeks
2019 ACA Winter Chess Camp
Thousand Oaks. Flyer here

January 26, 2020, Sunday
OFF da ROOK 18
West Hills. Flyer here

Jan. 8, 2023, Sunday
2023 Winter Chess-Fest
West Hills. Show/hide TLA...
Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304
Format: All Sections: 5SS (Swiss System: everyone plays 5 games against players with approximately the same number of wins and losses after each round), G/30 SD or G25/5 sec delay (Clocks will be assigned to games missing a clock to limit the total game time for each player to 30 minutes)
Sections: K-5 Unrated, K-6 Under 500, K-8 Under 750, K-12 Under 1000, K-12 Open (5 sections)
Round Times: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm
Award Ceremony: 4:00pm
Registration Fees:
$40 Pre-Thanksgiving Early Bird Before 11/24
$50 Standard Fee Before 1/5
$65 Late Fee Registration closes at 5pm on Saturday 1/7/2023 -
No onsite entries
Equipment: Chess sets provided. Players must bring clocks.
Ratings: Using December 2022 Rating Supplement
Trophies: Awarded to top 10 players. Additional category prizes in all sections.
Food: Food & Drinks will be available for purchase
New players: New players to the U. S. Chess Federation, or those whose memberships have expired, must log into https://new.uschess.org/become-member, and create/renew your ID#.
You must have USCF ID# before signing up for this event.

Info:
Organizers: Jerry Yee 818-915-5572, Michael Yee 818-274-7199
Backroom TD: Nick Garcia 805-206-9215
QR code here


Aug. 10-11
5th Greater California Scholastic Champoinship
Glendale. Flyer here

March 21, 2020, Saturday Postponed
March Queens
Temecula. Show/hide TLA...
Site: Temecula Chess Club, Temecula Chess Club, 27403 Ynez Rd, Unit 213, Temecula, CA 92591
Format: Four rounds of G/15 in swiss format. USCF rated tournament for girls age 12 and under.
Rounds: Round one starts at 3 p.m.
Prizes: $30 and trophy for 1st, $20 and medal for 2nd, $10 and medal for 3rd.
USCF: USCF membership required, which can be purchased on site before the tournament.
Entry fee: $10.
Info: TCC Administrator: Call 951-327-1000 or email us.
Website: here


March 13-15 Postponed
Super States
Valencia. Flyer here

April 26, Sunday
2020 L.A. Spring Scholastic Championships Canceled
Glendale. Flyer here

March 26-27
2022 Southern California Superstates

Online
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Site: chess.com
Eligibility: Open for all players from any state. Only players from 2022 SoCal are eligible for the state championship title and to be the representatives for the Invitationals.
Sponsors: Chess Prodigies, American Chess Equipment
Sections: Championship sections: K- Gr1, K-Gr3, K-Gr5, K-Gr8, K-Gr12
Junior Varsity sections: K-Gr3 u600, K-Gr6 u600, K-Gr8 u1000, K-Gr12 u1400 Pairing based on 2022 March suppl rating.
Time Control: G/60+5 (K-Gr3, K-Gr5, K-Gr8, K-Gr12) or G/25+5 (K- Gr1, K-Gr3 u600, K-Gr6 u600, K-Gr8 u1000, K-Gr12 u1400)
Round Times:
1-day sections: 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 4PM, 5:30PM
2-day sections: Sat/Sun 9AM, 12PM, 3PM
Byes: Max 2 half-point byes, must request before Round 1.
Fair Play: All players must be on zoom with at least one camera. Championship section - front & side camera.
Entry Fee:
Championship section: $40 by 3/20, $50 by 3/24;
JV sections: $35 by 3/20, $45 by 3/24. No entries accepted after midnight March 24. All players must be US Chess members. All players in the Championship sections must be SoCal state affiliate members.
Prizes: Championship sections: Plaques and medals to individuals and teams. Full details on the event page. Tiebreaks will be in effect.
Town-Hall: 3/14 @ 7PM , 3/17 @ 5PM, 3/21 @ 6PM
Practice Tournament: 3/25 Friday afternoon.
Organizers: Dr. Judit Sztaray, judit.sztaray@gmail.com 919-265-7560 (btw 8AM-7PM PT) and Coach Jay Stallings, coachjay@cycl.org
Complete information: https://www.kingregistration.com/event/SoCalScholasticStates

May 28, Saturday
MDC Scholastics
Loma Linda
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Format: 5-SS, G/30, d/2. Open to grade 12-below.
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
In two sections:
Open: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U1200, top 2 Unrated.
Grade 6/below U1000: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U700, top 2 Unrated.
Reg.: 8:30-9am.
Rds: 9:30-10:45-12:30-1:45-3.
EF: $18 if received by 5/23, $22 after 5/23
All: SCCF membership required (Adults: $20, Under 18: $15)
Info: garden909@aol.com
Ent: SCCF, 4892 Silver Spur Lane, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
On-line entry: www.scchess.com


June 14, Sunday
OFF da ROOK 19 Canceled
West Hills. Flyer here

July 6-10 and 13-17, Two Weeks
2020 ACA Summer Chess Camp
Thousand Oaks. Flyer here

August 8-9
6th Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship
Los Angeles. Flyer here

Nov. 27-28
American Open scholastic tournament
Orange. Info here


Scholastic Resources

Guide to a successful chess club
Scholastic chess related links
A list of where to play chess (includes adults)
A Parent's Guide to Their Child's First Chess Tournament
A list of studies on the benefits of chess