Southern California Chess Federation
Major Event History

Below is a work in progress history of major southern California chess tournaments sponsored by SCCF.

Major Southern California Tournaments

Year Event Plr Winners(s) Score
2016 American Open      
Pacific Southwest Open      
Memorial Day Classic      
SCCF Senior Open      
USAT West
(tbd)
     
2015 American Open      
Pacific Southwest Open      
Memorial Day Classic      
SCCF Senior Open      
USAT West
(Irvine)
50T
219
NorCal House of Chess (Enrico Sevillano, Ricardo de Guzman, Ronald Cusi, Ronit Pattanayak, Evan Vallens) 6-0
2014 American Open 280 Timur Gareev 7-1
Pacific Southwest Open 105 Enrico Sevillano 5-1
Memorial Day Classic 104 Michael Brown 5½-½
SCCF Senior Open 19 Raoul Crisologo 4-1
USAT West
(Santa Clara)
52T
227
NorCal House of Chess (Enrico Sevillano, Ricardo De Guzman, Ronald Cusi, Shafieen Ibrahim) 5-1
2013 American Open 275 Timur Gareev, Mackenzie Molner 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 125 Niccolo Ronchetti, Andranik Matikozyan 5-1
Memorial Day Classic 118 Jack Peters 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 25 Bruce Baker, Ben Barquin 4-1
USAT West
(Pleasanton)
44T
264
Norcal House of Chess (Kings & Queens) (De Guzman, Lazo Cusi, Byambaa, Castro, Doyle) 6-0
2012 American Open 213 Melikset Khachiyan 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 41 Tatev Abrahamyan 4½-½
Memorial Day Classic 112 Jack Peters 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 24 Bruce Baker, Ben Barquin 4-1
USAT West
(Santa Clara)
40T
269
Forfeit by Disconnection (Robin Cunningham, Julian Chan, Todd Rumph, Dana MacKenzie, Steve Gaffagan) 5½-½
2011 American Open 260 Varuzhan Akobian 7-1
Pacific Southwest Open 112 Roman Yankovsky, Andranik Matikozyan, John Daniel Bryant 5-1
Memorial Day Classic 122 Melikset Khachiyan 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 25 Bruce Baker 4½-½
USAT West 54T
243
USC (Jack Peters, Danyul Lawrence, Blake Phillips, Nathan Heussenstamm, Sriram Balasubramanian) 6-0
2010 American Open 219 Joshua Friedel, Enrico Sevillano & Melikset Khachiyan 6-2
Pacific Southwest Open 86 Melikset Khachiyan 5½-½
Memorial Day Classic 95 John Daniel Bryant 4½-½
SCCF Senior Open 26 Peter Graves 4½-½
USAT West 48T
210
Team OC (Alexandre Kretchetov, Takashi Iwamoto, Ilia Serpik, Leo Kamgar) TB over ACA: 64 Square Modern Warfare 5½-½
2009 American Open 212 Melikset Khachiyan, Andranik Matikozyan & Julian Landaw 6-2
Pacific Southwest Open 126 Enrico Sevillano 5½-½
Memorial Day Classic 121 Melikset Khachiyan, Enrico Sevillano, Andranik Matikozyan & John Daniel Bryant 4½-1½
SCCF Senior Open 32 Bruce Baker 4½-½
USAT West 46T
202
ACA Beasts (John Daniel Bryant, Michael Yee, Vincent Huang, Santy Wong) TB over Yellow is Mellow, OC Chess Club and ACA Chess Club 5-1
2008 American Open 227 Melikset Khachiyan 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 89 Timothy Taylor & Gregg Small 5-1
Memorial Day Classic 114 Melikset Khachiyan & Andranik Matikozyan 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 30 Romeo Ignacio 4½-½
USAT West 49T
217
We Have Cox (Robby Adamson, Landon Brownell, Jonathan Cox, Ben Marmont) 6-0
2007 American Open 214 Alex Yermolinsky 6-2
Pacific Southwest Open 101 Jack Peters 4½-½
Memorial Day Classic 121 Enrico Sevillano 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 27 Carl Wagner TB over Ulric Aeria & Carey Milton 4½-½
USAT West 44T
198
Orange County Chess Club (Alexandre Kretchetov, Ilia Serpik, Takashi Iwamoto, Krishna Kaliannan) TB over Knights of the Republic, Hoo’s the Next American Idol? 5-1
2006 American Open 255 Melikset Khachiyan & David Pruess 6-2
Pacific Southwest Open 92 Andranik Matikozyan 6-1
Memorial Day Classic 120 Aleks Wojtkiewicz & Enrico Sevillano 4½-½
SCCF Senior Open 21 Carey Milton & Michael Nagaran 4-1
USAT West 46T
200
Caltech (Patrick Hummel, Eugene Yanayt, Howard Liu, Joshua Gutman) 5½-½
2005 American Open 251 Vladimir Mezentsev 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 113 Andranik Matikozyan, Jack Peters, Michael Casella & Ilia Serpik 5-1
Memorial Day Classic 133 Andranik Matikozyan 5½-½
SCCF Senior Open 19 Bruce Baker 4½-½
USAT West 47T
208
Let’s Mate Those Fockers (Charles Van Buskirk, Ron Hermansen, Tim Hanks, Rory Valle) TB over Caltech Football Sucks 5-1
2004 American Open 196 Melikset Khachiyan 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 133 Andranik Matikozyan 5½-½
Memorial Day Classic 155 Enrico Sevillano 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 23 Bruce Baker TB over Alejandrino Baluran 4-1
USAT West 46T Patrick Hummel and a Hat Trick of Pummelers (Patrick Hummel, Eugene Yanayt, Graham Free, Howard Liu) 6-0
2003 American Open 230 Suat Atalik, Varuzhan Akobian & Pavel Blatny 6-0
Pacific Southwest Open 161 Andranik Matikozyan 5½-½
Memorial Day Classic 138 Vladimir Mezentsev 5½-½
SCCF Senior Open 25 Robert Richard 4½-½
USAT West 42T CALTECHnechically Won (Wei Ji Ma, Eugene Yanayt, Graham Free, Howard Liu) 5½-½
2002 American Open 296 Yury Shulman & Pavel Blatny 6-0
Pacific Southwest Open 142 Enrico Sevillano, Levon Altounian, Melikset Khachiyan & Tatev Abrahamyan 5½-1½
Memorial Day Classic 159 Varuzhan Akobian 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 27 Ed Cohen & Carl Wagner 4-0
USAT West 54T Enron Shredders and the Lords of the Kings (Levon Altounian, Andrey Krasnov, Karl Yee, Simon Haham) 5½-½
2001 American Open 357 Melikset Khachiyan 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 126 Melikset Khachiyan 6½-½
Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
SCCF Senior Open 32 Tie between Stephen Jones, Carl Wagner, Robert Richard & Tom Fries 3½-½
USAT West 48T AAA Kings (Andranik Matikozyan, Varuzhan Akobian, Minas Nordanyan, Harut Keshishian) TB over The Chess Survivors 5½-½
2000 American Open 207 Andranik Matikozyan 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 124 Norik Kalantarian & Andranik Matikozyan 6-1
Memorial Day Classic 109 Rashid Ziatdinov & Armen Ambartsoumian 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 29 Stephen Jones 4-0
USAT West 46T Dogs (Jack Peters, Robert Rowley, Ron Gross, Alan Compton) 5½-½
1999 American Open 263 Eduard Gufeld 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 141 Levon Altounian, Michael Casella & Ron Hermansen 5-1
Memorial Day Classic 237 Sergey Kudrin & Cyrus Lakdawala 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 23 Stephen Jones TB over Ed Cohen 3½-½
USAT West 59T Censure Countergambit (Robert Hurdle, John Wilson, Sharon Burtman, John R. Williams, Robert Bryan) TB over Tiebreak over Who’s on First, Watson Second; Impeachable Defenses; Off My Knight 5-1
1998 American Open 257 Pavel Blatny & Cyrus Lakdawala 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 120 Jack Peters & Oscar Maldonado 5½-½
Memorial Day Classic 214 Cyrus Lakdawala, Eduard Gufeld & Michael Brooks #
SCCF Senior Open 30 Robert Richard TB over Stephen Jones & Carl Wagner 3½-½
USAT West 59T Evil Samaritans (Levon Altounian, Karl Yee, Andrey Krasnov, Mario De La Victoria) TB over Nilpferd 5½-½
1997 American Open 264 Alexander Goldin, Walter Browne & Igor Ivanov 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 155 Jack Peters 5½-½
Memorial Day Classic 281 Igor Ivanov 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 29 Stephen Jones TB over Carl Wagner 3½-½
USAT West 80T Flesh, Bones, Marrow & Entrails (William Longren, Andrew Sacks, Mark Saylor, Hiu Yong) 6-0
1996 American Open 339 Alex Yermolinsky 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 158 Mladen Vucic, Mark Duckworth & James Todd 6-1
Memorial Day Classic 330 Yona Kosashvili 5½-½
SCCF Senior Open 20 Stephen Jones 4-0
USAT West 83T It’s Gonna Hurt Real Bad (Mark Saylor, Brian Zavodnik, Paul Lane, Paul Motta) 5½-½
1995 American Open 314 Igor Ivanov 7-1
Pacific Southwest Open 147 Igor Ivanov 6½-½
Memorial Day Classic 336 Walter Browne 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 18 Ron Gross 3½-½
USAT West 76T Ramos and Romulans (Steve Ramos, Jerry Hanken, John Toulouse, Tracy Gray, Skip Holloman) TB over WCC #1 Get Medieval 5½-½
1994 American Open 296 Dmitry Gurevich 7-1
Pacific Southwest Open 173 Jack Peters & Jonathan Yedidia 6½-½
Memorial Day Classic 355 Rafael Vaganian, Artashes Minasian & Armen Ambartsoumian 5-1
SCCF Senior Open 20 Elhami Ibrahim TB over Aniceto Lacno 3½-½
USAT West 72T
313
Three Men and a Baby (Jack Peters, Robert Ciaffone, Jordy Mont-Reynaud, Ulric Aeria) 5½-½
1993 American Open 286 Loek van Wely 7-1
Pacific Southwest Open 143 Jesse Sales 5½-½
Memorial Day Classic 302 Artashes Minasian, Alex Yermolinsky, Ilya Gurevich, Nick de Firmian & Rodrigo Atotubo 4½-1½
SCCF Senior Open 19 Carl Pilnick 3½-½
USAT West 72T
310
Team Chess Palace (Javier Torres, John Skratulia, Juan Fong, Ron Underwood, Walter Avelar) 5½-½
1992 American Open 299 David Strauss, Jeremy Silman, Cris Ramayrat & Anthony Saidy 6½-1½
Pacific Southwest Open 144 Ilya Sterin 6-0
Memorial Day Classic 172 Larry Remlinger 5½-½
SCCF Senior Open - Not held -
USAT West 61T
270
Piece Keeping Forces (Steven Jacobi, Don Proffit, Ofer Nadler, Danny Berman) TB over Hasta La Vista, Baby 5½-½
1991 American Open 367 Joel Benjamin 7-1
Pacific Southwest Open ? ? ?
Memorial Day Classic ? ? ?
SCCF Senior Open 12 Carl Wagner 3½-½
USAT West 70T
295
A Lass, Poor Your Rook (Mark Saylor, William Longren, Jerry Hanken, Leticia Marquez) 5½-½
1990 American Open # Walter Browne, Igor Ivanov #
1990 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1990 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1990 SCCF Senior Open 15 Jerry Hanken & John Patty 2½-1½
1990 USAT West 68T
284
The Smart Alekhines (James Petranovich, Robert Richard, Eric Kuniholm, David Leo Stefurak) 5½-½
1989 American Open # Gata Kamsky, Larry Christiansen, Maxim Dlugy, Walter Browne, Nick de Firmian #
1989 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1989 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1989 1st SCCF Senior Open ? John Patty ?
1989 USAT West 55T Santa Monica Maulers (William Longren, Steve Hughes, Abdel Boutefnouchet, Shebly Seyrafi) 5½-½
1988 American Open # Jack Peters #
1988 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1988 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1988 USAT West 63T
272
Laki, Laki, Maki and Haki (Cyrus Lakdawala, Jimmy Lakdawala, James Maki, Dan Neilson) TB over three teams 5-1
1987 American Open # Yasser Seirawan #
1987 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1987 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1987 USAT West 66T Aw, I Didn’t See That (Calvin Powell, Steve Ramos, Michael Walder, Nick Fulgham) 5½-½
1986 American Open # Lev Alburt, Walter Browne, Boris Gulko #
1986 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1986 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1986 USAT West 45T
195
USC Trojan Horses (Charles Braun, Steven Jacobi, Samuel Berger, Stephen Finley) 5½-½
1985 American Open # Yasser Seirawan, Igor Ivanov, David Strauss #
1985 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1985 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1985 USAT West 41T
175
International Players Chess News (Larry Remlinger, Juan Fong, Paul Lane, Robert Tischler) 6-0
1984 American Open # Jack Peters, Igor Ivanov #
1984 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1984 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1984 1st USAT West 29T
128
The Quadrupled Pawns (Dan Durham, Bruce Kovalsky, Tim Hanks, Joey Waxman) 4½-½
1983 American Open # Larry Christiansen, David Strauss, Nikolai Minev #
1983 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1983 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1982 American Open # Jack Peters, James Tarjan, Ian Rogers #
1982 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1982 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1981 American Open # Nick de Firmian, John Watson #
1981 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1981 Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1980 American Open # Walter Browne, John Grefe, David Strauss #
1980 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1980 1st Memorial Day Classic # TBD #
1979 American Open # Perry Youngworth #
1979 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1978 American Open # David Strauss, Paul Whitehead #
1978 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1977 American Open # Jack Peters, Cicero Braga #
1977 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1976 American Open # Walter Browne, Yasser Seirawan, John Pike #
1976 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1975 American Open # Kim Commons, David Strauss #
1975 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1974 American Open # Kim Commons, Peter Biyiasas #
1974 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1973 American Open # James Tarjan #
1973 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1972 American Open # Larry Remlinger #
1972 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1971 American Open # Carl Pilnick, Larry M. Evans, Walter Browne, Ross Stoutenborough, David Strauss #
1971 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1970 American Open # Robert Byrne #
1970 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1969 American Open # TBD #
1969 Pacific Southwest Open # Ray Martin #
1968 American Open # James Lazos #
1968 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1967 American Open # Anthony Saidy #
1967 Pacific Southwest Open 129 Tibor Weinberger (winner on tiebreak), Robion Kirby 6½-1½
1966 American Open # Larry Kaufman, Robion Kirby #
1966 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1965 1st American Open # Pal Benko #
1965 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1965 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1963 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1962 Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #
1961 1st Pacific Southwest Open # TBD #

Rank & File issue No. 1 was in 1977.