The 1998 Southern California State Invitational Championship was played over the weekends of July 11-12 & 18-19. The tournament was a 7-round round-robin, FIDE rated, directed for the SCCF by Mike Carr. All three co-champions will be seeded into the 1999 championship.
Here are the final results:
1st-3rd Cyrus Lakdawala 5-2 Co-champion [Trophy on tie-breaks] " " Jack Peters 5-2 Co-champion " " Levon Altounian 5-2 Co-champion 4th Valdis Saulespurens 4-3 5th William Longren 3-4 6th Charles Van Buskirk 2½ - 4½ 7th Ron Hermansen 2-5 8th Stephen Jones 1½ - 5½